Useful information if you come to London in April!

April is a special month in London. The city wakes up from its winter slumber, and there is joy in the air, much caused by sunshine and warmer temperatures. If you’re wondering what to do in London this April there is no need to far. This article will give you information about the weather and we will describe some ideal activities that you should try if you come to London in April.

What is the weather like in April?

April brings milder weather to London. It’s not too hot and not too cold, with temperatures usually ranging from 8°C to 14°C (but it can be much warmer during daytime if the sun is shining). Even though it can be warm, you should always have an umbrella nearby, because few people travels home from London without getting wet due to rain-showers once or twice.

Recommended activities in London in April.

Go for a walk and explore the different parks in London.

1. Hyde Park: Take a stroll through Hyde Park and see spring unfold. With its vast green spaces and blooming flowers, it’s the perfect place to relax and walk in a green environment.

2. Regent’s Park: Head to Regent’s Park for a peaceful escape from the stress of the city. Don’t miss the stunning Queen Mary’s Gardens, where you’ll find a beautiful display of roses in full bloom.

3. Victoria Park: If you’re looking for a family-friendly day out, Victoria Park is the place to be. With playgrounds, cafes, and a lake with boats, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

Hyde Park in London

Sightseeing Bus Tour

Hop on a sightseeing bus and embark on a journey through London’s iconic landmarks. From the majestic Tower Bridge to the historic Houses of Parliament, you’ll get a bird’s-eye view of the city’s most famous sights. It is cool to travel with the number transportation buses in London, but if you want to learn more about what you actually see, a hop-on hop-off bus is a perfect solution.

Visit the British Museum if its raining!

When it starts to rain (it will), visit the British Museum for a journey through history. Explore ancient civilizations, marvel at priceless artifacts, and learn something new with every step. If you’d rather watch paintings, then the National Gallery at Trafalgar Square is a magnificent option. There are so many museums to choose from. For more ideas and suggestions, look at our page about the different museums in London.

The British Museum in London

Buy tickets for a boat trip on the River Thames.

Buy tickets for a boat trip on the River Thames in London. During such a trip you can see London from a different perspective. Such a trip gives you a chance to travel past landmarks like the Tower of London, the famous bridges, the Parliament, and many other sights as the boat floats along the majestic River Thames.

River Cruise in London

Day Trip to Oxford

If you want to see something else than London, a day-trip to the historic city of Oxford will be a fantastic option on a sunny April day. The city has fantastic attractions and activities, and here you have five suggestions for activities we can recommend.

  1. Visit the famous University of Oxford: Walk through the historic halls of one of the world’s oldest universities. Marvel at the stunning architecture and rich history of colleges like Christ Church and Magdalen.
  2. Visit the Ashmolean Museum: Discover treasures from around the world at the Ashmolean Museum. From ancient artifacts to modern art, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.
  3. Travel on the River Cherwell: Take a leisurely punt down the scenic River Cherwell. Enjoy the beauty of Oxford’s picturesque surroundings.
  4. Buy a ticket and go to thetop of the Carfax Tower: If you want to get a good view of the city of Oxford, you should buy a ticket so you can visit the top of the Carfax Tower. It’s the perfect spot for capturing unforgettable photos of the city.
  5. Go shopping at Covered Market: Wander through the bustling stalls of Oxford’s Covered Market. Taste delicious food, visit unique shops, and feel the lively atmosphere of this historic market.
visit oxford in april

Enjoy a musical or some other cultural event in a theater!

End your day with a visit to one of London’s famous theaters. From amusing musicals to thought-provoking dramas, London’s theater scene has something for everyone to enjoy. You can read more about musicals and other theater performances in London right here.

lion king in london in april
The Lion King is a very popular musical that can be seen in London.

April is a fantastic month for visiting London.

London in April is a magical time to visit. With its mild weather, blooming flowers, and endless activities, there’s never a dull moment in this vibrant city. In other words, start packing your bags, find some good shoes for walking, bring an umbrella (or put aside money to buy one in London), and get ready to explore everything that London has to offer!

