10 Must-Dos in London

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London: Things to do and Events in April

London: Things to do and Events in April

London Marathon

Photo: Malcolm Murdoch
22nd April 2018
Whether you fancy running yourself, or watching and supporting others, the London Marathon will get you into the running spirit. The marathon takes place all over central, east and south London with major road closures all across the city from approximately 07:00 to 19:00.

Charges apply to enter the Marathon. Running places are balloted and this year they sold out over 6 months in advance. Spectators do not need a ticket.

St. George’s Day Celebrations

2018 date to be confirmed (speculation: 22nd April 2018)
St. George, the patron Saint of England, is celebrated every year in Trafalgar Square. The event is free to attend and usually involves food stalls serving traditional English fare, free activities and shows, and activities for kids too.

St. George’s Day is celebrated on 23rd April yearly, but dates for the annual celebration on Trafalgar Square have not yet been revealed. In our opinion, Sunday 22nd April 2018 seems to be the best bet.

London: Things to do and Events in March

London: Things to do and Events in March


Photo: Garry Knight

St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations

16th to 18th March 2018
Although, St. Patrick’s Day is on the 17th March each year, it is traditional for the large celebrations in London to be held on a Sunday. The day celebrates one of the patron Saints of Ireland, and is a national holiday in that country.

The Sunday is the day of the big St Patrick’s Day Parade in London, with floats, marching bands from across the UK, sports clubs and Irish dancing schools. The London St Patrick’s Day Parade follows the same route as the aforementioned New Year’s Day Parade.

On Trafalgar Square, there will be Irish food on sale, as well as music and traditional dancing. There are also usually children’s activities.


Boat Races

24th March 2018
Two different boat races take place along a 4.25-mile (6.8km) stretch of the river Thames. The “Head of the River Race” takes place from Mortlake to Putney. Over 400 crews of eights take part, making it one of the highest participation events in London. The race was first held in 1926.

The Oxford and Cambridge Races are perhaps more well-known, and race the same route but in the opposite direction – from Putney to Mortlake. 

The first race took place in 1829 in Henley on Thames, following a challenge between old school friends. The best place to watch the event is from one of the many pubs that line this section of the river. Admission is free.


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