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What's on in local London: Spring into Activities

By Sophia Wood-Burgess

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Shake off those winter blues and step into the sunshine! With spring finally here, it's the perfect time to explore everything our city has to offer. Whether you're a die-hard foodie, a culture vulture or an outdoor enthusiast, there's something for everyone in the coming months.

This article is your one-stop guide to uncovering the best local events happening across London. We're serving up inspiration for days out that will keep you busy until the end of spring (that's June 20th, for the planners out there!). So get ready to Spring Into Action with a packed calendar of sporty challenges, artistic adventures and vibrant festivals.

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Music | Sport | Food & Drink | Festivals | Flowers | Art | Theatre & Comedy

Music festivals London

Photo: Wide Awake (Brockwell Live) by Raph_PH | CC BY | Flickr

Music in London

Check out these music-loving locales for an early start on the upcoming festival season.

In the Round Festival

Where: Camden Roundhouse
When: 18-27 April
What: In one of London’s liveliest music scenes, explore a fantastic range of emerging and established artists

Queens Yard Summer Party

Where: Hackney Wick
When: 4 May
What: Hackney Wick shows off its musical prowess in a multi-venue extravanagza of the emerging and groundbreaking artists that make up UK's underground sounds.


Where: Royal Albert Hall
When: 17-18 May
What: In one of London's most iconic venues, explore a festival of Country and Americana.

Gala Festival

Where: Peckham Rye Park
When: 24-26 May
What: Come see the community spirit in Peckham, at an independent, community-driven festival to celebrate dance music.

Brockwell Live

Where: Brockwell Park
When: 24 May – 2 June
What: Brockwell Park is a beloved community space throughout the year in Brixton, and this time of year, it provides a wide range of independent festivals:

• Project 6 (hip hop and electronic): 24 May
• Wide Awake (alternative music): 25 May
• Cross the Tracks (jazz, soul and funk): 26 May
• City Splash (African and Caribbean music): 27 May
• Brockwell Bounce (children’s programme): 29 May
• Mighty Hoopla (ultimate pop): 1-2 June

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Live sport in London

Photo: Ride London 2019 Chris Brookes by Chris Brookes | CC BY | Flickr

Sport in London

Get the blood pumping this season with sport in London.

London Marathon

Where to watch: Cheer on the runners from Greenwich, Tower Bridge, Canada Water, Canary Wharf, Mudchute, Deptford
When: 21 April
What: One of the world's most popular marathons, taking runners along London's most iconic monuments along the Thames.

European Professional Club Rugby: Challenge Cup

Where: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
When: 24 May
What: The cup final of European second-tier club rugby arrives at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Watch some of the best teams from Europe and South Africa battling for glory, live in London.


Where to watch: Victoria Embankment, Epping, Tower Bridge
When: 26 May
What: In the UK's foremost cycling event, cyclists pedal through some of the most famous streets of the Capital, traffic-free. Whether you're watching the world's fastest sprinters or joining in the family-friendly freecycle, there's something here for everyone.

Women's FA Cup Final

Where: Wembley Stadium
When: 12 May
What: Last year, Chelsea won their third successive FA Cup in front of a record-breaking audience. We're all waiting to see what explosive match up this year's cup will bring.

A night of Professional Championship Boxing

Where: York Hall
When: 1 June
What: You could not get a more historic venue than Bethnal Green's York Hall, a Grade II listed council-run leisure centre where generations of boxing legends have duked it out, so come to a fight night in the hallowed halls.

Champions League Final

Where: Wembley Stadium
When: 1 June
What: The 2024 best of the European men's football clubs will be crowned champion in Wembley this spring.

Major League Baseball: London Series

Where: London Stadium, Stratford
When: 8-9 June
What: The ole' ball game returns to London as the New York Mets take on the Philadelphia Phillies, with ballpark food and entertainment in Stratford's Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

The One Together

Where: Walpole Park
When: 19 June
What: Besides the big names in sport, you have local events that bring communities together. If you want to see Ealing community at its finest, join The One Together, and compete either solo or relay to complete as many laps as you can in an hour.

