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7 Great Things to Do and See in London This Spring

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Updated: 29 March 2017
London in spring is a lovely place to be. The parks are busy in bloom and people seem to shake off their winter blues. Whether inside or outside, we’ve got some things that’ll put a spring in your step.

Drop into London Coffee Festival

Swing by the Truman Brewery between April 6th and 9th for barista shows, latte art, coffee workshops and lashings of Espresso Martinis.

Catch a play at The Globe

Spring means the re-opening of the open-air Globe Theatre on the South Bank. This summer it’s all about love so, among other plays, catch Romeo and Juliet and Much Ado About Nothing set in this traditional Elizabethan theatre.

The Globe Theatre
Catch the Summer of Love at The Globe | © kevinofsydney/ Flickr

Pop up to Primrose Hill

For one of London’s iconic views, head up to North London’s Primrose Hill for perhaps the first picnic of the season or just to stretch your legs and breathe in the spring air.

Find a good beer garden

It’s time to decamp to the outside for beers in the sun. The Albion in Islington has a wisteria-covered facade and is one of the prettiest, or The White Swan in Twickenham is down on the river.

White Swan in Twickenham
The White Swan Pub overlooking the river | © Maxwell Hamilton/ Flickr

Take to the water

Hire a canal boat and float around London’s Grand Union and Regent’s Canal for a day. It’s a unique way to see the city from a new angle. You can hire the party canal boat for two hours and bring your own food and drinks.

Feel a little Russian at the Design Museum

Head over to Kensington to the new Design Museum for their spring blockbuster exhibition, Imagine Moscow. It looks at the revolution in Russian design in the early twentieth century and the architects plans for a whole new city.

Have scones in a sustainable garden

Get inspiration for your green fingers at the Global Generation Skip Garden Kitchen, a community cafe within an urban gardening project. Choose from salads, scones and coffee and there’s plenty to see in the garden now spring’s here.

Sign in the Skip Garden
Get green fingered | © Matt Brown /Flickr