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Things to Do in London Spring 2020

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The wait is over - spring is finally here! Here’s a glance at the must-see events and best places to explore in London to capture your imagination this season.

Enjoy a Brunch with a River View

First things first, head to the Docklands for a delicious brunch coupled with a delightful view of the River Thames. Nothing says spring like Eggs Florentine and a glass of Buck’s Fizz. Check out the top spots to head to with our guide to brunch in the Docklands, from traditional brunch dishes at Big Easy to unique, oriental flavours available at ROKA.

Head to the West End for your Spring Wardrobe

Now that spring is here it is definitely time for a new wardrobe! Pack the winter coats away and head into the West End for spring jackets and floral vibes available at a variety of High Street and designer stores. From Liberty to Selfridges, and Harvey Nichols to Harrods, you’re bound to find some signature spring garments.

Be an Onlooker at an Unmissable Event

One of the most anticipated spring events in the capital is the London Marathon, which will take place this year on Sunday 26th April. Even if you’re not running, thousands of spectators turn up on the day to show support from the side-lines for what’s considered one of the biggest parties of the year.

Visit One of London’s Many Interesting Exhibitions

Why not take a trip to the Steve McQueen Exhibition at the Tate Modern, on display will be some of his most iconic work over the past 25 years and visitors can be treated to pieces of film never seen before. Alternatively, visit the Titian: Love, Desire, Death exhibition at the National Gallery which will be running until June 2020, or the Havering Hoard: A Bronze Age Mystery  exhibition at the Museum of London Docklands which launches on  3rd April.

Watch a Theatre Show in the Sun

This April, Shakespeare’s Globe is welcoming the spring by kicking it off with the timeless ‘Romeo and Juliet’. Check out other top Shakespeare spots to explore in the capital with our essential guide. Another great place to enjoy theatre whilst being immersed in the great outdoors this spring is Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre where 101 Dalmatians will be running from May through to June.

Experience a Night out with a Difference this Spring

Those desiring a unique night out in London this spring should check out the unusual crazy golf courses at Swingers in the West End and at Junk Yard Golf in Brick Lane. Alternatively, wine, dine and bowl at Queens’ iconic bowling alley, or visit the ice rink for a night of disco-themed ice skating. If you’re in East London, head to The Bat and Ball in Stratford or Bounce in Old Street for drinks over a game of ping pong!

Get your Caffeine Kick at the London Coffee Festival

Coffee-lovers should no doubt head to the hipster capital of Shoreditch for this year’s coffee festival, held from Thursday 2nd to Sunday 5th April, where guests can browse more than 250 artisan coffee and gourmet food stalls, take lessons from award-winning baristas, taste coffee-infused cocktails and so much more. Take a look at the best coffee shops in Shoreditch here.

Take a Spring Stroll

Watch London’s parkland come to life with a spring stroll, from the magnificent Royal Parks including Hyde Park and Regent’s Park, to more quaint and intimate settings such as Soho Square Gardens and the iconic poet’s corner, Bloomsbury Square.

Finish with Drinks at your Favourite Rooftop Bar

Head to one of London’s exclusive rooftop bars for a signature cocktail with the city skyline as your backdrop to round off a perfect day in the capital. There’s Sushi Samba’s Tree Bar in the City on the 38th floor of the Heron Tower, or the Aqua Shard’s atrium bar in London Bridge for a swanky, low-lit ambience accompanied by one of the best views in the capital.

Edited: 12th December 2022
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