London is always abuzz with things to do, and come rain or shine, nothing dampens the spirits of this incredible city. Especially in April.
“The city finally sees some warm weather, meaning that outdoor London comes alive and some brave souls take on the London Marathon. If that all sounds far too energetic, just become an enthusiastic spectator and get stuck into some chocolate Easter eggs and the first bank holiday weekend of the year.”
Book a Kensington vacation apartment and enjoy these cultural highlights through April.
International Pillow Fight Day
April 1 2017
If you’re out and about in London on Saturday, April 1st 2017, don’t be alarmed if you run into a public pillow fight! International Pillow Fight Day is an event celebrated all over the world, with the London event set to take place in Kennington Park.
If you want to take part there are a few set rules: soft pillows only, don’t hit anyone holding a camera, don’t hit anyone without a pillow and no feathery pillows allowed.
The London Marathon
April 23 2017
Anyone in London on April 23 can cheer on long distance runners from all around the globe as they take part in this world-famous event.
The London Marathon was first run in 1981 and has been held in the spring of every year since. Runners pound their way along the 26.2 mile route, and if this inspires you to do it yourself, you can enter the ballot for 2018.
Crowds of spectators will line the route, join them in shouting encouragement, it’s an incredible atmosphere. The biggest crowds gather at Tower Bridge and Embankment as well as the emotional finish line which takes place on the Mall in front of Buckingham Palace.
London Coffee Festival
April 6 – April 9 2017
Six years ago when London was rapidly becoming the most relevant and exciting city on the world coffee map, it was obvious what had to happen…A party had to be thrown, and The London Coffee Festival was born.
Back again in 2017, the London Coffee Festival is now the UK’s largest coffee and artisan food event. Head over to the Old Truman Brewery on Brick Lane where 7,000 + visitors and 100 exhibitors gather to celebrate London’s vibrant coffee culture.
There will be gourmet coffee, speciality tea, artisan food, demonstrations from world-class baristas, live music and a comprehensive ‘lab’ seminar programme that will educate even the keenest of coffee lovers.
Easter in London
April 14 – April 17 2017
Easter weekend in London is always an exciting time of the year. You’ll see loads of parties pop up across the city, as well as spring fairs, easter egg hunts, public performances and this is a great time to attend a chocolate workshop at one of the the city’s decadent chocolate shops.
See more than 30 majestic sailing vessels along the Greenwich and Woolwich riverfronts, and enjoy river-themed activities and fireworks at the Tall Ships Regatta. There is a spectacular full scale performance of the Passion of Jesus free in Trafalgar Square on Good Friday featuring volunteers from in and around London. Huge crowds are expected but big screens will ensure nobody misses any crucial plot twists.
The Robot Zoo
Runs until October 29 2017
Robots, bugs and beasts always appeal to kids, but they also excite plenty of adults who like to think they haven’t quite crossed over into adulthood.
The Horniman Museum has just the ticket; a special exhibit that can be experienced during the day as well as by night, called The Robot Zoo. It’s a magical jungle full of robot life sized (or bigger) beasts with which children can interact through games.
Book a holiday apartment anytime, in London there’s never a dull moment. April is full of great events and shows just waiting to be seen, whether you’re into racing in the world famous marathon or enjoying wild robots with your children.
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