10 things to do in London April 2023

Published: 02 Apr 2023
This article lists 10 ideas on what to do in London in April 2023.
Flowers in Regent's Park
Flowers in Regent's Park

1. Blooming in London

The Queen Victoria Memorial outside of Buckingham Palace has 50,000 yellow wallflowers and red tulips in honour of Queen Victoria during winter. For summertime, the flower beds are replanted with 22500 plants, including geraniums, spider plants, salvias and weeping figs.

There are beautiful gardens in many of the parks of London. Royal Parks add more than one million flower bulbs to its gardens, and March to April is a great time to visit as daffodils bloom, dotting St James’ Park with vibrant colours and scents. Regent’s Park and Kensington Gardens are other parks with spectacular flower displays during the spring. Regent’s Park also has gardens such as Queen Mary’s Rose garden with 12000 roses and Avenue Gardens with beautiful flower beds and fountains.

From April through June, the stunning blooms of wisteria will entice you to explore, for example, different parts of Chelsea, Kensington and Notting Hill.

2. Cinderella

Cinderella, from the Royal Ballet founder Frederick Ashton, is celebrating 75 years. It opened in 1948 with great reviews, with Moira Shearer and Michael Somes playing the main characters. It has been 10 years since it was last seen on the Royal Opera House stage, and it will now return for the special celebration, again telling the story of Cinderella from rags to riches. March 27 - May 03

Trailer for the new Cinderella performance

3. Croydon: The Mayor’s London Borough of Culture 2023

The London Borough of Culture award, established in 2017 by the Mayor of London, strives to celebrate and showcase the unique character of each borough while providing all citizens with access to culture. This year, the borough in focus is Croydon.

Visit the This is Croydon website for a complete list of exciting events featuring renowned headliners from around the world and hundreds of cultural activities originating from the communities in Croydon. For full details, visit This is Croydon website.

4. Crown to Couture

Explore Kensington Palace and the awe-inspiring exhibition Crown to Couture with one of our knowledgeable guides this April. This exclusive experience offers a unique chance to wander through the State Rooms and take in the novel exhibit when closed to the general public. Kensington Palace has the most extensive display ever, with 200 things to see! Crown to Couture is an exhibition that shows clothes from the 1700s and today. April 05 - October 29

Checkout the official event video

5. Easter

This Easter, visit one of the beautiful churches or cathedrals in London. For example, you can see Westminster Abbey, St Paul’s, or Southwark Cathedral. Easter

Trafalgar Square is aglow with the Passion of Jesus, a 90-minute production brought to life by one hundred Wintershall players and supported by London’s Mayor. This electric and moving retelling of Jesus’ final days is free of charge for all Londoners and visitors. No tickets are required, and performances will be held from 12 noon as well 3:15 pm. With large screens, this production is designed to maximize visibility in an open-air setting. Good Friday

Celebrate the 150th anniversary season of London’s renowned Royal Choral Society with one of its best-loved Easter traditions—a spectacular performance of Handel’s charming oratorio Messiah—this Good Friday. Handel’s Messiah has become a beloved Easter tradition since its debut at the Royal Albert Hall in 1876. The choir first presented this iconic work in 1872, and continues to captivate audiences today. Good Friday

6. London Coffee Festival

Are you a coffee lover? Then visit Truman Brewery in Brick Lane for a three-day event. You will see demonstrations and workshops about latte art, plant milk pairings, barista tournaments, and even a coffee-themed art exhibit. Even if you know a lot about coffee already, there will be something new to learn. April 20 - April 23

7. The Fans Strike Back®: A Star Wars Fan Exhibition

Visit THE FANS STRIKES BACK EXHIBITION in London and see the most extensive collection of Star Wars fan-made things. There are hundreds of different figurines, life-size figures and costumes. In addition, you’ll find 30 sculptures, lightsabers and blasters, helmets, masks and armour from all over the galaxy. It has taken 40 years to create this fantastic collection. April 20

8. Queen’s Yard Summer Party

Hackney Wick is an area in East London that used to be an industrial area but has undergone significant regeneration in recent years and is now a popular area for artists, coffee shops and restaurants. At the end of April, the site hosts the Queen’s Yard Summer Party for lots of music, dancing and fun. It is a place to get together, listen to music, and have a good time. Come and experience Hackney Wick. April 29

9. Camden Rocks Festival

Camden is an area with lots of music and rock events. The Underworld, located underneath The World’s End pub, is one of the most popular venues and a local landmark. They host events on several nights every week, and on Saturdays, the Camden Rocks Festival features already popular and new bands from across Camden Town. Every Saturday in April

10. Frameless

Frameless is London’s first permanent immersive multi-sensory art experience. Visit Marble Arch, and you will see amazing things! At Beyond Reality Gallery, you can see Edvard Munch’s acclaimed “The Scream”. Meanwhile, at Colour in Motion Gallery, experience the vibrant painting of Monet titled “The Waterlily Pond - Green Harmony.” If you’re looking to explore fascinating places without leaving your seat, The World Around Us features enthralling 360-degree projections. Lastly, don’t miss Kandinsky’s abstract artwork at the Art of Abstraction Exhibit. Until end of August