8 Fun Things to do in London in Spring 2024

8 Fun Things to do in London in Spring 2024

Thursday, 28 March 2024
As spring unfolds in London, the parks fill with blooming flowers, and the city bursts with renewed vitality. From bustling street festivals to exclusive gatherings, there's always something happening. It's a season to embrace the joy of London in bloom and soak in all that spring has to offer.Plus, don't miss the opportunity to experience the magic of the season with a stay at our London Hotels. Discover comfort, convenience, and exceptional hospitality in the heart of the city with our Spring Sale!

As Charles Dickens once said, "Spring is the time of plans and projects." With that in mind, let’s discover 8 things to do in London in Spring! !


Tavistock GardensA bronze statue amidst lush greenery in a park filled with various plants and trees


1. EMBRACE THE BLOOMS: VISIT LONDON'S STUNNING SPRING GARDENS

Take a stroll, rent a bike to explore the parks in London, or find a sunny spot to relax and enjoy a picnic. Don't miss the opportunity to witness the stunning cherry blossoms in full bloom and take photos to share your London memories on social media.

If you're seeking a lesser-known gem, our Tavistock Hotel offers a warm and inviting accommodation, with scenic views of the lush Tavistock Square Gardens nestled in the charming Bloomsbury district. The peaceful atmosphere and beautiful blooms make this park an unmissable hidden retreat. 

One of the must-visit parks is Hyde Park, located in the heart of London. With its sprawling grounds and iconic landmarks like the Serpentine Lake, Hyde Park offers peace amidst the urban chaos.


Food plate with veggies and meatRoasted cannon and glazed sweetbread of Hebridean lamb, image from Luca restaurants’ Instagram


2. FOODIE FINDS: INDULGE IN SPRING FLAVOURS AT LONDON

If you're looking to indulge in the best of springtime delicacies, you're in luck! London's restaurants and markets offer an array of seasonal dishes that celebrate the arrival of warmer weather and fresh ingredients.

One of the highlights of Spring in London is the abundance of asparagus. This versatile vegetable is celebrated in various creative ways at many of the city's top dining establishments. We recommend Honey & Co, a Middle Eastern-inspired restaurant at Store Street in Bloomsbury, serving the best of seasonal vegetables. Another one is a Michelin-star restaurant, called Luca. They serve fresh seasonal British ingredients with an Italian twist. 

London's restaurants also excel at showcasing the freshest seasonal produce in their salads. Enjoy a light and refreshing salad bursting with spring flavours. Watercress, radishes, and baby spinach are just a few of the ingredients that make these salads complete, often accompanied by tangy dressings that complement the veggies perfectly. Tuck into a Nicoise salad at Botanica restaurant, we have outdoor seating in a private garden where you can enjoy the weather as well.


An assortment of prepared foods displayed on stalls at a food market


3. DISCOVER OUTDOOR MARKETS

As the spring approaches the local markets start to bloom again. Whether you're a local or a visitor, these open-air spaces offer an opportunity to immerse yourself in the lively atmosphere and enjoy the sunshine.

A must-visit market in London is Camden Market. Situated in the trendy Camden Town neighbourhood, this bustling market is known for its alternative culture and eclectic mix of stalls. Explore Camden Market’s bustling streets with vintage clothing, unique crafts, and antique treasures. Then, indulge in international street food from all corners of the world. Notably, among the stalls worth trying in the market is Yorkshire Burrito, offering a British roast in a burrito! Lastly, for dessert, don’t miss Humble Crumble, renowned for its delicious artisan desserts.

After a day of exploring the markets and sampling world foods, unwind at the City Sleeper in the heart of London. This centrally located hotel provides easy access to London's top attractions for our guests to enjoy.

  Sky Garden at Sunset with views around the City

 

4. VISIT LONDON'S HIGHEST PUBLIC GARDEN

Experience London from a breathtaking vantage point at Sky Garden, the city's highest public garden offering panoramic views of its iconic skyline. Marvel at lush greenery, meticulously landscaped gardens, observation decks, and an open-air terrace, all offering a serene retreat amidst the urban hustle.
 
Our Bedford hotel, like Sky Garden, provides a unique urban oasis experience amidst the bustling city. Relax to the gentle murmur of flowing water features, easing away the strains of city life. Awaken to a dreamlike setting in one of our Garden View rooms, and transform your urban stay into a magical experience.


A double-decker bus speeds through the streets of London at night, illuminated by the city lights.


5. SPRINGTIME SPARKLE: NIGHTLIFE AND ENTERTAINMENT IN LONDON

If you're a music lover, you can check out the live music concerts held at the stunning Kew Gardens. From classical orchestras to contemporary bands, the lineup is diverse and promises an unforgettable musical experience. The Kew The Music Festival 2024 begins on 8th July to 4th July 2024.  

London's theatre scene is an unmissable gem, with its iconic theatre district serving as the cornerstone of the city's entertainment offerings. There's no better way to spend a spring evening than being transported to a different world from the comfort of your seat. From West End classics to up-and-coming productions, the city offers a diverse range of performances that will leave you captivated.

