After months of cold and wet weather in London, we just can’t wait for the arrival of spring!
Spring is the perfect time of the year to rediscover yourself and London and we’ve got the found the perfect things to see and do in spring.
Try a new restaurant
London’s food scene is incredibly rich and diverse, but sometimes you it can be overwhelming to find a new place. If you want to try something cool, head to Mick’s Garage, the Hackney Wick collaboration between Crate Brewery and Berber & Q, a restaurant specialising in Middle Eastern and North African food. It comes with a coffee roastery, a new Middle Eastern smokehouse and London’s first fermented tea bar. With DJs, live music and and club nights, is there anything not to love?
Mick’s Garage, Queen’s Yard, London, E9 5EN
Learn a new skill
Nothing says ‘new you’ like learning a new skill. London is obsessed with innovation and learning, the city’s filled with inspiring people. Ever dreamed of making your own bike, write your first novel, or learn to play the harmonica (I mean, who DOESN’T want to learn to play the harmonica, right?).
Why not try one (or all) of these online and offline courses creative, practical, philosophical or technical.
Find the best beans in town
Clearly, there is no life before coffee. Therefore we are so excited for the London Coffee Festival to return to Brick Lane in April. This year features an Espresso Martini Party (yay!), coffee food pairing and a milk bar. Want to know how to write your name in latte art (who doesn’t?), then head down to the Old Truman Brewery where there will be over 250 artisan coffee stalls, workshops, live music and art exhibitions!
07-10 April 2016, Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane E1 6QR
Have your mind blown at the CircusFest
CircusFest 2016 is back with three weeks of the most spectacular and extraordinary international and UK contemporary circus. For performances that push the human body to its limits to discussions about the cultural significance of circus today, get your tickets here!
4-24 April, Roundhouse, NW1 8EH
Browse the Scandinavian Spring Market
There will be stalls full of arts, crafts and tasty Nordic treats. There will be face painting for children (and adults if you fancy getting involved). Visitors can also pop into the Finnish Church fair which features traditional Finnish seasonal treats including mämmi and pasha, Finnish sweets, chocolates and arts and crafts stalls.
19th March, Albion Street, Rotherhithe, London SE16