London might be grey in the winter, but it can often lighten up a great deal during the warmer months. Although the city’s never been known for being reliable on the weather front, it can sometimes lighten up during the 4th month of the year. Pair that with the oncoming Easter holidays, and you have a month full of jam-packed events which will see your holiday season figuratively and literally bloom. Whatever your tastes or motives in the city, there are plenty of reasons to visit during Spring. With family events, cultural outings and a whole host of springtime draws, London is undoubtedly one of the most exciting cities to visit during springtime. Below are just some of the events to watch out for this spring time.
The Passion of Jesus in Trafalgar Square
On Good Friday this year, the religious among us will be preparing to celebrate the life, death and life of Jesus. The story of his crucifixion is re enacted on Good Friday and brings thousands of people to Trafalgar Square every year. With music, actors and many visitors, this is Easter like you’ve never seen it before.
Christian Dior exhibition
Currently running into May, the Christian Dior exhibit at the Victoria and Albert Museum is one of the best outings for the fashion savvy among us. Based in South Kensington, the V & A has always screamed springtime with its focus on colour in design as well as with its garden and conservatory-based cafes flooding light into the iconic building.
The Globe Theatre
Based on the South Bank, the Globe Theatre is a reconstruction of the original Elizabethan Globe Theatre. Made famous for being the repertory theatre for William Shakespeare’s Lord Chamberlain’s Men, the Globe Theatre is still known for its adaptations of Shakespeare’s work, as well as that of many of his contemporaries. Working mostly with the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Globe Theatre will be bringing both parts of Henry IV and Henry V to the open-air stage.
Kew Gardens is one of the best-known botanic gardens int eh world. Based near Chiswick in West London, this is a must for guests at the Grand Royale London Hyde Park Hotel who have had their fair share of their nearby Hyde Park and want a little more variety from their Royal Gardens. And royal Kew gardens certainly is, being based on the grounds of Kew Palace, a royal residence for the monarchy.
Chelsea Flower Show
Taking place from the 21st to the 25th of April, the Chelsea Flower Show is held in the grounds of the Royal Chelsea Hospital. With a wide range of prizes for flower arrangements, the Chelsea Flower Show brings a wide range of arrangements from across the world.
The London Marathon this year takes place on the 28th of April and is a perfect way to see London in all its vibrant glory. As one of the most popular events in London’s calendar, the London Marathon brings a lot of charity money into the city, alongside thousands of runners and some of the best athletes in the world.
This annual Sikh Festival ushers in the Sikh new year and brings a wide range of music, food and celebrations to Trafalgar Square on the 27th of April. This festival is known to attract over 30,000 people over the day and is well worth a visit for the atmosphere and excitement which spreads through the city.