From Frozen the Musical, set to conquer London’s West End, to the launch of the world’s longest coastal route and the UEFA final, 2020 is set to be an exciting year for England. Learn more about what the year has in store, with big events, openings and new shows coming soon.
1. England Coast Path, across England
The England Coast Path is an ambitious project to create a marked route around the entire coast of the country. Its opening is scheduled for 2020, large areas of the route are already open to the public, including a large stretch along the coast of north-east England. Once completed it will cover 4,500km of England’s coastline, including many previously inaccessible sections.
When? Dates to confirm
2. RHS Garden Bridgewater, Greater Manchester
Salford in Greater Manchester is preparing for the opening of one of the largest gardening projects in Europe – RHS Garden Bridgewater! Designed to open its doors in summer 2020, RHS Garden Bridgewater aims to restore the Worsley New Hall to its former glory and beyond, adding a vast walled garden and impressive modern building to welcome visitors, as well as return the historic buildings remained at their best.
When? Opening in summer 2020. The dates to confirm.
3. The new Windermere steamer, Lake District
Who will make a trip to England and travel to the Lake District you will be able to enjoy even more attractions around Lake Windermere in 2020. The MV Swift steamer will be launched in the summer. The boat will have more than 300 seats and will be the largest ever seen sailing on the lake for over 80 years, although it will be shorter than the others in the Windermere Lake Cruises fleet, allowing it to access more piers along the lake’s stunning coastline.
When? Next summer (dates to be confirmed)
4. Buxton Crescent, Peak District
For those who aspire to a spa experience that lives up to the Royal FamilyWhy not book a stay or treatment at the historic Buxton Crescent & Thermal Spa, which will open its doors in 2020? The building dates back to the 18th century and the baths use the healing waters of the area’s source. This hotel is a spectacular example of Georgian architecture and underwent a restoration costing 46 million pounds, in order to create a modern five-star spa hotel within the building placed under protection for its historical specificity. 2020 will allow guests to enjoy the 80 elegant bedrooms, as well as a fine spa, with a naturally heated spa pool at the center of the scene.
When? Dates to confirm
5. Frozen the Musical, London
Frozen the Musical comes to London. The curtain will rise on the opening show at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane london in autumn 2020, following the refurbishment of the building costing 45 million pounds. The Disney film adaptation was a stellar hit on Broadway and, even for the West End version, it’s expected to be something full of twinkling snowflakes, ice queens and snowmen singers.
When? autumn 2020
6. Tate Britain: Steve McQueen Year 3, London
Steve McQueen, Oscar-winning director and Turner Prize-winning artist, he brought an innovative photographic exhibition to Tate Britain, an installation on display until 3 May 2020. Year 3 It captures groups of third-year pupils from different schools across London, with portraits showing Britain’s next generation.
When? Until May 3, 2020
7. Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool
The UK’s largest international contemporary art festival is coming back full of energy in 2020. The theme of the Liverpool Biennial will be The Stomach and the Port, exploring the ideas that surround the human body. On display in a number of Liverpool art venues, including the Open Eye Gallery, Tate Liverpool, Victoria Gallery & Museum and Liverpool National Museums, the Liverpool biennial is a great choice to travel to Merseyside and to immerse yourself in the vibrant scene artistically.
When? July 11 – October 25, 2020
8. Museum of Making, Derby
Derby to celebrate reopening world’s oldest factory in autumn 2020, while the historic silk mill will be transformed into the Museum of Making. With the aim of giving the right space to the objects that have shaped the modern world during the last 300 years of local history, this museum will also host Eagle Engine, used on the first transatlantic flight more than a century ago.
When? autumn 2020
9. UEFA Euro 2020 – Wembley, London
Wembley Stadium will host both the semi-finals and the final europe’s most important football tournament in July, as well as four more matches. UEFA Euro 2020 will see the tournament take place in more than two nations for the first time and will attract spectators from all over the world to Wembley. Located in the heart of Brent, the London Borough of Culture for 2020, this venue will be the heart of all the events that will take place to coincide with the tournament, including UEFA Festival, a celebration of art, culture, music and football throughout the capital.
When? June 12 – July 2020
10. Tour de Yorkshire, Yorkshire
Created in May 2015 as a road cycling event Following the Tour de France visit to the county, the Tour de Yorkshire continues to attract considerable crowds every year. Visitors can come and see the race, or alternatively they can wear their favorite running jersey and walk much of the same route that will be taken by the professionals.
When? April 30- May 3, 2020
Source: Visit Britain
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