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London events in April

Plan an amazing April 2023 with our selection of the best events, exhibitions and things to do in London

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April is an underrated month if you ask us. Winter is finally over and we’ve all started to emerge from hibernation, ready to properly commit to socialising again. The sun has put in a few appearances, London’s parks and gardens are in full bloom and the city feels alive with all the possibilities of summer, but without all the sunburn and sweltering, sleepless nights. 

There’s also the four-day weekend that Easter’s double Bank Holiday affords us, a handful of spring music festivals, some cracking art exhibitions and theatre (including the first open-air shows of the year) and plenty more amazing things going on around the city. 

Check out our roundup of the best of them, and start planning an amazing month now. 

RECOMMENDED: Our definitive guide to the best stuff happening in London this spring

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London has an amazing energy on bank holidays and Easter weekend is particularly blessed, because it’s a rare double bank holiday, meaning we get four whole days of work-free fun from Good Friday on April 7 to Easter Monday on April 10.  

The capital has plenty to keep you occupied over your extra-long weekend. Check out our top picks for Easter weekend 2023 below. 

Start your weekend off right with a stylish brunch in Soho. Tuck into a menu of delicious European sharing dishes from Michelin chef Asimakis Chaniotis at Bantof, which combines the quirkiness of old Soho, good food and creative talent into one unforgettable brunch. Tuck into a delicious main and small plate with free-flowing fizz for 90 minutes accompanied by live DJs for just £25 per person.

One main and one small plate with bottomless prosecco at Bantof for £25 per person only through Time Out offers.


If you’re more than just a little partial to a dish of dim sum, get yourself to Lan Kwai Fong where you can tuck into endless bowls of the moreish stuff thanks to this bottomless offer. Its new menu has over 40 plates to choose from including dim sum, bao buns, noodles and small bites. If that’s not enough you can wash it all down with bottomless fizz. All for £35.

Bottomless dim sum, bowls and bubbles for £35 at Lan Kwai Fong only through Time Out offers.

Really, what were the ‘SAW’ movies about if not groups of people playing an escape game? Okay, they were also quite a lot about said people being murdered in exquisitely ironic ways by a deranged serial killer. But assuming the makers of ‘SAW: The Experience’ aren’t planning to kill anyone then this official immersive theatre/escape game hybrid will get your heart racing as you play ‘morally-challenging tasks’ to try and escape Jigsaw. Would you like to play a game? At 50% off? Sure!

Over 50% off tickets to SAW: Escape Experience London only through Time Out Offers.


Speak-easy style Caribbean rum shack Cottons are giving you even more reason to get excited for the weekend. Every week on Friday and Saturday nights the bar will be popping off with free-flowing rum punch for 90 minutes, paired with a mouthwatering menu of Caribbean eats. There’s also a plethora of entertainment, including top-tier live music and a live DJ to keep you dancing well into the night. Get stuck in with this deal, giving you an impressive £30 off the usual price. 

Four courses and bottomless rum cocktails at Cottons for £35

Ever wanted to live out your favourite sci-fi film IRL? The Science Museum’s newly-extended exhibition places you in the thick of an alien adventure. Board a spaceship and use AI tech to scout an unknown planet and investigate how scientists and science fiction creators have imagined and built new worlds to better understand our own. Along the way, you’ll discover hidden gems from iconic sci-fi stories like ‘Doctor Who’ and ‘Star Wars’ and learn how these visions of the future may have had more influence on the present than we think. And you can get half-price tickets now. 

50% off tickets to ‘Science Fiction: Voyage to the Edge of Imagination’ only through Time Out offers.


As part of its world tour, Circus Extreme is coming to the UK for a unique show that’s been five years in the making. Wild stunts and classic clown escapades collide at this edge-of-your-seat experience, featuring Ayala Troupe’s record-holding high wire act, Danguir Troupe’s double wheel of death stunt and the extreme freestyle motocross team doing cliff-hanger stunts.

Up to 50% off tickets to Circus Extreme only through Time Out offers.

Tucked beneath a derelict public house, The King’s Head private members’ club is one of the best-kept secrets in east London. Nestled within the hidden haunt is FU:DIZM, a tapas fusion restaurant led by Chef Jon Villar, former head chef of Kopapa who rustles up unique flavours from around the world, spanning vegan tofu tempura to eight-hour braised oxtail manti. Try six globe-trotting courses for just £29 with this mouthwatering discount.

