London is a city which holds a wide range of brilliant events and promises of culture, history and joy. That being said, it is also a city where the weather can be temperamental at the very least. With this in mind, especially during the month of April, it is a good idea to have a flexible attitude towards sightseeing. London is a world full of internal and exterior extravagances, giving you the chance to explore inside warrens and bask in large green spaces. During the rise of spring in April, you will be faced with storm clouds one moment and searing sun the next. That’s why we have compiled a list of flexible activities during the month for guests at the Marble Arch Hotel Oxford Street. The first point to make is that guests making the most of our luxury London hotel special offers will be well placed in the city centre to capitalise on London’s many possibilities.
The London Marathon takes place on the 28th of April and welcomes amateur and professional runners in equal measure. This year will see the 29th Annual London Marathon and saw over 40,000 runners take part. There’s plenty of places in the centre of the city to watch the marathon take place, and if you want to take part, you’d better sign up soon as places are limited.
Easter in London
Take a trip to the two of the holiest and most iconic sites in London for April 14th, and you will see the extended church services in the heart of the city. Even if you are not religious, the services at Westminster Abbey and St Paul’s Cathedral are two of the most famous Easter services in the world.
Get out the rain in London’s West End theatres
London weather can be unpredictable, and if you find yourself with a nights plans cancelled due to rain, then it’s well worth exploring the possibilities of London’s West End With hundreds of shows across the city every night, the West End represents the cultural hub of the arts in the UK and internationally. Here you will find famous plays such as Les MIs, the Lion King, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and many many more.
Take a spring walk in Hyde Park
Hyde Park in the springtime is the perfect way to bring in the sunnier seasons. Take a walk through the blooming flower beds and enjoy the Serpentine Lake as it shimmers sunlight over the riverside cafes and pedalos. On top of this, you can even take a swim in the Serpentine Lake’s open air lido, and if the clouds do gather, seek solace in the two Serpentine Galleries.
And witness the Queen’s Birthday salute
The 21st of April marks the birthday of reigning monarch Queen Elizabeth II. If you happen to be in Hyde Park during her 93rd birthday celebrations, you can bear witness to the 41 gun salute in Hyde Park, alongside the 62 gun salute from the Tower of London.
Enjoy the St George’s Day celebrations
Taking place on the 23rd of April, St George’s Day is a celebration of the patron saint of England. There will be many hearty British celebrations across the city as well as markets and music. Make sure you save room after your Marble Arch breakfast, the feast of St George in Trafalgar Square and its many street food stalls will leave you stuffed!