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Diwali FestivalIn 2016 the Diwali celebrations in Trafalgar Square will see the children's parade re-enact the end of the Diwali story, when Lord Rama returns victorious to his kingdom. The colourful festival of lights, which has religious significance for Hindus, Sikhs and Jains, is celebrated each year with a free concert of contemporary Asian music and dance, with traditional religious music and rites to open and close the show. You can also sample South East Asian vegetarian cuisine, enjoy children's activities, buy colourful trinkets, don a sari and pose for a photo at this celebration of the victory of light over darkness.

 

About Trafalgar Square

Lord Nelson, Britain's greatest military hero, and the mighty lions that surround him, pay testament to the position of Trafalgar Square at the heart of the capital, the heart of the nation, and, at one time, the heart of an empire that controlled three fifths of the world. More about Trafalgar Square

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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Charing Cross Tube Station
 
3 minutes walk
 
Leicester Square Tube Station
 
5 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Charing Cross Railway Station
 
4 minutes walk
 
Blackfriars Railway Station
 
21 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Q-Park Trafalgar
 
2 minutes walk
 
St Martins Lane NCP
 
4 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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The Trafalgar Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £165  36% off
2 Spring Gardens, SW1A | 1 minute from Diwali Festival
Almost in the shadow of Nelson's Column, and with the Palaces of Whitehall looming behind it, this hotel is at the heart of the Capital. ... More
 
 
 
Club Quarters Trafalgar Square
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £88  27% off
8 Northumberland Avenue, WC2N | 1 minute from Diwali Festival
A fantastic nineteenth century exterior hides a thoroughly modern hotel, with clean, minimalist design in the rooms. The biggest draw is the location, in the very ... More
 
 
 
The Grand at Trafalgar Square
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £88  40% off
8 Northumberland Avenue, WC2N | 1 minute from Diwali Festival
A visually stunning building, The Grand at Trafalgar Square is a quintessential London hotel, located within the restored landmark Northumberland House - formerly the Victoria Hotel. ... More
 
 
 
 
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Young Frankenstein
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 28th September 2017 to 10th February 2018
Diwali Festival, 2 Charing Cross Road, WC2H | 3 minutes from Diwali Festival
Ross Noble, Lesley Joseph and Hadley Fraser lead the cast of Young Frankenstein, Mel Brooks' uproarious musical based on his Oscar-nominated 1974 film about a New ...More
 
 
 
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The Comedy About A Bank Robbery
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 31st March 2016 to 1st April 2018
Diwali Festival, 218-223 Piccadilly, Piccadilly Circus, W1V | 6 minutes from Diwali Festival
Mischief Theatre, creators of The Play That Goes Wrong - winner of the Olivier Award for Best New Comedy - and Peter Pan Goes Wrong, have ...More
 
 
 
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London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 20th June 2017 to 6th January 2018
Diwali Festival, Shaftesbury Avenue, W1D | 7 minutes from Diwali Festival
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Haymarket Theatre Royal
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Haymarket, SW1Y | 3 minutes from Diwali Festival
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London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO)
London > Entertainment > Theatres
St Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 3 minutes from Diwali Festival
London Coliseum is a magnificent historic building and an excellent venue in which to enjoy the soaring sounds and high drama of some truly thrilling operas. ... More
 
 
 
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Odeon Leicester Square
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
24-26 Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 3 minutes from Diwali Festival
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Central London, Westminster, London WC2N | Same location as Diwali Festival
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London > Attractions > Sights
Trafalgar Square, Westminster, London WC2N | Same location as Diwali Festival
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Nelson's Column
London > Attractions > Sights
Trafalgar Square, Westminster, London SW1Y | 1 minute from Diwali Festival
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London > Shopping > Specialists
7 Charing Cross Underground Shopping Arcade, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 3 minutes from Diwali Festival
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Tenderproduct
London > Shopping > Art and Design
6 Cecil Court, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 4 minutes from Diwali Festival
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Dover Street Market
London > Shopping > Department Stores
18-22 Haymarket, Mayfair, London SW1Y | 4 minutes from Diwali Festival
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Massimo Restaurant & Bar
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
10 Northumberland Avenue, 10 Northumberland avenue, Westminster, London WC2N | 1 minute from Diwali Festival
Adding another notch to his London portfolio, David Collins has designed the exquisite Massimo restaurant within the grand 5 star Corinthia Hotel London in Whitehall Place. ... More
 
 
 
