10 Unmissable Events in London April 2024: Springtime Fun

London Events in April 2024

As spring arrives in London, April brings with it a fantastic lineup of events that promise to infuse the capital city with vibrancy, energy and excitement. From celebrating the exciting gaming culture at the London Games Festival to exploring and sipping on the finest coffee blends at the London Coffee Festival, this upcoming month is packed with unique and unmissable experiences.

Without further ado, here’s a quick guide to the 10 must-attend events in London this April 2024 that will add a touch of magic to your itineraries as well as your daily routines.

1. London Games Festival

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Date: 9 Apr – 25 Apr, 2024

Area: Westminster
Closest station(s): Waterloo (Southbank), Charing Cross (Trafalgar Square & Somerset House), Wapping/Shadwell (Tobacco Dock)
Venue: Tobacco Dock, Trafalgar Square

London Games Festival

Dive into the vibrant gaming world with the Mayor of London-backed London Games Festival. With over ten events and programs scheduled, including Now Play This, Games Finance Market, BAFTA Games Awards and many more, this games festival returns for its ninth year and will take all gaming enthusiasts and professionals on an immersive experience. London will buzz with gaming excitement from the 9th to the 25th of April.

2. London Coffee Festival 2024

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Date: 11 Apr – 14 Apr, 2024

Area: Shoreditch
Closest station(s): Shoreditch High St, Aldgate East, Liverpool St, Old St
Venue: Truman Brewery

London Coffee Festival

This is a public service announcement for all coffee lovers! Head to the Old Truman Brewery in Shoreditch this April for the London Coffee Festival. This spring, this is your best bet to Immerse yourself in coffee with over 250 artisan coffee and gourmet food stands. From Coffee Masters contests to Latte Art Live, the London Coffee Festival will be a treat for your taste buds and a haven for coffee enthusiasts.

3. Ideal Home Show 2024, Olympia London

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Date: 22nd Mar – 7th Apr, 2024

Venue: Olympia London
Transport: Olympia London is conveniently located at Kensington (Olympia) station, which is served by the London Overground and national rail networks.

Ideal Home Show 2024, Olympia London

If you’re looking for inspiration to redecorate your home or personal space, get set for the Ideal Home Show in Olympia, London. Honestly, this event is a must-visit for those looking to revamp their living spaces, with over 600 brands showcasing the latest in-home decor, renovation and lifestyle. You will also have the opportunity to connect with and be inspired by various celebrity seminars and talks, expert advice and innovative designs.

4. Delight: Media Art Exhibition

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Date: 13th Oct, 2023 – 14th Apr, 2024

Venue: Borough Yards
Area: Borough
Access: 185m from London Bridge

Delight Media Art Exhibition

This April, experience the fusion of art, technology and culture at Delight: Media Art Exhibition. Spread across 12 zones, this is a rare interactive exhibition that transports you to the heart of Seoul’s history and identity. From neon signs to ancient mythology — this is an excellent opportunity for all to immerse themselves in the captivating installations that bridge the gap between the real and the imaginary.

5. St George’s Day in Trafalgar Square 2024

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Date: 21st Apr 2024

Venue: Trafalgar Square
Area: Westminster
Access: 92m from Charing Cross

St George's Day in Trafalgar Square

Step out this April and celebrate England’s patron saint in the iconic Trafalgar Square. Gather your friends and mates and experience a day of old-time fun with Morris dancing, family games, live music and traditional English fare. With over 20,000 people expected to join the festivities in Trafalgar Square, this free-for-all event promises a lively atmosphere and a taste of English heritage.

6. London Marathon 2024

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Date: 21st Apr 2024

Venue: The Mall
Areas: Canary Wharf, Greenwich, Westminster
Closest station(s): Greenwich (For Greenwich Park), Charing Cross (For The Mall)

London Marathon

To all marathon enthusiasts, lace up your shoes and cheer on the long-distance runners at the world-famous London Marathon. Run along a route that covers London’s iconic landmarks like Buckingham Palace and Tower Bridge or join the enthusiastic crowds along the 26-mile course. It’s your call—the excitement is palpable whether you choose to spectate from Tower Bridge or Canary Wharf.

7. Vaisakhi Festival in Trafalgar Square

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Date: 6th Apr, 2024

Venue: Trafalgar Square
Areas: Westminster
Access: 92m from Charing Cross

Vaisakhi Festival Trafalgar Square London

Get a chance to learn and immerse yourself in the vibrant celebration of Sikh culture at the Vaisakhi Festival in Trafalgar Square. From shabad kirtan to martial arts demonstrations, this festival offers a rich cultural experience. There are also traditional Punjabi delicacies, turban-tying workshops and educational talks, making it a family-friendly affair.

8. Ballie Ballerson London

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Date: Apr 2024(TBD)

Area: Shoreditch
Nearest Station: Old Street (Tube)

Ballie Ballerson London

For a mellow yet fun-filled evening this April, head to Ballie Ballerson in Shoreditch. Dive into ball pits, sip on fruity cocktails and enjoy a nostalgic chill playlist of party tunes. There are two ticket options: VIP Baller and Baller Ticket; both cover and promise an unforgettable night.

9. Springfest 2024 London

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Date: 20th Apr – 5th May, 2024

Venue: The Bermondsey Bierkeller

Springfest 2024 London

Springfest offers the chance to transport yourself to the heart of Munich without leaving London at all. Hosted at The Bermondsey Bierkeller, this event offers visitors an authentic Bavarian experience with live Oompah bands, Paulaner beer, German-inspired street food and a lineup of games. Put on your dancing shoes and get ready to groove in your lederhosen and revel in the Bavarian revelry.

10. Bougie Drag & Boy Toy Events

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Date: April 2024 (TBD)

Bougie Drag & Boy Toy Events

Bougie Drag & Boy Toy Events is where you will Experience the UK’s biggest, best and most fabulous bottomless brunch experiences. From Boy toy sexy circus to Bougie Drag & Buff Butler Bingo, these immersive performances guarantee a day filled with drag perfection, laughter and unforgettable moments.

April in London sounds like a dynamic tapestry of events, blending culture, entertainment and festivities. The above-mentioned lineup caters to almost everyone — whether you’re a gaming enthusiast, a coffee connoisseur or someone looking to explore diverse cultural celebrations. So don’t forget to mark your calendars with activities from this list that drew your interest.

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