Diwali Festival

 
 
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Trafalgar Square, Central London, Westminster, London WC2N 5DS 
 
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Dates:
Sunday 26th October 2014 (* To be confirmed)
 
OPENING TIMES
Sun 2pm-7pm - times and date to be confirmed
 
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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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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 £123  37% off
2 Spring Gardens, SW1A | 1 minute from Diwali Festival
Almost in the shadow of Nelson's Column, and with the Palaces of Whitehall looming behind it, this hotel is at the heart of the Capital. ... More
 
 
 
Club Quarters Trafalgar Square
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £79  37% off
8 Northumberland Avenue, WC2N | 1 minute from Diwali Festival
A fantastic nineteenth century exterior hides a thoroughly modern hotel, with clean, minimalist design in the rooms. The biggest draw is the location, in the very ... More
 
 
 
The Grand at Trafalgar Square
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £79  38% off
8 Northumberland Avenue, WC2N | 1 minute from Diwali Festival
A visually stunning building, The Grand at Trafalgar Square is a quintessential London hotel, located within the restored landmark Northumberland House - formerly the Victoria Hotel. ... More
 
 
 
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Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 20th December 2014 to 9th May 2015
Playhouse Theatre, Northumberland Avenue, WC2N | 4 minutes from Diwali Festival
Olivier-Award winner Tamsin Greig (Episodes, Green Wing, Jumpy, God of Carnage), who made her name as Debbie Aldridge in Radio 4's The Archers, makes her musical ...More
 
 
 
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Urinetown The Musical
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 29th September 2014 to 24th January 2015
Apollo Theatre, 29 Shaftesbury Avenue, Westminster, London W1D | 7 minutes from Diwali Festival
After a hugely successful run at the St James Theatre at the beginning of 2014 Urinetown moves to the Apollo Theatre on 29th September 2014 making ...More
 
 
 
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War Horse
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
This moving adaptation of Michael Morpurgo's World War I epic War Horse gets a West End transfer to the New London Theatre after two critically acclaimed ...More
 
 
 
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London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO)
London > Entertainment > Theatres
St Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 3 minutes from Diwali Festival
London Coliseum is a magnificent historic building and an excellent venue in which to enjoy the soaring sounds and high drama of some truly thrilling operas. ... More
 
 
 
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Odeon Leicester Square
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
24-26 Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 3 minutes from Diwali Festival
One of London's biggest cinemas, the Odeon Leicester Square regularly plays host to premieres and awards ceremonies as well as screening the biggest of the week's ... More
 
 
 
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Playhouse Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Northumberland Avenue, Westminster, London WC2N | 4 minutes from Diwali Festival
A short step away from the main strip of West End theatres, the Playhouse's stylish curved facade is rather lost among the towering architecture of Charing ... More
 
 
 
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Trafalgar Square
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Central London, Westminster, London WC2N | Same location as Diwali Festival
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 ... More
 
 
 
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The Fourth Plinth
London > Attractions > Sights
Trafalgar Square, Westminster, London WC2N | Same location as Diwali Festival
The Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square remained empty after its completion in 1841 - it was designed for an equestrian statue of one of Britain's Colonial ... More
 
 
 
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Nelson's Column
London > Attractions > Sights
Trafalgar Square, Westminster, London SW1Y | 1 minute from Diwali Festival
Master tactician, inspirational leader, patriotic martyr, Admiral Lord Horatio Nelson is one of England's great heroes. His Nelson's Column statue is at the very heart of ... More
 
 
 
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Shopping near Diwali Festival

The best shops and markets near Diwali Festival
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Davenports Magic Shop
London > Shopping > Specialists
7 Charing Cross Underground Shopping Arcade, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 3 minutes from Diwali Festival
From budding Harry Potters and bumbling Tommy Coopers to dynamic David Copperfields, Davenports is a haven for magicians of every level and ability. Non-magicians too are ... More
 
 
 
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Tenderproduct
London > Shopping > Art and Design
6 Cecil Court, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 4 minutes from Diwali Festival
Tenderproduct is the second tender venture by Etan Ilfeld, who previously founded the neighbouring Tenderpixel Gallery, an innovative space for emerging talent. Tenderproduct is a shop ... More
 
 
 
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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
Adding another notch to his London portfolio, David Collins has designed the exquisite Massimo restaurant within the grand 5 star Corinthia Hotel London in Whitehall Place. ... More
 
 
 
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Albannach
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
66 Trafalgar Square, Westminster, London WC2N | 1 minute from Diwali Festival
Scotland combines some of the finest ingredients in the world with some of the most atrocious cooking, but this Scottish-themed bar-restaurant is trying to change all ... More
 
 
 
