The Queen's Jubilee concert
St. James's Park

Major events in the Royal Parks

From concerts to ceremonial events, the Royal Parks have a proud history of hosting world class entertainment.

The Royal Parks have a long and historic tradition of hosting events dating back to the Great Exhibition, held in Hyde Park in 1851. Since then, Hyde Park and other Royal Parks have hosted a number of high profile and important national and international events such as Pavarotti in the Park, Live 8, Nelson Mandela’s 90th birthday concert and The Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

Supporting our work

Today, the events we host are world renowned, attracting millions of people to the parks each year for unforgettable experiences. Money raised from these events supports the work of our charity, helping to look after these beautiful spaces so people can enjoy them long into the future.

Frieze London and Frieze Masters

One of the world's most influential contemporary art fairs takes place in The Regent's Park each October. Frieze London features iconic and up and coming artists from all over the world, focusing on art created since 2000. A short walk away, Frieze Masters offers a unique contemporary perspective on thousands of years of art history.

The two fairs are connected by Frieze Sculpture, a free display of major outdoor artworks located in The Regent’s Park’s English Gardens at the south end of The Broad Walk.

People at Frieze Art Fair in The Regent's Park

Hyde Park Winter Wonderland

One of the UK’s most popular and dazzling winter events is hosted in Hyde Park from November to January every year. 

Winter Wonderland features thrilling rides, spectacular shows, games, fantastic food and drink and a whole lot more. This year pre-sale tickets are available from 2 August on the Winter Wonderland website.

Hyde Park Winter Wonderland at night
© Eric Aydin-Barberini

Sporting events

The Royal Parks host a wide range of iconic sporting events. This includes the London Marathon that begins each year in Greenwich Park and ends in St. James's Park, Ride London, Swim Serpentine, and our very own Royal Parks Half Marathon that takes runners through four of the eight Royal Parks. These events help raise millions for charities every year.

You can also run, cycle or swim in these events to raise money for The Royal Parks.

Half Marathon runners by the Queen Victoria Memorial

American Express presents BST Hyde Park

Every year we welcome some of the most legendary acts in music to perform in Hyde Park. Over several weekends thousands of people visit to see the incredible shows and enjoy the food, drink and atmosphere at one of London's summer highlights.

BST Hyde Park will be back in June 2024.

View of BST Hyde Park main stage

Taste of London

Taste of London serves up the best food and drink in the country in The Regent's Park each June. Featuring the hottest restaurants and expert chefs, cooking up some of the most exciting dishes around, it's the place to be for foodies or anyone that enjoys a good garden party.

The 5-day feasting will be back in June 2024.

Crowds sitting at Taste of London food festival

Trooping the Colour

Once a year, to mark the King's official birthday, Trooping the Colour is held on Horse Guards Parade in St. James's Park. This colourful military parade by the Household Division is from two older military ceremonies - 'Trooping the Colour' and 'Mounting the King's Guard', both of which began during the early eighteenth century.

The procession can be viewed along The Mall or along the edge of St. James's Park facing Horse Guards Parade, and the ceremony is shown live on terrestrial British television. Tickets for the seated grandstands on Horse Guards Parade are available from the Ministry of Defence.

Trooping the Colour

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