Beneath the Guildhall, this highly detailed 3D model of London, used by planners and developers is now open to the public every week.
Montreal Fireworks Festival, also known as L'International des Feux Loto-Québec, is the world’s largest such festival with an audience of 3 million.
Pagan celebration which has become a Cornish tradition every Christmas.
The gallery is about the movement of people, goods and ideas across and around the Atlantic Ocean from the 17th century to the 19th century.
Discover when London was the hub of the world’s largest empire
As British power and trade spread across the globe, so the port of London grew.
IWM’s Lives of the First World War tells the stories of individuals from across Britain and the Commonwealth who served in uniform.
Photographs, diaries, toys and film tell the stories of the people who lived through the Holocaust. Read testimonies from survivors.
Late in the afternoon of Saturday 7 September 1940, the Luftwaffe launched a massive daylight raid on London. Learn more about the Docklands war.
Based in the picturesque village of Camacha in the hills a few kilometres east of Madeira’s capital, the Apple Festival takes place every October.
Held on the third Saturday of October, the Fiesta of Santa Catalina Tomas honours the life of one of Mallorca’s patron saints with a vibrant parade.
All Saints Day is the Christian Festival in which saints past and present are remembered by the church.
Guy Fawkes Night, also known as Bonfire Night, is a British tradition which celebrates the foiling of the 1605 Gunpowder Plot to blow up Parliament.
Originating in the 16th century, the Lord Mayor's Show is a famous street procession which draws thousands to the streets to welcome the city’s mayor.
St. Martin's Day is celebrated in Zagreb and in many towns and villages throughout Croatia on 11 November where St. Martin is Patron Saint.
Remembrance Day, a French public holiday, commemorates those who lost their lives in the Great War which claimed a great number of French lives.
St. Martin’s Day, or Dia de São Martinho, is a popular celebration held on 11th November, tying in with the harvest of wine & chestnuts in Portugal.
Celebrate Christmas from a bygone era, in the historic settings of Portsmouth’s dockyard.
Celebrate the festive period in the capital of Italy, Rome, home of the Catholic Church.
Catholic feast day in honour of the Virgin Mary, featuring church masses and cultural celebrations.
Christmas Mass is held on Christmas Eve around the world. We look at Christmas in the home of the Catholic Church, Rome.
The Noche Buena celebrations take place on Christmas Eve in Palma de Mallorca with families gathering for a traditional meal followed by mass.
The Festa de L’Estendard is a colourful celebration of the conquest of Palma de Mallorca by the Christian King James in 1229 with a parade and mass.
Celebrate New Year’s Eve, Nochevieja in Spanish, by eating grapes at midnight & experiencing the spectacular fireworks in Barcelona’s Plaça d’Espanya!
Taiwan’s capital city is fast becoming one of the world’s best places to celebrate New Year’s Eve, partly due to its incredible fireworks display.
Dubai’s New Year’s Eve celebrations rivals Sydney’s for the most spectacular fireworks display in the world. Come to Dubai for amazing pyrotechnics!
Reveillon, or New Year’s Eve, is one of the biggest celebrations in Rio and is accompanied by an incredible fireworks display along Copacabana Beach.
Come to Madrid’s Puerta del Sol to celebrate New Year’s Eve, Nochevieja in Spanish. Eat grapes at midnight & experiencing the spectacular fireworks!
The people of Rome celebrate old Italian Folklore and legend of Befana, who provides children with gifts during Epiphany.
The 12th night of Christmas when it is believed Jesus was baptised by John the Baptist is celebrated by “Feast Day” in Rome.
One of the best-loved Spanish Christmas traditions is the “Los Tres Reyes Magos”. Children delight in the “Parade of the Three Kings”, a colourful par
Held since 1699, the New Orleans Mardi Gras is a festival of masquerades, music, parties and parades and is an integral part of New Orleans life.
The Festa Major Casc Antic dels Barris de Sant Pere is a local neighbourhood festival also known as El Born. Activities include concerts and crafts.
Santo Amaro in the Santa Cruz region of Madeira is a religious festival which signifies the end of the Christmas season on the Atlantic island.
