The Queen’s birthday, spring fairs and the London Marathon — April is here! Whether you’re revamping your home for the new season or keen to treat yourself to some quality theatre, we’ve got a whole range of events happening around the capital to help you do just that (and more!).
The Queen’s Birthday Gun Salutes, 21 April
With an impressive display of royal steeds at full gallop and a 41-gun salute, Hyde Park has plans to mark Her Majesty The Queen’s 91st birthday with a bang. Grab those hampers and picnic blankets, pop the champers and be a part of a truly regal celebration amid gorgeous greenery.
Country Living Magazine Spring Fair, 27 – 30 April
Brighten up your home for the new season at none other than Country Living’s Spring Fair. Blooming with interior inspiration, a newcomers market, crafters and makers and a live demonstration on mastering the art of floral arrangements, browse over 400 stalls overflowing with cushions, throws, homeware and other crafty goodies. Spring has never looked so chic!
Connections: Women, Art & Networks, Current – 9 July
Burgh House & Hampstead Museum
It’s all about girl power at Burgh House & Hampstead’s latest exhibition. Curated by Museum Intern Emily Spary, the display explores how the collection’s very distinct female artists are unified through their work and their personal lives. With a selection of watercolours, sketches and an oil painting, Connections is a wonderful celebration of female artistry.
Open-air theatre at the Globe, 22 April – Onwards
The Globe Theatre
Theatre fans, rejoice! The Globe Theatre is set to unveil a show-stopping season of alfresco productions starting the 22nd of April. From a whimsical retelling of classic love story Romeo and Juliet to Olivier-Award winning comedy Nell Gwynn, be sure grab yourself tickets to the *hottest* shows in town.
Virgin London Marathon, Sunday 23rd April
Blackheath – The Mall
This year, around 38,000 runners, joggers and walkers will brave the 26 miles and 385 yard route, some for professional reasons, some for charity. This annual event forms part of the world’s top five marathons and for good reason, taking in sights including Tower Bridge, Canary Wharf, the Embankment before finishing at the Mall.