If you want to learn more about temporary activities in London such as concerts, festivals, exhibitions, and other programs, look at our London calendar to find out what’s on in London in the coming weeks and months.

BST Hyde Park 2024

There are many fantastic festivals and events taking place in Hyde Park yearly. Many people come to London before Christmas to experience Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park. Still, BST Hyde Park might be an even more popular event in the park. This is a summer festival celebrating nice weather (hopefully) and fantastic music.

BST Hyde Park is an annual music festival. It typically takes place over several days in June/July and attracts some of the biggest names in music from around the world. The festival was first held in 2013 and has become one of the UK’s most popular music festivals since then.

Each year, the festival features a diverse lineup of artists across multiple stages, with past performers including The Rolling Stones, Taylor Swift, Bruno Mars, and Stevie Wonder.

One of the unique features of BST Hyde Park is its Great Oak Stage, which is located beneath a massive 65-foot tall oak tree. The stage is designed to be visually stunning, with a large LED screen that wraps around the trunk of the tree.

Tickets for BST Hyde Park typically go on sale several months before the festival, and various ticket options are available, including general admission and VIP packages. The festival attracts music fans from around the world, and it’s an excellent opportunity to see some of the biggest names in music in one of London’s most beautiful parks.

BST Hyde Park 2024

Dates: July 5 – July 14 (for sure)
Location: Hyde Park

You can find more information about the events and buy tickets at

BST Hyde Park program 2024

2024 will be a fantastic year with incredible artists coming to perform in Hyde Park. We don’t know much about the program yet, but as artists are announced, we will list them below.

Saturday June 29


Sunday June 30

Kings of Leon

Thursday 04 July

Morgan Wallen

Friday 05 July

Andrea Bocelli

Saturday 06 July

Robbie Williams

Sunday 07 July

Shania Twain

Friday 12 July

Stevie Nicks

Saturday 13 July


Sunday 14 July

Stray Kids

Are you looking for a hotel near Hyde Park?

Would you like to live close to the concerts and Hyde Park? Eager to get quickly in bed after the concert? Here you have some hotel recommendations, meaning you can walk between your bed and the concert stage in only a few minutes.

  • Leonard Hotel is a four-star hotel next to Hyde Park, making it ideal for those who want to live close to the concerts and maybe even hear the music in their hotel room.
  • Hotel 63 is named after its number on Bayswater Road, close to Hyde Park. This three-star is ideal if you want to live close to Hyde Park without spending a fortune.
  • Marriott Hotel Park Lane is a five-star hotel for those who want luxury before and after the concert. There are several five-star hotels next to Hyde Park, and this is one of them.

Are you ready for BST Hyde Park? We hope this information has helped you. If you want to learn more about other events and festivals in London, find out if there are other interesting events in London in our London calendar. Would you rather read about famous London attractions, activities, and interesting museums? You will find such information and much more in our London Guide.

Christmas markets 2024

Would you like to enjoy the fabulous Christmas markets in London this year? There are several fantastic Christmas markets to choose from. In this article, we will tell you about the most popular Christmas markets in London and also tell you when the different Christmas markets will open and close this year.

One of the most frequently asked questions is when will the Christmas markets in London open this year? Some Christmas markets publish the dates months before Christmas, while others keep this information well hidden. Below, we will share what we know so far.

The most important Christmas markets in London.

Below you can read about the most important Christmas markets in London, and you can also see the dates for the different markets.

Hyde Park Winter Wonderland

? November 2024 – 1 January 2025 (exact dates to be announced)
The market is open from 10:00 until 22:00 every day, except for December 25th on which it is closed.

This is an extremely popular and famous Christmas market in London. Hyde Park is beautiful, but even more so during the Christmas market period. Unfortunately, there is an entrance fee to enter the area during this period, but it is well worth the money.

hyde park winter wonderland

You can enjoy an ice skating rink, other fun activities, and of course, eat and drink awesome food. This is a must-see place if you want to breathe in some British Christmas atmosphere while in London.


