With the arrival of spring, London comes alive with a wide range of events to appeal to all tastes and breathe new energy into the city’s cultural calendar. Whether you want to wander through nature and attend a literature festival or want to soothe your taste buds through a caffeine festival, there’s an experience waiting for everyone! So brace yourself and get ready as we explore the UK capital’s upcoming events filled with interactive exhibits, culinary offerings at food festivals, and live music shows, and make April in London a memorable adventure of exploration and joy!

Space Apart April 2024

Books in the Park

Calling all book lovers in the city of London on April 13th! Grab the amazing chance to immerse yourself in the world of literature while being surrounded by the beauty of nature. This one-of-a-kind event brings a fresh and exclusive addition to Lewisham’s already dynamic cultural line-up. Don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity where you can be a part of the enriching conversations with the writers, venture on thoughtfully crafted walking tours, and illuminate your creativity through some engaging writing workshops.

In the Round at the Roundhouse

Witness the mix of music and history at the famous Roundhouse during its seventh ‘In the Round’ festival from April 18 to 27. Located inside a round brick building in Chalk Farm that earlier used to be a railway turntable, it is now a venue serving excellent music performances. Enjoy special shows, exceptional collaborations, and unexpected gigs from artists such as Tirzah, Lucy Rose, Samara Joy, the ensemble honouring Joni Mitchell with Emeli Sandé, and more. Experience a variety of music and get up close with your favourite musicians.

Ceramic Art London

Don’t miss the chance to be a part of an alluring world of contemporary ceramic art with an entry fee of just £18.50. Participate at the London Olympia in West Kensington from April 19th to April 21st, 2024, and see the beauty and creativity of modern ceramic right in the heart of London. Here, you will find the artistry of 119 skilled ceramic artists, along with some breathtaking works showcased by students from the Royal College of Arts. Take part in a series of discussions that include the intricate techniques and visual beauty of this timeless art form. Whether you are a fan of this art form or just curious, the event guarantees to ignite your imagination.

The London Marathon

On April 21, 2024, London is all set to host the famed London Marathon, expected to showcase an incredible feat of human endurance with 50,000 runners participating. The race begins in Greenwich and finishes at Buckingham Palace. As you go along the way, you will come across several famous sights, including the historic Cutty Sark ship at Mile 6, the iconic Tower Bridge at Mile 12, and the impressive Canary Wharf skyscrapers at Mile 18.

The racers will make their way through the course, passing by the historic Tower of London at Mile 22, the iconic London Eye at Mile 25, and finally finishing at Buckingham Palace. So, come and show your support for the runners as they make way for the rewarding challenge of completing a marathon.

London Coffee Festival

On the second weekend of April, the Truman Brewery on Brick Lane will host the London Coffee Festival. Join in for a caffeine-fuelled event displaying an array of fragrant and flavourful tastings, perfect for those new to the world of coffee as well as dedicated lovers of the beverage! This exciting four-day coffee festival offers a delightful mix of latte art workshops, barista competitions, and engaging interactive sessions. Discover a newfound passion for the dark elixir and savour the intense aroma and rich flavours of the coffee itself, along with the knowledge to be shared during the event.

So, whether you’re savouring a cup of handcrafted coffee, supporting the athletes in a marathon, or admiring the intricate details of the ceramic art, April in London guarantees to be far from ordinary. With several events lined up, there’s no reason not to fully engage and enjoy the excitement. Find yourself surrounded by the vibrant cultural magic of the city, indulge in the sensory experiences, and create unforgettable memories that will last forever.