Vaisakhi on the Square

 
 

THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 4TH MAY 2014

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4th May 2014
 
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Vaisakhi on the SquareThe official Vaisakhi Festival celebrations in Trafalgar Square are a colourful way to welcome in the Sikh New Year. The festival is truly a sight to behold with traditional and modern Asian music and dancing and an array of exotic culinary delights on offer. Commemorating 300 years of the consecration of Sri Guru Granth Sahib as the eternal Guru, the Vaisakhi festival includes performances of music such as Shabad Kirtin (religious hymns), as well as modern dance music and DJs. In previous years crowds of 30,000 have attended the celebrations, which typically end with a final prayer for the good and well-being of the whole of humanity. Vegetarian food prepared by the Sikh community is usually on sale during the afternoon.

 

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 Vaisakhi on the Square
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  35% off
8 Northumberland Avenue, WC2N | 1 minute from Vaisakhi on the Square
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  21% off
8 Northumberland Avenue, WC2N | 1 minute from Vaisakhi on the Square
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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London > Events > Concerts  Dates: 30th March to 12th April 2015
London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO), St Martin's Lane, WC2N | 3 minutes from Vaisakhi on the Square
Emma Thompson returns to the London stage for the first time in 25 years to play Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet ...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 Vaisakhi on the Square
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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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 Vaisakhi on the Square
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 Vaisakhi on the Square
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 Vaisakhi on the Square
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 Vaisakhi on the Square
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 Vaisakhi on the Square
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The Fourth Plinth
London > Attractions > Sights
Trafalgar Square, Westminster, London WC2N | Same location as Vaisakhi on the Square
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Nelson's Column
London > Attractions > Sights
Trafalgar Square, Westminster, London SW1Y | 1 minute from Vaisakhi on the Square
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Davenports Magic Shop
London > Shopping > Specialists
7 Charing Cross Underground Shopping Arcade, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 3 minutes from Vaisakhi on the Square
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Tenderproduct
London > Shopping > Art and Design
6 Cecil Court, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 4 minutes from Vaisakhi on the Square
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Godiva
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
28 Haymarket, Soho, London SW1Y | 4 minutes from Vaisakhi on the Square
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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 Vaisakhi on the Square
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 Vaisakhi on the Square
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Pret A Manger
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
62-65 Trafalgar Square, WC2N | 1 minute from Vaisakhi on the Square
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English [Out There!]
London > Education > English Language Courses
10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 13 minutes from Vaisakhi on the Square
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Cookery School
London > Education > Cookery Courses
15B Little Portland Street, W1W | 17 minutes from Vaisakhi on the Square
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The Method Studio
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, Holborn, London WC1R | 18 minutes from Vaisakhi on the Square
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ESPA Life at Corinthia
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
Whitehall Place, Westminster, London SW1A | 3 minutes from Vaisakhi on the Square
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Victoria Embankment Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Victoria Embankment, Villiers Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 4 minutes from Vaisakhi on the Square
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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 Vaisakhi on the Square
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The Sherlock Holmes
London > Nightlife > Pubs
10 Northumberland Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes from Vaisakhi on the Square
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 Vaisakhi on the Square
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The Harp
London > Nightlife > Pubs
47 Chandos Place, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 3 minutes from Vaisakhi on the Square
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Rockwell
London > Nightlife > Bars
The Trafalgar, 2 Spring Gardens, Westminster, London SW1A | 1 minute from Vaisakhi on the Square
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 Vaisakhi on the Square
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 Vaisakhi on the Square
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 Vaisakhi on the Square
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Haymarket Hotel
London > Business > Venue Hire
1 Suffolk Place, St James's, London SW1Y | 3 minutes from Vaisakhi on the Square
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 Vaisakhi on the Square
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Trafalgar Square events

 
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 25th October 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
 
Diwali FestivalDiwali FestivalCelebrate the festival of lights with music and dance entertainment.26th October 2014Friday 31st October 2014 Where:
Trafalgar Square,   Central London      WC2N 5DS
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Diwali Festival
event > Kids Events | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Sunday 26th October 2014 - 2pm-9pm
VENUE  Trafalgar Square 
Celebrate the festival of lights with music and dance entertainment.
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

 
Rembrandt: The Late Works
Rembrandt: The Late Works
Exhibitions | Until 18th January 2015 

National Gallery 2 minutes walk from Trafalgar Square

Approximately 40 paintings, 20 drawings and 30 prints from Rembrandt's final creative period are featured in Rembrandt: The Late Works, ...More

 
Edouard Manet: The Execution Of Maximilian: Workshop
Exhibitions | Until 29th November 2014 

National Gallery 2 minutes walk from Trafalgar Square

Verbal description of a painting and visit to the Gallery....More

London Musical Arts Orchestra: Mini Maestro Family Concert: Handel's Water Music
Concerts | On 25th October 2014 

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

John Landor conducts the orchestra in performances of works by Handel and young Mozart....More

John Landor's Meet The Music: Mozart And Handel
Concerts | On 25th October 2014 

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

Handel's Arrival of the Queen of Sheba, Mozart's Divertimento in B Flat, Pachelbel's Canon, Handel's Water Music from the F ...More

Snowdon: A Life in View
Snowdon: A Life in View
Exhibitions | Until 21st January 2015 

National Portrait Gallery 2 minutes walk from Trafalgar Square

"There can be few photographers as privileged as Antony Charles Robert Armstrong-Jones, 1st Earl of Snowdon" notes The Telegraph review ...More

 
The Real Tudors: Kings and Queens Rediscovered
The Real Tudors: Kings and Queens Rediscovered
Exhibitions | Until 1st March 2015 

National Portrait Gallery 2 minutes walk from Trafalgar Square

The National Portrait Gallery's oldest portrait, of Henry VII, is displayed with a Book of Hours inscribed by ...More

 
Virginia Woolf: Art, Life and Vision
Virginia Woolf: Art, Life and Vision
Exhibitions | Until 26th October 2014 

National Portrait Gallery 2 minutes walk from Trafalgar Square

A major exhibition on the life and career of Viriginia Woolf, fearless feminist and author of Mrs Dalloway, Orlando and ...More

 
The White Horse
The White Horse
Exhibitions | Until 5th March 2015 

British Council 2 minutes walk from Trafalgar Square

Walk down The Mall to Spring Gardens and you'll see a life-size White Horse, a marble and resin sculpture ...More

 
William Morris And His Legacy (Day One): Workshop
Exhibitions | Until 26th October 2014 

National Portrait Gallery 2 minutes walk from Trafalgar Square

This two-day workshop combines art history and practical art to explore the life and work of William Morris and his ...More

 
 
 
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