5 Ways to Make April Awesome
After gorging on chocolate and hiding away from the snow and rain, Spring is actually here and April is the month to explore.
From the 6th April, the Underbelly Festival returns to London’s Southbank for the 10th year in a row. The festival will last all summer and has a great lineup of cabaret, circus shows, comedy and music. They even have a few shows specially for children.
Check out the line up at http://www.underbellyfestival.com/#stq=&stp=1
For the art lover, the National Gallery is opening its Monet and Architecture Collection on the 9th April. Over 75 pieces of Monet’s architectural work from all over the world will be displayed together for the very first time.
The 12-15th April hosts London’s Coffee Festival highlighting the best of London’s coffees, food and art. Try coffees you will never find in your local supermarket or Starbucks and spice up your morning brews.
The 21st April is the Queen’s actual birthday (she hosts her public birthday in June) and this year she will be turning 92! Although she celebrates privately on this day, London celebrates with gun salutes – Hyde Park will host a 41 gun salute and the Tower of London will hold a 62 gun salute. Both events are open to members of the public.
And, if you want to be a real patriot on the day, pop down to the Royal Mews. The Palace itself won’t open till the summer but you’ll still be able to see many of their horses and carriages.
London’s biggest sporting event of the year – the London Marathon, takes place on the 22nd April. Even if you aren’t running, enjoy the celebrative atmosphere as thousands line the streets of the capital to cheer on friends and family.