London is a fabulous holiday spot to visit at any time of the year. It has a wealth of famous attractions including museums, art galleries palaces and host exciting events and festivals all through the year. However, spring is the season when London is at its best. The weather is conducive to spend a fair amount of time outdoors and explore its beautiful parks and gardens.
A great choice of accommodation for families visiting the city is the London City Suites By Montcalm Chiswell Street conveniently located in the city centre. Guests can also indulge themselves at the luxurious Montcalm Hotel London Spa, where they can choose from a variety of health and beauty treatments.
Some of the things to look forward to when visiting London in spring include:
The Passion of Jesus at Trafalgar Square: Every Good Friday, Trafalgar Square plays host to the Passion of Jesus, with the re-enactment witnessed by thousands. It follows the last day before the crucifixion of Jesus by the Romans and ushers in the Easter weekend. The atmosphere is vibrant so whether you are a believer or not it is well worth a visit.
Wetlands Centre: London is home to plenty of green spots with the London Wetlands Centre very popular with nature lovers. During spring the area is at its natural best and a treat for bird lovers as well. Located in West London’s Barnes area, the Wetlands Centre is in full bloom with blossoming flowers, birds hatching etc.
St George’s Feast: It is held on April 20, with St George’s Day a spring festivity of the patron saint of England. The feast has numerous food stalls set up all over the city and offers a rare opportunity to taste the best of traditional English culinary fare. If you are an English cultural buff then you cannot find any event more quintessentially English than this.
Chelsea Flower Show: Organised annually from 21-25 May, the Chelsea Flower Show is hosted on the beautiful Royal Chelsea Hospital grounds. The event was held the first time in 1912 and is organised by the Royal Horticultural Society that attracts thousands of visitors. You could pick up some valuable gardening tips or even buy some of the latest gardening equipment at one of the most exciting flowers’ shows on the planet.
London Marathon: The event is hosted on April 28 and is an annual event with thousands of participants and hordes of spectators cheering on the runners. It raises millions of pounds for charity and has the city abuzz. It is one of the most famous marathons in the world and is televised across the globe.
Oxford and Cambridge race: One of the most exciting events takes place on the Thames River every year, the Oxford and Cambridge boat race. It is held over a 4.2 miles part of the river and is broadcast the world over. It is held on the 07th April with thousands of people lining up the bridges and the banks of the Thames.