You may think that there is not much to look forward to in comparison with 2012 but think again; the New Year is going to bring some exciting things to the UK that are sure to make it a year to remember.
The Royal Baby – Summer 2013
The world’s favourite royal couple have recently announced that there is to be a new addition to the Royal Family. The media is already a buzz with baby names and due dates, but we will all have to wait until summer 2013 before we meet the new little prince or princess.
RHS Chelsea Flower Show 100th year – 21st – 25th May 2013
The world’s most famous flower show is celebrating its 100th year in 2013. The RHS Chelsea Flower Show receives thousands of visitors every year and in 2013, the event looks set to be even bigger and more spectacular than ever.
Interflora’s 90th Birthday – May 29th 2013
The UK flower experts are celebrating 90 years of flower delivery on May 29th 2013. Started in the UK in 1923 by two dedicated florists, Interflora has grown over the years and now has branches around the globe, delivering fresh flowers and gifts straight into the arms of loved ones everywhere.
Warner Bros. 90th Birthday – April 4th 2013
For 90 years, Warner Bros. has brought some of the world’s biggest films to the silver screen, including Harry Potter, The Life of Brian and The Matrix. This year the studio is celebrating in style by re-releasing a number of its most acclaimed films, including The Wizard of Oz remastered in 3D.
Anniversary of the Hollywood sign –July 13th 2013
Arguably the most famous icon in the world, the Hollywood sign stands above Los Angeles in California and has been featured in film, art and music since its erection in July 1923. Originally spelling out ‘Hollywoodland’, the sign is celebrating 90 years of Hollywood in 2013.
London Underground 150th – January 9th 2013
Whether you love it or hate it, the London Underground is up there with British icons such as fish and chips and cricket. Originally built by several private companies, the Underground is now the most popular choice of transportation in the nation’s capital, despite a somewhat cynical opinion of its efficiency within the general public.
Glastonbury – June 26th to 30th 2013
The UK’s biggest festival is back in 2013 and looks to be the best one yet. Headlining this year’s show are legendary rockers The Rolling Stones and British-American rock band Fleetwood Mac. Held over a weekend in June, this summer festival attracted nearly 200,000 visitors in 2011 and this year looks set to blow that record wide open.
RideLondon Festival – August 3rd and 4th 2013
For those of you who are missing the Olympics already, RideLondon should go some of the way to giving you your sporting fix. There will be a number of cycling events held in the capital during the festival, including Grand Prix and Freestyle races. Including both professional and amateur cyclists, this is a major sporting event that you can get involved in yourself!
60th Anniversary of the Queen’s Coronation – June 2nd 2013
To mark 60 years since Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation, the BBC will be hosting an evening of live television in celebration of the occasion. On a date to be confirmed, the BBC will dedicate an evening of television to programmes celebrating the reign of our monarch and focus on some of the unforgettable moments that have occurred during her time as Queen.
Royal Philharmonic Society 200th anniversary – January 24th, 2013
The Royal Philharmonic Society was formed in 1813 when there were no permanent orchestras established in London. A group of musicians came together to promote creative talent and the continued performances of music across the nation’s capital. The society has worked with some of the world’s most famous musicians and composers and will feature a number of concerts in 2013 to mark its anniversary.
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