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Diwali FestivalThe Diwali celebrations return to Trafalgar Square in October. The colourful festival of lights, which has religious significance for Hindus, Sikhs and Jains, is celebrated each year with a free concert of contemporary Asian music and dance, with traditional religious music and rites to open and close the show. You can also sample South East Asian vegetarian cuisine, enjoy children's activities, buy colourful trinkets, don a sari and see Lord Ganesh adorned with marigold garlands at this celebration of the victory of light over darkness.

 

About Trafalgar Square

Lord Nelson, Britain's greatest military hero, and the mighty lions that surround him, pay testament to the position of Trafalgar Square at the heart of the capital, the heart of the nation, and, at one time, the heart of an empire that controlled three fifths of the world. More about Trafalgar Square

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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Charing Cross Tube Station
 
3 minutes walk
 
Leicester Square Tube Station
 
5 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Charing Cross Railway Station
 
4 minutes walk
 
Blackfriars Railway Station
 
21 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Q-Park Trafalgar
 
2 minutes walk
 
St Martins Lane NCP
 
4 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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The Trafalgar St. James London, Curio Collection by Hilton
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £168  37% off
2 Spring Gardens, SW1A | 1 minute from Diwali Festival
Almost in the shadow of Nelson's Column, and with the Palaces of Whitehall looming behind it, this hotel is at the heart of the Capital. ... More
 
 
 
Club Quarters Trafalgar Square
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £118  36% off
8 Northumberland Avenue, WC2N | 1 minute from Diwali Festival
A fantastic nineteenth century exterior hides a thoroughly modern hotel, with clean, minimalist design in the rooms. The biggest draw is the location, in the very ... More
 
 
 
The Grand at Trafalgar Square
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £108  25% off
8 Northumberland Avenue, WC2N | 1 minute from Diwali Festival
A visually stunning building, The Grand at Trafalgar Square is a quintessential London hotel, located within the restored landmark Northumberland House - formerly the Victoria Hotel. ... More
 
 
 
 
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The Starry Messenger
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 16th May to 10th August 2019
Diwali Festival, Charing Cross Road, WC2H | 4 minutes from Diwali Festival
Hollywood star and multiple Tony Award winner Matthew Broderick makes his West End debut at Wyndham's Theatre opposite Elizabeth McGovern from Downton Abbey. The star of ...More
 
 
 
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Waitress
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 8th February to 19th October 2019
Diwali Festival, 18-20 Maiden Lane, The Strand, WC2R | 6 minutes from Diwali Festival
Transferring from Broadway, the Waitress musical comes to the Adelphi Theatre for its UK premiere in February. The first musical to have an all-female creative team, ...More
 
 
 
Thriller Live
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 1st January 2015 to 5th April 2020
Diwali Festival, Shaftesbury Avenue, W1D | 7 minutes from Diwali Festival
Michael Jackson's untimely death may have propelled this musical into orbit; Thriller - Live became a tribute show overnight with the obvious decision that the show ...More
 
 
 
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Theatre Royal Haymarket
London > Entertainment > Theatres
18 Suffolk Street, Haymarket, SW1Y | 3 minutes from Diwali Festival
The Haymarket Theatre was built by John Potter on the site of the King's Head Inn and the Gun Smith shop in 1702. It has had ... More
 
 
 
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London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO)
London > Entertainment > Theatres
St Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 3 minutes from Diwali Festival
London Coliseum is a magnificent historic building and an excellent venue in which to enjoy the soaring sounds and high drama of some truly thrilling operas. ... More
 
 
 
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Odeon Leicester Square
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
24-26 Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 3 minutes from Diwali Festival
One of London's biggest cinemas, the Odeon Leicester Square regularly plays host to premieres and awards ceremonies as well as screening the biggest of the week's ... More
 
 
 
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Trafalgar Square
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Central London, Westminster, London WC2N | Same location as Diwali Festival
Lord Nelson, Britain's greatest military hero, and the mighty lions that surround him, pay testament to the position of Trafalgar Square at the heart of the ... More
 
 
 
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The Fourth Plinth
London > Attractions > Sights
Trafalgar Square, Westminster, London WC2N | Same location as Diwali Festival
The Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square remained empty after its completion in 1841 - it was designed for an equestrian statue of one of Britain's Colonial ... More
 
 
 
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Nelson's Column
London > Attractions > Sights
Trafalgar Square, Westminster, London SW1Y | 1 minute from Diwali Festival
Master tactician, inspirational leader, patriotic martyr, Admiral Lord Horatio Nelson is one of England's great heroes. His Nelson's Column statue is at the very heart of ... More
 
 
 
