Spring/Q2 2022 London Events Calendar

Find the latest rundown of the very best London events and what’s going on in town between April and June 2022 with DayIn London’s 2022 London Events Calendar

Spring/Q2 London Events Calendar 2022

Spring Q2 2022 London Events Calendar

April – June 2022

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April 2022 London Events

London Games Festival (past event)

1st – 10th April 2022

London Games Festival

Each April, video games fans from around the area flock to the London Games Festival, which is covers all things gaming. This is an opportunity for gamers and the industry to connect around the latest gaming tech as well as starting some youngsters down their dream career path with collaboration from Sony and London’s Mayor

The Boat Race (past event)

3rd April 2022

The Boat Race London

The rivalry between Oxford and Cambridge universities runs deep, the 2 most prestigious universities in the UK. The tradition started in 1829 by 2 school friends who ended up at the different universities when one challenged the other to . It has now become a light-hearted tribute to the rivalry and a cherished event

Vaisakhi Festival in Trafalgar Square (past event)

14th April 2022

Vaisakhi Festival in Trafalgar Square

 Vaisakha Festival marks the first month of Vaisakha as the solar new year. Originally a harvest festival in Punjab but then later went on to become a more broad and incredibly important celebration around the world for the Sikh community. Join in and expect to discover more Sikh and Punjabi culture than you may think

The Passion of Jesus at Trafalgar Square (past event)

15th April 2022

The Passion of Jesus at Trafalgar Square

Each Easter the Mayor gives London the gift of celebrating the life of Jesus Christ, culminating in 2 completely free 90-minute performances portraying the final days of Jesus Christ by the steps of The National Gallery overlooking Trafalgar Square. Performances start at 12 noon and 3:15 pm, no ticket necessary

The Cognac Show (past event)

22nd – 23rd April 2022

The Cognac Show London

Cognac, the traditional tipple of choice amongst the upper classes, has a surprisingly small following compared to Scotch, Bourbon or even Gin. So those remaining connoisseurs will be raising a glass or two to celebrate the celebration of all things cognac, including more than 150 high-end samples and innovative cocktail ideas

St. George’s Day (past event)

23rd April 2022

St George's Day London

St. George, the Patron Saint of England since the Tudor period, is naturally celebrated all across England each year, and no more so than in the capital. Local favourites include spending the day in a rowdy pub… Other than that there are a host of celebrations, feast and a runs across London, so find that nearest rowdy pub and join in

May 2022 London Events

Vitality London 10k (past event)

2nd May 2022

Vitality London 10k

For those of you who want to run for charity but don’t want to, or simply can’t, run a full 26 mile marathon, Vitality (Health insurers and health advocates) arrange a 10k (6.2 mile) charity event starting and finishing at St. James’s Park with a clockwise route around Westminster and London, celebrating the finish line outside the gates of Buckingham Palace

Eid Festival in London (past event)

3rd May 2022

Eid Festival in London

After the most important month of fasting, introspection and prayer in the Muslim calendar, Ramadan, Eid marks the end of the challenging month with feasts and celebrations around the world. In London, you can join the celebrations in Trafalgar Square each year and delve into Muslim culture as well as food from around the world

Photo London At Somerset House (past event)

12th – 15th May 2022

Photo London At Somerset House

Photo London is a major international event in the world of photography and art more generally, that brings leading galleries from around the globe together with serious collectors and major industry players. However, this event isn’t as elitist as you might think, with tens of thousands in attendance in previous years

FA Cup Final (past event)

14th May 2022

FA Cup Final 2022

The FA cup is the UK’s largest football (soccer) tournament that fans from across the country get particularly excited about. It all culminates in a very hotly contested final round at Wembley Stadium, a tradition that started in 1871 and has only ever been postponed for a couple of pesky world wars, and then back on with the show

London Wine Week (past event)

16th – 22nd May 2022

London Wine Week

There’s rarely a time in London that anyone NEEDS an excuse for a few glasses of wine, but if you find yourself in that position in May then you might just be in luck. With around 125 venues across the capital participating and delivering masterclass tasting sessions, pairings and, of course, just a bit more tasting

Chelsea Flower Show (past event)

24th – 28th May 2022

Chelsea Flower Show

Admittedly not for everyone, but “the world’s greatest flower show” is back on in 2022, displaying some of the most pristine flower arrangements as well as a host of hints and tips for keeping your own garden looking fabulous, from sprawling lawns to hanging baskets, not to mention the fabled people’s choice award

Pub in the Park Festival – Wimbledon (past event)

27th – 29th May 2022

Pub in the Park London

The first of 3 Pub in the Park festivals in London, hosted in Wimbledon Park by Andi Oliver and Leyla Kazim. A glorious mix of music, fancy drinks, food markets and cooking demos and an absolute must for any food fan that’s looking to spice thing up. This makes the perfect day out for either groups of friends or for the whole family

June 2022 London Events

London Restaurant Festival: Summer Edition (past event)

