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 English dishes at Tom’s Kitchen 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 22nd 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 Picasso Exhibition at the Tate Modern, where you will find over 100 iconic Picasso paintings, drawings and sculptures on display. Alternatively, visit the Monet and Architecture exhibition at the National Gallery which will be running until July 2018, or the Roman Dead exhibition at the Museum of London Docklands which launches on 25th May.
Watch a Theatre Show in the Sun
This April, Shakespeare’s Globe is welcoming the spring with its first open-air productions of 2018, kicking off with the timeless ‘Hamlet’. 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 the first production of the year, Peter Pan, 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. 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 12th to Sunday 15th 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 idyllic 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.