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Top five must-see events in the UK

Now that it’s finally starting to get a bit warmer and brighter, it’s time to get outdoors and enjoy some of the finest UK events going on this year.

Here’s five of the best to check out.
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The London Marathon

This year the national’s capital hosts the 35th London Marathon on 26 April. It’s a spectacular way to witness London in its prime as thousands of spectators watch many of the world’s best long-distance runners complete the 26.2 mile course.

The route is designed to show off the greatest sites in London as it makes its way from Greenwich Park over Tower Bridge across the River Thames, and then heads past Big Ben and Buckingham Palace to its eventual finish in The Mall.

So whether you’re a participant or merely a spectator, it’s a great way to witness the best in British sporting spirit!
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The Grand National

And if you definitely prefer watching others run, then head to the Aintree racecourse in Liverpool and celebrate Europe’s premier horse racing event; The Grand National.

This year the three day meeting takes place from 9 to 11 April, with the main race on Saturday. It’s a great spectator sport as 40 horses compete in the handicap steeplechase action with over 30 fences to navigate on the four mile circuit. And if you want to research the racecourse, then check out the latest horse racing news from Aintree.
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London Fashion Week

Of course, it’s not all sport and London Fashion Week reveals an all-together more glamorous side to the nation’s character.

This year the event takes place from 20 to 24 February with many world-class designers taking part to showcase their latest collections. 2015 will see the likes of Jasper Conran, Vivienne Westwood and Mulberry all revealing their eye-catching designs for the summer season.
The Great Escape

For music fans, the Great Escape in Brighton is a great place to check out some of the best up and coming bands and artists.

For three days from 14 to 16 May the seaside town is taken over by live music with over 400 acts performing in front of fans and key industry players to see who will be the big names of 2015.
Edinburgh Fringe

From 7 to 31 August, the Scottish capital hosts the Edinburgh Fringe that showcases the very best in comedy, theatre, cabaret and street performances.

The arts and entertainment festival truly has something for everyone with over 4000 shows taking place in 300 venues across the city. Last year’s highlights included talks from JK Rowling, comedy from Mark Thomas and a mesmerising flamenco performance from Paco Pena, and this year promises to be the biggest and best yet!

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