Visitors to London will be spoilt for choice at the number and variety of events taking place in England’s capital city during the year 2017.
London has it all, both indoor and outdoor, for spectators and participants, from world-class sports events, spectacular fireworks displays and colorful carnivals, to musical shows, historic occasions, trade shows and special interest festivals.
London Tourism Statistics 2016
- 37.3 million inbound visits to the UK
- Total spending of tourist was £22.2bn
- 4.3 million visits from United States
- 25.3 million visits were recorded from the EU
Popular Events of 2017
For active participants, the London to Brighton Bike Ride is made up of cyclists of all ages and abilities, starting in London and ending in the popular seaside city of Brighton.
For the football (soccer) enthusiast London offers matches around the year, with the domestic calendar running from August to May – with friendly matches played during the months of June and July. The first major football event in London during 2017 is the League Cup Final, which is contested between two Football League teams who progress from the knockout rounds.
The world’s oldest domestic football cup competition reaches is climax when the world-famous FA Cup Final is contested by two teams at Wembley Stadium. This is followed by the Championship Play-Off Final, also played at Wembley Stadium, with the winning team being promoted to the Premier League division. The Community Shield is the opening event of each season, and is contested between the winners of the FA Cup and the Premier League Campions.
Other popular sporting events in London include Cricket Trophy, Epsom Derby, Head of River Race, Varsity Rugby Match, London Marathon, London Triathlon, NFL Games at Wembley Stadium, London Half Marathon.Top 10 London Events in 2017
The 2017 London calendar in packed full of spectacular events, from sport to culture, fashion to special interest – there is something for everyone!
Here’s our top ten events of 2017:
- Notting Hill Carnival | Notting Hill, London | 27th – 29th August 2017
- Wimbledon Tennis Tournament | Wimbledon, London | 26 June – 15 July 2017
- The FA Cup Final | Wembley Stadium, London | 27th May 2017
- The Oxford & Cambridge Boat Race | River Thames, London | 2rd April 2017
- Fireworks Night | London | 5th November 2017
- Last Night at the BBC Proms | 14 July – 9 September 2017
- Chelsea Flower Show | Chelsea, London | 23th – 27th May 2017
- Remembrance Day | London | 11th November 2017
- London Fashion Week | London | June 9 – 12, 2017
- Henley Royal Regatta | Henley, London | 29th June – 2nd July 2017