Eid Festival

 
 

THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 2ND AUGUST 2014

ADDRESS
Trafalgar Square, Central London, Westminster, London WC2N 5DS 
 
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Dates:
2nd August 2014
 
OPENING TIMES
1.30pm-6pm
 
PRICES
FREE
 
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Eid 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 2006 there has been a mass gathering in Trafalgar Square organised by the Mayor of London and Muslim groups in the capital. The event features live music as well as food stalls, exhibitions and displays about Islam. There will also be other local events happening across London in what should prove to be a vibrant and uplifting occasion for everyone involved.

 

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 - Eid 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
 
 
 
 

Further articles featuring Eid Festival on LondonTown.com

 
London Events 2014

Plan the perfect year in London with our pick of the capital's best events in 2014. From January through to December, every month boasts an impressive line-up of entertainment. So, take a look at our guide and be sure not to miss a thing.

 
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Hotels near Eid Festival

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The Trafalgar Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £123  29% off
2 Spring Gardens, SW1A | 1 minute from Eid 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 £89  40% off
8 Northumberland Avenue, WC2N | 1 minute from Eid 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 £89  37% off
8 Northumberland Avenue, WC2N | 1 minute from Eid 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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Events near Eid Festival

Near Eid Festival
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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 Eid 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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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 Eid 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 Eid 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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Near Eid Festival
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO)
London > Entertainment > Theatres
St Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 3 minutes from Eid 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 Eid 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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Playhouse Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Northumberland Avenue, Westminster, London WC2N | 4 minutes from Eid 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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Sights and Attractions near Eid Festival

The best museums, galleries, attractions near Eid Festival
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Trafalgar Square
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Central London, Westminster, London WC2N | Same location as Eid 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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Fourth Plinth
London > Attractions > Sights
Trafalgar Square, Westminster, London WC2N | Same location as Eid 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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Nelson's Column
London > Attractions > Sights
Trafalgar Square, Westminster, London SW1Y | 1 minute from Eid 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 Eid Festival

The best shops and markets near Eid Festival
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Davenports Magic Shop
London > Shopping > Specialists
7 Charing Cross Underground Shopping Arcade, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 3 minutes from Eid 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 Eid 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 Eid 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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Restaurants near Eid Festival

What are the best dining options near Eid Festival London?
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Massimo Restaurant and Oyster Bar
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
10 Northumberland Avenue, 10 Northumberland avenue, , Westminster, London WC2N | 1 minute from Eid 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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Albannach
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
66 Trafalgar Square, Westminster, London WC2N | 1 minute from Eid 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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Pret A Manger
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
62-65 Trafalgar Square, WC2N | 1 minute from Eid 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 Eid Festival

Near Eid Festival
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
English [Out There!]
London > Education > English Language Courses
10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 13 minutes from Eid 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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Cookery School
London > Education > Cookery Courses
15B Little Portland Street, W1W | 17 minutes from Eid 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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Method Studio
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, Holborn, London WC1R | 18 minutes from Eid 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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Eid Festival gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
ESPA Life at Corinthia
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
Whitehall Place, Westminster, London SW1A | 3 minutes from Eid 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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Victoria Embankment Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Victoria Embankment, Villiers Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 4 minutes from Eid Festival
Created in 1874, the Victoria Embankment Gardens run parallel to the River Thames, creating a green walkway between Waterloo Bridge and Embankment, and are dotted with ... 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 Eid 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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Pubs near Eid Festival

The best pubs near London Eid Festival.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Sherlock Holmes
London > Nightlife > Pubs
10 Northumberland Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes from Eid 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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Clarence
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
53 Whitehall, SW1A | 3 minutes from Eid Festival
Gastropub... More
 
 
 
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The Harp
London > Nightlife > Pubs
47 Chandos Place, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 3 minutes from Eid 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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Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Rockwell
London > Nightlife > Bars
The Trafalgar, 2 Spring Gardens, Westminster, London SW1A | 1 minute from Eid 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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Vista
London > Nightlife > Bars
The Trafalgar, Trafalgar Square, SW1A | 1 minute from Eid 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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Institute of Contemporary Art Bar & Cafe
London > Nightlife > Bars
12 Carlton House Terrace, The Mall, St James's, London SW1Y | 3 minutes from Eid 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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Meeting venue hire near Eid Festival

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Eid Festival.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Institute of Directors - IOD
London > Business > Venue Hire
116 Pall Mall, St James's, London SW1Y | 3 minutes from Eid Festival
... More
 
 
 
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Haymarket Hotel
London > Business > Venue Hire
1 Suffolk Place, St James's, London SW1Y | 3 minutes from Eid 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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Odeon, Leicester Square
London > Business > Venue Hire
24-26 Leicester Square, WC2H | 3 minutes from Eid Festival
One of London's biggest cinemas, the Odeon Leicester Square regularly plays host to premieres and awards ceremonies as well as screening the week's big releases. Aside ... More
 
 
 

Trafalgar Square events

 
A Place Called HomeA Place Called HomeA Place Called HomeFour homes, apparently similar from the outside but individually designed within, take up residence temporarily in Trafalgar Square for the project A Place Called Home, part of the The London Design Festival. Created by four highly acclaimed designers - Jasper Morrison, Patternity, Raw Edges and Ilse Crawford's Studioilse - each house has its own 18th September 2014Monday 22nd September 2014 Where:
Trafalgar Square,   Central London      WC2N 5DS
Category: event
Free EventNow On
A Place Called Home
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Installation | PRICING  Free  
DATES  18th to 22nd Sep 2014
VENUE  Trafalgar Square 
Four homes, apparently similar from the outside but individually designed within, take up residence temporarily in Trafalgar Square for the project A Place Called Home, part of the The London Design Festival. Created by four highly acclaimed designers - Jasper Morrison, Patternity, Raw Edges and Ilse Crawford's Studioilse - each house has its own ... More about this event
 
