Diwali Festival

 
 

THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 12TH OCTOBER 2014

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Trafalgar Square, Central London, Westminster, London WC2N 5DS 
 
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Dates:
12th October 2014
 
OPENING TIMES
Sun 2pm-8pm
 
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Diwali FestivalKnown as the festival of lights, Diwali has religious significance for Hindus, Sikhs and Jains and is celebrated by many of the capital's South Asian communities. Diwali on the Square gives Londoners a chance to come together and celebrate at a free concert with backing from the Mayor's office. This annually occurring event in Trafalgar Square has become a major fixture in London's calendar with colourful decorations, Indian music and theatrical displays all adding to the sense of occasion. Contemporary and traditional dances including the energetic Garba and Dandia are traditionally performed to celebrate Diwali and people of all faiths are welcome 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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LondonTown.com - Diwali Festival Location Map

 
 
 
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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The Trafalgar Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £125  22% off
2 Spring Gardens, SW1A | 1 minute from Diwali Festival
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Club Quarters Trafalgar Square
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £89  25% off
8 Northumberland Avenue, WC2N | 1 minute from Diwali Festival
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The Grand at Trafalgar Square
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £89  32% off
8 Northumberland Avenue, WC2N | 1 minute from Diwali Festival
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London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO), St Martin's Lane, WC2N | 3 minutes from Diwali Festival
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London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 17th December 2014 to 9th May 2015
Playhouse Theatre, Northumberland Avenue, WC2N | 4 minutes from Diwali Festival
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London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 28th March 2009 to 14th February 2015
New London Theatre, Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 11 minutes from Diwali Festival
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London > Entertainment > Theatres
St Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 3 minutes from Diwali Festival
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Odeon Leicester Square
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
24-26 Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 3 minutes from Diwali Festival
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Playhouse Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Northumberland Avenue, Westminster, London WC2N | 4 minutes from Diwali Festival
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Trafalgar Square
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Central London, Westminster, London WC2N | Same location as Diwali Festival
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London > Attractions > Sights
Trafalgar Square, Westminster, London WC2N | Same location as Diwali Festival
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Nelson's Column
London > Attractions > Sights
Trafalgar Square, Westminster, London SW1Y | 1 minute from Diwali Festival
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London > Shopping > Specialists
7 Charing Cross Underground Shopping Arcade, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 3 minutes from Diwali Festival
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London > Shopping > Art and Design
6 Cecil Court, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 4 minutes from Diwali Festival
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Godiva
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
28 Haymarket, Soho, London SW1Y | 4 minutes from Diwali Festival
Belgium's finest export, the first Godiva was opened in Brussels approximately 75 years ago by master chocolatier Joseph Draps and named after the legendary Lady Godiva. ... More
 
 
 
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Massimo Restaurant and Oyster Bar
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
10 Northumberland Avenue, 10 Northumberland avenue, , Westminster, London WC2N | 1 minute from Diwali Festival
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Albannach
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
66 Trafalgar Square, Westminster, London WC2N | 1 minute from Diwali Festival
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London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
62-65 Trafalgar Square, WC2N | 1 minute from Diwali Festival
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English [Out There!]
London > Education > English Language Courses
10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 13 minutes from Diwali Festival
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Cookery School
London > Education > Cookery Courses
15B Little Portland Street, W1W | 17 minutes from Diwali Festival
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The Method Studio
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, Holborn, London WC1R | 18 minutes from Diwali Festival
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ESPA Life at Corinthia
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
Whitehall Place, Westminster, London SW1A | 3 minutes from Diwali Festival
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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
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London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
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The Sherlock Holmes
London > Nightlife > Pubs
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London > Restaurants > Gastropub
53 Whitehall, SW1A | 3 minutes from Diwali Festival
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The Harp
London > Nightlife > Pubs
47 Chandos Place, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 3 minutes from Diwali Festival
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Rockwell
London > Nightlife > Bars
The Trafalgar, 2 Spring Gardens, Westminster, London SW1A | 1 minute from Diwali Festival
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Vista
London > Nightlife > Bars
The Trafalgar, Trafalgar Square, SW1A | 1 minute from Diwali Festival
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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
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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
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Odeon, Leicester Square
London > Business > Venue Hire
24-26 Leicester Square, WC2H | 3 minutes from Diwali Festival
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Trafalgar Square events

