Top 20 Things To Do This Spring In London

Spring has finally sprung in London, so ditch those heavy winter jackets and opt for a lighter number, all before getting familiar with some of the city's most exciting goings-on. From sprawling beer gardens that soak up the sun to unique bottomless brunches and seaside city escapes, there's no shortage of things to do in London this spring, so we've chosen 20 of the best for you to get stuck into.

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Last updated on 23rd May 2024

Head To These Boozy Bingo Events

From drag-drenched affairs and musicals to bottomless brunches and futuristic themes, London is chock-full of epic bingo events. Whether you're in it for the competition or fancy a boozy good time, you'll be spoilt for choice with these fun games. Book a high-energy affair at Bada Bingo or step way, way into the future with Hijingo, the iconic multi-sensory experience in Shoreditch that'll leave you and your mates' minds blown. 

Head To A Brewery Tour

If there's one thing that London does right, it's beer. And if you want to learn more about how it's made? Try one of these titillating tours of the city's best breweries, spanning micro-marvels, guided tastings and buzzing taprooms. Whether you're looking to find a new favourite or are simply planning a weekend activity with your mates that's a little bit different, we've got you sorted with our crafty guide. 

Enjoy A Hot Tub Tour

@ Skuna Boats on Every Wednesday

As the weather warms, check out London's beaut views via a floating travelling hot tub. If you fancy something different, hop aboard Skuna Boats and your guide will take you around the docklands, all while you soak up the sun. The tub is heated at 38 degrees celsius so you won't get chilly, and can fit up to seven of you and your mates. Tickets start from £39 per person and this fun-filled activity takes place every Wednesday for 75 minutes, with the option of hiring out a boat privately, should you fancy getting cosy with your beau. 

Uncover This Hidden Jazz Club

Popping up at unique venues all across the city, like Hoxton Hall and the Grade II-listed Marylebone Theatre, Hidden Jazz Club is an amazing experience that showcases local talent. Having been visited by Grammy winners and acclaimed musicians, its acts are the very best for your sultry date night this spring. Whether you know a thing or two about the genre or are simply looking for your first show to get stuck in, these events are welcoming for all.

Chow Down At A Floating Restaurant

What better way to enjoy a beautiful day than on a boat? Sitting opposite its sister site and found on the River Lee, Barge East is a restaurant that offers a mega menu of seasonal culinary delights, such as a six-course tasting menu for £55 per person featuring pan-fried skate or braised ox cheek. This joint also does a cracking Sunday roast, plus it offers droolworthy snack options such as oysters and Mama's sardines. Nab yourself a table for a romantic date night on the upper deck, with heaters incase it gets chilly and an incredible view of the London skyline, or watch the chef cook up a storm on the lower floor.

Soak Up The Sun In A Beer Garden

After a long, slightly gruelling winter, it's time for us to emerge from our hibernation. And what better way to make our introduction back into society than by cracking a few out in a beer garden? Here's where to find the very best for your spring sipping, from local boozers with cosy benches and DJ sets to soaring views of the city, surrounded by floral decor and high-top tables. You'll find it's one of the best things to do in London in spring when the sun is peaking through the clouds. 

Enjoy A Bottomless Brunch At Bussey Rooftop Bar

The ideal destination when it starts to get warmer, Bussey Rooftop Bar is home to all kinds of fun this spring. Their bottomless brunches are taking place throughout the season, with quirky themes ranging from Club Tropicana to Taylor Swift vs Harry Styles and even a wild Glastonbrunchy event. At this Peckham venue, you can expect 90 minutes of unlimited beer, prosecco or cocktails, as well as mouthwatering pizza from Share A Slice and plenty of great tunes.

Check Out These Burlesque Beauties

@ Toulouse Lautrec Jazz Club on Thursday 26th September 2024 and 3 other Thursdays

For spring events in London, Babylon Burlesque will be pulling out all the stops at Toulouse Lautrec Jazz Club. You can nab seats to this hot show, where the live musicians, showgirls, singers, dancers and more are sure to wow. Tickets start from £20 per person and the event is hosted by the triple-threat talent that is Belle de Beauvoir. So, book your spot and arrive at 7.15pm on the dot to be transported back in time to the Roaring Twenties. 

Admire London's Rooftop Gardens

We Londoners really have conquered the sky, haven't we? No, we're not talking about aeroplanes - we're shining a light on the city's rooftop gardens. Across various lofty legends, you'll find lush, verdant havens coming to life with trees, foliage and flowers. These towering spots are the perfect place to grab a tipple or two come brighter weather, from One Hundred Shoreditch's stunner, complete with brunch, to London Bridge's showstopping watering hole, packed with pints and, now, your pals. 

Avora: A New-World Cocktail Experience

@ Roscorp Laboratories on Various dates from Tuesday 28th May 2024

How does an immersive experience with magical woodlands and quirky cocktails sound? Avora is a fantastic spot in Hoxton created by the team behind Moonshine Saloon and Alcotraz, which sees you donning custom jumpsuits and completing a set of laboratory missions on a whole new planet. Engage with talented actors along the way, who will guide you through the mystical, bioluminescent setting and provide you with three delicious drinks, including a colour-changing concoction. They even plant a tree for every ticket sold here.