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Pret A Manger
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
62-65 Trafalgar Square, WC2N | 1 minute from Diwali Festival
Pret a Manger sells up market fast food, hand made from natural ingredients, to take away or eat on site, in its trademark no nonsense chrome ... More
 
 
 
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Education near 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
English [Out There!] takes a very hands-on approach to learning English. The course places an emphasis on using what you have learned. Students are taken out ... More
 
 
 
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Cookery School
London > Education > Cookery Courses
15B Little Portland Street, W1W | 17 minutes from Diwali Festival
Awarded The Best City Cookery School 2013, the Cookery School at Little Portland Street has been teaching people to make simple, honest food for more than ... More
 
 
 
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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
Learn to act by becoming the person you are portraying. Think yourself into the role... eat what they would eat, weigh what they would weigh, behave ... More
 
 
 
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Diwali Festival gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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ESPA Life at Corinthia
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
Whitehall Place, Westminster, London SW1A | 3 minutes from Diwali Festival
The people at Espa take grooming pretty seriously, and quite rightly, when it comes to appearances it's often best to leave it to the experts. You'll ... More
 
 
 
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So SPA Sofitel St James
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
6 Waterloo Place, St James's, London SW1Y | 4 minutes from Diwali Festival
Opened in July 2009, So SPA by Sofitel is a stunning relaxation space - all marble and modern design - housed within the Sofitel St James ... More
 
 
 
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AWAY Spa W London
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
10 Wardour Street, W1D | 5 minutes from Diwali Festival
On the 6th floor of the W London the AWAY Spa certainly takes you away from the manic pace of life in Leicester Square ... More
 
 
 
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Pubs near Diwali Festival

The best pubs near London Diwali Festival.
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The Sherlock Holmes
London > Nightlife > Pubs
10 Northumberland Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes from Diwali Festival
Thirsty Sherlock Holmes fans look no further than this homage to the great detective himself and to original Victorian pubs. While you indulge in a soothing ... More
 
 
 
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The Clarence
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
The Harp, a welcoming bar in Covent Garden, is a traditional pub where the emphasis is firmly on real ale - earning it CAMRA's National Pub ... More
 
 
 
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Rockwell
London > Nightlife > Bars
The Trafalgar, 2 Spring Gardens, Westminster, London SW1A | 1 minute from Diwali Festival
Hotel bar on Trafalgar Square with public roof terrace. This bar is all about location, location, location. Just a few steps from Nelson's Column, the Trafalgar Hotel ... More
 
 
 
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Vista
London > Nightlife > Bars
The Trafalgar, Trafalgar Square, SW1A | 1 minute from Diwali Festival
This bar is all about location, location, location. Just a few steps from Nelson's Column, Vista is a rooftop bar upon the boutique Trafalgar Hotel. The ... More
 
 
 
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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
The Institute of Contemporary Art on The Mall (just down the road from the Queen's pad) is a great place for a trendy drink after taking ... More
 
 
 
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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
A hip designer hotel by Tim and Kit Kemp in a grand building on the prestigious Haymarket, the broad boulevard street making for an impressive entrance. ... More
 
 
 
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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

 
Royal Opera House BP Big Screens 2014Royal Opera House BP Big Screens 2014Royal Opera House BP Big Screens 2014Three of the Royal Opera House's most emotionally powerful productions are broadcast live on a giant screen in Trafalgar Square in a magnificent free summer event in the heart of London. The BP Big Screen series kicks off with La traviata on 20th May, Verdi's tragic tale of a Parisian courtesan who sacrifices all for love, vividly told in Richard E28th July 2014Wednesday 17th September 2014 Where:
Trafalgar Square,   Central London      WC2N 5DS
Category: event
Free EventOngoing
Royal Opera House BP Big Screens 2014
event > Film Events > Film festivals & seasons | PRICING  Free  
DATES  20th May to 17th September 2014
VENUE  Trafalgar Square 
Three of the Royal Opera House's most emotionally powerful productions are broadcast live on a giant screen in Trafalgar Square in a magnificent free summer event in the heart of London. The BP Big Screen series kicks off with La traviata on 20th May, Verdi's tragic tale of a Parisian courtesan who sacrifices all for love, vividly told in Richard E... More about this event
 
Eid FestivalEid FestivalEid FestivalEid al-Fitr is the global Muslim celebration which marks the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan. Eid is the Arabic word meaning festivity, while al-Fitr means conclusion of the fast. Where Christians have Christmas, Muslims have Eid - which gives you an idea of how big the celebrations are. It's certainly a major event in London - and since 22nd August 2014Saturday 2nd August 2014 Where:
Trafalgar Square,   Central London      WC2N 5DS
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Eid Festival
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Spiritual & Religious | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Saturday 2nd August 2014
VENUE  Trafalgar Square 
Eid al-Fitr is the global Muslim celebration which marks the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan. Eid is the Arabic word meaning festivity, while al-Fitr means conclusion of the fast. Where Christians have Christmas, Muslims have Eid - which gives you an idea of how big the celebrations are. It's certainly a major event in London - and since 2... More about this event
 
