Look at the calendar of London events, and hardly will you be able to find a couple of weeks not marked by this or that occasion. Sports competitions, music concerts, and film festivals change each other with an enormous speed. All this hustle makes the city alive, quick and busy and, of course, attracts a lot of people, who want to become a part of all possible London events.
It is to note that Great Britain is one of the most powerful sports countries on the planet, so it is no wonder that the monarchy disposes of various facilities for sportsmen to get trained. Stadiums, swimming pools, cricket lawns and tennis courts - all of this and even more can be found on this Anglo-Saxon land. A big part of these facilities is often used at different international sports competitions.
London events dedicated to sports activity attract great attention, especially if it is competitions run in England. In fact, London is a home for Wimbledon Championship and Final of English football competition.
As to Wimbledon, it has an interesting history. In 1874 it was only a small village with perfect croquet lawns. But then the managers of the All-England Croquet Club situated there decided to allow people playing tennis on some of the lawns. Such was the beginning of the Golden Age of Wimbledon. In 1875 the name of the club changed into All-England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club. Two years later the first Tennis Championship took place there, and nowadays this London suburbia is the centre of lawn tennis.
The world-known Tennis Championship attracts a great deal of tennis fans and tourists, Wimbledon being one of the most popular locations among all British cities and towns. Now the globe is waiting for, probably, the most fascinating London event: the British capital is to hold the Olympic Games 2012. And it's a great chance for Londoners and all the British to show their best when organizing this miraculous sports holiday.
Surely, London events are not dedicated to sports only. In point of fact, this city is also a large cultural and historical centre. A lot of theatres, including the famous Shakespeare theatre 'The Globe', opera houses, museums can be found there. A cornucopia of London festivals annually taking place in the capital of the United Kingdom strikes the fancy: Music Festival, Film Festival, London Annual Shakespeare Festival, and a lot more. Still, the most famous London festival known all around the world is Notting Hill Carnival - the Europe's largest street party and the second largest festival in the world, the first place being fairly occupied by Rio's Carnival.
In the inter-periods when one festival is changed to another the city is calm and peaceful, but it all gets head over heels in a moment when August comes with its merry and bright carnival. The streets are sparkling with ribbons, flags and flowers, people look like fairy-tale heroes, and enormous noise rules in the streets. You cannot find a more appealing show than Notting Hill Carnival Parade with all its luxury, shine, glitter, and happy smiles. If get to the whirlpool of this holiday you will be immediately infected with its energy and atmosphere, and your only wish will be to get as many bright impressions as possible. And be sure this desire will be fulfilled.
London is proud of one more festival, not as famous as Notting Hill Carnival, but definitely not less interesting. It is Respect - an Anti-Racism and Multicultural Festival. Respect is usually run in summer, its home being various parks of London. The program of the Festival includes performances of well-known DJs, bands, fashion shows, and traditional dances and music. The main idea the Festival tries to carry is Respect for everyone despite age, nationality, religion, gender, and political beliefs.
In general, Great Britain is rich in cultural and sports events, and as a capital London is entitled to be their usual centre. If you need emotions come to London and find something special in the list of London events.