Honouring the patron saint of animals, the Fiesta of Sant Antoni is a large-scale celebration held on 16th and 17th January in Palma de Mallorca.
Historic and traditional horse race through the streets of Buti
Celebrate the life of Scottish poet Robert Burns and a long standing Scottish tradition.
Celebrate the Chinese year of the Rooster in the busy city of Manchester.
Celebrate the Chinese year of the Rooster in Liverpool’s Chinatown
Set over the beautiful waters of Darling Harbour, Sydney’s Australia Day fireworks are amongst the world’s most spectacular pyrotechnic displays
First held in 1894, Quebec Winter Carnival is a two-week celebration which welcomes a million people for dog sleigh racing, canoe racing & much more!
London holds a plenty of events to celebrate Australia’s national day on 26th January - get involved in everything from pub crawls to comedy shows!
Chinese New Year is 28 January. Join us in London for the spectacular festivities including the amazing fireworks display.
First held as far back as 1873, this famous Tuscan carnival is best-known for its five vibrant processions which take place over a fun-packed month.
The Venice Carnival is one of the city’s biggest and most popular events. Be prepared for an amazing festival of colour, sound & beautiful costumes.
The Festa dos Compadres, a traditional festival which signifies the opening of the Carnival season on Madeira Island in Portugal, is held in Santana.
One of the world’s largest carnivals, locals and tourists take to the streets of Tenerife in a colourful celebration of life at Santa Cruz Carnival.
Growing out of an ancient indigenous celebration, Oruro Carnival is Bolivia’s biggest festival, mixing colourful pagan dances with Christian themes.
Boasting one of the largest street festivals in Europe with a million revellers taking to the streets, Cologne Carnival is a key part of city life.
Dating back to the 14th century, Binche Carnival is an ancient festival and the most important event in the calendar of this small Belgian city.
First taking place as far back as 1723, this Rio de Janeiro extravaganza is the mother of all carnivals - a huge explosion of colour and samba beats!
Traditional celebrations taking in a carnival parade around the streets and culminating in a party at the Piazza Duomo.
Celebrate St Piran’s day and the national day of those living in Cornwall.
The “Fiesta Sant Medir” is one of the most deeply-rooted festivals in the old town of Gràcia, Barcelona and is fondly referred to as the “Candy Festiv
The Festa da Anona, or festival of the custard apple, is a local celebration which takes place in the beautiful village of Faial in Northern Madeira.
Celebrate the Irish culture and more with a series of events in and around Manchester.
Festa Della Donna, International Ladies Day is a popular date in Italy, celebrating with various events around the city.
One of the biggest and most widely celebrated festivals in the world, there’s no better place to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day than in the Irish capital
A religious celebration, the Feast Day of Saint Joseph in Rome, husband of Mary, believed to be mother of Jesus.
Easter week “Semana Santa” is celebrated in every city, town and village in Spain and what better city to celebrate this traditional yet moving fiesta
Semana Santa, or Holy Week, is Granada’s most important celebration of the year. The whole city takes part in processions re-enacting Biblical events.
Madrid is completely transformed during “Semana Santa”. People of all ages turn out to experience and participate in one of Spain's most traditional e
Holy Week in Malaga attracts thousands of visitors to the city. Religious effigies and statues are carried through the streets by hood-wearing peniten
Semana Santa, or Holy Week, is Seville’s most important celebration of the year. The whole city takes part in processions re-enacting Biblical events.
Good Friday celebrations centre around the Pope leading the Procession of the Cross through the streets of Rome.
The stately home of Kentwell Hall in Suffolk puts on a special Easter event for all the family.
Celebrate the Sikh tradition of the Vaisakhi at Handsworth Park in Birmingham.
The Malta International Fireworks Festival features two pyro-musical competitions and is a must-attend event for those who love firework displays.
Rome celebrates its birthday every year, with numerous events in honour of the city and its coming of age.
The time machine organises authentic, traditional activities from mid-April through to early October and is on many tourists "must do" list.
One of the most important celebrations in Venice, the Feast of Saint Mark honours the city’s patron saint with a religious procession to the Basilica.
Birmingham welcomes all to join in the LGBT celebrations.
One of the island’s most curious festas, the Madeira Onion Festival takes place at the end of May in celebration of this humble vegetable.
