Spring in London
Seasonal Events in London
The links will lead you to what’s happening and ideas for what to do, where to go and places to eat.
Mothering Sunday 10 March
For the perfect Mother’s Day in London, you can treat your mum to afternoon teas and walks in the park, alongside shopping, bowling, cooking classes and even perhaps a speedboat ride.
Ramadan 10 March – 8 April
Explore the rich selection of events across the city that educate, observe and reflect on the Muslim tradition of Ramadan. Enjoy some of the city’s top halal and vegan food options at London restaurants during the holy month to satisfy Iftar.
Eid al Fitr 9 April
known as the ‘Holiday of Breaking the Fast’, Eid Al Fitr directly follows Ramadan. Astronomers predict that Ramadan will begin on Monday March 11, 2024. If this is accurate, Eid al Fitr will fall almost a month later on Tuesday, April 9, 2024. If this takes place, UAE workers look set to enjoy a nine-day weekend.
Easter 29 March to 1 April
Spend the long Easter weekend in London enjoying egg hunts, themed attractions, Easter-specific performances or a Sunday lunch. Good Friday and Easter Monday are bank holidays in the UK.
The TCS London Marathon 12 April
The London Marathon first took place in 1981 and has become one of the most popular marathons in the world. The route takes in many of London’s best landmarks including Buckingham Palace, The Cutty Sark, Tower Bridge and Canary Wharf.
Events & Concerts at The O2
We have selected a few events for you. For full schedule click on the title.
Abba Voyage booking until 26 May 2024 Abba Arena Pudding Mill Lane E15 2PJ
See ABBA on stage in a concert 40 years in the making. Blending cutting-edge technology, spectacular lighting, and some of the most beloved songs ever written, ABBA take to the stage in a whole new way. In a stunning, purpose-built arena, one of the most popular groups in history appear as digital avatars in a ‘ground-breaking’ (Metro) concert that really ‘needs to be seen to be believed’ (BBC).
Nye 24 February – 11 May National Theatre South Bank
Wales’s most beloved man of the twenty-first century Michael Sheen playing Wales’s most beloved man of the twentieth century Aneurin Bevan is so obvious it almost feels a bit on the nose – especially as Sheen has already been very public about his idolisation of the politician affectionately still widely know as Nye. But don’t expect a cosy hagiography from playwright Tim Price: his new drama ‘Nye’ is being billed as ‘an epic Welsh fantasia’ that sees a dying Bevan look back trippily on his life, from working as a miner to founding the NHS.
London Tide 10 April – 22 June National Theatre South Bank
PJ Harvey writes the songs for Ben Power’s adaptation of Charles Dickens’s ‘Our Mutual Friend’, rechristened ‘London Tide’. Directed by Ian Rickson, it follows the chain of events set into motion when a body is pulled out of the Thames. The cast includes Bella Maclean, Tom Mothersdale and Ami Tredea.
Theatre for Kids and Families, The Unicorn Theatre
The UK’s leading theatre for young audiences.
From The Lion King to Tina, Phantom of the Opera and Les Miserables, choose from all the award winning shows in London’s Theatreland. Book the best seats with an interactive seating plan for every West End venue through SeatPlan. They aggregate tickets and prices from three different suppliers to give buyers access to the best deals and widest availability across performances and price bands.
Art, Events & Exhibitions
When Form Comes Alive 7 February – 6 May Hayward Gallery
‘When Forms Come Alive – Sixty Years of Restless Sculpture’ is the Hayward Gallery’s first exhibition of 2024 and will feature the work of 21 artists from across the world.
It is an interesting, engaging collection of work inspired by movement, flux and the natural patterns of growth, from the grace of a dancer to the rhythmic breaking of waves or the flow of liquid metal.
Fashion & Textile Museum – The Biba Story 22 March – 8 September 2024
The Biba Story explores how fashion phenomenon Biba blossomed to become the world’s first lifestyle label, sparking a revolution in how people shopped and how Biba earned its spot as the brand that epitomises 1960s and 1970s fashion.
London Games Festival 9 – 25 April
Get your game on at the London Games Festival, one of the biggest events of its kind in the world. Jump into the festival’s hands-on activities and check out the latest in the culture and business of the games world
London Gallery Weekend 31 May – 2 June
The world’s largest event of its kind and unique among global gallery weekend events in the breadth and diversity of its participating galleries. Free for all to attend, it provides an opportunity to discover and explore London’s world-class gallery scene, celebrating the city’s diverse cultural and creative communities. An extensive programme scheduled by galleries specially for the weekend includes talks, family workshops and special events.