Kingston Christmas Market

(exact dates to be announced)
The Christmas market is open from 10:00 until 18:00 from Sunday to Wednesday. It is open from 10:00 until 20:00 between Thursday and Saturday. The market closes at 17:30 on December 24th and it is entirely closed on December 25.

This Christmas market is referred to as a traditional European market with a British style. In other words, a fantastic place to visit if you want to enjoy traditional food and market stalls where you can buy all sorts of souvenirs and Christmas presents.

Kingston Christmas Market

The Christmas market is located at the Ancient Market Place. Yet another fantastic Christmas market in London.


Southbank Centre Winter Market

(exact dates to be announced)
The Christmas market is open between 11:00 and 22:00 (or 23:00). It closes at 16:00 on December 24, and it is entirely closed on December 25. It is only open from 11:00 until 15:00 on December 26.

This is a Christmas market with a good reputation. Not only can you eat and drink and buy Christmas souvenirs, but you can also enjoy arts, exhibitions, and fun programs for the entire family. This is part of a larger Winter Festival in which you can see art exhibited in the area, and so much more. It is definitely worth a visit.

Southbank Centre Winter Market


Christmas in Covent Garden

(exact dates to be announced)
Covent Garden, the Piazza, and the Market Building is always open, but the shops usually operate between 10:00 and 20:00 Monday to Saturday and on Sunday from around 11:00 to 18:00. The Apple Market is open daily from 10:00 until 18:00 and the East Colonnade Market is open from 10:30 until 19:00. The market is open from 11:00 until 18:00 on December 24, while it is closed on December 25.

This is a fantastic place if you want to enjoy a Christmas market in a beautiful environment. This is perfect for late-night shopping, daily snow showers, fantastic dining opportunities, a beautiful Christmas tree, and magical evening illumination.

christmas at covent garden

Would you like to find out even more about the Christmas market at Covent Garden? Visit the website.


Leicester Square Christmas market

(exact dates to be announced))

The Christmas market at Leicester Square isn’t just about awesome food and drinks. This is also an area known for theatres. As a result, you can enjoy a fabulous show in a special tent, showing talented artists performing cabaret, musical, and circus performances throughout this period.

On its website, you can find some more information about the Leicester Square Christmas market.


Questions about the Christmas markets in London.

Are the Christmas markets in London open on December 24 and December 25?

We have tried to include this information in the article, so you will find more information there. In general, most Christmas markets in London are open on December 24, but they often close earlier than on normal days.

On December 25, people are home celebrating Christmas and opening presents. As a result, all the Christmas markets in London are closed on December 25.

Where can I find cheap hotels for my trip to London?

Would you like to book a hotel in London without paying a fortune? London is a very expensive city, but there are cheaper hotel options available. To help you, we have included a map below showing the center of London with price estimations for hotels and apartments. As a result, you can zoom in on the area you are interested in, and then select accommodation with a price that you can afford.


You can see Hyde Park (for example) on the map above. If you want to live close to Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park, choose a hotel close to the park. This is a central area in London, meaning you are close to famous attractions such as Buckingham Palace, St. James Park, and the rest of the city center. You are also close to Covent Garden, and Leicester Square. If you walk across the Thames River, you will soon discover the Southbank Centre Winter Market next to the popular London Eye.

Use the map above to find a hotel with a good location at a good price!

Are the Christmas markets in London free to visit?

This depends on the different markets. Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park has an entrance fee and you are recommended to buy a ticket in advance at the website of the market. At the Christmas market at Leicester Square you will find quite a lot of free activities and the area is free to visit, but there are lots of performances arranged in connection to the Christmas market, and these have an entrance fee. Besides that, most Christmas markets in London are free to visit.

I want to explore the Christmas markets in London on foot. Do you have a recommended route?

London is a beautiful city so it is always a good idea to explore the city on foot instead of using the metro system. A great place to start is in Hyde Park at the Winter Wonderland. You can get there on foot, or travel by metro to either Marble Arch or Hyde Park Corner.

