Things to do in London in the Spring
Spring has finally arrived, which means longer days, warmer weather, flowers everywhere, and just general good vibes. During this time of year, London’s natural landscapes come back to life and everybody is excited to enjoy the outdoors activities and all the attractions of the season!
Whether you are in London for just a few short weeks studying English, or plan on spending more time getting to know this amazing city, we want you to enjoy the best the city has to offer. Take a look at our list of our favorite things to do in London during spring.
Explore one of London’s beautiful parks
London has so many amazing parks where you can relax, tan, have a picnic, or play sports with your friends. You should definitely visit Richmond Park, the largest of the capital's eight Royal Parks and a National Nature Reserve. Get ready to see some wildlife up close, such as deer, birds, and wildflowers.
You should also check out the amazing Kensington Gardens, located in Hyde Park, or spend a day exploring the beautiful nature of Kew Royal Botanic Garden. If you want to catch a glimpse of the city’s skyline, Primrose Hill might be the right place for your picnic, especially if you go at the end of the day to watch the sunset.
Experience some culture – visit the museums
It’s best to hang out in museums on rainy days, right? Not always! London has some amazing museums that are worth visiting during spring. The Victoria & Albert museum, for example, has a beautiful garden with a water fountain in the center – it’s just the perfect place to have a snack and relax.
The Tate Modern museum is another great option. Besides having fun and modern exhibitions, the museum also has a balcony where you can see St Paul’s Cathedral and Millennium Bridge. And with its recent expansion, the Tate Modern also has a rooftop where you can see London’s incredible skyline.
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Embrace being a tourist
London is one fun city to explore! Even the locals still do touristy stuff when the weather is nice. Book a visit to the Sky Garden to watch the sunset while you enjoy a colorful cocktail. Or walk by the canals in Little Venice and pretend you are in Italy for a day! Have a brunch at the Australian Bistro Daisy Green or discover beautiful flowers and a cafe at Clifton Nurseries.
You can even see a West End musical! Why not fill your night with some singing, dancing, and acting? Phantom of the Opera, The Lion King, and Wicked are amongst some of the most popular shows.
Enjoy the luxury of indoor and outdoor venues
Spring is the time when all the pop up open-air venues start appearing. There are so many options for drinks, live music, and food markets. You can even enjoy movies in pop-up cinemas beneath the stars. And of course, there are so many music festivals happening for you to enjoy, no matter what genre of music you listen to.
As you can see, London has something for everybody. Get ready to enjoy one of the most fun seasons of the year. What are your favorite things to do in London during the spring? Let us know in the comments. And if you want to make the best out of your holidays, check out our English Courses as you can study for a few hours a day and then explore the city during your spare time.