Check out recent showshappening this spring-summer:

A Chorus Line at Sadler's Wells Theatre, London from 31 July 2024 to 25 August 2024

A View from the Bridge at Theatre Royal Haymarket from 23 May 2024 - 3 August 2024 

As the sun sets and the city lights up, London's nightlife scene becomes even more enticing. With trendy cocktail bars to iconic nightclubs, there is a venue to suit every taste. Indulge in the elegant yet relaxed ambience of Atrium Bar & Restaurant, at our President Hotel where daytime coffee chats seamlessly transition into evenings filled with wine and jazz. Enjoy nibbles, sharing platters, and light bites from our all-day bar menu while soaking in the natural light flooding through our stunning glass atrium.


An Uber Boat glides gracefully along the river Thames in London, with a bridge visible in the background.


6. TAKE A SCENIC BOAT RIDE ALONG THE THAMES

​Spring in London is a magical time and there's no better way to experience the beauty of this season than by taking a scenic boat ride along the Thames. On this boat ride, you'll be treated to stunning views of some of London's most iconic landmarks.

From the Big Ben to the Cutty Sark, every turn of the river reveals a new sight to admire. As you delve into intriguing tales of the city's rich history and culture through the boat's informative commentary, prepare to embark on your own literary journey with us! Start your story at our Library Bar of the Morton Hotel where bespoke furnishings and wallpapers pay homage to the free-thinking writers and artists of the Bloomsbury Group, such as Virginia Woolf and Roger Fry.

Alternatively, opt for the Uber Boat service for an authentic local experience, with fares starting from just £5—a true bargain for this beautiful journey.


Looking across the bridge leading to the Tate Modern gallery in London, with bustling activity and visitors passing by


 7. DISCOVER LONDON'S ART AND CULTURE

A must-visit museum for art and culture lovers is the iconic Tate Modern, which houses an extensive collection of modern and contemporary art. As the weather starts to warm up, visitors can take advantage of the stunning views of the city skyline from the museum's viewing platform. Additionally, the nearby Tate Britain offers a glimpse into the history of British art and is a must-visit for art enthusiasts.

London has a lot of Immersive Art Exhibitions around the city all year round, and spring is the best time to experience these exhibitions as most of them are outdoors. However, if you prefer an indoor activity, consider visiting the Frameless Immersive Art Experience near Oxford Street. It offers the perfect opportunity to take a break from shopping.


A double bedroom at Morton Hotel, Bloomsbury


8. EXPERIENCE SPRING IN LONDON WITH IMPERIAL LONDON HOTELS

As London blossoms, why not embrace the vibrant spirit of Bloomsbury with the Imperial London Hotels?  Across our centrally located hotels in Bloomsbury, London you can take advantage of up to 15% off longer stays and bask in the city's sunshine this Spring. Whether you're planning a family Easter getaway or a solo exploration filled with museum visits and market strolls, we offer accommodations to suit every need—from single rooms to interconnecting family suites. 

But don't delay—rooms are filling up quickly. Secure your reservation today to avoid missing out! As you explore Spring in London, you'll discover a city brimming with artistic masterpieces and cultural celebrations. With world-class museums and stunning outdoor installations, London offers a wealth of experiences to delight all tastes!

Frequently Asked Questions About Spring in London

Where can I find blooming parks in London?

You can find blooming parks in London at iconic green spaces like Regent’s Park and Russell Square Garden. These parks transform with an explosion of colourful flowers during spring, providing a beautiful setting for leisurely walks, picnics, and even row boat rides on the Serpentine Lake.

What festivals can I attend in London during the spring?

London hosts a variety of festivals in the spring. Some popular ones include St. Patrick's Day, and the Chelsea Flower Show. These festivals offer cultural diversity, lively parades, performances, and mouth-watering food stalls for you to enjoy.

Where can I find outdoor markets and rooftop terraces in London?

London has fantastic outdoor markets and rooftop terraces to explore. Borough Market and Camden Market are two popular outdoor markets where you can browse through stalls offering fresh produce, unique crafts, and vintage treasures. For rooftop terraces with stunning views, visit the Sky Garden or other rooftops across the city.

What are some popular riverside walks and cruises in London?

Along the picturesque River Thames, you can enjoy leisurely walks along the South Bank. This area offers stunning views of iconic landmarks such as the Tower Bridge and the London Eye. If you prefer a different perspective, you can embark on a river cruise and marvel at the beautiful architecture lining the riverbanks.

How can I celebrate Easter traditions in London?

London offers multiple unique experiences to celebrate Easter traditions. You can join Easter egg hunts held in parks and gardens, including the grand egg hunt at Kensington Palace. Visit historic churches and cathedrals to witness special Easter services and enjoy choir performances. Don't forget to indulge in delicious hot cross buns and explore the city's Easter markets.

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