11 Things To Do In London in April 2023
From pickle themed cafes to the London Marathon, here's our top 11 things to do in London this month!
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Our top 11 things to do in London in April 2023
A hectic London lifestyle can sometimes strip you of all your energy, which makes researching new, fun activities seem like a chore.
Luckily, we've got you covered.
Check out our 11 favourite things going on in this wonderful city of ours this month, below
1. Cheer on the runners at the London Marathon
April is marathon month in London, and although those who participate in the 50,000-person event already know this, you may need to organise your plans for supporting friends or how to celebrate crossing the finish line (pints, always pints). It takes place on April 23rd, all across the capital.
2. Have a latte fun at the London Coffee Festival
The London Coffee Festival, billed as the biggest coffee party on earth, takes over the Truman Brewery from April 20–23 for a few days of pure caffeine euphoria.
Witness the panel-judged coffee masters competition, attend seminars from business professionals, observe the latte art, or simply grab a coffee and dance to the live DJs playing during the event. This weekend, let your passion for coffee spread to everyone. Learn more about the occasion here.
3. Treat your tastebuds at SicilyFEST
We might be able to give you a taste of a summer vacation a little early than normal if the cold has you yearning for one. SicilyFEST, a four-day celebration of all things Sicilian, will take place on April 20–23, 2023, and will offer a taste of Italy.
This fresh festival will take place at the Business Design Centre in Islington, transforming the space into a European getaway through the medium of a Mediterranean street food market.
You'll feel right at home here if you're a huge foodie. You may can chow down on some of the best Italian sweets as you wander through the event, including...
Cannoli, arancini, fritto misto, fresh pasta, pistachio treats, Sicilian chocolate, and many more! The festival's menu includes a wide variety of vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free entrees, as well as a tonne of exquisite wine, beers, liqueurs, and gin to go with your Sicilian snacks
4. Embrace the blossom
London welcomes spring in a stylish and elegant manner. Pink hues in the city's trees bring with them a dose of endorphins that is presented to us like a tray of treats.
This month, attentive Instagrammers in London will be exploring the city to uncover eye-catching pink saplings, and I humbly advise you do the same, whether you want to document the experience on your phone or not. Here are some of the greatest locations in London to catch a glimpse of the cherry blossoms in the spring. A walk to the store or a stroll through the park can take on a whole new meaning.
Some of the best places in London to catch a glimpse of spring blossom:
🌸 Greenwich Park
🌸 Battersea Park
🌸 Outside St Paul's Cathedral
🌸 Outside the V&A Museum
🌸 Sussex Gardens, Paddington
🌸 Regent's Park
5. Discover London's inner villages
Hampstead Village is a lovely location with charming streets and a pergola to explore.
The Warren Mews It's difficult to believe that this neighbourhood is as famous as Fitzrovia, but it is. It's also a charming little oasis.
Chiswick's parks and gardens may have easily been transplanted from the countryside to the sleepy zone 2 streets of west London.
Walking by a canal dotted with brightly coloured boats in Little Venice is a surefire way to temporarily escape the city.
Saving money for a summer vacation can leave you sitting around doing nothing and longing for a weekend getaway. Here's our solution: villages-like settings amidst London's bustle that might just give you the impression that you're on a well-deserved vacation.
6. An afternoon tea with a twist
In London, the first afternoon tea with a churro theme will shortly debut. We are being treated to this delight by The Knot Churros in Knightsbridge, where you may stroll into their colourful world. Although it begins on March 31, you'll want to visit this exquisite dessert bar in April. Find out more and make a reservation here.
When The Knot Churros initially debuted in Kensington, there were mermaids swimming in milkshakes, churros covered in fairy dust and coffees blooming with candy floss. It was and still is a picture-perfect paradise that awakened the child in all of us. Yet since it's in the name, their churros always take the top spot.
Now, obviously, they do serve the classic cinnamon churro. But, also probably obviously, they don’t shy away from having fun with the sweet treat. In fact, they’ve got a whole menu of churro-y delights to choose from.
7. Make your Sunday roast bottomless at Smith's Bar
When Smith's keeps your glass filled while you savour a delicious Sunday meal, you'll be seeing red. The two wine options they offer to go with your roast are priced at £15 per person for a budget option and £25 per person for a bougie option for 90 minutes of free-flowing wine, respectively. And before you laugh at those prices, remember that after your second glass, you're essentially safe!
To cap it off, this is no mediocre Sunday roast that the wine accompanies. The sharing roast at Smith’s comes with shatteringly crip roast potatoes, fluffy Yorkshire pudding, and the requisite veg. For the protein itself, diners can choose from the whole-roasted poussin, roasted pork belly, 28-days matured Chateaubriand, 35-days matured British grass-fed Picanha, or a 10-days matured lamb leg. No matter what you choose, you’re in for a Sunday treat!
8. Celebrate 'Eid In The Square' at Trafalgar Square
For the 18th year, Trafalgar Square will host "Eid In The Square," a celebration of Eid-al-Fitr and the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan.
After Ramadan ends on April 21, Eid-al-Fitr celebrations will start in London and around the world. The capital will host one of the biggest Eid celebrations on April 29 when Eid In The Square celebrates its 18th anniversary.
The celebration is expected to be just as lively this time around as it was when last Eid In The Square made its triumphant return to Trafalgar Square for the first time since the pandemic.
Expect to see both classic and modern acts performing on the large main stage in full force once more. The grand finale will include a flash of colour in the form of a procession of people wearing exquisite Eid costumes while Dhol drummers play.
Additionally, a wide variety of food stalls from around the world will be present along with the entertainment, including Venezuelan dishes from Pabellon, Somali delights from Hooyo East, and Indian street food from Mr. Bombay.
9. Listen to Mr Attenborough at the BBC Earth Experience
The BBC Earth Experience, which is open until July 31, offers an immersive explosion of colour and light set to the mood of television's most cherished adventure.
Let the adventurous lover of the environment and all it provides us with be your host as you beam yourself between Earl's Court and the rest of the world, just as he does on the Seven Worlds, One Planet programme. In a 1608m2 area, projected video will hit you from every direction.
Visitors can enter the enormous main area, which features a variety of different perspectives on the world and boasts impressive production value, and then waltz into two small rooms for some interactive experiences like flying bubbles.
10. Do something bonkers: attend a pickle flavoured afternoon tea
Being green at this afternoon tea is difficult. The pickle afternoon tea is one enticing affair, with the results resembling something Shrek might make if he discovered a love of baking (and that is most definitely a compliment).
If this has already piqued your interest, let's learn more about the incident. The first immersive pickle pop-up in the world is coming to London on April 23 and will enter the upscale patisserie right out of the jar. Macarons, oh my.
The green world, which was created by the minds behind the first avocado afternoon tea, will take over the store every Sunday until May 14.
11. Visit one of London's farms for a wholesome day out
Children and adults can learn about nutrition, ecology, and animal welfare while having a great time connecting with nature on a farm. Here is a list of London's top farms where you can enjoy some quality time with your loved ones.
🐮 Spitalfields City Farm, E1 5AR
🐷 Vauxhall City Farm, SE11 5HS
🐔 Hackney City Farm, E2 8QA
🐴 Kentish Town City Farm, NW5 4BN
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