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Top Things To Do In London in Spring (2024)

July 21, 2023

No matter what time of year it is, a visit to London is always great fun but springtime is one of the best times to visit. The weather is milder, the streets, shops and attractions aren’t too busy and the days are longer which means you can pack in way more activities! Check out our recommendations for things to do in London in spring and get planning your next trip.

1. Treat yourself to a rooftop brunch 

Spring has arrived in London and that means one thing – it’s time for a rooftop brunch. There are plenty of brunch spots to choose from but now that the weather has warmed up, we recommend a visit to Bar Elba in Waterloo for their unforgettable bottomless brunch!

Bar Elba rooftop in London
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2. Dance under the stars in Brixton

Pop Brixton in London is a great place to visit in spring. It’s like a small community with a lot of different things to do. In spring, it gets even better. The gardens and outdoor areas look really nice with all the flowers. You can enjoy yummy food and drinks at the stalls. There are also cool shops and fun events to check out. So, if you want to have a good time in spring, Pop Brixton is the place to be!

Pop Brixton in London in spring
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3. Hike around Hampstead Heath

It’s hard to beat a nice springtime stroll with a hot chocolate in hand – especially when you can soak up some of the most beautiful scenery London has to offer at the same time. Best of all, Hampstead Heath is only a short tube Journey away from Kings Cross so you can save energy for the hike.

Hampstead Heath in London in spring
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4. Try a VR experience

What better way to forget about your worries than with an immersive virtual reality experience?  At Otherworld, all 14 rooms are linked via ‘The Otherworld’, the custom-built island, where you will be reunited with your friends and strangers alike and be free to roam the four distinct areas each featuring its own weather system. And don’t worry Black Mirror fans, we’ve tested out the experience – there are no unwanted surprises.

Inside Otherworld in London
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5. All aboard Grand Dutchess

If you’re looking for a truly unique dining experience in London then a dinner date at the Grand Dutchess will not disappoint.  The Grand Dutchess is a luxurious restaurant barge situated in Paddington that offers a scrumptious seafood menu as well as epic riverside views, you might even spy the occasional duckling paddling alongside.

Inside the Grand Duchess restaurant
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6. Explore Kew Gardens

Kew Gardens has the world’s largest collection of plants so expect plenty of things to be blooming when you visit this spring. Why not grab yourself a picnic and make a day of it?

Kew Gardens in London in spring
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7. Attend the 2024 London Marathon

The annual London Marathon is one of the biggest spring events in the city. Every year, tens of thousands of runners brave the 26-mile route to raise money for charity and enjoy the unique experience of running through the city. The 2024 London Marathon will take place on the April 21st, and is sure to be a fantastic event for all involved.

London Marathon
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8. Visit the Chelsea Flower Show

The world-famous Chelsea Flower Show is an annual event in London held every May. It’s an opportunity to explore the best in horticulture from across the globe, with exhibitors displaying stunning floral displays. In 2024, the event will be held on May 21st to 25th and is sure to be a beautiful and exciting experience.

The Chelsea Flower Show in London in spring
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9. Take part in the Spring Festival of Light

The Spring Festival of Light in Brent Cross makes spring come alive. They deck out the shopping centre and the whole area with these gorgeous lights that create a magical vibe. Families and friends come together to check out the enchanting lights, snap some pics, and get into that springtime spirit. It’s just such a fun and delightful experience that you can’t miss if you’re in Brent Cross during spring.

The Spring Festival of Light in London
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10. Discover the beer gardens of London

Come and check out London’s beer gardens this spring! They’re awesome places to enjoy the sun and have a drink. You should definitely visit places like The Garden Gate in Hampstead, The Albion in Islington, or The Edinboro Castle in Camden. So, bring your friends and have a great time at London’s beer gardens, where you can enjoy good drinks and good company. Cheers!

The Garden Gate beer garden in London
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11. Explore London from the Thames

Spring is the perfect time to experience the beauty of the Thames River on a relaxing cruise. As the weather warms up, you can soak in the scenic views of London’s iconic landmarks from the comfort of a boat. So, hop aboard and enjoy the gentle breeze and stunning sights!

Thames cruise
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12. See London from above

Spring is a fantastic season to take a ride on the London Eye. As the days get longer and the weather gets milder, you can enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of London’s skyline from this iconic Ferris wheel.

London Eye
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There you have it, our top things to do in London in spring. If you stumble across any other fun activities don’t forget to give us a message on Instagram or Facebook. We can’t wait to see you!

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