When you are finished in Hyde Park, walk through the Wellington Arch and walk along Constitution Hill. You will quickly discover Buckingham Palace and the Victoria Memorial. Now it is time to walk along The Mall. You will now see St. James’s Park on your right.

christmas market walk in london

After walking approximately 1,4km on The Mall, you will reach the beautiful Trafalgar Square, where you can find the National Gallery and the National Portrait Gallery. Behind the square, you will find Leicester Square, and from there you can walk along Cranbourn Street until you reach Garrick Street. As you walk there, you will end up reaching Covent Garden with its beautiful Christmas tree and Christmas market.

To finish your stroll, walk to the river Thames and walk across the Jubilee Bridges. You can enjoy the view towards the London Eye, the Westminster Bridge, and other famous attractions while crossing the river. On the other side, have a wonderful time at the Southbank Centre Winter Market.

If you do all of this, you have walked more than 4500 meters, and seen a lot of beautiful London attractions and Christmas markets.

We hope this article has given you useful information about some of London’s best and most important Christmas markets. In addition, you should also consider visiting some of the following Christmas markets:

  • Borough Market.
  • Christmas by the River (by Tower Bridge).
  • Greenwich Christmas market.
  • Canopy Market at King’s Cross.
  • Selfridges Christmas Market.

If you have any questions, comments, or tips about other Christmas markets, please write a comment below!

Justin Bieber London 2017

Justin Bieber concert in London on July 2ndWe have got one crazy summer coming up in London in 2017. With a mixture of Depeche Mode, Adele, Guns N Roses and Justin Bieber coming to town we have a lot to look forward to.

All the artists mentioned above are fantastic artists, but the upcoming Adele concerts might be the most special of them all. After all Adele will only perform in London during her visit to Europe, which makes London the center of the world for a couple of days.

Justin Bieber will perform in more cities in Europe than Adele, but still not at all as many as Guns N Roses and Depeche Mode. And yes, it is easy to combine a trip to London where you go listen to Adele and then listen to Justin Bieber as well. The Adele concerts will be arranged between June 28th and July 2nd and the Justin Bieber concert in London will be arranged on July 2nd in Hyde Park. So, why not listen to Adele on July 1st and then go listen to Justin Bieber in Hyde Park on July 2nd? You can buy tickets for all these events using the link beneath.

The Justin Bieber tour in 2017 is called The Purpose Tour. We do not know if Justin Bieber has actually found his purpose in life, but until then he will for sure keep on singing to make his fans happy. Justin Bieber has been to London before, but maybe he will go undercover and visit the London Dungeon or maybe the London Eye this time? Stay alert as you are out there discovering the attractions in London before and after the concert.

Justin Bieber concert in London 2017

Hyde Park
July 2nd, 15.00

Tickets: Viagogo

You can read more about what’s going on in London, about attractions and activities, local transportation and similar topics here in our London Guide! If you would like to listen to Justin Bieber somewhere else in Europe in 2017 we recommend going to Dublin on June 21st.

Taylor Swift concert in London in 2015

Taylor Swift Hyde ParkTaylor Swift will be on a world tour from May 2015 until December 2015 and she will be on stage in the capital of England, in London in this occasion. The 1989 World Tour will be the upcoming fourth concert tour for the American singer and in total she will give 76 concerts world wide.

Taylor Swift will mostly tour in the USA in 2015 and in Europe the American singer will only have seven concerts including the cities London, Glasgow, Manchester, Amsterdam (the Netherlands) and Cologne (Germany). Taylor Swift is an American singer and songwriter who became world wide known after releasing her second debut album the Fearless in 2008. Taylor Swift’s third album was the Speak Now which she released in 2010. Swift then came out with her fourth album Red two years later in 2012 and she released her latest album 1989 in this year, 2014. Taylor Swift will only give one concert in the capital of England in London in 2015. In London the concert will be held on Saturday 27th June in 2015 and the concert will take place in the centre of London at Hyde Park.

Tickets: WorldTicketShop