Things to do in London in Spring: Festivals, Events and more!

April 10, 2018 10:00 am

Enjoy London in spring with these fun events happening around the capital

It’s impossible to be bored in the English capital, especially as its event calendar really picks up for London in spring. From some of the biggest sporting tournaments through to a very royal occasion, here’s all the best things to keep an eye out for this April-June.

London in Spring

EXPERIENCES

A Big Day Out with Peter Rabbit
Dates: 30 March – 15 April
Tickets: Included with Kew Gardens entrance
Venue: Kew Gardens

Bring the family down to Kew Gardens this Easter break, where days full of activities have been planned out with one of Britain’s favourite childhood characters Peter Rabbit. It’s all educational fun and children will learn about the vegetables and gorgeous flowers growing in the Royal Botanic Garden, grow their own leafy greens, learn to build a rabbit warren and wind down with a storytelling session of Beatrix Potter’s works.

Sea Life After Dark
Date: 26 May
Tickets: £29
Venue: SEA LIFE London Aquarium

If you’re looking for a unique date night, SEA LIFE will be throwing its doors open for the evening with a late night edition just for adults. Explore the mysteries of the deep and their brand new Rainforest Adventure area with a complimentary glass of Prosecco in hand – don’t worry, there’s more drinks at the bar.

London in Spring

Emirates FA Cup Final
Date: 19 May
Venue: Wembley Stadium

See the dramatic finale to the Emirates FA Cup at Wembley Stadium, surrounded by thousands of fellow sports fans. Just remember not to bring up the word ‘soccer’ and do as the Brits do – call it ‘football’.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Wedding
Date: 19 May
Venue: Windsor Castle

While you won’t be able to snag tickets to this one, the upcoming Royal Wedding is one of the most talked about events in Britain’s calendar. It’ll be held over at Windsor Castle and if we’ve learned anything from Kate and Will’s nuptials, London is going to be overwhelmed with royal wedding hysteria, celebrations and more all day weekend long.

London in Spring

MUSIC

Toto Live at The Royal Albert Hall
Date: 1 April
Tickets: Available through Royal Albert Hall (https://www.royalalberthall.com/tickets/events/2018/toto/)
Venue: Royal Albert Hall

Bless the rains down in Africa at Royal Albert Hall with Toto. For one night only, they’ll be taking centre stage to perform their biggest hits over the past 40 years as well as some never before heard tunes that’ll have you warbling along.

Bastille Reorchestrated
Date: 16 April
Tickets: Available through Royal Albert Hall (https://www.royalalberthall.com/tickets/events/2018/bastille/)
Venue: Royal Albert Hall

Chart-topping sensation Bastille will be stepping away from the synthesisers and electric guitars for an evening, swapping out their instruments for a live orchestra and choir to breathe new life into some of their biggest hits. To Kill a King and Charlie Barnes will also be performing.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets in Concert
Dates: 27-29 April
Tickets: Available through Royal Albert Hall (https://www.royalalberthall.com/tickets/events/2018/harry-potter-and-the-chamber-of-secrets-in-concert/)
Venue: Royal Albert Hall

There’s nothing quite like the chill that John Williams’ Harry Potter score sends through your body and it’s going to be even better hearing it live. A live orchestra will be accompanying a massive screening of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets at the Royal Albert Hall, where the film will be projected onto a 40 foot screen as the likes of the BBC Concert Orchestra and English Chamber Choir soar through the soundtrack.

London in Spring

THEATRE

Hamlet
Dates: 25 April – 26 August
Tickets: £5 – £22+
Venue: Globe Theatre

As one of Shakespeare’s greatest tragedies, this famous play follows Prince Hamlet of Denmark and weaves together the darkest sides of human nature: bringing together political power struggles, sexual obsession, betrayal and inevitable violence. Set in the Globe Theatre where Shakespeare himself staged his performances, it’s Shakespeare as it was meant to be performed.

Twelfth Night
Dates:
7-10 May
Tickets: £5 – £22+
Venue: Globe Theatre

From one extreme to the other – Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night is one of the bard’s most beloved romantic comedies and there’s going to be a very short run of it this spring. A small company of just eight actors will bring the story of the bard’s pluckiest heroine Viola to life as she fools everyone around her into thinking she’s a man, all while trying to navigate her newfound love for Duke Orsino.

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