April in London

by Melanie Waldman on March 14, 2011

by Melanie Waldman | March 14th, 2011  

Foxgloves in Regent's Park

Jumping into Spring, April in London is your chance to find an amazing deal on a flight and hotel room and explore your favorite London attractions!

For April temperatures and suggestions about what to pack, seeĀ London Weather.

HOLIDAYS

First Night of Passover
Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Queen’s (Actual) Birthday
Thursday, 21 April 2011

Good Friday
Friday, 22 April 2011

St George’s Day
Saturday, 23 April 2011

Easter
Sunday, 24 April 2011

More on Public Holidays in London

EVENTS

Head of the River Race
Saturday, 2 April 2011
Starts at 4pm
The largest continuous rowing event on Earth, this crew event takes place along 4.25 miles of the River Thames. Starting at Mortlake and finishing at Putney, the best spots for observing the race are near Hammersmith and Chiswick Bridges.

London Coffee Festival
Friday, 8 April – Sunday, 10 April 2011
Held at the Old Truman Brewery on Brick Lane, this celebration of all things java will benefit the Project Waterfalls initiative.

London Book Fair
Monday, 11 April – Wednesday 13 April 2011
This annual publishing industry exhibition will be held at Earls Court Exhibition Centre (Warwick Road, London SW5 9TA). Click here to register for your visitor badge.

Virgin London Marathon
Sunday, 17 April 2011
Starts at 9am
Thousands of runners (including many UK celebrities) participate in this charity fundraising race from Greenwich Park to Buckingham Palace. This year’s official charity is Oxfam.

Shakespeare’s Birthday
Saturday, 23 April 2011

Generally celebrated by a series of events around town, there will more information TBD.

London Harness Horse Parade
Monday, 25 April 2011
Starts at 1pm
An annual parade of horses, ponies and donkeys puling historic vans, wagons and carts on the grounds of the South of England Centre in Sussex.

East End Film Festival
Wednesday, 27 April – Monday, 2 May 2011
An annual festival of films and filmmakers that hail from/celebrate/illustrate London’s East End.

Camden Crawl
Saturday, 30 April – Sunday, 1 May 2011
Since 1995, this festival has showcased Britain’s best emerging musical artists. It now celebrates comedy, spoken word and many other forms of entertainment. This year’s Crawl will feature 250 artists at more than 50 venues in the Camden Town area.

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Photo credit: Travels With Two

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