London is one of the busiest capitals in the world, which means knowing exactly what’s on can sometimes leave you feeling as though there are too many options to choose from.
As a culturally rich metropolis – featuring a never-ending selection of cuisine, high-end fashion and a diverse arts scene – London is a city like no other. It can cater to the desires of everyone and a visit means you can enjoy a range of different activities. So, read on to find out about some of London’s upcoming events.
St. Patrick’s Day Festival 2022 – 13th March
No one parties like the Irish, so gather your friends and family and enjoy one of the best free events in London. Taking place in Trafalgar Square, the St. Patrick's Day Festival will see more than 50,000 people congregate at one of the biggest central London events to celebrate Irish culture with live performances, great food and stunning music. This is one of London’s upcoming events that you don’t want to miss.
BP Big Screens at Trafalgar Square – 11th June
When it comes to free events in London, not many are as culturally enriching as the BP Big Screens. Offering the public free screened performances of ballet and opera courtesy of Royal Opera and Royal Ballet, this event gives everyone the chance to experience high culture without spending a penny.
This is one of many central London events happening in 2022, and it’s extremely simple to get to – especially with so many frequent trains to London’s stations every day of the year.
Wimbledon Championships – 27th June
One of Britain’s most famous sporting events will return next June for another fascinating watch. With US Open winner Emma Raducanu back playing on home soil, getting your tickets to cheer her on is a must. Taking place from late June to mid-July, you can enjoy the summer weather and indulge in the All England Club’s famous strawberries and cream.
Pride Festival London – July
It’s time to celebrate one of the UK’s biggest Pride events, so dig out your most colourful clothes and join the London Pride Parade next July. Another of the many free events in London, you’ll be able to party with your friends and make some new ones along the way. Always a highlight of the calendar, it’s sure to once again be one of the big events in London in 2022.
London Marathon – 2nd October
Join over 40,000 runners and take part in next year’s London Marathon. It takes you past some of the city’s most famous landmarks, such as the Tower of London and the Cutty Sark before finishing at Buckingham Palace. Even if you aren’t a professional runner, anyone can enter the ballot to take on this challenge. Sign up, start your training and you’ll be ready to tackle the 26.2-mile course.