Written by the Roehampton Study Abroad Team
After a long and cold winter, when the daffodils start to bloom we can celebrate the arrival of spring at Roehampton! Hooray!
With that, we are sure you are ready to dust off that spring jacket and experience all that London has to offer in spring, and to help you, we’ve come up with a list of London spring delights for you:
Visit a market! From local markets in Dalston (for the hipsters among you) or Brixton (if you’re wanting to stay South of the River), to the tourist favourites such as Borough Market (delicious bread) or Camden Market (the halloumi fries really are delicious).
Feeling humorous? Be sure to check out one of London’s many free comedy shows.
Love coffee? Head to the London Coffee Festival, 12-15 April, in the Old Truman Brewery in Shoreditch. Stop by the office during drop-in hours and ask Rhys if you’d like some coffee tips—he LOVES coffee.
Visit the new(ish) Design Museum in Kensington. The building is fantastic and the permanent exhibitions are free to view! If you fancy visiting more museums in one day, the V&A, the Natural History Museum and the Science Museum are all nearby and have FREE entry.
Enjoy the blossom trees in Holland Park—you won’t regret it, it’s magnificent!
Check out a show in the West End: < title=”Todaytix Spring Tickets” target=”_blank” a href=”https://www.todaytix.com/x/london/shows/institution/124-spring-ticket-event?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIldX4zsnr2QIVwbvtCh1ulg4LEAAYASAAEgLlQ_D_BwE”>Todaytix is currently offering tickets for shows including Dreamgirls, School of Rock and Aladdin from £15.
Visit Columbia Road Flower Market and pick up some daffodils.
Hang out in nearby Richmond Park and take a walk or a cycle alongside the baby deer and beautiful scenery.
Watch the Oxford vs Cambridge boat race live from the banks of the Thames in Putney, an annual contest between two rowing crews from Oxford and Cambridge Universities that takes place each year on the River Thames in south west London between Putney and Mortlake.
If boating isn’t your thing, what about goating? Watch two goats, one representing Cambridge and one Oxford, run around a farm in East London in the Oxford vs Cambridge Goat Race.
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