Diwali Festival  

 
 

THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 28TH OCTOBER 2018

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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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London Calendar 2018

Find out the best London 2018 events with our comprehensive guide to the top entertainment in the city throughout the year. From January through to December, 2018 is packed with unmissable events - so read on to get the best out of London town.

 
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The Trafalgar St. James London, Curio Collection by Hilton
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £159  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 £98  21% 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 £97  23% 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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Nine Night
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 1st December 2018 to 23rd February 2019
Diwali Festival, 14 Whitehall, SW1A | 2 minutes from Diwali Festival
Following a smash hit sold-out run at the National Theatre, Nine Night, Natasha Gordon's "remarkable debut play" (Evening Standard) transfers to Trafalgar Studios in the West ...More
 
 
 
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Only Fools And Horses: The Musical
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 9th February to 22nd June 2019
Diwali Festival, Haymarket, SW1Y | 3 minutes 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 Musical. Staged at the Theatre Royal ...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
 
 
 
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Haymarket Theatre Royal
London > Entertainment > Theatres
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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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 Contemporary Art Bar & Cafe
London > Nightlife > Bars
12 Carlton House Terrace, The Mall, St James's, London SW1Y | 3 minutes from Diwali Festival
The Institute of Contemporary Art on The Mall (just down the road from the Queen's pad) is a great place for a trendy drink after taking ... 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

 
St Patrick's Day Parade And Festival 2019St Patrick's Day Parade And Festival 2019A parade of floats and marching bands followed by entertainment in Trafalgar Square.2019-03-17T12:00:00+00002019-03-17T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Trafalgar Square,   Central London      WC2N 5DS
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
St Patrick's Day Parade And Festival 2019
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 Event 

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
 
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
Category: event
Free Event 
Silence In The Square
 
 

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

 
Miss Hoodoo And The Delta Boys
Concerts | On 20th February 2019 

St Martin-in-the-Fields 2 minutes walk from Diwali Festival

The London blues and soul band consists of Bridgette Amofah on vocals, with a horn section led by Chris Webster, ...More

Black Is The Color Of My Voice
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Trafalgar Studios 2 minutes walk from Diwali Festival

Apphia Campbell performs her own, one-woman show inspired by the life of jazz singer and civil rights activist Nina Simone ...More

Nine Night
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Theatre | Until 23rd February 2019 

Trafalgar Studios 2 minutes walk from Diwali Festival

Following a smash hit sold-out run at the National Theatre, Nine Night, Natasha Gordon's "remarkable debut play" (Evening Standard) transfers ...More

 
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Exhibitions | Until 23rd February 2019 

Mall Galleries 2 minutes walk from Diwali Festival

Photographs capturing and celebrating the essence of British life....More

Rip It Up
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Garrick Theatre 3 minutes walk from Diwali Festival

Strictly Come Dancing champions Harry Judd, Louis Smith and Jay McGuiness are joined by JLS favourite Aston Merrygold to sing ...More

Morag Keil: Moarg Kiel
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Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) 3 minutes walk from Diwali Festival

The first major solo exhibition by the Scottish-born, London-based artist, featuring new and preconceived works from the past eight years ...More

Only Fools And Horses: The Musical
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Theatre | Until 22nd June 2019 

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

 
English National Opera: La Boheme
Concerts | Until 22nd February 2019 

London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO) 3 minutes walk from Diwali Festival

Alexander Joel conducts Jonathan Miller's production of Puccini's classic opera about a Parisian courtesan. Sung in English....More

Home, I'm Darling
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Theatre | Until 13th April 2019 

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

The IT Crowd's Katherine Parkinson reprises her lead role in Home, I'm Darling, a dark comedy written by Laura Wade ...More

 

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