The Best Street Festivals and Parades in London in 2020!
Enjoy London’s legendary street festivals like Notting Hill Carnival, plus the local, intimate street festivals that bring communities to life. London has some of the best in the world, so enjoy London festivals throughout 2020.
New Year’s Day Parade, 1 January 2020
Welcome the New Year by watching the New Year’s Day Parade, when more than 8,000 performers bring music and colour to the streets with amazing floats and spectacular entertainment. Starting at Piccadilly at noon, the parade travels to Piccadilly Circus, Lower Regent Street, Waterloo Place, Pall Mall, Cockspur Street, Trafalgar Square, Whitehall, and onto Parliament Street.
London Pride, 27 June 2020
The city becomes a sea of rainbows as London celebrates the diversity of the LGBT+ community. The Pride in London Parade brings the fun through the streets of the West End in Central London, with lots of fun entertainment in Trafalgar Square, as well as special events across the rest of the capital.
Greenwich+Docklands International Festival, 19 June to 4 July 2020
Across Docklands, Royal Greenwich, and Tower Hamlets, the Greenwich+Docklands International Festival (GDIF) is the city’s leading festival of free outdoor performing arts and theatre. It puts on family activities, art productions, and premieres. Expect street theatre, dance, circus, and music performances.
Notting Hill Carnival, 30 and 31 August 2020
Europe’s biggest street festival takes place over the Sunday and Monday of each August bank holiday weekend. Wonderful costumes and tasty street food abound in the Caribbean street festival, with performers taking the parade through West London’s streets.
There are also plenty of local street festivals, which celebrate communities across the capital. These vary from year to year, with some becoming annual events. For the major street festivals listed above, London hotel rooms sell out in advance. Secure your stay to make the most of your festive time in the city.