UK Dates for your Diary in 2009

(Includes Bank Holidays, Exhibitions & The Season)
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Date Event Details More...
9-18 London Boat Show ExCel, Royal Victoria Dock View Website
25 Burns Night Scotland -
21-22 The Event Show Earls Court and Olympia, London View Website
27 Holocaust Memorial Day - -
29-30 Moving and Handling People Business Design Centre, London View Website
January Reminders:
  • Apply for ballots to Trooping the Colour (June): 020 7414 2479
  • Apply for tickets to Badminton Horse Trials (April): 01454 218375
  • Booking opens for Chelsea Flower Show (May): 020 7834 4333
  • Booking opens for The Vodafone Derby (June): 01372 726311
  • Apply for tickets to Royal Ascot (June) and tickets for the Royal Enclosure: 01344 876876
  • Book Gala Preview tickets for Royal Academy Summer Exhibition (June):020 7300 8000
  • Apply for tickets to Hampton Court Flower Show (July): 0207 014 8444


Date Event Details More...
1 Chinese New Year - -
10-12 Business Travel Show Earl’s Court, London View Website
24-26 Confex Exhibition Earl's Court 1, London View Website
14 St Valentines Day - -
20-24 London Fashion Week Natural History Museum View Website
24 Shrove Tuesday    
February Reminders
  • End of month deadline for Trooping of the Colour application
  • Apply for Glyndebourne (May-August) to go on mailing list and for ballot form 01273 815000
  • Phone bookings for Hampton Court Flower Show (July) 0207 014 8444


Date Event Details More...
- Flat racing season starts - View Website
- Royal Shakespeare Company
Season Starts
Stratford upon Avon View Website
View Website
1 St David's Day Wales -
4-5 Business South -St. Mary’s Statium
View Website
5-8 Crufts -NEC, Birmingham View Website
Sat 7 World Health Day    
Mon 8 Queen’s Birthday    
8 International Women's Day - View Website
Mon 9 Commonwealth Day - View Website
20 – 13 April Daily Mail Ideal Home Exhibition Earls Court View Website
10-13 Cheltenham Festival & Gold Cup Horse racing View Website
Wed 11 No Smoking Day - View Website
13 Red Nose Day   View Website
17 St.Patrick's Day -Ireland -
Thu 18 Royal Ascot, Ladies Day - View Website
22 Mother’s Day - -
Tue 24 Boss’s DayJune 2009    
24-25 Business Continuity, The Risk Management Expo Excel, London View Website
29 British Summer Time begins The clocks go forward an hour  
29 Oxford v Cambridge Boat Race Putney to Mortlake, London View Website
March Reminders
  • Apply for Edinburgh Festival programme (August) 0131 473 2001
  • Book tickets for the Horse of the Year Show (October) 020 87959595


Date Event Details More...
1 April Fool's Day - -
1-2 RSVP Business Design Centre, London View Website
2-4 John Smith's Grand National Aintree View Website
10 Good Friday Bank Holiday  
13 Easter Monday (except Scotland) Bank Holiday  
17-18 Scottish Grand National Ayr Racecourse View Website
21 - 23 HRD 2008, Learning and Development Conference and Exhibition ExCel, London View Website
23 St George’s Day    
24-25 Sandown Park Gold Cup Surrey View Website
26 London Marathon   View Website
22 Administrative Professionals Day   View Website
23-26 Harrogate Spring Flower Festival Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate View Website
28 – 4 May Cheltenham Jazz Festival Cheltenham View Website
29 UK Gift Card & Voucher
Association Conference 2009
The Queen Elizabeth II
Centre, London
View Website
April Reminders
  • Apply for tickets to Royal Windsor Horse Show (May) 0870 121 5370
  • Book tickets for Garsington Opera (June - July) 01865 361636
  • Apply for Burghley Horse Trials passes (August-September): 01780 752131


Date Event Details More...
- Polo season starts Hurlingham Polo
View Website
- Shakespeare's Globe -
Season Starts
London, Until October View Website
Badminton Horse Trials Gloucestershire View Website
1-31 (tbc) Mind, Body & Spirit Exhibition Royal Horticultural Halls
3 Great Edinburgh Run    
4 May Day Bank Holiday -
13-17 Royal Windsor Horse Show Windsor View Website
12-14 The Times Crème. The Executive Secretary and PA Event Olympia, London View Website
12-14 The Facilities Show NEC, Birmingham View Website
21-23 Devon County Show West Point, Exeter View Website
22 – 6 June Bath International Music Festival - View Website
21-30 August Glyndebourne Festival East Sussex View Website
19-23 Chelsea Flower Show Chelsea, London View Website
21-31 The Hay Festival Hay-on-Wye, Herefordshire View Website
22 - 7 June Bath Fringe Festival Bath View Website
25 Spring Bank Holiday Bank Holiday  
27-30 Royal Bath and West of England Show Shepton Mallet, Somerset View Website
May Reminders
  • Phone for programme for Chelternham International Festival of Music (July) 01242 227979
  • Glorious Goodwood tickets (July) 01243 755022
  • Apply for Proms booking form (July to September) 020 7589 8212


