As England’s capital city, there is always something going on in London. Over the years, many exciting events and occasions have taken place, from great sporting events to cultural celebrations.
If you have had the pleasure of attending any of these, you will no doubt remember them fondly. In this post, we have decided to relive these fantastic events by taking a look at five of the biggest occasions to take place in London. So, let’s get straight to it…
THE LONDON 2012 SUMMER OLYMPICS
The 2012 Summer Olympics were truly spectacular. From the opening ceremony to Michael Phelps becoming the most decorated Olympic athlete of all time, there were many memorable occasions. And, who can forget Mo Farah’s incredible double victory? Britain went on to win 29 gold medals in the games, and if you witnessed any one of them first hand, we are sure it is a memory you hold dear.
THE 1982 ROYAL WEDDING
Prince Charles wed the much-loved Lady Diana Spencer on July 29th 1981 at St Paul’s Cathedral. The wedding was billed as the ‘wedding of the century’, and the UK even had a national holiday to mark the occasion. Fans of the royal family lined the streets of London, with 600,000 people out in full force to witness the magical wedding.
THE 2011 ROYAL WEDDING
We can’t talk about the 1981 Royal Wedding without mentioning the more recent wedding between Prince William and Catherine Middleton. It is hard to believe that it has been four years since the prince and his beautiful bride were married at Westminster Abbey. Crowds gathered all over London to witness the moment, with everyone desperate to see Kate’s dress and the balcony kiss. Head to https://www.alivenetwork.com/bandsearch.asp?style=Wedding%20Bands if you want to hire a choir for your wedding like Kate and William. Who said we can’t have a touch of royalty at our own event?
WORLD CUP FINAL VICTORY 1966
Unfortunately, there will be a lot of people reading this post who weren’t born when England last won the World Cup, in 1966. You can read all about it at https://www.goal.com/en-gb/news/england-world-cup-1966-team-germany-final/1wrl6d7ujbtye12y215md31fyx. For those 93,000 spectators at Wembley Stadium, it is bound to be one of the greatest occasions they have ever experienced (unless you were a Germany fan of course). England beat West Germany 4 – 2, and celebrations erupted afterwards. Parotic fervour spread all over the city, with more than 6,000 mobbing the players at their Kensington hotel, and thousands partied late into the night at the likes of Trafalgar, Piccadilly Circus, and Leicester Square.
Fifteen years ago we celebrated the millennium, and London certainly did it in style. There was a glittering reception and concert at the Millennium Dome, which was attended by the Queen, prime minister, and other special VIPs. Most of us regular folk headed down to the River Thames to watch a magical fireworks display, with two million people welcoming the year 2000 in style.
The five events mentioned merely scratch the surface of the memorable occasions that have taken place in London, and it is always nice to relive such events.