18.000 people take part in re-enactment activity every week end in the UK. There are groups all over the country re-enacting famouse battels etc. from the Romans to Star Wars. These events can be brilliant phooto ops with costumes uniforms weapons tanks and best of all lots of BLOOD.
List of historical reenactment groups - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedi
Other annual events:
July Procession of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, St Peter's Italian Church, Clerkenwell.
Notting Hill Carnival London W11 Bank Holiday weekend
Costermongers Harvest Festival (Pearly Kings & Queens). , Guildhall & Cheapside
Lord Mayor's Show Sets off from Mansion House at 11am. Often cold, wet and dark - use fast prime lenses and shoot at 400 ISO!
Remembrance day at Cenotaph Whitehall 11/11 each year
Feb :Joe Grimaldi memorial sarevice. Holy Trinity Church in Dalston Hackney http://stevemepstedblog.wordpress.com/2013/02/10/clowns-day-out-joseph-grimaldis-memorial-service/
Chinese New Year. Gerrard st. / Llyal St. Soho London W.1. http://www.visitlondon.com/things-to-do/event/4733685-chinese-new-year-in-london
March: international Womens Day. 1st week of March usually http://www.internationalwomensday.com/
April: Pancake Races in Guildhall Yard. Alderman and livery company big wigs race in ermine and gowns.
City of London Festival. Street parties etc.Usually June/July many events http://www.colf.org
Thames festival. Floatillas etc.usually Sept http://thamesfestival.org/
Smithfield Nocturn bike races. 7/6/2014 Evening event featuring Penny farthing, folding bike races, stunt riders as well as serious Superbike races. rippling thies http://www.londonnocturne.com
Leadenhall Market Festival. http://www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/things-to-do/visiting-the-city/food-drink-and-shopping/leadenhall-market/Pages/default.aspx
World Naked Bike ride usually starts in Hyde Park. http://www.worldnakedbikeride.org/
November London to Brighton vintage car rally starts at Park Lane. Get there early for the start. People in costume make a great photo op as well as cars. http://www.veterancarrun.com
July. Pride. Gay procession down Regent Street ending in Trafalgar Sq. unstoppable posers love having their picture taken. http://londoncommunitypride.org/
Other annual events:
Nov. Lord Mayor of London Show. Starts Guildhall processes to Fleet St. And back.
December: Santathon. How many Santa's can you get in Trafalgar Square.
Brazillian Samba procession Southbank.
Tower Bridge day and night. Check for opening times.
Observation platform No. 1 Poultry. Press R for restaurant in lifts . turn left to avoid expensive wine bar follow curved wall to opening onto terrace. Platform at far end of triangular shaped space. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No_1_Poultry
If you can afford it on the first weekend of August each year thousands of twins and triplets descend upon the town of Twinsburg Ohio USA for the annual Twins Days Festival.There's a Double Take parade and, of course, loads of partying with everyone drinking doubles. www.twinsdays.org
Websites to keep in touch with for events
The Londonist. Timeout. visitlondon.com