Top 10 Spring Events in London
Monday, 28 of March of 2016
Spring in London is one of the best moments to do plans with your friends and spend excellent days and evenings. Wondering what to do this spring in London? Take a look at this top ten!
(4 to 13 April 2016)
The Circus is back in the city and for three weeks this April, CircusFest will return with a programme so exciting and promising a good spectacle for all the people! The award-winning Finnish Race Horse Company will start proceedings and the programme also features 'Kin', a brand new work from the dance and parkour-tinged Barely Methodical Troupe.
Although there are performances across London that you can’t miss!, At Jackson's Lane, ArtsDepot and The Albany, the main CircusFest hub is at RoundHouse, where there will be foyer performances and a weekend of hula-hooping, acrobatics and street dance workshops.
Address: Chalk Farm Rd, London, NW1 8EH
Tube: Chalk Farm
The London Coffee Festival
(7 and 8 April 2016)
The London Coffee Festival is the UK’s largest coffee and artisan food event is back in 2016! A celebration of London's vibrant coffee culture featuring gourmet coffee, specialty tea, artisan food, demonstrations from world-class, etc..
Visitors can learn about the various ways to make and brew coffee at home, taste signature drinks and explore the Milk & Sugar area featuring fashion, design and food events. An original and special way to spend your day!
Address: Brick Lane, London, E1 6QL
Transport: Tube/BR: Liverpool Street
(Sunday 24 of April 2016)
The most known marathon in London is coming, are you ready for it? The ballot for 2016 may now be closed, but you could always try for 2017, and you don’t have to put any excuse! If running isn’t your hobby or you didn’t prepare your legs for this, you can support the runners! Join the crowds of spectators who line the route to shout encouragement instead. The biggest crowds of spectators gather at Tower Bridge and Embankment and the emotional finish of the Marathon takes place on the Mall in front of Buckingham Palace. Details of road closures and spectator information for this year's route will be available nearer the time on the London Marathon website.
Peckham Rye Music Festival
(13-15 May 2016)
Festival Lovers, this is your time! There isn’t much information about the other bands, but the first line-up for this new festival in Peckham includes Radio 1 DJ Benji B, top producer Leif and Kassem Mosse collaborating live with Mix Mup. More names are due soon, but you can book now to take advantage of early-bird prices.
RHS Chelsea Flower Show
(Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - Saturday, May 28, 2016)
In May and in order to welcome the spring, Chelsea will host 500 exhibitors for the annual Flower Show that has been made for over 100 years now. If you want to spend a different evening surrounded by a smell of flowers, you must come! More information about exhibitors and show gardens will be released nearer the time, but tickets are already available to buy via the RHS website.
Address: Royal Hospital Rd, London, SW3 4SR
Tube: Sloane Sq
The Jungle Book Film
The date of reléase is the Friday, April 15, 2016, and with the tráiler, we can see that the film promises a highly satisfactory history, adapted to the original Disney film. A plan no only for children, If you’re a Disney lover or you like special effects, you should go to see it!
The Rolling Stones: Exhibitionism
(Tuesday, April 5 to Sunday, September 4 2016)
One of the best exhibitions devoted to the rock ’n’ roll survivors, with thousands of rare items and photos. The Stones are proudly flaunting all the moss they’ve gathered over the last 50 years with this major expo at the Saatchi Gallery. The band has dug over 5,000 personal bits and bobs out of their mansion attics: photographs, films, posters, stage costumes, guitars, diaries and letters, and more Stones artifacts. Rolling Stone lovers, you’re in luck with this big opportunity!
Address: Duke of York's HQ, King's Rd, London, SW3 4RY
Opening hours: 10am-6pm Mon-Sun
Tube: Sloane Square
Deutsche Börse Photography Prize
(Saturday, April 16- Sunday, June 26)
If you’re a photography lover you can’t miss this prize and exhibition. The most prestigious photographic award exhibition in the country, which gives a top prize of £30,000 for the best exhibition or publication of the past year by a living photographer of any nationality, returns with four new nominees: Laura El-Tantawy, Erik Kessels, Trevor Paglen and Tobias Zielony. This years diverse shortlist reflects upon political concerns, identity and migration. A nice way to look the present and the hard reality that live some people around the world.
Address: 16-18 Ramillies St, London, W1F 7LW
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 10am-6pm; Thu 10am-8pm; Sun 11.30am-6pm
Tube: Oxford Circus
(Saturday, April 30, 2016 - Monday, May 2, 2016)
The pretty waterways of Little Venice are ready for the celebration! The Inland Waterways Association organizes their annual gathering of canal boats, and around 130 boats will be moored along the stretch of the Grand Union Canal between Blomfield Road, Warwick Avenue and Warwick Crescent for the Canalway Cavalcade, which has taken place every year since 1983. This day the canal boats will shine with their wonderful decoration and colours, and there will be also British fun including morris dancers and a real ale tent. There'll also be trade stalls, live music, children's activities and refreshments. A nice plan for this spring in London!
Address: Between Blomfield Rd Warwick Avenue and Warwick Crescent, London, W9 2PB
Tube: Warwick Ave
(Friday, May 27, 2016 - Saturday, October 1, 2016)
Finally, Disney's Broadway came to London! If you’re a Disney lover, you can’t miss this opportunity! This musical adaptation has already been a walloping smash in New York, and this West End transfer has been on the cards for yonks. The London production will be anchored by Broadway cast member Trevor Dion Nicholas, who will follow in the late, great Robin Williams's footsteps in the pivotal role of the wisecracking Genie. He'll be joined by a British cast headed by Dean John-Wilson as Aladdin and Jade Ewen as Jasmine. Be ready to pass a wonderful evening!
Address: 28 Old Compton St, W1D 4HS
Tube: Piccadilly Circus/Leicester Sq