Spring is finally here with warmer weather, sunnier days and blossoming gardens. April is the month when London comes alive, offering a long list of activities, events and things to do.
While London is ok to visit throughout the whole year, there is no better time than spring. It’s neither too hot nor too cold, the weather is drier and the locals have not yet escaped for the summer, making it feel less touristy and more “real”, so to speak.
Here are some of my favorite things to do in London during the spring…
Take a stroll through the gardens
London is full of beautiful gardens, and during late spring they’re at their very best. Whether you feel like passing by for a quick stroll to take a break from the hustle and bustle, or want to take a day trip to one of the huge gardens outside the city, there is something for every taste.
For those who love gardens I would highly recommend paying a visit to Royal Botanical Gardens in Kew, but for more centrally located gardens Chelsea Physic Garden with its “Garden of World Medicine” is perfect for a small stroll.
Watch a football game at a local pub
It’s no secret that the brits are crazy about football, which means there is no shortage of local football pubs scattered all over London. Head to a proper football pub to soak up the atmosphere and watch the West Ham Football Club on a big screen. Surrounded by a crowd of football lovers betting on their favorite team with Betway and enjoying the game with a pint of local lager, you’re in good company.
See a musical
Few european cities can offer a wider range of shows featuring world class actors than London, which makes it a must to go and see a musical or theatre performance if you have the chance.
The list of musicals, theatres, ballets and other shows is long, but if you want to find out what’s hot right now, here is a list of the top 10 new theatre shows this month: http://www.timeout.com/london/theatre/the-top-ten-theatre-openings-this-month
Visit a museum
London has some of the world’s best museums, art galleries and exhibitions, so even if you’re not a huge fan of art there will definitely be something on that is right up your alley, whether it’s about the life of The Rolling Stones or the history of underwear”.
Splurge at a good restaurant
Finally, don’t leave London before having enjoyed a really good dinner at one of the many world class restaurants the city has to offer. Even if the traditional british cuisine isn’t known to be the best, London is the hub for international cuisine and offers food from every corner of the world making it a perfect opportunity to sample food from other exotic countries!
I hope these tips helped with your trip planning to London, and if you have any questions don’t hesitate to ask them in the comments below!