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Davenports Magic Shop
London > Shopping > Specialists
7 Charing Cross Underground Shopping Arcade, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 3 minutes from Diwali Festival
From budding Harry Potters and bumbling Tommy Coopers to dynamic David Copperfields, Davenports is a haven for magicians of every level and ability. Non-magicians too are ... More
 
 
 
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Tenderproduct
London > Shopping > Art and Design
6 Cecil Court, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 4 minutes from Diwali Festival
Tenderproduct is the second tender venture by Etan Ilfeld, who previously founded the neighbouring Tenderpixel Gallery, an innovative space for emerging talent. Tenderproduct is a shop ... More
 
 
 
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Dover Street Market
London > Shopping > Department Stores
18-22 Haymarket, Mayfair, London SW1Y | 4 minutes from Diwali Festival
A department store but not as we know it, Dover Street Market is Harvey Nics for the hip. A haven for high end fashion brands like ... More
 
 
 
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Massimo Restaurant & Bar
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
10 Northumberland Avenue, 10 Northumberland avenue, Westminster, London WC2N | 1 minute from Diwali Festival
Adding another notch to his London portfolio, David Collins has designed the exquisite Massimo restaurant within the grand 5 star Corinthia Hotel London in Whitehall Place. ... More
 
 
 
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Albannach
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
66 Trafalgar Square, Westminster, London WC2N | 1 minute from Diwali Festival
Scotland combines some of the finest ingredients in the world with some of the most atrocious cooking, but this Scottish-themed bar-restaurant is trying to change all ... More
 
 
 
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Pret A Manger
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
62-65 Trafalgar Square, Westminster, London WC2N | 1 minute from Diwali Festival
Pret a Manger sells up market fast food, hand made from natural ingredients, to take away or eat on site, in its trademark no nonsense chrome ... More
 
 
 
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The London Film School
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
24 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, WC2H | 8 minutes from Diwali Festival
The London Film School is the oldest-established international school of film technique in the world. The school has contributed significantly to ... More
 
 
 
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Courtauld Institute of Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 10 minutes from Diwali Festival
The Courtauld is one of the most prestigious art schools in the country, affiliated with the Oxbridge system and boasting a huge private location and prime ... More
 
 
 
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English [Out There!]
London > Education > English Language Courses
10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 13 minutes from Diwali Festival
English [Out There!] takes a very hands-on approach to learning English. The course places an emphasis on using what you have learned. Students are taken out ... More
 
 
 
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ESPA Life at Corinthia
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
Whitehall Place, Westminster, London SW1A | 3 minutes from Diwali Festival
The people at Espa take grooming pretty seriously, and quite rightly, when it comes to appearances it's often best to leave it to the experts. You'll ... More
 
 
 
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Victoria Embankment Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Victoria Embankment, Villiers Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 4 minutes from Diwali Festival
Created in 1874, the Victoria Embankment Gardens run parallel to the River Thames, creating a green walkway between Waterloo Bridge and Embankment, and are dotted with ... More
 
 
 
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So SPA Sofitel St James
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
6 Waterloo Place, St James's, London SW1Y | 4 minutes from Diwali Festival
Opened in July 2009, So SPA by Sofitel is a stunning relaxation space - all marble and modern design - housed within the Sofitel St James ... More
 
 
 
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The Sherlock Holmes
London > Nightlife > Pubs
10 Northumberland Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes from Diwali Festival
Thirsty Sherlock Holmes fans look no further than this homage to the great detective himself and to original Victorian pubs. While you indulge in a soothing ... More
 
 
 
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The Clarence
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
53 Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | 3 minutes from Diwali Festival
Just a hundred yards from Trafalgar Square, the MOD and the Horse Guard's Parade, The Clarence has an undeniably impressive location that attracts both locals and ... More
 
 
 
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The Harp
London > Nightlife > Pubs
47 Chandos Place, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 3 minutes from Diwali Festival
The Harp, a welcoming bar in Covent Garden, is a traditional pub where the emphasis is firmly on real ale - earning it CAMRA's National Pub ... More
 
 
 
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Rockwell
London > Nightlife > Bars
2 Spring Gardens, Trafalgar Square, SW1A | 1 minute from Diwali Festival
This bar is all about location, location, location. Overlooking Trafalgar Square, the Rockwell bar within the Trafalgar St. James hotel is a lush affair from a ... More
 
 
 
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Walkers Of Whitehall
London > Nightlife > Bars
15 Craig's Court, St James's, London SW1A | 1 minute from Diwali Festival
Built in 1694 on Craig's Court, just south of Trafalgar Square, Walkers of Whitehall was originally ... More
 
 
 
