A Guide to London in the Spring

Here’s our rundown of the best things to see and do in London this Spring. Go!

Art

Tate Britain- Queer British Art

The Tate. Always knows best and here they show no signs of stopping. Open until Sunday 1st October, one of London’s largest institutions opens its wings to 100 years of Queer Art, featuring works from David Hockney, Dora Carrington, John Singer Sargent and more.

Theatre

Head down to the Barbican to watch Alfie actor Jude Law in a month (yes month) long adaptation of James M Cain’s “The Postman Always Rings Twice.” “Obsession” tells the story of a drifter who falls for a married woman, with disastrous consequences.

Festivals

The Sikh festival of Vaisakhi is open and free for all in Trafalgar square. While usually celebrated on 13th/14th of April London celebrations kick off later in the month on the 29th with promises of live music, dance, family activities and even turban tying.

Exhibitions

Roll up royalists and fashion aficionados as the people’s princess ( Princess Diana’s) wardrobe is finally on show in central London. At her former home and now the home of her two sons; Kensington Palace is showing off the garments that made her fashion story. Pulls on the heart strings but a must see.

Just For Fun

A slide to end all slides otherwise known as: The ArcelorMittal Orbit. What better way to make use of the former beacon that marked the London Olympics back in 2012 than to turn Anish Kapoor’s sculpture into a giant slide? It’s 76m long and terrifying, so we’re told. See you at the bottom.

Music

Record store day at Rough Trade Records (East.) On the 22nd April the indie record store will be celebrating their 10th Birthday, and with their ilk of guest lists it’s set to be a good one. There is a huge list of names playing live in the store from 11am- 9pm, it’s set to be a busy one so get there early and get there quick.