Find out what there is to see and do, and what events are happening in central London this Spring in April and May 2018.
Spring symbolises new life, renewal and rebirth. It's the season when everything turns green, and where trees and most flowering plants begin to bloom. It's a time for optimisim and growth. And where better to experience the coming of Spring than in central London? Though a densely urban area, we're spoilt by the sheer number of public parks, garden squares and green spaces on our doorstep.
The Spring celebrations don't stop following the Easter Weekend. So, when you step out into (hopefully) sunnier and warmer climes, here's some ideas of where to head to:
Events in April
This free event in Hyde Park pays tribute to Spring. Those who get involved will learn about 'nature-based arts and crafts' and get to take part in a variety of activities, including a Spring nature trail. This event runs from 11am to 3pm on 11th and 12th April, and is perfect if you want to enjoy Hyde Park in all its Springtime glory.
On April 1st, the Royal Air Force will be celebrating its centenary anniversary, and in honour of the occasion, a series of events will be held between April – November 2018.
Whether you like cabaret, music, comedy or circus entertainment, Underbelly Festival caters to many different tastes. There's also plenty of child-friendly shows to entertain the young ones. With opportunities for eating al fresco and numerous stalls and kiosk selling tasty delights, you certainly won't go hungry.
Events in May
Running from 9th – 13th May, this annual event will once again be returning to showcase the best in British and international craftsmanship. London Craft Week celebrates makers and craftspeople across the worlds of design, fashion, art and culture. If you value fine craftsmanship and beautiful objects and handmade design, then this is the event for you.
Punch and Judy fans from across the UK will gather for this event in the grounds of St Paul’s Church in Covent Garden – so if you're one of them, we suggest you don't miss it. A free event, the occasion falls on the day when diarist Samuel Pepys noted seeing a public puppet show in Covent Garden in a diary entry in May 1662. We've come a long way since Pepys' day, but this style of puppet display has remained pretty much the same.
Held this year between 22nd – 26th May, this globally-celebrated horticultural event is an important one to have on your calendar if you have an interest in flowers, plants, gardening, growing or garden design. Held in the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea, the work of florists, nurseries, plant growers and garden designers take centre stage, and the displays are breathtaking. This event only seems to get more popular (and therefore harder to get tickets) every year. If you want to attend, be sure to book your tickets well in advance.
Central London is magical during Springtime, but it's a great place to live and work at any time of the year. If you're looking to let, sell, buy or rent property in central London, get in touch with our team of central London estate agents