It may still be deep winter in London but before we know it the air won’t be quite so bitterly cold and spring will be here. Spring is a gorgeous time of year to visit the city and there are, as well as all the usual attractions, numerous seasonal events to look forward to – all minutes from your serviced apartments London in Kensington.
So what’s on in London in spring 2016? We’ll start with March...
Here are just a few highlights – there is sure to be something here to appeal to all types of traveller!
The St Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival is a vibrant and fun party event which will be held at Trafalgar Square, 15 minutes away from your London Aparthotels, on Sunday March 13th at 12.00 noon, ringing in Ireland’s big day early. Come and join the “craic” with pageants, floats, singing, dancing, and marching bands and plenty of Irish green.
On Sunday March 20th, 2016, at 8.45am, join the Where’s Wally Fun Run at Clapham Common. Grab your red and white stripes, beanies and black glasses, and disappear into a sea of Wally’s. You can opt in for the 5km route or the 10km route, and walk, jog, or run – it doesn’t matter, as long as you have fun! This event, open for anyone aged over 8, raises funds for the National Literacy Trust via the registration fee, which includes your costume. Kids under age 12 can participate in a 1km children’s run which is staged half an hour prior to the big event.
Art lovers will thrill at the Botticelli Reimagined exhibition, which opens at the Victoria and Albert Museum, 10 minutes walk from Presidential Serviced Apartments Kensington in Brompton on March 5th 2016. See beautiful art by the Florentine renaissance master as well as how he continues to influence modern artists of all genres.
The annual Oxford versus Cambridge Boat Race is scheduled to run on Sunday March 27th 2016. This race has run since 1829 and thousands line the Thames to watch and cheer. The course runs over four miles between Putney and Mortlake on the Thames and there are many riverside vantage points as well as historic pubs along the route. Alternatively, head to Bishop’s Park in Fulham or Furnivall Gardens in Hammersmith for Boat Race Festival events. The Newton Women’s Boat Race will occur an hour before the men’s. These two races are known as The Cancer Research UK Boat Races, and two crews from each university participate.
Come back next time as we look at London event highlights for April 2016...