Fun things to do in London in April

April showers bring May flowers, but in London, April brings a vibrant city bursting with life! As the days get longer and the air gets warmer, London transforms into a playground of possibilities. Get ready to explore iconic landmarks bathed in warm sunshine, delve into fascinating exhibitions, and celebrate cultural festivals.

This blog is your one-stop guide to all the exciting events and activities waiting for you in London this April. So, pack your bags and let’s embark on a journey through the heart of spring in London!

Vaisakhi Festival in Trafalgar Square

6th April

Vaisakhi Festival LondonImmerse yourself in the vibrant celebration of Vaisakhi, one of the biggest Sikh festivals, happening right in Trafalgar Square! Witness cultural performances, learn about the Sikh faith through educational talks and workshops, and savour delicious food stalls. This family-friendly event also offers exciting Gatka martial arts demonstrations and free refreshments. Don’t miss this opportunity to experience the richness of Sikh heritage and history, supported by the Vaisakhi Community Advisory Group. Happy Vaisakhi!

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Spring Plant Fair

14th April

Spring Plant FlairCalling all green-fingered gardeners! The Garden Museum Spring Plant Fair is back, bringing together the best growers and nurseries from around the country. Meet the experts, find the perfect plants for your garden, and learn from the renowned garden designer Susanna Grant. Don’t miss this opportunity to shop at beloved historic nurseries and discover hidden gems from specialist growers, all in one place!

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 The Art of the Brick LEGO® Exhibition

March – May 2024

Lego T-Rex exhibitThe world’s most famous LEGO® exhibition has arrived on Brick Lane (the perfect location we think!). Touring over 100 cities in 24 countries and captivating over 10 million people worldwide, The Art of the Brick has become a beloved exhibition that plunges visitors into the creative world of LEGO®.

This spectacular exhibit boasts 150+ LEGO® sculptures, including reimagined masterpieces like Michelangelo’s David and Van Gogh’s Starry Night. Immerse yourself in a world of over 1 million bricks and prepare to be amazed by countless other incredible creations. Our favourite is the giant, 6-meter-long T-Rex skeleton! It’s the perfect day out for LEGO® fans of all ages.

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Balloon Museum

December 2023 – April 2024

This spring, check out the quirkiest exhibition in London – the Balloon Museum. Located in the City of London, the Balloon Museum is an extraordinary sensory adventure and a perfect day out for all ages. This ‘Instagrammable’ exhibition features various exciting structures dedicated to inflatable art.

Taking soft play to the next level, the Balloon Museum makes for the perfect photo opportunity – with vast ball pits and colourful light installations.

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Live entertainment

Madison Beer at Eventim Apollo – Tuesday 2nd April (book tickets)

Bananarama at The London Palladium – Wednesday 3rd April (book tickets)

Declan McKenna at Alexandra Palace – Friday 12th April (book tickets)

Music of the Movies: The Lord of the Rings and Beyond at Southbank Center – Saturday 13th April (book tickets)

Brick Lane Jazz Festival – 26th to 28th April (book tickets)

Lil Yachty at OVO Arena Wembley – Monday 29th April (book tickets)

Russell Howard at The London Palladium – Tuesday 30th April (book tickets)

Take That and Olly Murs at The O2 Arena – Tuesday 30th April (book tickets)

London Coffee Festival

11th – 14th April

London Coffee FestivalCalling all coffee connoisseurs and curious caffeine fiends! The London Coffee Festival is brewing up a storm at the Truman Brewery on Brick Lane, and you’re invited! From April 11th to 14th, get ready to immerse yourself in a world of aromatic beans, latte art showdowns, and workshops that will have you brewing like a pro in no time.

Sip on unique brews from over 250 artisan roasters, mingle with coffee enthusiasts and fuel your day with delicious street food. Whether you’re a seasoned coffee snob or just starting your love affair with the bean, this festival is guaranteed to be a blast (and a serious caffeine kick)! So grab your reusable cup and get ready for a celebration of all things coffee!

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Eid in the Square

20th April

Eid in the SquareCraving vibrant sights, delicious food, and good vibes galore? Then mark your calendars for Eid in the Square! This free, family-friendly festival celebrates the end of Ramadan, and it’s an explosion of joy in the heart of London. Think live music, cultural activities, and enough food stalls to satisfy every taste bud. So, ditch the couch, grab your friends and family, and get ready to experience the energy and spirit of Eid in the Square – it’s a guaranteed blast!

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Frameless LondonArt galleries are no longer just a feast for the eyes. Situated in Marble Arch, Frameless is the largest permanent multi-sensory art gallery in the UK, where art breaks free from its confines. Four galleries showcase some of the world’s greatest works of art in an immersive, 360-degree experience. As moving images are projected onto the walls, ceiling and floor, you’ll be able to examine every brush stroke in minute detail.

Step into blossoming landscapes, urban cityscapes and surreal new worlds from iconic artists including Cezanne, Kandinsky, Monet, Dali, Van Gogh, Canaletto, Rembrandt, Klimt and more.

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London Marathon

21st April

London MarathonThe 2024 London Marathon is just around the corner, folks, and it’s gonna be epic! Witness the streets of London explode with energy as thousands of runners take on the 26.2-mile challenge. Cheer on everyday heroes, from seasoned marathoners to fancy-dress enthusiasts, all pushing their limits and conquering the course. It’s a day filled with incredible athleticism, contagious enthusiasm, and a whole lot of fun.

So grab your friends, your pom-poms (optional, but highly encouraged!), and head down to London to experience the magic of the marathon!

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Women in Revolt! at Tate Britain

Brace yourselves for a groundbreaking experience at the Tate Britain’s Women in Revolt! exhibition – a one-of-a-kind celebration of feminist art that will sweep you off your feet. Over 100 incredible women artists from the UK take centre stage, showcasing how their radical ideas and rebellious methods made an indelible mark on British culture. Get ready to be immersed in creativity from the 1970s and 1980s, a time when a fierce new wave of feminism was born.

Despite their significant contributions, many of these artists were overlooked in the artistic narratives of the time. Now, for the first time since the 1970s, their powerful works will grace the gallery walls. Pay homage to these trailblazing artists who transformed the face of British culture and laid the foundation for future generations.

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