Date Event Details More...
2-13 Hampton Court Palace Festival Hampton Court View Website
3 - 5 July Garsington Opera Garsington Manor, Oxfordshire View Website
4-6 Royal Cornwall Show Wadebridge, Cornwall View Website
6 Derby Day Epsom racecourse, Surrey View Website
8-14 AEGON Championships Tennis Tennis. Queens Club, London View Website
9 Lords Vs Commons Tug of War Westminster, London View Website
11-14 Bramham International Horse Trials Wetherby, Yorkshire View Website
13 Trooping of the Colour Horse Guards Parade, London View Website
16-20 Royal Ascot -York Racecourses, Yorkshire View Website
19-21 East of England Show -- View Website
19-21 The Three Counties Summer Show -- -
20 Round the Island Race Cowes, Isle of Wight View Website
21 Father's Day - -
21 London to Brighton Bike ride - View Website
21 Summer Solstice Longest Day -
22 – 5 July Wimbledon Tennis Championships London View Website
23-24 Business Scotland Royal Concert Halls, Glasgow View Website
24-25 The Exhibiting Show Earls Court, London View Website
25–26 Royal Highland Show Edinburgh View Website
June Reminders
  • Check dates for Veuve Cliquot Gold Cup British Open Championship (July) 01730 813257
  • Phone for details of Edinburgh Fringe Festival (August) 0131 226 0026


Date Event Details More...
1-2 Royal Norfolk Show Norwich View Website
1-5 Henley Royal Regatta Oxfordshire View Website
7-10 Royal Agricultural Show Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire View Website
3-5 Goodwood Festival of Speed Chichester, West Sussex View Website
3-8 The Cheltenham International Festival of Music Cheltenham View Website
7-12 Hampton Court Palace Flower Show Surrey View Website
10-28 Buxton Opera and Music Festival Derbyshire View Website
13 Battle of the Boyne Bank holiday (N. Ireland)  
14-16 Great Yorkshire Show Harrogate View Website
16-19 Open Golf Championship St Andrews View Website
17 BBC Proms season begins Runs into September View Website
19 Veuve Clicquot Gold Cup finals Cowdray Park
20-23 Royal Welsh Show Powys View Website
12 Rise Festival London  
18-26 Whistable Oyster Festival Whistable  
22-26 Royal International Horse Show Hickstead, Sussex View Website
25-26 World Highland Games Championships Inverness View Website
26 Cartier International Polo Day Guards Polo Club, Windsor View Website
28 – 1 August Glorious Goodwood Chichester, Sussex View Website
July Reminders
  • Book tickets for Buckingham Palace Tours (August to September): 0207 766 7300


Date Event Details More...
1-8 Skandia Cowes Week Sailing Regatta Cowes, Isle of Wight View Website
1-8 Royal National Eisteddfod Wales View Website
3 Summer Bank Holiday Bank Holiday (Scotland)  
7-9 Festival of British Eventing Michinhampton, Gloucestershire View Website
7-29 Edinburgh Military Tattoo Edinburgh Castle, Scotland View Website
14 – 6 September Edinburgh Fringe Festival   View Website
7-29 Edinburgh Military Tattoo Edinburgh View Website
23-24 Notting Hill Carnival London View Website
31 Summer Bank Holiday Bank Holiday (except Scotland)  


Date Event Details More...
3-6 The Burghley Horse Trials Stamford, Lincolnshire View Website
4-6 Chatsworth Country Fair Chatsworth House, Bakewell, Derbyshire View Website
5 The Braemar Highland Gathering Aberdeenshire View Website
10-13 The Blenheim International Horse Trials Woodstock, Oxfordshire View Website
12 Last night of the Proms Royal Albert Hall, London View Website
16-17 National Venue Show NEC, Birmingham View Website
16-18 National Incentive Show NEC, Birmingham View Website
18-20 Harrogate Autumn Flower Show Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate View Website
September Reminders
  • Apply for ticket application forms for the Chelsea Flower Show preview 020 7834 4333
  • Apply to go on the Stella Artois Tennis Tournament mailing list 020 73853421
  • Enter ballot for Wimbledon 020 8944 1066


Date Event Details More...
7-11 Horse of the Year Show NEC Birmingham View Website
16 Boss Day   -
23-25 The Wine Show -London View Website
25 British Summer time ends Clocks go back -
16-17 Business South West Westpoint Arena, Exeter View Website
31 Halloween - -


Date Event Details More...
1 London to Brighton
Veteran Car Run
- View Website
5 Guy Fawke's Night - -
8 Remembrance Day - -
11-15 Country Living Christmas Fair Business Design Centre, London View Website
14 Lord Mayor's Show London View Website
30 St Andrew's Day Scotland -


Date Event Details More...
1 World Aids Day - -
1 London International
Horse Show
Olympia, London View Website
6 St Nicholas Day Europe -
21 Winter Solstice Shortest Day -
25 Christmas Day - -
28 Boxing Day In lieu -

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