london | Culture

10 Things To Do in London This Spring

April 3, 2017
Written by: Yasha Wallin

If there was ever a time to visit the British capital, it’s in the Spring. London comes alive in this sunny season with cultural events, foodie festivals, quintessential English happenings like high tea, and much more. For some ideas on how to make the most of a trip to this beautiful, bustling city, check out our ten tips below.

  1. What: Mad Hatters Afternoon Tea
    Where: Sanderson
    When: Every day
    Why: High tea is a British tradition and nowhere does it better than Sanderson, with menus hidden inside vintage books, sinful scones, red velvet cake, coffee flavored Pocket-Watch Macaroons, and of course the tea! Plus: find out why Vogue ranked the Sanderson High Tea, one of the most Instagram-able in London.  Did someone say tea time? Hats off to @sandersonsocial for being named one of the most Instagram-able High Teas in #London by @voguemagazine ? @theclumsytraveler #WorldOfsbe
  2. What: Romeo and Juliet
    Where: The Globe Theatre
    When: April 22 – July 9
    Why: A reimagining of Shakespeare’s classic tale of love and volatility, in a beautiful outdoor theater. romeo
  3. What: Wolfgang Tillmans Exhibition 
    Where: Tate Modern
    When: Now until June 11
    Why: The iconic German photographer takes on landscapes, portraiture, and the current political climate in one epic exhibition. wolfgang
  4. What: We Are FSTVL
    Where: Damyns Hall Aerodrome
    When: May 26 – 28
    Why: A new generation of dance festival featuring everyone from Carl Cox, Basement Jaxx, and Dizzie Rascal. we are
  5. What: London Coffee Festival
    Where: Old Truman Brewery
    When: April 6 – 9
    Why: Ever had a pour over from the world’s best baristas? That, plus artisan food, an “Espresso Martini Launch Party,” live latte art workshops, and of course a DJ to make sure the event sounds as good as it tastes. coffee
  6. What: Broadway Market
    Where: Hackney, East London
    When: Every Saturday
    Why: This bustling market in East London of street food vendors, independent merchants, arts, and crafts goes all year. But when Spring hits, it comes to life, and there’s no better place to be on a Saturday. broadway
  7. What: Secret Supper Club
    Where: St Martins Lane
    When: April 27
    Why: Inspired by old Havana’s Chinatown, adventurous guests are in for a treat during a candle-lit dinner at a secret location within the St Martins Lane hotel. Expect music, wine pairings, and great company. content_GrubClubBody
  8. What: London Marathon
    Where: Starting at Greenwich and Blackheath, ending at Buckingham Palace
    When: April 23
    Why: Whether you run or watch from the sidelines, this 26.2-mile race is a London mainstay, passing through the city’s most inspirational landmarks. marathon
  9. What: Photo London
    Where: Somerset House
    When: May 18 – 21
    Why: Anyone with a love of photography will revel in this international fair featuring everyone from emerging photographers to the masters. photo london
  10. What: Vaisakhi Sikh Festival
    Where: Trafalgar Square
    When: April 29
    Why: A celebration of Sikh heritage with live performances, food, activities for kids, and even turban flying! kirtan21