Spring in London means green parks and flowery balconies. But the city has a lot more to offer than just beautiful nature or maybe you just want to get away from that squirrel who is trying to steal your sandwich. It doesn’t matter if you are here for a short visit or to stay, we’re sure you will find something in our roundup you haven’t done before. Don’t forget to bookmark this post for future reference!
London in MarchMarch is almost finished, but there are still some things happening this month.
- 24th: it’s the annual Oxford and Cambridge Universities boat race, it really doesn’t get any more British than this! And it’s all for a good cause: raising money for Cancer Research UK.
- until 28th: we talked about Queen of Hoxton on our London from the rooftops post, but if you haven’t had a chance to visit yet try to do it before the 28th when their fantastic Moroccan Medina pop-up gets taken down.
London in April
- 1st: Easter Sunday. We will have a separate post tomorrow with some highlights of the activities happening in London for Easter.
- 7th: if you are a fan of eSports and gaming, Games London is the festival to visit. There’s even a cosplay parade through Central London.
- 21st: London celebrates the patron saint of England with the Feast of St. George in Trafalgar Square.
- 22nd: the London Marathon takes over the streets of the city. No matter where you live in London you can see it live, as the marathon goes through Blackheath, Charlton, Woolwich, Greenwich, Deptford, Rotherhithe, Bermondsey, Shadwell, Westferry, Mudchute, Poplar, Tower Bridge, and follows the North Bank from there all the way to Westminster where it finishes at The Mall.
- 28th: the Sikh and Hindu celebration of Vaisakhi comes to Trafalgar Square for a full day of celebration.
London in May
- 5th: if you’ve never seen the traditional Morris dance, this is your chance to do it with dancers from all over England coming together for the day of dance.
- 9th to 13th: the London Craft week celebrates past and present creators all over London.
- from 17th (until September): the open air theatre at Regent’s Park begins it’s yearly season. This year plays include Peter Pan, The turn of the screw, As you like it, Little shop of horrors and Dinosaur world live.
- 22nd to 26th: the Chelsea flower show comes back to Ranelagh Gardens.
London in June
- 9th: The Queen’s birthday is celebrated with Trooping the Colour. There are sitting tickets but applications are on January and February only. You can see the street parade for free, but it gets very busy!
- 9th/10th: over 200 private gardens and parks will open their doors to the public during Open Garden Squares weekend.
- 13th to 17th: if your are interested in food then Taste of London at Regent’s Park is the event to visit.
- 16th/17th: if theatre is more your thing, then you should head to Trafalgar Square for West End Live.