Ah! Spring is in the air and those making a springtime London relocation have some wonderful activities to look forward to. The city is exciting enough. However, it comes to life in the spring after its long and dreary winter sleep and presents a variety of fun things to see and do.
If you are in the process of making a London relocation, be sure to get out and about to enjoy the following places, events and activities that this beautiful city has to offer.
Attend an Open Air Theater
You have two fine open air theater venues to choose from (or attend both!). Shakespeare’s Globe Theater opens in late April and provides some grand performances from the master playwright. This year’s lineup at the South Bank location includes The Tempest, MacBeth, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
If you get a chance, also consider attending the aptly named Open Air Theater located in the regal Regent’s Park. While enjoying the British spring, also watch such fine performances as Pride & Prejudice and To Kill A Mockingbird.
Stroll Amidst Blossoming Flora and Feisty Fauna
After making your springtime London relocation, get out of your flat and take a stroll through some of the amazing parks and gardens for which London is famous. Spring is the perfect time of year for such activities as the flora and fauna are bursting onto the scene to celebrate the warmer months.
Although there are more parks and gardens than you can shake a stick at in London, here are a few of the best selections to get you started. The absolute best place to visit in spring is Botanical Gardens at Kew with its blooms and blossoms galore. Green Park, Greenwich Park, St James Park, and Regent’s Park are also at the top of the list. If you want to catch cute glimpses of baby chicks as well as various fauna little ones, London Wetland Centre offers guided tours and sessions for watching otters play.
Get the Blood Flowing with a Sporting Event
Spring is also a fabulous time for London relocation folks to get involved in a sporting event to eliminate winter rust. One such event that is not only great for getting into shape but for also seeing the sites is bicycling. Boris Bike rents bikes for such city cruising with drop off stations scattered all around.
The more adventurous at heart will want to take on a tidal wave of runners in the London Marathon held the 21st of April this year. The marathon is also a great way to see the city, that is if you can catch your breath long enough to behold the views!
Select Springtime Events
For some extra springtime excitement, try one of the following events. The Chelsea Flower Show is a gardener’s yearly highlight that commences on May 21 this year and runs through May 25. The show is held at the Royal Hospital and promises to deliver gardening ideas for traditional and contemporary gardeners. This is a good event for London relocation peeps to get some home garden sprucing ideas!
Another nice event is the Museums at Night festival held May 16-18 of this year. Night tours embark through top museums including the Victoria & Albert Museum, the National Portrait Gallery, and the London Transport Museum.