You know when Londoners are wearing t-shirts and no jacket, that Spring has arrived. It is also when cherry blossoms release pink petals everywhere, and there is enough sunshine to spend an entire afternoon at the park. And because this is a season for making plans, we may as well find out what London has to offer this time of year…
Floral Fun: There is still plenty of time to find the perfect hat for the legendary Chelsea Flower Show. But until then, there are plenty of other flower shows to keep you busy.
Royal Horticulture Society, London
Get Pedaling: As the weather warms up there are fewer reasons to stay indoors. See London by bike and book an original city tour on a vintage Pashley bike; wicker basket and all.
Tally Ho Cycle Tours, 172 Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7RW.
Butterfly Watching: But no catching involved! The Natural History Museum is reopening its outdoor butterfly house on April 3, where hundreds of butterflies flutter freely within.
National History Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BD.
Hot-Air Ballooning: See the sights from way, way up, and maybe tick something off your bucket list in the process. It’s not a cheap escapade, but there are a few deals out there that might make this a possible Spring-time activity. Adventure Balloons & Virgin Balloon Flights, London.
Ice Cream Time: I personally do not believe in waiting until Spring to eat ice cream. But, if you’re just warming up to the idea of reintroducing it back into your diet, then you might want to check out some of the best places in London that make this special treat.
Gelupo, 7 Archer Street, London W1D 7AU.
Cultivate A Green Thumb: One of the things I miss most in London is having a garden. So I’ve got a plan to follow DIY planting tutorials to transform my apartment into a mini jungle. There are also gardening courses being held around the city, for those who want to go semi-pro. Check out: London College of Garden Design, Regent’s College, London NW1 4NS.
Other Suggestions: Daunt Books Spring Festival // International Pillow Fight Day // Mother’s Day Poetry Reading // #MuseumWeek // Flamenco en Brick Lane // Foyle’s Jazz Session