London Living: APRIL. What to See, Eat and Do

1 April, 2015
London for Graduates

Spring has officially sprung here in London! The skies are blue(ish), the pigeons are chirping and Londoners are slowly braving the outside without a coat.

But let’s face it, April really has 2 huge things going for it: Chocolate and Bank Holidays. Plus, the bank holidays just give us more time to eat the chocolate. (Don’t worry, I’ll include some fitness ideas in next month’s ‘London Living’ post!)

There’s so much good stuff going on in the capital this April, so let’s get started.

1. The London Marathon

Clearly, it’s a little too late to actually take part but why not go and cheer on the 35,000 people running for charity? It may just be the perfect inspiration to don your trainers and start to run off some of that Easter weight. London Marathon 2016, anyone?

Where: Starts in Greenwich and trails right through central London

When: Saturday 26 April

Cost: Free

2. Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty Exhibition

 Alexander McQueen

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This exhibition is being billed as one of 2015’s must-see shows after experiencing phenomenal success in New York. The exhibition will showcase over 200 of the late designer’s breath-taking pieces. Probably not the place to get inspiration for your work-wear wardrobe, but an incredible showcase of creativity and innovation in fashion.

Where: The Victoria & Albert Museum, Knightsbridge

When: Extended until 2 August 2015

Cost: £17.60

3. Destroy your arteries at the #FryHard Pop-Up


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Every single item at this Shoreditch pop-up will be deep-fried. Just let that sink in. From Crème Eggs, Wagon Wheels and BabyBels to an entire Easter feast, consisting of a deep-fried lamb joint, roast potatoes and vegetables.

Cheat day to the MAX.

Where: Boxpark, Shoreditch

When: From 2 – 5 April

Cost: From £1 + extra for toppings

4. Sherlock Film Night

To celebrate the close of their Sherlock Holmes exhibition, the Museum of London have teamed up with Film Hub to host a late-night Holmes extravaganza. With giant projectors, a late night bar and prizes for the most inventive costumes, this is the place to let your inner detective run wild.

Where: Museum of London, Barbican

When: Friday 10 April, 7pm

Cost: £18

5. Choccywoccydoodah Café


(Image Source: Choccywoccydoodah)

Visit this spectacular café for a delightfully extravagant Easter treat. The prices are pretty extravagant too, but hey, it’s Easter!

Where: 30-32 Fouberts Place, Carnaby, W1F 7PS

When: Monday – Saturday 10am – 7pm, Sunday 12pm – 6pm

Cost: From around £10 (for an admittedly rather small cake!)


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