Top events in London in spring
This spring, enjoy the fresh seasonal colours, vibrant atmosphere and fun activities that London has to offer. As the city comes to life after the winter months, there are many things to see and do across the city for an enjoyable break. At Fraser Place Canary Wharf, we have compiled a breakdown to offer inspiration and tips on the top events in London in spring.
Top events in London in spring:
- RHS Chelsea Flower Show
- St Patrick’s Day Festival
- Aladdin, the west-end musical
- London Beer Week
- Winnie-the-Pooh exhibition
Get some floral inspiration at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show
Next, on our list of the top events London in spring is to venture outdoors and find time to unwind and get close to nature. As flowers open and daffodils bloom, the spring months are perfect for wandering around the many parks and gardens of the UK capital. Why not plan your visit around the prestigious RHS Chelsea Flower Show which takes place from 22nd – 26th May 2018. Gain some inspiration for your own garden with floral design, learn about species of plants, scientific research and get personalised advice on how to make the most out of your green space. Get your tickets quick to avoid disappointment or, if you miss out, there are many other floral associated events in the Chelsea area throughout the month of May. Nearby restaurants and cafés serve afternoon teas and inspired menus in honour of the renowned show. This is guaranteed to be an enjoyable event that will make a great day out.
Go green for St. Patrick’s Day
It’s the day where everyone becomes Irish for 24-hours and shamrocks pop up in bars across the world. Celebrate St Patrick’s Day with Londoners during three days of cultural and community festivities across London. From 16th March central London and Trafalgar Square puts on events and celebrations as part of its annual St Patrick’s Day Festival, culminating in a St Patrick’s Day Parade on the 18th. Watch live performances by Irish artists, dancers and film screenings or partake in an Irish Walking Tour, Family Treasure Trail or browse the Irish Art Exhibition. A food market also provides modern and traditional foods. Toast the day with a Guinness in one of the many Irish bars around the city. These will be decorated in green for the occasion, with many holding parties and special events. As one of the biggest events set to take place in the city, St. Patrick’s Day celebrations should be on anyone’s list for the top events in London in spring.
Winnie-the-Pooh: Exploring a Classic exhibition
No matter your age, everyone recognises this lovely bear and his friends. Discover the worldwide love and timeless adoration for this fictional character at the Victoria and Albert exhibition ‘Winnie-the-Pooh: Exploring a Classic’ exhibition. Learn about how Winnie-the-Pooh was born of a creative partnership between A.A. Milne and E.H. Shepard who brought the character to life from concept, through sketches, letters, photographs, fashion and cartoons.
Visitors of all ages can explore the world of Pooh bear and his companies in a heart-warming multi-sensory and playful exhibition. It’s open daily until 27th April 2018, at the Victoria and Albert Museum. Pop up performances are also scheduled over the coming months into the spring, where visitors can enjoy theatrical performances with music and puppetry or interactive storytelling.
This unique exhibition is one not to be missed – go on a nostalgic journey back to your childhood or invite friends and family to learn about the magic and fascination behind one of the world’s most famous characters. Travel there easily on the Jubilee and Piccadilly lines – you’ll arrive within 40 minutes from Fraser Place Canary Wharf.
Say cheers to London Beer Week
If you are lover of beers, lagers and ales, then the city is sure to be your destination for London Beer Week 2018. Celebrate your favourite tipple, try a new one or be a little more adventurous at the many pop-up events, brewery tours and parties scheduled to take place from 12th – 18th March. Set against the city skyline backdrop, London Beer Week will take place at various venues across the city. The main Hub, however, will be at the The Old Truman Brewery in east London. Now in its second year, giant pop up beer tents are constructed at bars taking part in addition to food, good music, giveaways and promotions. Purchase a wristband to for £10 in participating venues.
Enjoy an evening at the theatre
After a day of exploring the city streets and uncovering its culture, why not spend a crisp spring evening at the theatre? London is famed for hosting some of the most well-known musical performances in the world, attracting energetic audiences from around the world. Sit back, relax and submerge yourself into the story, sound effects and fantasy of the show. We recommend the popular Disney Aladdin – no matter your age, everyone gets swept away by this mesmerising Arabian tale. Available to see at the Prince Edward Theatre in the West End, until 28th April 2018 rave reviews have applauded the production and performances of actors. This Broadway adaptation of the Disney classic boasts 84 illusions and effects including the magic carpet ride which supports the inspiring song “A Whole New World”.