22 Things to do in London in April 2023

Bask in spring sunshine at epic outdoor spots in April in London, join cultural celebrations and enjoy Easter activities from home.
Two small ducklings sit in the white flowers and grass in front of the glass kew palace at kew gardens.
Furry visitors at Kew Gardens. Image courtesy of Antony Woods © RBG Kew
  • Easter is celebrated in April in 2023 (it sometimes falls in March). Plan ahead for the Easter weekend.

  • London events April 2023 include the Feast of St George and the Sikh festival of Vaisakhi

By April, spring awakens London. As crisp sunny days and the first blossoms take over, the coldest months wave goodbye in favour of more sunshine and the occasional sharp shower.

Experience the city teeming with beautiful blooms in gardens, take a walk in London’s parks, or visit nature reserves to spot wildlife this month.

Unmissable London events April 2024

Two men stand dressed in traditional Vaisakhi Festival outfits in trafalgar square.

  1. Keep the whole family entertained during Easter: Enjoy attractions and London events in April 2024 throughout the Easter weekend (29 Mar-1 Apr) and Easter holidays (29 Mar-29 Apr). 
  2. Join the joyous Vaisakhi Festival in Trafalgar Square: Mark the start of the Sikh New Year at this vibrant event in the centre of London. 14 Apr
  3. Attend the annual London Games Festival: The world's biggest celebration of video games and interactive entertainment. TBC

Check the London events calendar to see more of what's on in 2024.

Theatre shows in London

The good witch glenda and wicked with elphaba from london musical Wicked at the Apollo Victoria Theatre.

  1. Experience the magic of the Wicked musical at the Apollo Victoria Theatre: Be mesmerised by the spellbinding prequel to the Wizard of Oz.
  2. Expect the unexpected at The Play That Goes Wrong at the Duchess Theatre: Watch the hilarious antics of the accident-prone Cornley Drama Society.
  3. Laugh out loud at Matilda The Musical at the Cambridge Theatre: Follow Roald Dahl's much-loved tale of a young girl who discovers she has magical powers.
  4. See the drama unfold from the jury box in Agatha Christie's Witness for the Prosecution at London County Hall: Take your seat in the courtroom to witness a gripping murder trial.
  5. Celebrate girl power with SIX at the Vaudeville Theatre: Hear the Tudor tales of Henry VIII's wives as they come together as pop princesses.

Where can I see spring flowers in London?

white and pink cherry blossom obscuring the palm house at Kew Gardens on a sunny day

  1. Take a leisurely stroll through Kew GardensExplore the beautiful botanic gardens and glasshouses as you admire trees and flowers from all over the world.
  2. Get your spring flower fix in the Memorial Gardens of Buckingham PalaceAdmire a stunning seasonal array of flowers in this picturesque spot.
  3. Be charmed by the world-famous gardens of Hampton Court PalaceSee brilliant displays of spring flowers in the spectacular Pond Garden and the Wilderness Garden.
  4. Visit the Sunken Garden and wildflower meadow at Kensington Palace: Follow in the footsteps of royalty in the beautiful palace gardens.
  5. See spring flowers in London's majestic Royal Parks and gardensConnect with nature and watch the world go by in beautiful and historic surroundings.

Exhibitions and cultural tours in London

A guide shows visitors around London's National Gallery on a tour and afternoon tea.

  1. See incredible art on a National Gallery Highlights Tour: From Turner to Van Gogh, discover amazing paintings with a Blue Badge Guide.
  2. Uncover the best of the British Museum with a guide: Explore the best of this world-renowned museum's impressive collection.
  3. Visit Women in Revolt! at Tate Britain: The first of its kind, this exhibition reflects on key women's issues such as the women's liberation movement, legal systems, and more. Until 7 Apr
  4. Explore Japan: Myths to Manga at the V&A: Visit the first major UK exhibition to showcase the exceptional talents of this Renaissance master. Opening Oct 2023

Check back nearer the time for more exhibitions in London.

Places to visit in April

Standing on the deck of the ship Cutty Shark, a women points out to the sky, showing something to the two children and man accompanying her.

  1. Visit the iconic Cutty Sark: Embrace your inner adventurer as you explore the famous tea clipper.
  2. Get back to nature at the London Wetland Centre: Find an urban oasis within this 105-acre wildlife haven in south-west London.
  3. Meet the royal family at Madame Tussauds: Okay, they might be made of wax but where else can you snap a photo next to a prince and princess?
  4. Meet the legendary Yeoman Warders of the Tower of London: This famous fortress is a must-see during the spring. 
  5. Take a day trip from London: See the royal town of Windsor, discover the beauty and history of York and be enchanted by the countryside of the Cotswolds.

For more things to do in April in London, take a look at the events calendar and guide to what's on in London. And plan ahead for the best of the London stage with the theatre guide.

WEATHER: For average seasonal temperatures and rainfall, see the London Weather page.