1st – 30th June 2022

London Restaurant Festival

Enjoy over 35 restaurant experiences from over 250 restaurants across the city in the year’s first instalment of the London Restaurant Festival, launched in 2009 to celebrate London’s “phenomenally vibrant” restaurant scene. If you miss this one, don’t worry, there’s an Autumn edition in October to look forward to

Trooping The Colour (The Queen’s Birthday Parade) (past event)

2nd June 2022

Trooping The Colour

Trooping the colour is a tradition of celebrating the Sovereign’s birthday that started with King George III in 1760. Every year The Household Division of the British Army hold the ceremonial event by St James’s Park and Buckingham Palace culminating in a flypast from the Royal Air Force, which the Queen likes to enjoy from her balcony

Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee (past event)

2nd – 5th June 2022

Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

This year Queen Elizabeth II will become the first Monarch in British history to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee after 70 years of service. As such a significant year for the Queen and British history, the event covers the entire weekend and this year includes the Queen’s Birthday Parade, which is usually a standalone event

Hampton Court Palace Festival (past event)

11th – 25th June 2022

hampton court palace festival

One of the biggest music festivals in London, held in the ground of Hampton Court Palace Gardens against the backdrop of the palace itself. This year the line-up includes Elbow, McFly, George Benson, Jack Savoretti, Kacey Musgraves, The Human League, Crowded House, Michael Ball & Alfie Boe, plus lots, lots more

Open Garden Squares Weekend (past event)

11th – 12th June 2022

Open Garden Squares Weekend

For one weekend a year since 1999, a number of gardens and hidden green spaces normally not accessible to the public open their gates to those who have a ticket. The money raised from this collaborative event goes towards the upkeep of London’s public community spaces for families that are unfortunately in decline

Royal Ascot Horse Racing (past event)

14th – 18th June 2022

Royal Ascot Horse Racing

On the extreme Western outskirts of London is one of the UK’s most famous and prestigious racecourses with a longstanding history of being particularly “classy”. For many this is a great excuse to dress up and get a taste of the upper echelons of society. For others, this is one of, if not the most, important racing events of the year

Taste of London in Regent’s Park (past event)

15th – 19th June 2022

Taste of London in Regent's Park

Perhaps the biggest culinary highlight of the year, Taste festivals return to Regent’s Park to give you a sprawling expanse of artisan chefs, the best street food and, of course, plenty to drink in the summer heat. With massive crowds flocking to the event the atmosphere is unparalleled and makes the perfect start to a full day out in London

Wingjam – Chicken Wing Festival (past event)

17th – 19th June 2022

Wingjam London

The first big chicken wing festival in London (in terms of timing, not size) along with Wing Fest, hosts another set of artisan wing chefs and connoisseurs. Expect similar vibes and wing recipes from around the world brought to you by passionate professionals as well as a few traditional chilli challenges for the braver fans

Monster Jam Live London (past event)

18th June 2022

Monster Jam London

Monster Jam, one of the world’s largest Monster Truck stunt events comes to London Stadium on the 18th of June as part of a world tour, with most major shows being performed across the US. One for petrol heads everywhere with full 360 degree seating around the action, as well as some Pit Access tickets being available

Father’s Day in London (past event)

19th June 2022

Father’s Day in London

If you’re searching for something out of the ordinary for Father’s Day then London certainly doesn’t come up short. While there are countless things you can do in London to show dad how much you care, take a look at our top choices for the more grown up end of the entertainment spectrum as well as family activities

Pub in the Park Festival – Dulwich (past event)

24th – 26th June 2022

Pub in the Park London

The second of 3 Pub in the Park festivals in London, hosted by James Martin, Matt Tebbutt and Grace Dent. A glorious mix of music, fancy drinks, food markets and cooking demos and an absolute must for any food fan that’s looking to spice thing up. This makes the perfect day out for either groups of friends or for the whole family

West End Live At Trafalgar Square (past event)

25th – 26th June 2022

West End Live At Trafalgar Square

If you like a weekend of FREE musical theatre outdoors in the height of summer then you’ll be in for a treat if you head down to Trafalgar Square, a popular arena for cultural events throughout the year. Expect to see some big names amongst the performance line-up, with performances of the top musicals from top theatres

Luna Cinema – Star Wars: Episode IV @ Regent’s Park Open Air (past event)

26th June 2022

The Luna Cinema London

Back in 2022! The Luna Cinema is touring the UK with a special showing of “Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope 1977” live from the Open Air Theatre in Regent’s Park on the 26th of June. Join in the fun in this series of outdoor and atmospheric cult classic film showings around the country and in London

Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships (past event)

27th June – 10th July 2022

Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships

“The Championships”, or often simply “Wimbledon” is the oldest and arguably most prestigious tennis tournament in the world. In England, Wimbledon isn’t just a tennis event, it’s also a particular time of year in the summer when one’s thoughts turn to strawberries and cream, the traditional snack for the audience

London Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival (cancelled)

2022 Cancelled…

London Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival

Based on the traditional Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival that features boat races and a celebration of the 5th day of the 5th lunar month, London has its own version held on the Thames that supports a range of charities where you can simply relax or get involved, donate or even form a team of your own to enter