Bucket List – What to do in the UK 2016

Posted: Jan 28 2016

So you’ve got through the test of January, here’s what you can look forward to in the UK for the rest of the year.



London Fashion Week

If you’re interested in fashion, this is not one to miss! It’s one of the world’s highest profile designer showcases. With tonnes of events going on all over London there’s bound to be an area of interest to you.

20th – 24th February




Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race

Being one of the oldest sporting events in history – dating back to 1829 it attracts millions of viewers. It takes place in London, but is also available to view live on television on BBC 1.

27th March




London Marathon

A gruelling 26 mile run is endured by around 36,000 people every year. The streets are lined by spectators cheering them on and the atmosphere is incredible. Not one to miss, either dig out your running shoes and get entered, or simply turn up on the day to support.

24th of April




FA Cup Final

For all football fans out there, this is one that needs to be in your diary. It’s one of the largest footballing events in the UK and is always set to be a good game. The final is held at Wembley Stadium, but can be viewed live on the BBC.

21st May





It’s the UK’s ultimate festival. The list of attractions and events here are endless. The music line up is always incredible, but there is far more to this festival than just music. It’s also one of the most child friendly festivals going. Check out their website for more info, as the list of attractions is too long to write.

22nd to 26th of June




Wimbledon Tennis Championship

It’s one of the oldest tennis tournaments in the world, and one of the most iconic British events running. Not only can you go and watch the world’s greatest tennis players fight for the title, you can also treat yourself to a top class cream tea, or a couple of glasses of Pimms. How else you want to spend a sunny summer’s day in the UK?

27th June to the 10th of July




Manchester Pride

An annual festival celebrating Manchester’s gay, lesbian, transgender and bisexual life. With displays of art, music, parade the whole event builds up to the 72 hour ‘The Big Weekend’ party. It’s open to all, and is a great event to get involved in.

28th to the 31st of August




Jane Austin Festival

In the heart of Bath, where Jane Austin originated from, they hold a 10 day festival to celebrate all things related. There are activities on every day from readings to workshops and much more.

9th to the 18th of September




Bristol Cocktail Week

If you love cocktails this is a week not to miss. They bring together the best drinks, in the best bars, with the best bartenders for everyone to enjoy. The week is topped off with a number of cocktail awards distributed to the industry.

17th to the 23rd of October




Winter Wonderland

Held in London’s Hyde Park, it celebrates all things wintery. It’s the best way to get you in the Christmas spirit. From German markets to ice-skating, fairground rides to circus shows there’s something for the whole family.

November 2016 to January 2017




Hogmanay – Edinburgh

The Scottish sure know how to throw a party. The Hogmanay is one of the largest street parties around, held on New Year’s Eve. With music acts, hundreds of bars and one of the world’s largest firework displays it should definitely be on the top of your list for where to see in the new year.

30th December 2016 to 1st of January 2017