London events in April

Plan an amazing April 2019 with our selection of the best events, exhibitions and things to do in London
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Start planning for an amazing April. Spring will have officially landed in London and Easter is just around the corner. With warm, sunny weather on the way, hit up the city's rooftop bars, , take a walk around London's fabulous parks, and start picking out your spot to wave on the brave souls taking part in the London Marathon. There’s a whole load of other London happenings, openings and pop-ups to get involved in. Here are our April 2019 highlights to get you started.

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Our April 2019 highlights

Things to do, Food and drink events

Cocktails in the City

icon-location-pin The Vaults, Waterloo
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The spring edition of this classy boozathon brings 25 of the city's best bars, speakeasies and clubs together to serve you the makings of their mixology skills.

Things to do, Sport events

The Boat Race

icon-location-pin Various London locations, London
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Watch crews from Oxford and Cambridge go head-to-head in eight-oared rowing boats across the Thames in the traditional race between the universities, which began in 1829 for chaps and 1927 for ladies, and now attracts around 250,000 spectators every year.

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Things to do, Festivals

The Oxford v Cambridge Goat Race

icon-location-pin Spitalfields City Farm, Bethnal Green
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The Goat Race is fast becoming as popular as its Thames-based rival and sees two goats – one representing ‘Oxford’, the other ‘Cambridge’ – take part in a dash around the farm. 

Things to do, Festivals

London Games Festival

icon-location-pin Various London venues, London
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Make the city your playground during this 13-day festival featuring talks and interactive events will explore the ever-changing culture of modern gaming. 

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Things to do, Festivals

Now Play This

icon-location-pin Somerset House, Temple
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The game festival is back, packing Somerset House with hands-on activities and fun galore once again.

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Things to do, Festivals

Feast of St George

icon-location-pin Trafalgar Square, Covent Garden
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St George's Day started out in the thirteenth century as a national day of feasting, so look out for the live demos from leading London chefs as well as an English farmer's market and banqueting area at this party in Trafalgar Square. 

Things to do

Easter in London

There's a lot to like about Easter in London – two whole days off, gratuitous chocolate consumption and if we're lucky, some springtime sunshine. Spend the year's first bank holiday hitting up spring fairs, wild nights out and giant Easter Egg hunts. 

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Things to do, Markets and fairs

Horniman Easter Fair

icon-location-pin Horniman Museum, Forest Hill
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Get stuck into the Easter trail, settle in for family-friendly theatre, join a creative workshop or just sit back and relax while someone paints bunny whiskers on your face at this fun fair. 

Vaisakhi Festival
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Things to do, Festivals

Vaisakhi Festival

icon-location-pin Trafalgar Square, Covent Garden
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Twenty million people worldwide celebrate Sikh New Year. Head to this free festival in Trafalgar Square with talks, traditional food, turban tying and a jam-packed programme of live performances and kirtan (spiritual music) sessions. 

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