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3 Awesome Things to Do in London this Spring

Spring is a beautiful time of year to visit lots of places, and London certainly doesn’t buck the trend. With flowers in bloom and weak spring sunshine, you could argue that it’s the best time of year to visit the hustle and bustle of the UK capital.



Whether you’re new to the city and making the most of London hotels special offers, a returning visitor or even a Londoner yourself, here are three wonderful ways to spend a springtime day in London.


Take a stroll in the park


Fresh but not freezing, spring is the perfect time to get out and about in the great outdoors in England, and that means one thing: the opportunity to explore some of London’s most lovely parks. Whether you’re north, east, south or west, there are lots of green spaces in the city, enjoyed by locals and tourists alike.


Regent’s Park is home to London Zoo, great for visiting with the kids; Richmond Park is located in the far west, but is well worth the trip for its ‘out of city’ vibe and majestic stags; Greenwich Park and Alexandra Park are the best for city views; and Hyde Park is convenient for those staying in hotels near Paddington London, with its own restaurant, art gallery and boating lake.


Feast on international foods


With winter well and truly in the past, spring is an awesome time of year to tour a few of London’s best markets and sample some of the finest local and international foods they have to offer. Borough, Portobello Road, Brick Lane and Maltby Street Market are all great options.


If you’re a true food fanatic, there are a couple of events taking place this spring which might spark your interest, too: the Eat and Drink Festival will take place at London Olympia from 27th March to 13th April, and restaurant festival, Taste of London, will be held in Regent’s Park from 17th to 21st June.


Fill your day with flowers


When you think of spring, you probably think of budding blossom and blooming flowers - and if that’s what you want, London won’t disappoint. The RHS Chelsea Flower Show is taking place from 19th to 23rd May this year, making for the ideal spring day out. Walk amongst a sea of colours as you browse some of the best and most beautiful flowers the show has on display, and explore some of 2020’s climate change-inspired garden designs.


Sound like your cup of tea? You’d probably fancy a visit to Kew Gardens, too. Located in the western suburbs, you can browse tropical plants, Japanese gardens and more, as well as getting to explore the quainter side to city life in London.


If you’re hoping to visit London on a budget and are looking for accommodation Paddington London can be a great option, as it’s an affordable area, despite its proximity to many of the city’s top sights and attractions.