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The Rooftop St. James
London > Nightlife > Bars
2 Spring Gardens, SW1A | 1 minute from Diwali Festival
The Trafalgar Hotel was treated to a major upgrade in 2017, reopening as The Trafalgar St. James, and as a result, the rooftop bar was also ... More
 
 
 
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Institute of Directors - IOD
London > Business > Venue Hire
116 Pall Mall, St James's, London SW1Y | 3 minutes from Diwali Festival
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Haymarket Hotel
London > Business > Venue Hire
1 Suffolk Place, St James's, London SW1Y | 3 minutes from Diwali Festival
A hip designer hotel by Tim and Kit Kemp in a grand building on the prestigious Haymarket, the broad boulevard street making for an impressive entrance. ... More
 
 
 
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Odeon, Leicester Square
London > Business > Venue Hire
24-26 Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 3 minutes from Diwali Festival
One of London's biggest cinemas, the Odeon Leicester Square regularly plays host to premieres and awards ceremonies as well as screening the week's big releases. Aside ... More
 
 
 

Trafalgar Square events

 
Royal Opera House BP Big ScreensRoyal Opera House BP Big ScreensRoyal Opera House BP Big ScreensThree Royal Opera House productions are broadcast live on a giant screen in Trafalgar Square in a magnificent free summer event in the heart of London. The BP Big Screen series kicks off with a classic ballet production of Romeo and Juliet on 11th June, with choreography by Kenneth MacMillan. Up next is Carmen on 2nd July by Award-winning Australia2019-06-19T00:00:00+01002019-07-09T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Trafalgar Square,   Central London      WC2N 5DS
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Free EventNow On

event > Dance > Traditional dance - Ballet | PRICING  Free  
DATES  11th June to 9th July 2019
VENUE  Trafalgar Square 
Three Royal Opera House productions are broadcast live on a giant screen in Trafalgar Square in a magnificent free summer event in the heart of London. The BP Big Screen series kicks off with a classic ballet production of Romeo and Juliet on 11th June, with choreography by Kenneth MacMillan. Up next is Carmen on 2nd July by Award-winning Australia... More about this event
 
West End LIVEWest End LIVEWest End LIVEThousands of people gather in Trafalgar Square to enjoy performances from top West End shows for free. A firm favourite for over 10 years, West End Live showcases the best of London's headline theatre shows for two days of fun, al fresco entertainment. Featuring live performances by the casts of top West End shows. It's a popular event so arrive ea2019-06-22T00:00:00+01002019-06-23T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Trafalgar Square,   Central London      WC2N 5DS
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon

event > Kids Events | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd June 2019
VENUE  Trafalgar Square 
Thousands of people gather in Trafalgar Square to enjoy performances from top West End shows for free. A firm favourite for over 10 years, West End Live showcases the best of London's headline theatre shows for two days of fun, al fresco entertainment. Featuring live performances by the casts of top West End shows. It's a popular event so arrive ea... More about this event
 
Pride in London ParadePride in London ParadePride in London ParadeWith growing numbers year on year - over a million spectators lined the streets last year - the Pride in London Parade is back for 2019 for another colourful occasion of dancing, marching and rollerskating through London. Celebrate the people and organisations who've contributed to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights over the years2019-07-06T00:00:00+01002019-07-06T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Trafalgar Square,   Central London      WC2N 5DS
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon

event > Concerts | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Saturday 6th July 2019
VENUE  Trafalgar Square 
With growing numbers year on year - over a million spectators lined the streets last year - the Pride in London Parade is back for 2019 for another colourful occasion of dancing, marching and rollerskating through London. Celebrate the people and organisations who've contributed to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights over the years... More about this event
 
Pride In LondonPride In LondonMembers of London's vibrant LGBT+ community, their family and friends march proudly from Baker Street, along Oxford Street and Regent Street, ending in Trafalgar Square with a concert featuring chart acts, musicians, dancers, West End stars and other performers.2019-07-06T13:00:00+01002019-07-06T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Trafalgar Square,   Central London      WC2N 5DS
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Pride In London
Silence In The SquareSilence In The SquareThe Royal British Legion leads a two minute silence for Armistice Day at 11am on the 11th day of the 11th month in the square. After the event, the public can place poppy petals in the fountains as a symbolic act of remembrance.2019-11-11T10:00:00+00002019-11-11T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Trafalgar Square,   Central London      WC2N 5DS
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Silence In The Square
 
 

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Royal Opera House BP Big Screens
Royal Opera House BP Big Screens
Concerts | Until 9th July 2019 

Trafalgar Square

Three Royal Opera House productions are broadcast live on a giant screen in Trafalgar Square in a magnificent free summer ...More