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Albannach
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
66 Trafalgar Square, Westminster, London WC2N | 1 minute from Diwali Festival
Scotland combines some of the finest ingredients in the world with some of the most atrocious cooking, but this Scottish-themed bar-restaurant is trying to change all ... More
 
 
 
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Pret A Manger
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
62-65 Trafalgar Square, Westminster, London WC2N | 1 minute from Diwali Festival
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The London Film School
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
24 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, WC2H | 8 minutes from Diwali Festival
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Courtauld Institute of Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 10 minutes from Diwali Festival
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English [Out There!]
London > Education > English Language Courses
10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 13 minutes from Diwali Festival
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ESPA Life at Corinthia
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
Whitehall Place, Westminster, London SW1A | 3 minutes from Diwali Festival
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Victoria Embankment Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Victoria Embankment, Villiers Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 4 minutes from Diwali Festival
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The Sherlock Holmes
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10 Northumberland Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes from Diwali Festival
Thirsty Sherlock Holmes fans look no further than this homage to the great detective himself and to original Victorian pubs. While you indulge in a soothing ... More
 
 
 
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The Clarence
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53 Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | 3 minutes from Diwali Festival
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The Harp
London > Nightlife > Pubs
47 Chandos Place, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 3 minutes from Diwali Festival
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Walkers Of Whitehall
London > Nightlife > Bars
15 Craig's Court, St James's, London SW1A | 1 minute from Diwali Festival
Built in 1694 on Craig's Court, just south of Trafalgar Square, Walkers of Whitehall was originally ... More
 
 
 
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Institute of Contemporary Art Bar & Cafe
London > Nightlife > Bars
12 Carlton House Terrace, The Mall, St James's, London SW1Y | 3 minutes from Diwali Festival
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Library
London > Nightlife > Bars
112 St Martin's Lane , Covent Garden, London WC2N | 3 minutes from Diwali Festival
Private members club housed in a five story town house, with a restaurant, hotel, bar and nightclub. Members are voted in by a committee but it's ... More
 
 
 
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116 Pall Mall, St James's, London SW1Y | 3 minutes from Diwali Festival
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Haymarket Hotel
London > Business > Venue Hire
1 Suffolk Place, St James's, London SW1Y | 3 minutes from Diwali Festival
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Odeon, Leicester Square
London > Business > Venue Hire
24-26 Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 3 minutes from Diwali Festival
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David Shrigley: Really GoodDavid Shrigley: Really GoodDavid Shrigley: Really GoodThe seven-metre-high bronze sculpture of a hand giving a disproportionately long thumbs up, which has the same dark patina as the other statues in Trafalgar Square, is the latest contemporary artwork to take up residence on the Fourth Plinth. David Shrigley's "phallic black bronze" (Guardian) Really Good sculpture was given the thumbs up by the Gua2017-08-17T00:00:00+01002017-09-29T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Trafalgar Square,   Central London      WC2N 5DS
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DATES  29th September 2016 to 29th September 2017
VENUE  Trafalgar Square 
The seven-metre-high bronze sculpture of a hand giving a disproportionately long thumbs up, which has the same dark patina as the other statues in Trafalgar Square, is the latest contemporary artwork to take up residence on the Fourth Plinth. David Shrigley's "phallic black bronze" (Guardian) Really Good sculpture was given the thumbs up by the Gua... More about this event
 
Africa On The SquareAfrica On The SquareA celebration of African arts and culture.2017-10-14T12:00:00+01002017-10-14T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Trafalgar Square,   Central London      WC2N 5DS
Category: event
Free Event 
Africa On The Square
Diwali FestivalDiwali FestivalA celebratory stage programme showcasing contemporary Asian music and dance.2017-10-15T13:00:00+01002017-10-15T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Trafalgar Square,   Central London      WC2N 5DS
Category: event
Free Event 
Diwali Festival
Silence In The SquareSilence In The SquareThe Royal British Legion leads a two minute silence for Armistice Day at 11am on the 11th day of the 11th month in the square. After the event, the public can place poppy petals in the fountains as a symbolic act of remembrance.2017-11-11T10:00:00+00002017-11-11T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Trafalgar Square,   Central London      WC2N 5DS
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Locrian Ensemble: Vivaldi And Bach By Candlelight
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I Am
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St Martin-in-the-Fields 2 minutes walk from Diwali Festival

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Tracey Emin's 'Death Mask' has been acquired by the National Portrait Gallery and can be seen as part of a ...More

 
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Exhibitions | Until 7th September 2017 

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A life-size cast-iron sculpture by Antony Gormley has been dramatically suspended from the ceiling of the Ondaatje Wing Main Hall ...More

 

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