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5 Events in the UK You Have To Try Once

Events in the UK You Have To Try Once

There are many kinds of travelers. Some people travel to see iconic landmarks, others go on a gastronomic adventure. There are people who go on a vacation to spend time with their loved ones while others do it to reconnect with themselves. There are also people who travel for new experiences. If you travel for experience, you should head to the UK and try one of the five events recommended below.



If you love tennis, you must definitely experience Wimbledon. It is renowned as the oldest tennis championship in the world and is known for making some of the best names in the field of sports. More than just watching a live tennis match, there are other activities that can be enjoyed, such as a visit to the museum where you can learn more about tennis, as well as some of the people who have risen to fame.

Henley Royal Regatta
Henley Royal Regatta By Tgamen – Own work, Public Domain

Henley Royal Regatta

This is an annual event that is held in the River Thames, making it one of the most popular attractions in London. It happens on the first weekend of July and lasts over a span of five days. While there are many competitions, the most significant is the Grand Challenge Cup, which has been held ever since the first staging of the cup. Click here for more information.

British Grand Prix

If you love cars and racing, there is perhaps a no better time to visit the UK than during the season of the British Grand Prix. It is one of the best racing events not only in the country but also in the world. It is also known for its parties and concerts, which feature some of the most popular names in the world of music. If you intend to watch the race, make sure to book a ticket in advance. This one of the UK’s most popular sporting events, so be quick to reserve a slot.

Notting Hill Carnival
Notting Hill Carnival By David Sedlecký – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0

Notting Hill Carnival

This is an annual event that has been held in Notting Hill since 1964. It is dubbed as the biggest street party in Britain and is a popular activity for younger travelers who would love to meet new people and just have fun. Notting Hill Carnival happens over a span of 2 days, wherein the streets will be filled with live music performances and a colorful spectacle. Whether you love reggae or salsa, you will enjoy the event. There are huge floats, grand costumes, and lots of eating and drinking! Here are some pictures from last year’s Carnival.

Greenwich + Docklands International Festival

For budget travelers who would like to experience the best events in the UK without having to shell out money for tickets, this is not to be missed. This is an annual free outdoor festival, which showcases the best of performing arts. There are some events that require paid entry, but most are free. Street arts, dance, music, and theatre are the focus on the celebration, which lasts up to 10 days. Click here for more information.

Check out our complete list of affordable hotels and resorts via Agoda or you may also see available Airbnb properties in the city.

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Written by Melo Villareal

Melo Villareal is the Online Publisher of He is an Accountant by profession who left the corporate world at the age of 23 to explore his beautiful country and the rest of the world. Today, Melo works as a part-time Social Media Manager for local and international clients. His full-time work focuses on discovering interesting culture, explore different cuisines and take memorable photos from local and international destinations he's visiting.

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