 
London Festival of Architecture
London Festival of Architecture
Exhibitions | Until 30th June 2019 

Various Venues London 1 minute walk from Diwali Festival

Borders and fences, walls and city limits are all boundaries and it's this demarkation which is the theme for the ...More

 
Sorolla: Spanish Master of Light
Sorolla: Spanish Master of Light
Exhibitions | Until 7th July 2019 

National Gallery 2 minutes walk from Diwali Festival

In spring 2019 the National Gallery stages the first exhibition in the UK for over a century of the work ...More

 
Bridget Riley: Messengers
Bridget Riley: Messengers
Exhibitions | Until 30th June 2019 

National Gallery 2 minutes walk from Diwali Festival

The artist presents coloured discs painted directly onto the surface of the National Gallery's Annenberg Court. This small, free exhibition ...More

 
BP Portrait Award 2019
BP Portrait Award 2019
Exhibitions | Until 20th October 2019 

National Portrait Gallery 2 minutes walk from Diwali Festival

The popular BP Portrait Award returns for a 40th year at the National Portrait ...More

 
Bitter Wheat
Bitter Wheat
Theatre | Until 28th August 2019 

Garrick Theatre 3 minutes walk from Diwali Festival

Money. Sex. Power. You only need one of them according to Bitter Wheat, David Mamet's new play about a depraved ...More

 
Only Fools And Horses: The Musical
Only Fools And Horses: The Musical
Theatre | Until 3rd February 2020 

Theatre Royal Haymarket 3 minutes walk from Diwali Festival

Paul Whitehouse and Jim Sullivan bring John Sullivan's much-loved sitcom to the London stage with Only Fools and Horses The ...More

 
Rosmersholm
Rosmersholm
Theatre | Until 20th July 2019 

Duke of York's Theatre 3 minutes walk from Diwali Festival

Tom Burke, the actor who plays detective Cormoran Strike in the BBC series based on JK Rowling's crime novels, and ...More

 
The Phantom of the Opera
The Phantom of the Opera
Theatre | Until 5th October 2019 

Her Majesty's Theatre 3 minutes walk from Diwali Festival

Andrew Lloyd Webber's most enduring hit has been running since 1984 and is still as popular with audiences and critics ...More

 
Fiddler On The Roof
Fiddler On The Roof
Theatre | Until 15th June 2019 

Playhouse Theatre 4 minutes walk from Diwali Festival

Proud father Tevye struggles to maintain his family's Jewish traditions in turn of the 20th century Imperial Russia in the ...More

 

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Exhibitions | From 19th July 

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Pride in London at St Martins Lane Hotel
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Exhibitions | From 28th June 

St Martins Lane Hotel

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Petersham Nurseries Covent Garden

Enjoy an evening of music and food under the stars this July with Floral Court ...More

 
Burt Bacharach & Joss Stone
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Concerts | From 16th July 

Hammersmith Apollo

The illustrious, Grammy Award-winning songwriter Burt Bacharach teams ...More

 
Apollo Nights Summer Series
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Concerts | From 16th July 

Hammersmith Apollo

The first ever Apollo Nights Summer Series opens ...More

 
Free Range 2019
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Exhibitions | From 21st June 

The Old Truman Brewery

Every year Free Range, the UK's largest graduate art show, provides a platform for emerging ...More

 
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Jermyn Street

In celebration of its 20th anniversary, 100th edition and the launch of its new fragrance, ...More

 
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Savoy Theatre

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The British Academy Summer Showcase
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Exhibitions | From 21st June 

The British Academy

Aimed at those with curious minds, the British ...More

 
Chelsea Summer Fete
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Seasonal | On 22nd June 

Duke of York Square

Billed as 'the ultimate garden party', Chelsea Summer Fete brings music, sport, games and shopping ...More

 
Gigi's Hoxton
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Taking over the former site of Zigfrid von Underbelly, Gigi's Hoxton is an all-day restaurant, ...More

 
The Lillie Langtry
The Lillie Langtry
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One of the great untouched jewels of west London and a well known pub in ...More

 
The Duke of Sussex
The Duke of Sussex
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Part of Hippo Inns, The Duke of Sussex overlooking Waterloo Millennium has one of the ...More

 
e&o Chelsea
e&o Chelsea
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On the Kings Road corner where Eight Over Eight used to be, an extensive refurb ...More

 
Applebee's Fish Pop Up
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Borough Market restaurant Applebee's Fish hosts a pop up on the Southbank for a four-month ...More

 
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The home of the Royal Institute of British Architects in London, 66 Portland Place houses free exhibitions, a library, bookshop, cafe and bar....More

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