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28 things to do this spring in London

A lady taking a picture inbetween the flower displays at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show.
You can usually snap away at the flower displays at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in spring. Credit: RHS/Georgi Mabee. Image courtesy of RHS.
Put a spring in your step with 28 events and activities that will keep you coming back again and again this season.

Book top spring activities in London

Don't miss out on activities and ideas for things to do in spring. Make the most of sunny days and get tickets to London's iconic attractions now.

Awaken from the winter slumber and hop into a fresh array of activities, as spring in London welcomes picture-perfect blooms and feel-good energy.

London’s great outdoors awaits, where the tables are set for all things alfresco and the city livens up with outdoor events throughout March, April and May.

Wondering how to make the most of the improving weather? These 28 ideas will have you filling up your diary in no time.

What’s happening in London in March?

  1. What's the craic on St Patrick's Day in London? Think: parades, Irish dancing shows, whisky showers, gigs and more.
  2. Celebrate the mother figures in your life by treating them to an unforgettable time on Mother's Day. 27 Mar
  3. Feast on some flavoursome pancakes and celebrate the arrival of spring on Pancake Day in London. 1 Mar
  4. Join the biggest celebration of video games and interactive entertainment as London Games Festival returns to the capital. Mar TBC
  5. Cheer on your favourite team from the banks of the Thames at The Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race, one of the world's oldest sporting events. Mar TBC

Find more March events.

What are the top London events this April?

  1. Watch The Passion of Jesus the annual re-enactment of Jesus's final journey, featuring more than 100 actors, at Trafalgar Square on Good Friday. 15 Apr
  2. Looking for Easter weekend activities? Hunt no more! There are plenty of things for all the family to enjoy. 15-18 Apr
  3. Enjoy a joyful celebration of Sikh and Hindu traditions at Vaisakhi Festival, a colourful feast of music, singing and dancing at Trafalgar Square. Apr TBC

What else is happening in April?

London events in May for your diary

  1. Squeeze every drop of fun from the early May bank holiday weekend (30 Apr-2 May) or plan ahead for the spring bank holiday weekend (2-5 Jun).
  2. Watch the winning goal and cheer as the champions take the trophy at the FA Cup Final in Wembley Stadium. 14 May
  3. Mark the end of Ramadan and join the Eid Festival celebrations in Trafalgar Square. May TBC

Find more ideas for May in London.

Top spring activities

  1. Enjoy amazing views of London and admire all the famous landmarks from the comfort of your seat on an exciting bus tour around the capital.
  2. Take on a guided tour around Shakespeare's Globe, which brims with 400 years of theatre history.
  3. Refresh your wardrobe at London’s best markets.
  4. Or, do some serious shopping at London's top shopping destinations, from iconic Oxford Street and Bond Street, to fashion and beauty at Covent Garden, Carnaby, Seven Dials and St James's.
  5. Feel the adrenaline flood your veins aboard a speedboat ride along the river Thames.
  6. Soak up the lively atmosphere of the city's alfresco restaurants, pubs and rooftop bars, and enjoy dining out on sunny days.
  7. Discover more fun and quirky things to do in London to keep you entertained.

What to do in London in spring outdoors

  1. Seep in stunning views of Kew Gardens, and explore a unique array of plants and flowers from around the world.
  2. Holland Park lives up to its name in spring, as swarms of tulips bloom.
  3. Snap selfies among the pastel pink blooms and dabble in outdoor workshops which usually take place in March at Greenwich Park.
  4. Welcome adorable spring arrivals (including baby lambs) at London’s many city farms.
  5. Discover a new area... Find picture-pretty spots at Covent Garden; Insta-worthy street art at Shoreditch and roam among the historic City of London.
  6. Wander The Tide, an uber-cool park flooded with sculpture trails, coffee shops and design eye-candy.

Spring ideas for kids

  1. See what’s on for kids both big and small during May half-term28 May-5 Jun
  2. Visit Cutty Sark with your little sailors for an adventure on the famous tea clipper.
  3. Enjoy a fun family day out and make magical memories at the top attractions for kids in London.
  4. School's out! Why not surprise the kids and treat them to these must-see top London shows for kids.

More ideas for kids.

If you’re still hungry for more things to do this spring, find top tips for things to do in London this weekend and things to do today. Or find on-the-go ideas by downloading the Visit London app.