1 Jul 2013 | by Mark Buist

Hello everyone and welcome to my latest article where I will be taking you through a series of events that will be occurring during the year of 2013

Chinese New Year

For the Chinese, 2013 is 'The Year of the Snake' and it is here I would like to start my eventful journey. If last years celebrations are anything to go by, this is going to be yet another fantastic day and one that you should not miss out on! 

Sunday the 10th of February, 10.15am, is the day where Chinese New Year takes over the likes of Trafalgar Square and Chinatown in London by demonsrating it's finest in traditional songs along with Chinese Dragons and an amazing array of floats, acrobats and other fantastic entertainment to give you a taste of the Chinese culture. You can find out more information for 2013 and view videos of last year's event, via here at Visit London.

A Taste of London

Because of the continuing success over the years that the Taste of London has provided, it is back for yet another year! Here you will find the best in both food and drink provided by some of the most popular restaurants and well known chefs  in the Country and World such as Jamie Oliver and Nuno Mendez , all here at London's biggest open-air food and drink festival. 

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The event takes place in Regent's Park between the 20th and 23rd of June, and is certainly for the food fanatics out there that appreciate the best of the best in both quality and variety! It makes me hungry just thinking about it! For ticket and event information enter the Taste of London site via TasteFestivals.

The London Boat Show

Go along to the boat show held at the Excel in London this January, and witness some of the Worlds greatest water vessels. Ranging from small dinghies to multi-million pound yachts, this is a great experience and a chance to gain some great boating knowledge! 
The London Boat Show.

The Chelsea Flower Show

As I learnt in the Disney film 'Bambi'... you can learn a lot of things about the flowers! Grab your hedge trimmers and garden forks as the annual flower show returns once again to the gardens of Chelsea. Over 175,000 attend this show each year, emphasising the popularity of this! Make sure you book your tickets in advance for this one! Chelsea Flower Show.



Get the Strawberries and cream out as the World's greatest tennis players grace the famous lawns of Wimbledon. This is a fantastic 'Grand Slam' day out, and there are plenty of matches to go and see! The Wimbledon Championships 2013.


The Ashes defence kicks off for England at Trent Bridge! Howzat for a day out? Make sure you get to one of the five test matches across the countries this year and hopefully enjoy some sunshine! The Ashes 2013.

The British Grand Prix

Wait for the green lights, warm up the tires and cover your ears as 20 of the finest in racing car engineering and technology take on the Silverstone circuit to battle it out over 60 laps at 220mps with the aim of obtaining a podium finish and the trophy. Book your tickets early for this one! Silverstone 2013.

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Mark Buist

By Mark Buist

Mark began working with Penguins in 1990, taking the position of Managing Director in 1997. More articles by Mark Buist