Katharina Fritsch: Hahn CockKatharina Fritsch: Hahn CockKatharina Fritsch: Hahn CockA 4.7m (14ft) high sculpture of a cockerel in ultramarine blue is the latest sculpture to roost on the Fourth Plinth in the north-west corner of Trafalgar Square. German artist Katharina Fritsch says of her 'Hahn/Cock' sculpture that it is a comment on male posturing but also a symbol for regeneration, awakening and strength. Fritsch is known for 18th September 2014Saturday 31st January 2015 Where:
Trafalgar Square,   Central London      WC2N 5DS
Category: event
Free EventOngoing
Katharina Fritsch: Hahn Cock
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Sculpture | PRICING  Free  
DATES  25th July 2013 to 31st January 2015
VENUE  Trafalgar Square 
A 4.7m (14ft) high sculpture of a cockerel in ultramarine blue is the latest sculpture to roost on the Fourth Plinth in the north-west corner of Trafalgar Square. German artist Katharina Fritsch says of her 'Hahn/Cock' sculpture that it is a comment on male posturing but also a symbol for regeneration, awakening and strength. Fritsch is known for ... More about this event
 
Japan MatsuriJapan MatsuriThe much-loved JAPAN MATSURI returns to London on Saturday 27th September at Trafalgar Square in the central of London. This dynamic annual event brings people together to enjoy Japanese food, music, dance, family activities and much, much more.27th September 2014Saturday 27th September 2014 Where:
Trafalgar Square,   Central London      WC2N 5DS
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Japan Matsuri
event > Kids Events | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Saturday 27th September 2014 - 11am-9pm
VENUE  Trafalgar Square 
The much-loved JAPAN MATSURI returns to London on Saturday 27th September at Trafalgar Square in the central of London. This dynamic annual event brings people together to enjoy Japanese food, music, dance, family activities and much, much more.
Africa on the SquareAfrica on the SquareA brand new event from the Mayor of London, Africa on the Square is a free festival celebrating African culture with performances by African drummers and a live talent show in Trafalgar Square. In addition to the stage shows there will be family workshops where you can try everything from batik to mosaic making.11th October 2014Saturday 11th October 2014 Where:
Trafalgar Square,   Central London      WC2N 5DS
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Africa on the Square
event > Kids Events | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Saturday 11th October 2014 - 12noon-6pm
VENUE  Trafalgar Square 
A brand new event from the Mayor of London, Africa on the Square is a free festival celebrating African culture with performances by African drummers and a live talent show in Trafalgar Square. In addition to the stage shows there will be family workshops where you can try everything from batik to mosaic making.... 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 12th October 2014Sunday 12th October 2014 Where:
Trafalgar Square,   Central London      WC2N 5DS
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Diwali Festival
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Festivals | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Sunday 12th 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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Katharina Fritsch: Hahn Cock
Katharina Fritsch: Hahn Cock
Exhibitions | Until 31st January 2015 

Trafalgar Square

A 4.7m (14ft) high sculpture of a cockerel in ultramarine blue is the latest sculpture to roost on the ...More

 
A Place Called Home
A Place Called Home
Exhibitions | Until 22nd September 2014 

Trafalgar Square

Four homes, apparently similar from the outside but individually designed within, take up residence temporarily in Trafalgar Square for the ...More

 
Tanqueray No. TEN Citrus Garden
Tanqueray No. TEN Citrus Garden
Foodie Events | Until 4th October 2014 

Vista 1 minute walk from Trafalgar Square

This summer, Tanqueray No. TEN are transforming the back bar at Vista into an inviting Citrus Garden to celebrate their ...More

 
Sickert: Interior Of St Mark's, Venice: Talk
Exhibitions | Until 25th September 2014 

National Gallery 2 minutes walk from Trafalgar Square

Short talk about one painting from the collection....More

Building the Picture: Architecture in Italian Renaissance Painting
Building the Picture: Architecture in Italian Renaissance Painting
Exhibitions | Until 21st September 2014 

National Gallery 2 minutes walk from Trafalgar Square

The architecture in Italian Renaissance painting is explored through works by 14th, 15th and 16th century artists including Duccio, Botticelli ...More

 
Musical Trios: Talk
Exhibitions | On 18th September 2014 

National Gallery 2 minutes walk from Trafalgar Square

Explore visual connections between two paintings....More

Bite-Sized Baroque: The Art Of Fugue
Concerts | On 18th September 2014 

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

The group performs Vivaldi's Autumn and Flute Concerto 'Il Gardelino', Bach's Harpsichord Concerto In A, CPE Bach's Flute Concerto In ...More

Thursday at National Portrait Gallery
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 18th September 2014 

National Portrait Gallery 2 minutes walk from Trafalgar Square

DJ Neil Prince provides an eclectic mix of chilled-out pop and Balearic with a pinch of 60s soul. He takes ...More

In Conversation: Portraits From Life: Catherine Goodman
Exhibitions | On 18th September 2014 

National Portrait Gallery 2 minutes walk from Trafalgar Square

Discussion about the relationship between artists and sitter....More

Virginia Woolf As A Cubist Writer: Lecture
Exhibitions | On 18th September 2014 

National Portrait Gallery 2 minutes walk from Trafalgar Square

Sarah Latham Phillips explores the fascinating relationship between Virginia Woolf's fiction and the ideas of Cubist painting....More

 
 
 
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