April is nearly here, and if you’re looking to fill your calendar with more than just Easter related celebrations, then it’s time to start locking in those plans! From festivals to exhibitions, the middle of the spring brings many worth saving. The extra hours of daylight are to be spent on rooftops with a cocktail in hand or using those legs for a good cause. If you don’t trust us, just read on ahead…Image: Virgin Money London Marathon
The Mall, Westminster, London SW1Y 5AH
Nearest Tube: St James’ Park
Opening Hours: 28th April 2019
The marathon to beat most – if not all – marathons returns to London for a mid-spring stint. Over 40,000 runners will take to the streets of the capital ready to tackle the impressive 26.2 mile route of the London Marathon. The scenic route, which runs from Greenwich Park to Tower Bridge and Canary Wharf before finishing all the way at The Mall, attracts thousands of spectators, eager to support a good cause – or, even, simply support their best mates. Will you take on the challenge?
Tobacco Quay, Wapping Ln, London E1W 2SF
Nearest Tube: Wapping
Opening Hours: 13th-14th April
In anticipation for National Tea Day on the 21st of April, Fes-TEA-val returns to the docks for all things tea and puns. Start the celebration of this quintessential British pastime a week early and immerse yourself in this event, one that promises to reinvent the cuppa and change your perception of our national drink. From beau-tea, a designated area with beauty treatments based on, you guessed it, tea, to creative-tea, a chance to get creative cooking with herbs, the event aims to elevate the status of tea to the delicacy it truly is. Who’s joining the par-tea?
Leake St, Lambeth, London SE1 7NN
Nearest Tube: Waterloo
Opening Hours: 3rd-4th April
The UK’s greatest cocktail festival goes underground. Nested in Waterloo’s hip tunnels, Cocktails in The City will attract all cocktail aficionados to the Southbank for a two-day immersion in the best drinks the capital has to offer. The mixology madness aims to be the most compact cocktail crawl on your radar, with signature tastes from Cahoots, Ella Canta and more popping up at just £7.50 a glass. Word on the street is that there will even be Sensory Cocktails, concoctions catered to your own emotions. Oh, we’re very tempted…
Various London Venues
Nearest Tube: Waterloo
Opening Hours: 2nd April to 14th April
Gamers of the world, unite, as the capital turns into a more or less literal playground for 13 days in April. Interactive events, talks and, of course, a healthy dose of gaming will take over Central London for London Games Festival. As any good gaming convention would have it, the two-week pop-up will even include a cosplay parade for those that want to unwind after debating gaming business with international professionals. However, big or small your interest in the virtual world is, this is not one to miss.Image: Design Museum
The Design Museum
224-238 Kensington High St, Kensington, London W8 6AG
Nearest Tube: High Street Kensington
Opening Hours: 26th April to 17th September
Three years after the first major peak into the filmmaker’s world, Stanley Kubrick: The Exhibition returns to London, this time at The Design Museum to explore the director’s obsessive genius. Rare objects and step by step guides will allow film fans to understand the director’s world and his rather obsessive attachment to London, one of his primary sources of inspiration. If you’re not already familiar with Kubrick’s iconic films, now is the time to start…
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