 
London NYE FireworksLondon NYE FireworksA chance to view London's celebratory pyrotechnics from the South Bank.31st December 2014Wednesday 31st December 2014 Where:
Trafalgar Square,   Central London      WC2N 5DS
Category: event
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London NYE Fireworks
event > Leisure
DATES  Wednesday 31st December 2014
VENUE  Trafalgar Square 
A chance to view London's celebratory pyrotechnics from the South Bank.
London's Chinese New YearLondon's Chinese New YearLondon's Chinese New YearChinese New Year in London is one of the most spectacular in the West with over 300,000 people taking part in the celebrations across the capital. This year, the Year of the Sheep, Chinese New Year falls on 19th February and the London celebrations take place on the Sunday following, 22nd February 2014, with a number of activities takin22nd February 2015Sunday 22nd February 2015 Where:
Trafalgar Square,   Central London      WC2N 5DS
Category: event
Free Event 
London's Chinese New Year
event > Kids Events | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Sunday 2nd February 2014 - 10am-6pm
VENUE  Trafalgar Square 
Chinese New Year in London is one of the most spectacular in the West with over 300,000 people taking part in the celebrations across the capital. This year, the Year of the Sheep, Chinese New Year falls on 19th February and the London celebrations take place on the Sunday following, 22nd February 2014, with a number of activities takin... More about this event
 
BMW LSO Open Air Classics: ShostakovichBMW LSO Open Air Classics: ShostakovichThe London Symphony Orchestra once again presents the BMW LSO Open Air Classics in Trafalgar Square. The free, open-air concert led by Principal Conductor Valery Gergiev will this year feature works by the mid-century Russian master Dmitri Shostakovich - the full programme and date are yet to be announced. Large screens will be erected in the Squar2nd May 2015Saturday 2nd May 2015 Where:
Trafalgar Square,   Central London      WC2N 5DS
Category: event
Free Event 
BMW LSO Open Air Classics: Shostakovich
event > Concerts > Classical - Orchestral | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Saturday 2nd May 2015
VENUE  Trafalgar Square 
The London Symphony Orchestra once again presents the BMW LSO Open Air Classics in Trafalgar Square. The free, open-air concert led by Principal Conductor Valery Gergiev will this year feature works by the mid-century Russian master Dmitri Shostakovich - the full programme and date are yet to be announced. Large screens will be erected in the Squar... More about this event
Pride In LondonPride In London27th June 2015Saturday 27th June 2015 Where:
Trafalgar Square,   Central London      WC2N 5DS
Category: event
Free Event 
Pride In London
event > Leisure | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Saturday 27th June 2015 - 1pm-8pm
VENUE  Trafalgar Square 
 
 

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Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize
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Exhibitions | Until 22nd February 2015 

National Portrait Gallery 2 minutes walk from Trafalgar Square

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Sikes And Nancy
Theatre | Until 3rd January 2015 

Trafalgar Studios 2 minutes walk from Trafalgar Square

James Swanton performs one of Charles Dickens's more controversial works. Adapted from the grislier material in Oliver Twist, Sikes And ...More

Miss Havisham's Expectations
Theatre | Until 3rd January 2015 

Trafalgar Studios 2 minutes walk from Trafalgar Square

Laced with laudanum, sometimes feeling witty, Nancy Havisham toys with love, loss and ageing, recalling moments from the book Great ...More

Great Britain
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Theatre | Until 10th January 2015 

Haymarket Theatre Royal 3 minutes walk from Trafalgar Square

Richard Bean's topical drama largely based on the phone hacking scandal transfers from the National Theatre to the West End ...More

 
Neville's Island
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Theatre | Until 3rd January 2015 

Duke of York's Theatre 3 minutes walk from Trafalgar Square

Four businessmen, on a team-building exercise, find themselves battling wildlife, the weather and each other, with their so-called togetherness descending ...More

 
The Phantom of the Opera
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Theatre | Until 26th September 2015 

Her Majesty's Theatre 3 minutes walk from Trafalgar Square

Andrew Lloyd Webber's most enduring hit has been running since 1984 and is still as popular with audiences and critics ...More

 
Sunny Afternoon
Sunny Afternoon
Theatre | Until 23rd May 2015 

Harold Pinter Theatre 4 minutes walk from Trafalgar Square

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Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
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Theatre | Until 31st January 2015 

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