London in the Spring

Spring is in the air in London. The weather is warmer, the sun (occasionally) shines and the amount of things to do in London increases exponentially!

Whether you’re one of our teachers from overseas or have lived in the capital your entire life, there is always something new to see in this city.

From indulging taste buds to travelling back to the Victorian Age, see our list of fun things to do in London in the spring out of school hours.

London’s Chocolate Festival

london spring chocolate festival

Got a sweet tooth and fancy a visit to Islington? The Business Design Centre plays host to The Chocolate Festival from 27-29 March to find everything from tasting sessions of artisan chocolates to themed spa treatments.

Pick a Park

Now that spring has sprung, a visit to the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew – just across the Thames from World Class Teachers HQ! – is a must. See the gardens come alive, discover the new orchids and escape the city for an afternoon.

Catch the Spring Races

Cambridge Oxford Goat Race

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Have a bit of a competitive streak? 11 April marks the elite rowing fight between Oxford and Cambridge between Putney and Mortlake, while Spitalfields City Farm hosts their visions of the Oxford and Cambridge race, with goats.

There’s also the famous London Marathon 26 April if you want to cheer on those who’ve signed up to run all 26.2 miles.

Discover Little Venice

carnival cavalcade little venice

Flickr Creative Commons / Garry Knight

For more boats and a whole lot of colour, visit Little Venice during the early May Bank Holiday weekend for Canalway Cavalcade. It is complete with over 130 decorated boats, stalls, live music and an ale tent.

Time Travel

Whether you’re an English teacher in London or just a fan of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, make sure to visit the Museum of London’s Sherlock Homes exhibition before it closes on 12 April.

See Doyle’s notebook, Victorian artefacts, and props from BBC’s Sherlock during the day, or attend film night on the 10th in costume for a chance to win a prize.


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