WHY THE UNITED KINGDOM?
The United Kingdom is heaped in both history and architecture. There are so many medieval cathedrals, and Norman castles scattered across its land. In the countryside, you can see authentic thatched cottages and many fairytale palaces like Hampton Court. Many royal palaces are also available for private functions and special events. Never forget that these venues are authentic in every way which makes them unique worldwide.
London has to be one of the world’s iconic cities, where the letter boxes around every corner are red and our police are still warm and welcoming should you ever become lost. Buckingham Palace is the home to the British Royal Family.
Some of the world’s greatest events happen in the UK fixtures list. Whether it’s sailing regatta or swinging a tennis racket at Wimbledon. Enjoy the sounds of the historic Sixties and talk a stroll down the famous Kings Road in Chelsea.
A British pub is very distinctive. With the law having been changed against smoking indoors, all eateries are now smoke-free and dining experiences are past times of enjoyment. Many British Pubs are landmarks in their own right and as they are often referred to when being given directions.
If you enjoy eccentricity, then British culture will have you amused. From cheese rolling down hills, and tar barrels on Ottery St. Mary to Cornwall’s Morris dancing.
WHAT’S NEW IN UNITED KINGDOM
There are many new experimental bars and boutique hotels and conference venues that would fit every personality category.
Group factory tours from automobiles to drinks are available. These are perfect locations for inspiration within engineering or just curiosity.
London is officially a city that does not sleep, want a cream cheese that begins at 3 am, no problem. So, there’s no need to stop having fun. The London Underground or referred to as the Tube operates a 24-hour service on Friday and Saturday for quick and easy traveling into the night.
If you enjoy cricket, then love visiting the Lord’s cricket ground, or even the Oval. Further out of London, you have several like Edgbaston and Trent Bridge.
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APPLEBY HORSE FAIR
WHEN: June (1 week, ending on the second Wednesday) WHERE: Fair Hill Appleby-in-Westmoreland, Cumbria BEST FOR: Traditional horse-drawn bowtop wagons and various. Sporting Event
CHELSEA FLOWER SHOW
WHEN: 5 days in May WHERE: On the grounds of The Royal Hospital London, Chelsea. BEST FOR: Colourful flowers and Architectural Garden Landscapes.
WHEN: 2nd week in March (Tuesday to Friday) WHERE: Prestbury Park Racecourse, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire BEST FOR: Sporting Event, Horses – Jump Racing
COOPER’S HILL CHEESE ROLLING
WHEN: Late May WHERE: Cooper’s Hill, Nr. Brockworth, Gloucestershire BEST FOR: Traditional Sporting Event
WHEN: Early August WHERE: Cowes, Isle Of Wight BEST FOR: Sporting Event, Yachts, Parties, Fireworks
WHEN: 4 days in Early March WHERE: NEC Birmingham BEST FOR: Dogs
WHEN: 1st Saturday in June WHERE: Epsom Downs, Surrey BEST FOR: Sporting Event, Horse Racing
FA CUP FINAL
WHEN: End of May WHERE: Wembley Stadium, Wembley BEST FOR: Sporting Event, Football (Soccer)
WHEN: End of June WHERE: 10km east of Glastonbury (Worthy Farm, Nr. Pilton) BEST FOR: Outdoor Concerts with headline international bands
GLYNDEBOURNE FESTIVAL OPERA
WHEN: Mid May to end of August WHERE: Nr. Lewes, East Sussex BEST FOR: Classical Music, Atmosphere, Picnics, Socialising
HENLEY ROYAL REGATTA
WHEN: 5 days from the first weekend in July WHERE: Henley upon Thames, Oxfordshire. BEST FOR: Sporting Events, Social Calendar Event, Boats, Races, Champagne
KNUTSFORD ROYAL MAY DAY
WHEN: 1st Saturday in May WHERE: Knutsford, Cheshire BEST FOR: Folklore, Culture
LEWES BONFIRE NIGHT
WHEN: 5th November WHERE: Lewes, East Sussex BEST FOR: Fireworks, Costumed Parades, Food
LONDON TO BRIGHTON VETERAN CAR RUN
WHEN: 1st Saturday in November WHERE: London via Croydon, Redhill, Gatwick, Crawley, Cuckfield, Burgess Hill, Clayton Hill > Brighton. BEST FOR: Sporting Event, Classic Automobiles.
NOTTING HILL CARNIVAL
WHEN: Late August WHERE: Notting Hill, West London BEST FOR: Caribbean Music, Food, Atmosphere, Costumes
ROYAL ACADEMY SUMMER EXHIBITION
WHEN: Mid June to Mid August WHERE: Burlington Hall, Piccadilly, London BEST FOR: Art
WHEN: 5 days in Mid June WHERE: Ascot Racecourse, Berkshire BEST FOR: Sporting and Social Calendar Event, Horse Racing,
STONEHENGE SUMMER SOLSTICE
WHEN: 21st June WHERE: Off the A303, in Wiltshire BEST FOR: Pagan Spiritual Gathering
TAR BARRELS FESTIVAL
WHEN: 5th November WHERE: Ottery St. Mary BEST FOR: Public Spectacle, A must see calendar event.
THE ASHES SERIES
WHEN: July to September WHERE: Various Test Match Grounds BEST FOR: Sporting Event, Cricket
THE BOAT RACE
WHEN: Late March, Early April WHERE: Between Putney Bridge and Mortlake, London BEST FOR: Spectator Event, Oxford v Cambridge Boat Race
THE GRAND NATIONAL
WHEN: 3 days in April (Big Event on the last Saturday at 16.15) WHERE: Aintree Racecourse, Nr Liverpool BEST FOR: Sporting Event, Horse Racing, Social Calendar Event
WHEN: Mid July (Last Night Mid September) WHERE: Royal Albert Hall, South Kensington, London BEST FOR: Musical Event
THE WORLD OF MUSIC ARTS AND DANCE
WHEN: Late July WHERE: Charlton Park, Nr. Malmesbury in Wiltshire BEST FOR: World Music Event
TROOPING THE COLOUR
WHEN: Saturday in Mid June WHERE: Horse Guards Parade, Whitehall, London BEST FOR: Pageantry
WHEN: 13 & 14 April WHERE: Various Sikh location: Southall BEST FOR: Religious Spectacle, Probably the largest event outside India. Free Drinks & Food Distribution OTHER: Also known as the Harvest Festival also the Birth of the Sikh Faith. Sikh celebrations outside India
WIMBLEDON TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS
WHEN: 2 weeks at the end of June and beginning of July WHERE: Church Road, Wimbledon SW19, London BEST FOR: Sporting Event, Spectator Event, Tennis
WORLD STINGING NETTLE EATING CHAMPIONSHIP
WHEN: Mid June WHERE: Marshwood Dorset BEST FOR: Traditional
WHEN:Jul 18th – 21st WHERE: Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre, Macclesfield BEST FOR: Celebrating Science, Exploration of the Universe, Music, Entertainment