What’s on in London in April
London Weather in April
As the old saying goes, April Showers Bring May Flowers and that is definitely the case for April in London. While temperatures will be on the up with highs in the upper fifties to upper sixties (15°-18°C), expect the nights to still be quite chilly with temperatures hovering around the mid-to-low forties (4°-6°C). Rain will be on and off so be sure to have a brolly on you at all times!
April Events in London
- Easter in London – With some of the most beautiful churches in the world located in the nation’s capital, Easter is a lovely day in London. If you are not very religious Easter Sunday, which falls on April 5th this year, is still the perfect time to check out one of the delicious brunches or lunches dotted around the city.
- The Boat Race – On April 11th come out and support the historic Oxford and Cambridge rowing teams in their annual boat race down the Thames. The race kicks off from Putney Bridge and ends at Chiswick Bridge with various popular viewing points along the way.
- Feast of St George Day – The national day of England falls on April 23rd and there will be many quintessentially English events being held across the capital. The main event is the festival and parade which takes place in Trafalgar Square. The 2015 date for this event has yet to be confirmed so stay tuned!
- The London Marathon – London’s traffic will be horrific on April 26th but the locals do not mind as the London Marathon is one of the city’s most exciting and participated in events! Running from Greenwich, through the Docklands, across Tower Bridge and ending at Buckingham Palace, this wildly popular event draws Olympic athletes, international running enthusiasts and regular old Joes running for charity.
April 2015: Special Events
The Sherlock Holmes exhibit will end its tenure at the Museum of London on April 12, 2015. Sherlock has become one of the most popular fictional characters in England and was brought to life recently by Benedict Cumberbatch in the hit BBC tv show ‘Sherlock’. The Museum of London’s exhibit includes original manuscripts from the inception of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, props from the BBC show, a mind maze featuring real Sherlock mysteries, and an in depth look at Victorian England. This family-friendly exhibition is the perfect place to bring your little detectives to escape the April rain!
The museum is open from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm daily and is located near the St Paul’s or Barbican tube stations Tickets are £12.55 for adults and £10.45 for children, children under 12 go free.