Bonfire Night

Bonfire Night falls on the 5th of November each year and commemorates the failed attempt of Guy Fawkes to blow up the English parliament in 1605. In the lead up to bonfire night you’ll see and hear many fireworks each night. These can be legally purchased from local shops. Some communities burn an effigy upon the Bonfire …

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London Olympics 2012

For photos, videos and results from the London 2012 Olympics checkout the official website. Download the Olympics mobile app for iPhone and Android for information about upcoming games. The London 2012 Olympics was broadcast live on 24 BBC channels. You can watch some of the highlights: Complete opening ceremony Dress rehearsal dance clips from the ceremony …

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UK Bank Holidays 2012

England & Wales,  Northern Ireland and Scotland all have slightly different holidays. See when the bank holidays are this year and start planning your vacations…   New Year’s Day – Monday 2 January 2012 (substitute for Jan 1) 2nd January (Scotland only) – Tuesday 3rd January 2012 (substitute for Jan 2) St Patrick’s Day Holiday …

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St Patrick’s Day

17th March – Put on a green outfit and head out to celebrate Irish culture. St Patrick is the patron saint credited with bringing Christianity to Ireland. Around the UK there are festivals, markets and parades on and around the day itself. In London there’s the annual St Patrick’s Day parade and festival: (info available close …

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Christmas Markets

Christmas Markets

It’s worth travelling to experience the Christmas celebrations around the UK and Europe. Mulled wine and German sausages are a popular feature at Christmas markets and worth sampling if you haven’t tried them before. If you aren’t a fan of mulled (spiced) wine, try mulled cider or stick to lager.

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UK Festivals

UK Summer music festivals have an enviable line-up of local and international acts. Some of the biggest festivals include: Glastonbury Isle of White Festival Reading Festival Leeds Festival V Festival Bestival If you go to a UK Festival where you camp don’t forget your Wellingtons (aka Gumboots). Find out what else to pack here.

Events Calendar

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