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Food festivals London

Food & Drink in London

What better way to get a taste of local London's diverse palette than exploring our many food and drink festivals.

The London Coffee Festival

Where: The Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, Shoreditch
When: 11-14 April
What: Your guide to London's buzzing coffee scene with workshops, streetfood, art, cocktails and, of course, the magical caffeine bean itself.

Brew//LDN - Between the Bridges

Where: Southbank
When: 24-27 April
What: Along the river by the London Eye, you can step into the coolest open-air festival space. Brew//LDN has locked this venue down for their next fest featuring an incredible range of beer, cider, low/no spirits and wine, paired with excellent street food.

The Real Wine Fair

Where: Tobacco Dock
When: 28 April
What: Celebrating the work of over 170 artisanal wine growers and winemakers, along with artisanal bites.


Where: Business Design Centre, Islington
When: 2-5 May
What: Let the incredible flavours of Sicily transport you - panelle and panini, gelato and cannoli, Sicilian wine and so much more.

Greater London Vegan Festival

Where: St Mary's Marylebone
When: 18 May
What: Enjoy good food for a good cause with cakes, bakes, hot food, clothes, cosmetics and more - plus a quiz and comedy night in the evening.

Kingston Beer & Cider Festival

Where: Kingston Town Centre
When: 23-25 May
What: The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) has expanded its offering, so this year's Kingston Festival (in the bustling town centre behind the tumbling phone boxes) will explore even more real ale, lager, cider, perry, wine and spirits.

The Tacover

Where: Signature Brew Blackhorse Road, Walthamstow
When: 25-26 May
What: The UK's only National Taco Festival returns for its 4th instalment - perfectly at home in the quirky and wonderful Walthamstow.

Foodies Festival

Where: Syon Park, Brentford
When: 25-27 May
What: This is truly a foodie's dream day - watch celebrity chefs cook their signature dishes, sip wine at the Drinks Theatre, learn new tricks with cookery classes, wander the artisanal market and fill your boots at the feasting tent.

Taste of London Food Festival

Where: Regent's Park
When: 12-16 June
What: Celebrating it's 20 year anniversary, this 5-day food fiesta demonstrates London's culinary prowess in an incredible range of restaurants, chefs and food producers, plus masterclasses and DJ sets to keep you busy between bites.

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Local festivals London

Photo: Canalway Cavalcade by Garry Knight | CC BY | Flickr

Festivals in London

To truly know what a a community is all about, explore a local festival.

Taiwan Festival

Where: Starting at the Coronet Theatre
When: 12-27 April
What: The inaugural Taiwan Festival in London is about to begin with an extraordinary range of contemporary artists. There will be theatre, design, dance, music, sculpture and virtual reality - just to scratch the surface.

Canalway Cavalcade

Where: Little Venice
When: 4-6 May
What: Whether watching the beautiful canal boats from shore, or piloting your own, you'll want to visit this beautiful celebration of our waterways in picturesque Little Venice. At this festival, you'll find food, music, entertainment for the children and a tipple by the Thames.

Dulwich Festival

Where: Dulwich
When: 10-19 May
What: 10 full days of the finest cultural events - music and a market, drama and dance parties, walks, talks and literature...you'll be amazed at the wealth of creativity and skill on display in Dulwich.

Urban Village Fete

Where: Central Park, Greenwich Peninsula
When: 19 May
What: This fete is filled with family fun. Enjoy music on the big stage, creative craft workshops and tons of street food traders, plus one-of-a-kind events like clever canines showing off new tricks, the Design District's Doodle Apartment and the Bureau of Silly Ideas. Don't know what we're on about? Stop by and check it out for yourself.

Brockley Max

Where: Across Brockley from the station to Hilly Fields
When: 31 May - 8 June
What: Across 9 days, Brockley Max has a jam-packed schedule of community-led music, theatre, art, comedy, poetry, and workshops, kicked off with an Opening Night Party featuring song and dance, and wrapping up with an Art in the Park day of craft workshops and an open-air market.

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London spring flowers

Flowers in London

The capital is beautiful this time of year, bursting into bloom after a long winter's sleep. Make the most of it with flower-focussed events.