The Festival of St. James the Lesser is a local celebration held in Funchal in honour of the patron saint of Madeira’s capital city
Join in the re-interpretation of the ancient Celtic Ritual, celebrating the birth of the summer with the Beltane Fire Festival
For one night only, the museums of Paris are free to enter and are open until midnight during Nuit des Musées. Book your room with Eventful Stays.
The annual fiesta “Dos de Mayo” celebrated in Madrid, Spain, marks the anniversary of an uprising against French troops which sparked the six-year war
The Festa della Sensa celebrates the union of the city of Venice with the sea and is characterised by a seabound ritual performed by the city’s Mayor.
In May, Madrid holds the “Feast of Saint Isidore the Farmer”, an annual fiesta to the patron saint of the city and of its farmers. It is one of the m
Corpus Christi will be held in Barcelona on May 31st, 2018 and starts and finishes at the Barcelona Cathedral Avenue.
Africa Oye, the UK’s biggest festival to celebrate African Music, live at Sefton Park.
Sitges Flower Carpet Festival is one of the most colourful events in the town's calendar. Patterned carpets made of flowers line the streets.
The Patum Festival is held each year throughout the streets of Berga near Barcelona. A festival of song, dance and processions during Corpus Christi.
The Festa del Corpus in Sitges includes events and parades through the streets after a Mass. This is one of Barcelona's oldest traditions.
The Feria de San Juan takes place on 23rd June when friends and family gather around huge bonfires on the beach and take part in traditional rituals.
The Fiesta of San Juan is held annually on the beaches of the Costa del Sol, Spain, Eat, drink, be merry and purify your body.
Festival in honour of John the Baptist, including procession led by the Pope.
A Tale of Two Cities will be performed at the Regent's Park Open Air Theatre, London.
Zagreb's annual International Folklore Festival takes place annually in mid July and offers the best folklore bands in Croatia.
The multi-cultural event celebrates the African Caribbean culture and carnival atmosphere.
Traditional festival in honour of “Our Lady of Mount Carmel” (the Virgin Mary) including processions, market stalls and a religious message.
Folk festival with plenty of live music, along with Morris dancing and child friendly workshops.
One of America’s most important holidays, Independence Day is celebrated with an amazing firework display in the nation’s capital, Washington D.C.
The Fiesta de San Fermín is a festival which features the running of the bulls through the city’s streets and the event attracts one million visitors
The Festa del Redentore is a huge religious celebration in Venice during which a spectacular firework display lights up the stunning St Mark’s Basin.
The Virgin del Carmen Fisherman’s Festival takes places on Fuengirola’s main beach close to the centre of town. An effigy of The Virgin.
Celebrate the traditions of Wales past and the famous Caerphilly Cheese, with the family festival.
Catholic holiday of the Assumption of Mary coinciding with the Italian celebration of summer.
A unique festival which promises to take you back in time, Silves Medieval Fair is a ten-day journey through the medieval ages.
The Portico of the National Gallery offers one of the most impressive places to watch the world go by. Pre-packed picnic hampers can be purchased.
Medieval Days is a large annual festival held at the end of August which celebrates medieval life in all its forms in a large 13th century castle.
The Singapore National Day celebrations on 9th August are renowned for the incredible firework displays that are the finale to this popular holiday.
Twice a year thousands of visitors and locals flood to Piazza del Campo for the traditional horse race around the square – in July and August.
La Tomatina is a large annual festival which takes place each August in the town of Buñol near Valencia which centres around a huge tomato fight.
The Varazdin Baroque Evenings are a festival of national importance and is the most prominent music event in central Croatia.
Gibraltar National Day takes place on 10th September each year and includes speeches and live music.
Doors Open Days provide the opportunity to gain access to buildings not normally open to the public.
Open House London is an annual event during which you can visit buildings of architectural significance which are usually closed to the public.
Oktoberfest in London is the English capital’s celebration of Germany’s largest national festival, and includes a 50,000-strong party in Canary Wharf.
Be a part of the world famous Ocktoberfest beer festival.
One of the most important days in the Valencia calendar, 9th October is the region’s national day, celebrated with fireworks, concerts and a parade.
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