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Events from the year 1893 in the United Kingdom.
- 13 January — The Independent Labour Party has its first meeting, in Bradford under chairman Keir Hardie.
- 10 March — Government takes control of Uganda from the British East Africa Company.
- 10 May — Colony of Natal given self-governing status.
- 6 June — Wedding of Prince George, Duke of York, and Princess Mary of Teck.
- 13 June — The first British Ladies Amateur Golf Championship held at the Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club.
- 22 June — HMS Victoria, flagship of the Mediterranean Fleet, collides with HMS Camperdown and sinks in 10 minutes, Vice-Admiral Sir George Tryon going down with it.
- 29 June — Unveiling of the Shaftesbury Memorial Fountain (with its statue of Anteros), designed by Alfred Gilbert, at Piccadilly Circus in London.
- 4 July — An underground explosion at Combs Pit, Thornhill, West Yorkshire, kills 135.
- 12 July — Dundee football club, is formed.
- 10 August — Preston enters the UK Weather Records with the highest 5-minute total rainfall of 32 mm. As of August 2010 this record remains.
- 7 September — Featherstone 'Massacre': troops fire on locked-out coal miners, killing two.
- 13 October — The first students enter St Hilda's College, Oxford, founded for women by Dorothea Beale.
- 28 October — The Royal Navy's first destroyer, HMS Havock, undergoes sea trials.
- 30 November — University of Wales incorporated by Royal charter.
- December — Arthur Conan Doyle surprises the reading public by revealing in the story The Adventure of the Final Problem, published in this month's Strand Magazine, that his character Sherlock Holmes had apparently died at the Reichenbach Falls on 4 May 1891.
- 16 December — Establishment, in Yorkshire, of the Brontë Society, possibly the oldest literary society of this nature, dedicated to establishing what will become the Brontë Parsonage Museum.
- 12 February — Tom Stephenson, rambler (died 1987)
- 15 January — Ivor Novello, actor and musician (died 1951)
- 5 February — W. E. Johns, writer, creator of Biggles (died 1968)
- 3 March — Ivon Hitchens, painter (died 1979)
- 18 March — Wilfred Owen, soldier and poet (died 1918)
- 3 April — Leslie Howard, film actor (died 1943)
- 9 April — Victor Gollancz, publisher (died 1967)
- 8 May — Teddy Wakelam, English rugby player and sportscaster (d. 1963)
- 13 June — Dorothy L. Sayers, author (died 1957)
- 9 July — George Geary, cricketer (died 1981)
- 20 July — George Llewelyn-Davies, one of the 'Lost Boys' who inspired Peter Pan (died 1915)
- 7 September — Leslie Hore-Belisha, statesman after whom Belisha beacons are named (died 1957)
- 15 October — Saunders Lewis, Welsh nationalist poet, dramatist and critic (died 1985)