What’s going on in London this April?
The evenings are lighter, the coats are nearly ready for retirement and the mornings don’t feel quite as dull now it’s bright before 7am – and of course, activities in London are following suit with an array of exciting things to do this April.
As we all know there’s always plenty of wonderful and wacky things to do around London; from the nude dining pop-up last year to a bar that you have to code your drinks order, we’re never limited for alternative things to do.
We’ve no doubt you’ll be able to find something exciting to do this April, but if you need a helping hand deciding then we’ve got a list of various activities around London.
Events with a cost…
London Coffee Festival, Old Truman Brewery
London is a city of coffee lovers; we quite literally live, breathe and drink the stuff every day…thankfully the London Coffee Festival is returning for another year.
From coffee tasting to latte art, an espresso martini party to a flavour challenge; you’ll be able to fulfil every coffee craving you could ever have this weekend.
Tickets cost £16.50 in advance, £22.50 on the door – buy them here
06th – 09th April
Bethnal Green Affordable Vintage Fair
Proving that vintage doesn’t have to be expensive is the Bethnal Green Affordable Vintage Fair. The event, which began in 2006, is back again this April with a host of fantastic items. Some of the UK’s best vintage traders have graced York Hall.
Sunday 2nd April from 10.30am
£3 early bird from 10.30-11am, £2 general from 11am – more information here
The Goat Race, Spitalfields City Farm
Back for the ninth year in a row is the Oxford and Cambridge goat race! The race between two goats, affectionately named Oxford and Cambridge, is amusingly a play on the famous Oxford and Cambridge boat race which takes place on the same day.
Sunday 2nd April from 12pm
£14 per ticket, buy them here
Events that don’t cost a thing…
Daylight Music: Piano Day, Union Chapel
The daylight music event allows people to enjoy the tranquil sounds of piano from talents such as Sophie Hutchings and Arthur Lea. The event is free, however a £5 donation is suggested.
Saturday 1st April from midday
For more information click here
The Lock Tavern Festival – Chalk Farm
On the weekend of the 13th, The Lock Tavern in Chalk Farm is hosting the Lock Tavern Festival. Entry is free and there is whole host of incredibly talented artists. Entry is free and you can find out more here
13th – 14th April from 7pm
The London Marathon
Whilst most of us aren’t brave enough to tackle the London marathon, it’s the perfect time to get out and enjoy the warmer weather whilst watching thousands of avid runners tackle the 26.2 mile course which travels through London. Keatons’ lettings consultant, Ben Fidler, is running the marathon. If you can spare any amount, please head here to support Ben…(http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-web/fundraiser/showFundraiserProfilePage.action?userUrl=Benjamin-Fidler)
Sunday 23rd April from around 9am
The Giant Pillow Fight, Kennington
As if London wasn’t crazy enough – it’s another year of hosting the Giant Pillow Fight. The event used to be hosted in Trafalgar Square but in the last year moved to Kennington Park. In true health and safety form, there are many things in place to prevent any accidents occurring!
If you just want to enjoy a beer garden…
The Queen of Hoxton – 1 Curtain Road, London EC2A 3JX
The Mudlark – Montague Close, London SE1 9DA
The Abbey Tavern – 124 Kentish Town Road, London NW1 9QB
The Albion – 10 Thornhill Road, Islington, London N1 1HW
The Peoples Park Tavern – 360 Victoria Park Road, London E9 7BT
The Cuckfield – 31 High Street, London E11 2AA
Job Centre – 120 Deptford High Street, London SE8 4NP
If you just want to sit in the park…
Victoria Park E3
Hampstead Heath NW3
Primrose Hill NW1
Brockwell Park SE24
London Fields E8
The Olympic Village E20
Wanstead Flats E11
Finsbury Park N4
Clissold Park N16
Highbury Fields N5
Greenwich Park SE10
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