Six courses and a drink for £29 at FU:DIZM only through Time Out offers.


Fancy playing arcade games while you feast on Asian fusion tapas and sushi dishes? Inamo in Covent Garden combines incredible flavours with interactive tables which let you order food and play arcade games like Space Invaders and air hockey while you tuck into Korean baby back ribs, spicy fries and crispy panko salmon rolls. Futuristic, right? Inamo’s new bottomless food and drink brunch (every Saturday and Sunday) which features a selection of Asian tapas, sushi and sides plus unlimited beer, wine and fizz would usually set you back £113.35, but right now, you can pay a very tasty £35.95.

Bottomless food, plus unlimited beer, wine and fizz, for just £35.95 only through Time Out Offers.  

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From ’pea soupers’ to mists rolling over the Thames, fog was quite a big feature of fast-industrialising Victorian London. So it makes sense that it wends its way into a lot of Dickens’ work. This new exhibition at the Charles Dickens’ Museum explores why Victorian London was so full of dense murky clouds and why Dickens was inspired by the phenomenon that’s led to the quintessential dark and filthy ‘Dickensian’ city of old we think of today.


Have an indulgent weekend by treating yourself to a Murad Method facial at Hershesons Fitzrovia. The treatment helps to reduce pigmentation, lines, wrinkles and blemishes and includes a skin-imaging analysis with a Nexa device so you can customise the facial to your specific needs. The hour-long experience includes a deep cleanse and a professional strength peel or treatment, followed by a facial massage, mask and soothing hand and arm massage. Book now for just £78.

Get 40% off an hour-long Murad Method facial at Hershesons Fitzrovia only through Time Out offers. 

Tucked away under a derelict public house, The King’s Head private members’ club is one of east London’s best-kept secrets. Down here you’ll find Fu:Dizm, a tapas fusion restaurant led by Chef Jon Villar, formerly of Kopapa. Expect plenty of unique flavours from around the world, spanning vegan tofu tempura to eight-hour braised oxtail manti. Now you can try six globe-trotting courses for just £29. 

Eat six courses for £29 only through Time Out offers


If you’re a Garage fanatic, you won’t want to miss this. Experience some of the biggest UKG DJs and MCs while sipping on bottomless cocktails at these bottomless brunches. Dance to classic anthems, while drinking rum punch and chowing down on unlimited (yeah, you read that right) chicken.

Get 40 percent off bottomless chicken and rum punch at UKG Brunch only through Time Out Offers

Why not swap your usual after-pint for a boozy craft class? So instead of just a hangover, you’ll also get to take away a creation you’ve made with your own fine hands from your evening. Token Studio near Tower Bridge host 90-minute classes that involve throwing a potter’s wheel, making finger-sized miniature pottery, learning hand-building techniques and painting an already-fired piece to create your own beautiful design. The best bit? You can bring your own beer! And if you love what you’ve made, then you can come back two weeks later to collect it for just £10.

Save a massive 57 percent off a 90-minute class at Token Studio only through Time Out Offers


Novices, experts and the quietly confident are all invited to unleash their inner Frida Kahlo at this painting class with a difference. At Party N Paint you can create your very own masterpiece while grooving to RnB and hip-hop classics, and of course, while drinking a few spirit-laced drinks. The fun includes a guided painting session, all the supplies you need (including a vodka shot), DJs playing live tunes and amazing art to take home and proudly display. Book a spot now for just £23.50.

Get £11.50 off the booze-filled painting classes only through Time Out Offers


Looking for a new hobby? Shuffleboard has moved off the cruise ships and had a fun makeover. Test your skills on Shuffleboard Bar London’s champion-sized tables with graffiti-lined walls acting as a cool backdrop. Spice things up by hitting up the fully-stocked bar while you play and soaking it up with some tasty food. There are also live DJs, live sports screenings like the Premier League, World Cup, F1, and NFL/NBA and a whole variety of games to play after, including a pool table, a classic arcade machine, foosball, and a boxing machine. 

Get 70 percent off shuffleboard, pizza and a drink at Shuffleboard Bar London only through Time Out Offers

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