Many annual London events drive both local and foreign visitors across a range of disciplines and interests. We’ve compiled a list of events which are of interest to a number of different audiences, which regularly increase short-term stays in central London. Managing your Airbnb business has never been easier thanks to Smart Host and our services, here’s our top ten calendar dates for Spring/Summer 2017;
- St Patrick’s Day 17th March
Parades, singing and dancing. Although principally celebrated in Ireland, London has become a St Patricks day celebration ground in its own right. Attracting visitors from across the country and beyond, expect its many Irish pubs to be alive with people celebrating.
2) Easter bank holiday Sunday
As London’s many commuters venture home, the city becomes alive with those taking a well deserved Monday break. Guests from surrounding counties come to town with shows, clubs and events the order of the day, whilst others take a long weekend taking in the sights or visiting family.
3) London marathon 23rd April 2017
Its not just for runners! Although people travel from all over the world to compete, sponsors and spectators from neat & far line the streets to witness one of the world’s biggest athletic events.
4) The Chelsea Flower Show 23rd – 27th May
A London institution, the Chelsea Flower Show has been attracting visitors to London since its inception in 1913 and enjoys a loyal, cultured following. Visitors from as far as the US are known to frequent shows.
5) Chesterson’s polo in the park 9th June – 11th June
London’s finest polo event sees visitors spend the weekend taking in the sun (hopefully) and international polo competition. With food, drinks and corporate hospitality, the event is known to cater for visitors from across the world.
6) Wimbledon – 3rd – 16th July
Widely considered the world’s most prestigious tennis tournament, the first half of July sees competitors and visitors from all over the world take to Wimbledon.
7) Taste of London 14th – 18th June
London’s many restaurants and food vendors exhibit their finest food over 4 days in June. For those seeking inspiration for their own restaurants, or just great food, the event is located in Regents park in Central London.
8) Royal Ascot 20th-24th June
Although not in London, Royal Ascot is within easy commuting distance and is one of London’s social calendar’s top picks. Spread over 4 days, Ascot is a traditional horse racing event attended by the queen herself.
9) London design festival 16th-24th Sept
Amongst the world’s largest design festivals, London Design Festival features over 400 events and exhibitions from around the world. Officially supported by Mayor Of London, this event sees attendees in town for over a week in late September.
10) Henley Regatta 28th June – 2nd July
Another prestigious event featuring teams from across the world, Henley Royal Regatta is less than an hour from central London, with easy transport links via driver or rail.