Admitting that London is a terrific destination to visit no matter the time of the year, perhaps spring is the best time to head to the city. With loads of entertainment, world-class attractions, palaces, museums, great shopping and entertainment, the city has well and beyond one’s expectations from a metropolis like London. For those that love the outdoors, spring is when the weather is perfect to get out exploring the city at leisure.
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Some of the springtime activities to enjoy in London are:
St George’s Feast:
An annual event it is celebrated on April 20 and commemorates the patron saint of England. There is a veritable feast on offer with food stalls popping up all over London. Foodies will enjoy the delicious spread of classic English cuisines on offer. Culture lovers looking for a traditional English experience will thoroughly enjoy the event.
The Passion of Jesus at Trafalgar Square:
Trafalgar Square is the location for the re-enactment of events to the runup of the crucifixion of Jesus, with the Passion of Jesus hosted in the area every year on Good Friday. It is an enactment of the penultimate day before Jesus was crucified and brings in East Weekend. Whether an agnostic or a believer, it definitely is worth experiencing when in town.
Chelsea Flower Show:
Held at the beautiful Royal Chelsea Hospital Grounds every year is the world-famous Chelsea Fair from the 21-25 May. The event is hosted by the Royal Horticultural Society and was organised for the first time in 1912. It attracts nature lovers and gardening enthusiasts in the thousands. Visitors can learn about the latest gardening techniques and developments in the field of horticulture and admire some of the most impressive flower displays.
Held in the last week of April every year, the London Marathon is among the most famous marathon races in the world. The streets are lined with thousands of cheering spectators and thousands of runners participate in the event. The marathon raises a couple of million pounds for charitable causes with an air of excitement that spreads through the city. The event garners very high television ratings and is live telecast to nations across the world.
Oxford and Cambridge race:
The competitive spirit between two of the most venerable universities in the world Oxford and Cambridge is legendary. This is further seen in the popular Oxford and Cambridge boat race, an annual event that is held on the Thames River. The boat race is held over 4.2 miles and is telecast all over the world. It attracts thousands of spectators that line the banks of the Thames to cheer the rowers and is a much-anticipated sports event held every April.