HOT IN LONDON THIS SPRING:
There's something for everyone to enjoy in London this Spring. Make the most of longer days as the city heats up for outdoor events in March, April and May 2022. We’ve put together our top suggestions of things to do in London this Spring.
1. Holland Park
Holland Park is truly magical in the Spring, as tulips blossom and the beautiful Kyoto Garden brings Japan to this corner of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. Spread over 54 acres, the park also has children’s play facilities and large woodland area – perfect for enjoying the annual series of outdoor events and educational workshops for adults and children alike.
2. Fish on a boat – London Shell Co.
Enjoy lunch or dinner on a boat in Little Venice at London Shell Co, a short walk from our hotels. This floating restaurant is great fun, with amazing dishes all served in a cosy space. With barge cruises available to book at the weekend, you can enjoy everything this great window onto the water has to offer.
3. Gone gaming – London Games Festival (1 – 10th April 2022)
London Games Festival is a major global celebration of video games and interactive entertainment. With over 400 games to play, visitors can enjoy an amazing array of game previews, director’s commentaries and original documentaries – a true convergence of talent, art, creativity and culture.
4. London Boat Race 2022
The world-famous boat race returns in 2022, for the 76th Women’s and the 167th Men’s boat races.
The women's race begins at 14.23pm, with the men's an hour later, and the four mile course runs between Putney and Mortlake, with crowds lining the river bank to get a good view. Sunday 3rd April 2022
5. Kew Gardens
If you haven’t visited the Great Pagoda at Kew Gardens, a treat awaits as you explore the incredible landscape, treetop walkway and the indoor rainforest in the garden’s Palm House. You can even enjoy a river trip to Kew from Westminster Pier (1.5 hours each way) where you can enjoy the magic of the World Heritage Site, home to the world's largest collection of living plants.
6. Widow’s Bun Ceremony
One of London's oddest traditions take place on Good Friday every year (15th April in 2022).
Head to The Widow's Son pub in Bow, to see the Widow's Bun Ceremony. A hot cross bun, with the year baked into to the top, is hung from the ceiling, to honour a widow who apparently used to continue baking them for her son.
7. The Passion of Jesus Play
Visitors to the city on Good Friday (15th April 2022) can enjoy an annual re-enactment of the final journey of Jesus Christ at Trafalgar Square. Turn up early for a good view, as hundreds of actors reinact the Easter story for free each year.
8. Chelsea Flower Show
A highlight for any green-fingered Londoner, the RHS Chelsea Flower Show takes over the ground of the Royal Hospital Chelsea, with gardeners from all over the country showing off their work, stalls where you can buy flowers and plants to take home. Running for 6 days from Tuesday 24th to Saturday 28th May 2022.
9. Regent's Park open-air theatre
For a more high-brow al fresco night out, head to London's open air theatre in Regent's Park. Legally Blonde and 101 Dalmations are confirmed for 2022, starting from 16th May. Established in 1932, the open air theatre is one of the largest theatres in London and productions have won a multitude of awards in recent yearBook Now