BP Big Screen: The Royal Opera: RigolettoBP Big Screen: The Royal Opera: RigolettoBP Big Screen: The Royal Opera: RigolettoA free, live outdoor screening direct from the Royal Opera House to Trafalgar Square. The last of three BP Big Screen events in London this summer, on Wednesday 17th September David McVicar's production of Verdi's tragedy, Rigoletto, highlights the cruelty and corruption of innocence at the heart of the court of Mantua as Rigoletto, court jester to17th September 2014Wednesday 17th September 2014 Where:
Trafalgar Square,   Central London      WC2N 5DS
Category: event
Free Event 
BP Big Screen: The Royal Opera: Rigoletto
event > Concerts > Opera - Italian opera | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Wednesday 17th September 2014 - 7.30pm
VENUE  Trafalgar Square 
A free, live outdoor screening direct from the Royal Opera House to Trafalgar Square. The last of three BP Big Screen events in London this summer, on Wednesday 17th September David McVicar's production of Verdi's tragedy, Rigoletto, highlights the cruelty and corruption of innocence at the heart of the court of Mantua as Rigoletto, court jester to... More about this event
 
Diwali FestivalDiwali FestivalDiwali 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 26th October 2014Sunday 26th October 2014 Where:
Trafalgar Square,   Central London      WC2N 5DS
Category: event
Free Event 
Diwali Festival
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Festivals | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Sunday 26th October 2014
VENUE  Trafalgar Square 
Known 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 ... More about this event
 
Trafalgar Square Tree Lighting CeremonyTrafalgar Square Tree Lighting CeremonyHundreds of white lights burst to life, signalling the start of the festive season in the capital.1st December 2014Wednesday 31st December 2014 Where:
Trafalgar Square,   Central London      WC2N 5DS
Category: event
Free Event 
Trafalgar Square Tree Lighting Ceremony
event > Kids Events | PRICING  Free  
DATES  1st to 31st December 2014 - 6pm
VENUE  Trafalgar Square 
Hundreds of white lights burst to life, signalling the start of the festive season in the capital.
 
 

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Royal Opera House BP Big Screens 2014
Royal Opera House BP Big Screens 2014
Concerts | Until 17th September 2014 

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Three of the Royal Opera House's most emotionally powerful productions are broadcast live on a giant screen in Trafalgar Square ...More

 
Florence Portrayed: The City And Its Image: Talk
Exhibitions | On 28th July 2014 

National Gallery 2 minutes walk from Trafalgar Square

A discussion of city portraits....More

St Martin's Voices
Concerts | On 28th July 2014 

St Martin-in-the-Fields 2 minutes walk from Trafalgar Square

St Martin's Voices perform songs from composers who were alive, or killed, during the First World War, alongside poetry readings ...More

The Singing Will Never Be Done: A Choral Celebration To Mark The 100th Anniversary Of The Outbreak O
Concerts | On 28th July 2014 

St Martin-in-the-Fields 2 minutes walk from Trafalgar Square

Andrew Earis conducts John Tavener's Ehortation, Holst's Turn Back, O Man, Britten's Agnus Dei from War Requiem, Karl Jenkins's In ...More

The Drawing Room: Workshop
Exhibitions | Until 28th July 2014 

National Portrait Gallery 2 minutes walk from Trafalgar Square

An informal, artist-led drawing session....More

Drop-In Activities: Portrait Jigsaws: Workshop
Exhibitions | On 28th July 2014 

National Portrait Gallery 2 minutes walk from Trafalgar Square

A three hour family workshop....More

Family Art Workshops: In The Picture
Exhibitions | Until 8th August 2014 

National Portrait Gallery 2 minutes walk from Trafalgar Square

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Portrait Of The Day: Simon Armitage: Talk
Exhibitions | On 28th July 2014 

National Portrait Gallery 2 minutes walk from Trafalgar Square

A discussion of Paul Wright's portrait of Simon Armitage....More

Family Art Workshops: In The Picture
Exhibitions | Until 8th August 2014 

National Portrait Gallery 2 minutes walk from Trafalgar Square

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The Drawing Room: Workshop
Exhibitions | Until 28th July 2014 

National Portrait Gallery 2 minutes walk from Trafalgar Square

Drop-in drawing session for disabled visitors....More

 
 
 
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