With spring gradually coming into bloom, city dwellers and visitors alike can venture around London without fear of the frost. The city is bursting with activities to be enjoyed, be they outdoors, epicurean, artistic or theatrical!
- London Coffee Festival, Brick Lane. 7-10th
Sample the finest beans at the largest and most vibrant coffee and artisan food festival in the country. You won’t just be standing around sipping out of a paper cup. This event offers top-class barista demonstrations, workshops for coffee connoisseurs, and the ‘Milk & Sugar’ area is dedicated to fashion, art and design; all accompanied with live music. If you’re looking for a more intimate coffee experience, head to Ozone for a small group tasting.
- The London Marathon, Embankment to The Mall- 24th
This event always gathers the most warming crowds at Tower Bridge. Immerse yourself in the positive energy, and support the charities involved. There is sure to be an emotional finish outside of Buckingham palace! Watching a marathon is almost as exhausting as running one.
- Delacroix and the Rise of Modern Art, National Gallery- until 22th May
The National Gallery is now playing host to one of the most influential French artists, Eugene Delacroix. The master’s epic work hangs side by side with modern icons like Van Gogh and Matisse. To broaden your understanding of this critically acclaimed exhibit, why not book a private tour of the museum, followed by a double Michelin starred lunch at The Square?
- Celebrate St. George’s Day, Trafalgar Square. 25th
Join the feast of the season at the Mayor of London’s celebration of St. George. Drink, eat and be merry, with a banqueting area, jousting tiltyard and farmer’s market. There will be games, live bands and Morris dancers. The event this year will mark the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death, so expect activities to celebrate his life and legacy.
- Chocolate Tastings with Cocoa Runners. 5th, 12th, 16th
Savour a chocolate tasting with Cocoa Runners, purveyors of the world’s best ‘bean-to-bar’ chocolate producers. Taking place in interesting venues around London, Cocoa Runners chocolate tastings are perfect way to explore the world of single-estate artisan chocolate. Perfect for the serious chocophile. For those who love wine as much as chocolate, consider booking a tasting at The Winemakers Club!