Planning on moving home in 2016? Well, how about you direct that removal van of your man with van hire to London, where the fun never ends. This year will be full of events that will bring the citizens of London together to have fun and entertain themselves in a variety of ways. Come along and enjoy the festivities with the rest of the folk – it is the perfect opportunity for a newcomer to meet people and start relationships. So when you finish moving house and you settle in, meet your neighbours, then go out to have the time of your life with the 2016 free London events.
Trooping the Colour
On June 11, the Queen will celebrate her 90th birthday! And she will be celebrating in style. Come to The Mall, or St James’s Park to see that celebration take place as over 2,000 people, including officers, musicians and horse riders will bring the festivities to Green Park, and then the Tower of London. Watch the horse guards’ parade and see the amazing display of British royalty.
Take your bicycle along and in the height of summer join the rest of London in this city-wide riding exercise. The roads will be closed for anybody not riding a bicycle, so summer your inner cyclist and join the fun. The festival takes place on July 30 and 31, but there are also separate, less grandiose, but still lively, events throughout the year.
The Head of the River Race
This festival is actually over as it took place back on 19 March, but it is worth noting since it is an annual event and you might want to watch out for it next year. This time the River Thames takes part in the activities as well and it provides a London-sized race track for capable sailors. This rowing race has been a traditional event since 1926 and you can observe it overhead on any of the Thames bridges.
The London Marathon
Up for some sweat? Well, this is one of the most famous long distance running events in the world. Even if you are not an athlete yourself, you can cheer from the sidelines as the runners prepare and then dash off and run through the city to display their amazing endurance and stamina to the onlookers. It is one tough exercise, but they all come prepared. And you can take part of it as well, simply meet the requirements listed in the London Marathon’s official website.
Starting from June 27 to July 10, you can witness the greatest display of tennis players in the world. If there is one thing you immediately associate the name Wimbledon with, it is tennis. See the embodiment of tennis in the face of the professional players lined up to show who is the best of the best. Locations for the matches will vary and you will also get to travel and see more of London while in transition.
Pride in London Parade
Ready for things to get fabulous? Well, this open door event will accept everybody as the Pride marches on through Bakers Street, Regents Street, Oxford Street, Pall Mall, and many more London locations. This year over 15,000 spectators will see all the dancers and performers as they march, ride, and display their fabulousness across the City.
And, of course, everything will come to an end at Christmas, in Victoria Park, where Londoners will gather to celebrate the season. This carnival will include everything, from sports, to shopping, to entertainment, and all sorts of family fun.
London has it all and it opens its doors to all who wants to see it. Join in any of the free events and get acquainted with what awaits you after you are done with the man and van and you see the movers away.