If there’s one thing that unites Brits, it’s a shared love for celebrating. From music festivals to cultural events, the United Kingdom hosts a smorgasbord of experiences throughout the year.
Want to stay on top of the most anticipated UK events in 2024? Keep reading for our UK events calendar:
Bath reBalance Festival, January 25th – February 18th
Feeling a little off balance after the festive season? Rest, rejuvenate and reset at reBalance Bath – The Festival of Wellbeing. The perfect excuse for a girls’ getaway, the festival features three weeks of events designed to nurture the mind, body and soul. And of course, it never hurts to have your own private Bath holiday cottage complete with wellness-inspired facilities like heated pools and hot tubs. Sweeping views over the Somerset countryside are the icing on the cake.
The Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race, April 7th
As spring blossoms along the Thames, the Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race steps up as a highlight of the British sporting UK events calendar. The race unfolds in London though the celebrations continue back in Oxford and Cambridge, where you’ll find some truly stunning holiday rental properties – perfect for hosting post-race parties.
Grand National, April 11th – 13th
Held at the illustrious Aintree Racecourse in Liverpool, the Grand National is one of the most anticipated horse races in the world. It sees competitors complete two circuits of the famous Grand National course, which features dozens of fences. The meeting spans for three days though let’s be honest, Ladies’ Day steals the spotlight and is one of the most anticipated UK events in 2024. This year it’s scheduled for April 12, and you can bet Aintree will be overrun with colourful frocks and fascinators.
The Chelsea Flower Show, May 21st – 25th
Held in the heart of London, the annual Chelsea Flower Show transforms the Royal Hospital into a spectacular floral extravaganza. The event itself is packed to the brim but when it comes to sightseeing in London, spring is a fantastic time to beat the crowds. Looking for accommodation in the capital? Swap cramped urban hotels for luxury holiday cottages in the countryside.
Hay Festival, May 23rd – June 2nd
Every year, literature enthusiasts flock to Wales for the world-famous Hay Festival. Held in the charming town of Hay-on-Wye, the festival is nicknamed the “Woodstock of the mind” and aims to inspire, educate and spark meaningful conversations. This year the programme is more dynamic than ever, making the Hay Festival one of our top UK events in 2024. Beyond books, the staggeringly beautiful landscapes of Brecon Beacons National Park are at your doorstep in Hay-on-Wye, so why not tag on a few extra days to explore the region? By the coast, destinations like Tenby and Aberystwyth beckon with postcard-perfect seascapes.
Glastonbury Festival, June 26th – 30th
Glastonbury Festival needs no introduction. As one of the most iconic music festivals in the world, it draws crowds from far and wide. In 2024, rumours are swirling that iconic artists like Coldplay, Madonna and the Spice Girls will headline the event.
While the muddy fields of Worthy Farm are a haven for music lovers, luxury holiday rentals in Somerset elevate the Glastonbury experience to the next level. After a day of revelry, there’s no better way to unwind than with a hot tub soak under the Somerset stars and a good night’s sleep in a plush bed.
Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour, June & August
If you were lucky enough to score tickets to The Eras Tour, you’ll know just how big the event is. In 2024, the cinematic tour will touch down in the UK, hitting London, Edinburgh, Liverpool and Cardiff. Whatever city you’re headed to, why not make your trip shimmer with a luxury holiday rental with enough space to accommodate your entire Swifty crew?
Notting Hill Carnival, August 25th – 26th
The infectious rhythms of the Caribbean take over the streets of West London during the Notting Hill Carnival. Without a doubt, it’s one of the most colourful instalments on the UK events calendar. The atmosphere is electric but can leave you exhausted, which is where luxury holiday rentals in London step up. After hours of dancing, return to your urban sanctuary for well-deserved R&R.
Diwali – October 24th
Looking for family-friendly UK events in 2024? Diwali, also known as the Festival of Lights, is celebrated across the country and never fails to dazzle. If you’re not familiar with the event, it symbolises the “victory of light over darkness, good over evil and knowledge over ignorance”.
As well as spiritual significance for Hindus, Jains and Sikhs, the festival is embraced by Brits across the country with parties, fireworks and flickering candles. Diwali is all about celebrating with family and friends, making it the perfect time to plan a group getaway.
Bonfire Night – November 5th
Wrap up the year with an explosive Bonfire Night celebrated with family and friends. Forget disappointing local displays. There are plenty of places throughout England and Wales that really go the extra mile.
Why not head to Lewes in Sussex – known to many as the bonfire capital of the world! Their lively celebrations include a flaming barrel run, effigies being marched through the streets and topical firework-packed models created by local societies.
Elevate your events with luxury holiday rentals by kate & tom’s
With so much to look forward to on the 2024 UK events calendar, why wait any longer to start planning your getaway? Whether you’re into music, literature, art or family-oriented celebrations, luxury holiday rentals are the perfect way to elevate any event. At kate & tom’s you’ll find sanctuaries for every occasion, from chic city apartments to sprawling countryside retreats.
Get in touch with our friendly team today on [email protected] to discuss your plans and lock in holiday accommodation that’s just as special as the event itself.