Hampton Court Tulip Festival

Where: Hampton Court Palace
When: 8-29 April
What: London's own Tulipmania is at it's finest around mid-April, as over 100,000 bulbs make magnificent sweeps of colour across Hampton Court Palace's gardens.

Victoria Embankment Gardens

Where: Villiers Street, Westminster
When: Around April and May
What: A little surprise for those journeys around Embankment, Victoria Embankment Gardens is an area of landscaping right along the Thames that manages an impressive floral display in the heart of the city. Around this time of year, it is awash with tulips.

Chelsea in Bloom

Where: Sloane Square
When: 20-26 May
What: A love of flowers overflows from the prestigious Chelsea Flower Show, washing the local restaurants and store fronts in dazzling floral themes. This year's theme "Floral Feast" ought to satisfy your craving for beautiful blooms.

Wine Walks at Kew

Where: Kew Gardens
When: 19 June
What: Fancy a little wine and wander? Enjoy after hours, expert-led walks through world-class Kew Gardens while sampling the new Kew Series wine.

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Art fairs in London

Art in London

Art is everywhere in London. While there are always independent galleries to discover and new exhibits coming to London, there will be a few events this spring where you can see the huge expanse of London's art scene, learn something new - and possibly find something special for your home.

London Gallery Weekend

Where: All across London
When: 31 May - 2 June
What: One of the events we're most excited for this spring is London Gallery Weekend, where over 150 galleries in London offer special events, after hours and more. Pick an exhibit to explore or wind your way through one of the many curated routes by prominent members of London's art scene.

Wimbledon Art Fair

Where: Wimbledon
When: 9-12 May
What: Over 150 London artists open up their studios for amateurs and connoisseurs to explore. Launching on Thursday, 9 May with live music and drinks.

London Craft Week

Where: Across London
When: 13-19 May
What: London has a city-wide festival to celebrate exceptional craftsmanship, where you can see the creative skill behind the most beautiful items created in the capital - pottery, glass, textiles, musical instruments, woodworking, printwork, perfumes, furniture.

Affordable Art Fair

Where: Hamptead Heath
When: 9-12 May
What: Amid the beauty and splendor of Hampstead Heath, come find the perfect contemporary art for your home.

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Theatre and comedy in London

Theatre & Comedy in London

Sames as art exhibits, there is an abundance of plays, musicals and comedy nights in London at all times. But here are a few fringes and festivals that'll bring more artists and acts together for you to enjoy.

Wandsworth Arts Fringe

Where: Across the borough of Wandsworth
When: 7-23 June
What: Here's a taste of what's to come when Wandsworth becomes London's borough of culture in 2025. Wandsworth Fringe pulls the best new, innovative and groundbreaking acts to share a love of theatre and performance across the borough.

Banana Cabaret Comedy Club

Where: The Bedford, Balham
When: Fridays and Saturdays
What: We'd be remiss in not including one of our favourite venues in our local events list. This venue hosts Banana Cabaret, one of London’s longest running comedy venues in one place, where a range of London's most celebrated artists got their start.

East London Shakespeare Festival

Where: Higham Hill Hub
When: 7-9 June
What: The East London Shakespeare Festival brings Shakespeare's works out into the open air and contemporary situations to make them more accessible. Bring the family and a picnic and enjoy!

Peckham Fringe

Where: Theatre Peckham
When: 1 May - 8 June
What: Peckham Fringe is a vibrant performing arts festival showcasing local London talent. This summer's edition (year three!) features over 20 productions at Theatre Peckham and in the surrounding Peckham community, with everything from comedy and music to new musicals and spoken word.

96 Festival

Where: Omnibus Theatre, Clapham
When: 4 June - 13 July
What: Back by popular demand, this celebration of queerness in the heart of Clapham involves theatre, comedy, improv, spoken word and much more.

LIFT 2024

Where: All across London
When: 5 June - 27 July
What: If you're asking 'what's new in theatre?' join London's international festival of theatre, celebrating London and it's connection to the world through new ideas and bold stories.

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What else is going on in London this spring?

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