Head To A UKG Day Party

Spice up your spring with a trip to Garage Brunch, which takes place at a top secret London location. Here, you'll guzzle one hour's worth of bottomless rum punch, accompanied by a two-course meal, before being treated to a full old skool rave from the best UKG artists. The buzzing event starts at midday, then legendary DJs hit the decks, games and prizes ensue and dance- offs begin. There's even the opportunity to bag a party package if you're looking to celebrate in style. 

Head To Gipsy Hill Brewery For A Mix Of Events

This spring, make your way to South East London and see what's on at Gipsy Hill Taproom. On the 4th of May it'll be celebrating it's 10th birthday with signature beers and one-off editions, and on the 13th and 14th of April you'll find all the vintage posters you could dream of at its Projekt Market Pop-Up. 

The BBQ Club - 2024

@ BBQ Club on Various dates from Thursday 30th May 2024

Spring is in full swing and it's time to make the most of the milder weather by chomping on some of the most delicious flame-cooked delights around. For £60 each, you can do just that at The BBQ Club with its six-course tasting menu, dedicated to showcasing some of the finest local suppliers in the city. Learn about where your food comes from and tuck into creative plates like a British Caesar 2.0, made with Brixton honey-glazed chicken and a fancy lamb leg kebab.

Boogie At A Silent Disco Party On A Boat

@ The Silent Disco Boat on Saturday 1st June 2024 and 8 other Saturdays

With a mighty roster of exciting events lined up, Silent Sounds is ready for London in the spring. Step aboard The Dutch Master, a bustling party boat, and choose your own soundtrack to listen to through your headphones. Glide past iconic city landmarks and sky-high buildings with tickets starting from £29 per person. Attend either a daytime session, where you can catch the golden sunset, or a night letting loose under the twinkling stars.

Love Pub + Grub 2024

@ Night Tales on Various dates from Saturday 8th June 2024

Beloved pop-up Love Pub + Grub is returning to London in a brand new location. Taking over top Hackney venue Night Tales, expect DJ sets, street food, cocktails galore and gaming tables for a day out worth looking forward to. Buy group tickets to get the best deals – with a entry costing just £12.50 for six people with an early bird ticket. 

Visit Sky Garden's Terrace For A Range Of Events

After something swanky in the City to satiate your appetite for spring events in London this weekend? Travel 35 stories up inside the Walkie-Talkie to experience stunning views at Sky Garden, who are also hosting a range of events. Think music nights (with VIP tickets too if you fancy splashing out), yoga classes in front of the floor-to-ceiling windows, breakfasts and sunrise sessions.

Sing At West End Musical Brunch

@ Secret London Location on Various dates from Saturday 1st June 2024

Searching for things to do this spring in London? West End Musical Brunch really packs a punch, showcasing five hours of musical theatre featuring some of the biggest stars, fresh from the likes of Wicked, Les Miserables and Hamilton. Dance in your seat (and on the table) as you have an absolute ball at this stunning bottomless brunch experience, taking place at a top secret location. On the menu? A delicious two-course meal paired with one hour of free-flowing cocktails, starting from £69.95 per person. 

Check Out These Pools For Outdoor Swimming

Spring is a fantastic time to brush off the swimsuit and take a dip in one of the capital's many lidos, or perhaps a trip up Hampstead Heath, picnic in tow. So, while we're all yearning to travel abroad now that the days are getting warmer, let's not forget that our city is home to some dazzling sun-soaked spots. Explore our roundup of the top pools, lidos and ponds... and that bar to dry off in afterwards.

Uncover 12 Instagrammable Gardens Around London

Spanning parks filled with desert cacti and monstera to conservatories dedicated to verdant foliage, our list of lush gardens has something for all you green-fingered folk. Think ponds, pergolas and sky-high rooftop spaces towering above the city. What's more, if you're looking for free things to do this spring, you'll find plenty of inspiration here, whether it be a walk around the Barbican Conservatory or a trip to Kyoto via Notting Hill. 

Plan A Day Trip From London

While our capital is never short of things to do, sometimes it's nice to get a break from the noise, take a train out of the city and find yourself somewhere with fresh air. If you're a fan of Downton Abbey, you'll be pleased to find that the filming location Highclere Castle is only 40 minutes away by rail. Are you looking for a seaside escape? Drive two hours outside of town to Whitstable to bumble around vintage shops and pastel beach huts. From Margate to Rye, we're here to plan your springtime escape, so pack your picnic basket, lace up your walking shoes or maybe just grab the booze and hop on in.

Explore These Stunning Spots For Wisteria In London

It's official, you've caught wisteria hysteria and it just won't go. From pretty pubs adorned with it in Chiswick to East London terraces in full bloom, these are the best places to visit in the capital. Whether you're after photogenic backdrops to sprinkle over Instagram with this flower, or maybe you're looking for a secluded mews in Kensington, you'll be able to find a gorgeous floral spot thanks to our guide.