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There is always something happening in London, whether it's a top premiership football match, a sell out concert or a carnival/parade. Our London event guide below is a handy reference for some of the best fothcoming events in London throughout 2005.

2005 London Event Guide
 

JANUARY

15th - Russian Winter Festival, Trafalgar Square, WC2 - Tel: 020 7983 4000
29th - Harrods sale ends, 87-135 Brompton Road, Knightsbridge, SW1 - Tel: 020 7730 1234


FEBRUARY

9th - Brit Awards - Earls Court - Tel: 020 7385 1200
13th - Chinese New Year - Soho
13th - Six Nations Rugby - England v France - Twickenham, Rugby Way, TW1-Tel: 0870 902 0000


MARCH

2nd - 28th - Ideal Home Exhibition - Earls Court - Tel: 0207385 1200
13th - St Patricks Day Parade - Park Lane to the centre of London - Tel: 020 7983 4000
27th - Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race - Putney to Mortlake
28th - London Harness Horse Parade - Battersea Park, SW11
30th - 19th April - London Gay Film Festival -National Film Theatre, SE1 - Tel: 020 7255 1444


APRIL

1st - 10th - Peter Pan - Sadler's Wells - Roseberry Avenue, EC1 - Tel: 020 7863 8198
5th - 9th - Production of Riverdance - Apollo Hammersmith, W6 - Tel: 0870 606 3400
17th - London Marathon - Tel: 020 7902 0200
20th April - Chelsea v Arsenal - Stamford Bridge, Fulham Road, SW - Tel: 0870 300 1212


MAY

1st, 2nd, 4th - Kylie Minogue in concert - Earls Court, SW5
12th - 15th - Royal Windsor Horse Show - Home Park, SL4 1NG - Tel: 0870 121 5370
20th - Guys and Dolls - Piccadilly Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, WC1 - Tel: 020 7369 1734
28th - 12th Sept -European Design Show - Design Museum, SE1 2YD - Tel: 0870 833 9955
30th - 10th Sept - Regent's Park Open Air Theatre - Regents Park, NW1 - Tel: 0870 060 1811


JUNE

2nd & 3rd - Destiny's Child in concert - Earls Court, SW5 - Tel: 020 7385 1233
4th - Derby Day - Epsom Downs, Surrey, KT 18 - Tel: 01372 726 311
5th - London to Brighton Classic Car Run - Starts in Hyde Park
6th - 12th - Stella Artois Tennis Tournament - Queens Club, W14 - Tel: 020 7385 3421
11th - The Trooping of the Colour - The Mall, Buckingham Palace, WC1 - Tel: 020 7414 2271
18th - Green Day in concert - The National Bowl, Milton Keynes - Tel: 0871 230 0010
20th - 3rd July - Wimbledon Tennis Championships - Church Road, SW19 - Tel: 020 8946 2244


JULY

1st - 23rd - Greenwich and Docklands International Festival - Tel: 020 8305 1818
5th - 10th - Hampton Court Flower Show - Hampton Court Palace, KT8 - Tel: 08707 527 777
9th - REM in concert - Hyde Park, W2 - Tel: 020 7437 4370
9th - Oasis in concert - The National Bowl, Milton Keynes, MK9 - Tel: 0871 230 0010
10th - British Grand Prix - Silverstone, NN12 -Tel: 0870 4588 200
10th - England v Australia One Day Cricket - Lords, St Johns Wood, NW8 - Tel: 020 7432 1000
15th - 10th September - The Proms - Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, SW7
21st - 25th - England v Australia - 1st Test - Lords, St Johns Wood, NW8 - Tel: 020 7432 1000
30th - 27th Sept - Buckingham Palace open to the public - The Mall, SW1 - Tel: 020 7766 7300


AUGUST

6th & 7th - London Triathlon - Royal Victoria Dock, E16 - Tel: 020 7559 2929
26th - 28th - Reading Festival - Richfield Avenue, Reading, Berkshire - Tel: 0870 15 000 44
28th - 31st - The Playstation Experience - Earls Court Exhibition Centre - Tel: 0870 739 7499
29th - Notting Hill Carnival - Notting Hill, West London - Tel: 0870 059 1111


SEPTEMBER

2nd - Cromwell Day Service - Oliver Cromwell's Statue, Cromwell Green, SW1
4th - 17th - Banglatown International Curry Festival - Brick Lane, EC1
8th - England v Australia 5th Test - Kennington Oval, SE1 - Tel: 020 7582 6660
16th - 25th - Chelsea Antiques Fair - Chelsea Old Town Hall, SW3 - Tel: 0870 350 2442
17th - Great River Race - Richmond to Greenwich - Richmond, Surrey -Tel: 020 839 8 9057
17th - 18th - Major Thames Festival - Waterloo Bridge SE1 - Tel: 020 7928 8998
30th - McFly in concert - Wembley Arena, Empire Way, HA9 ODW - Tel: 0870 060 0870


OCTOBER

1st - 11th - Raindance Film Festival (various venues) - Tel: 020 7287 3833
3rd - Pearly Kings and Queens Festival - St Martins in the Fields, WC2 - Tel: 020 7766 1100
5th & 6th - RHS London Flower Show - Royal Horticultural Halls, SW1 - Tel:020 7649 1885
13th - International Ballroom Championships - Royal Albert Hall, SW7 - Tel: 020 7589 8212
20th - 4th October - London Film Festival - cinemas throughout London - Tel: 020 7928 3232
21st - 200th Trafalgar Day Parade - Trafalgar Square, WC2


NOVEMBER

3rd - 7th - The Spirit of Christmas Fair - Olympia, W14 - Tel: 0870 121 2525
6th - London to Brighton Veteran Car Run - Starts at Hyde Park, W2 - Tel: 01280 841062
12th - The Incredible Veggie Show - Wembley Arena, Empire Way, HA9 - Tel: 0870 060 0870
12th - Lord Mayor's Show - Events at various venues throughout London - Tel: 020 7332 3456
13th - Remembrance Day Service and Parade - Cenotaph, Whitehall, SW1
23rd - Blondie in Concert - Royal Albert Hall - Kensington Gore, SW7 - Tel: 020 7838 3105
24th - Ice Rink at Somerset House - Somerset House, The Strand, WC2 - Tel: 020 7845 4600


DECEMBER

1st - Trafalgar Square Christmas Tree (switching on of the lights) - Trafalgar Square, WC2
10th - Lee Evans Show - Wembley Arena, Empire Way, HA9 - Tel: 0870 060 0870
12th - 21st - Spitalfields Festival - various venues across East London - Tel: 020 7377 1362
24th - Christmas Service at Westminster Abbey - Parliament Square, SW1 - Tel: 020 7654 4900
25th - Peter Pan Cup Swimming Race - Serpentine, Hyde Park, W2
31st - New Year Eve - Thousands gather in Trafalgar Square for celebrations and fireworks

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