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Key dates in 2020

Make the most of bank holidays and sporting occasions during 2020 - it's time to plan your getaways for the year ahead!

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1st February

Six Nations Championship: The first round matches commence on this date, with the championship finishing on ‘Super Saturday’ 14th March. Read our blog about the history of the Six Nations and Twickenham Stadium…

14th February

Valentine’s Day: Make the annual day of love count at The Runnymede, with our special dining events. Dine in our private dome by the river for an extra special touch…

25th February

Shrove Tuesday: Time to get your pancake fix for the year! Read our blog about the reasons behind celebrating Pancake Day and try our vegan pancake recipe…


22nd March

Mother’s Day: Join us at The Runnymede on Thames for a roast almost as good as your mum makes – except she doesn’t have to lift a finger today!

29th March

Daylight saving time starts: Clocks go forward by an hour today – roll on summer!

4th April

Grand National: Have a flutter at one of the most famous horse races in the UK.

10th – 13th April

Good Friday to Easter Monday: Spend time together as a family at The Runnymede for Easter, with an indulgent meal and chocolatey treats aplenty.


8th May

May bank holiday and VE Day: This year’s early May bank holiday is being moved to Friday to coincide with the 75th anniversary of VE Day, when fighting came to an end in World War Two.

23rd May

FA Cup Final: Champions of the 2019-20 FA Cup will be decided on this day…

25th May

Spring bank holiday: Visit us on your day off to enjoy the warming weather, with a drink by the river and a stroll up to the Magna Carta monuments.

30th May

2020 UEFA Champions League Final: This football match decider will be played at Ataturk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul, Turkey – and shown live across the world of course.


12th June

UEFA Euro 2020: The international men’s football championship will start on this date, and run all the way through until Sunday 12th July.

16th – 20th June

Royal Ascot: Get dressed up and head to the favourite race meeting of the royals. It’s just a short journey from The Runnymede too…

21st June

Father’s Day: Treat the dads in your life to a slap-up seasonal meal at The Runnymede – either buffet-style in Leftbank, or three courses with all the trimmings in The Lock Bar and Kitchen.

29th June

2020 Wimbledon Championships: This beloved two week tennis championships will start in Wimbledon, finishing with the men’s final on Sunday 12th July.


24th July

2020 Summer Olympics: Tokyo 2020 will start on this day, and run all the way through until Sunday 9th August.

31st August

Summer bank holiday: Stay with us for your long weekend to enjoy the last of the summer sunshine, and make the most of our outdoor pool or electric riverboats.

12th – 13th September

Thames Path Challenge: Walk 100km along the River Thames from London to Henley, or a 50km or 25km stretch for charity! You’ll walk right past The Runnymede too.

October, November & December

25th October

Daylight saving time ends: Get an extra hour of sleep when clocks go back today – perfect for getting your money’s worth when staying at The Runnymede!

31st October

Halloween: Get spooky with us at The Runnymede, with our Halloween-inspired feast in Leftbank.

5th November

Guy Fawkes Night: Watch the sky light up tonight and during the following weekend for fireworks night celebrations.

25th – 28th December

Christmas Day and substitute day for Boxing Day: This year’s Christmas dates mean you can make a long weekend of it, so check-in to The Runnymede and let us get you in the festive spirit.

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