An Insider guide to London in the Spring

Ah, London. How I love you. From it’s cute pastel coloured houses to the hustle and bustle of Oxford Street, London is all round a place for everyone.

There is always something going on, weather you like shopping, dining, going to a museum or exhibition or getting pampered – and sometimes it’s hard to know what to choose from. I for one, am constantly bewildered with the sheer amount of things to do, and wish I could go to every event and try every brunch spot, but let’s be real – London is huge, and that’s an unrealistic feat.

That being said, I was stunned by just how beautiful London really is in the Spring, and after much consideration, I have put together a guide of what I think are some of the best spots in London so far and things you should definitely tick off your list this time of year.

 

Prosecco Springs Festival

Literally the best way to enjoy London! At the end of April, join in and visit Prosecco heaven. Celebrating Italy’s best wine (and food!) from beautiful Veneto, the Prosecco Springs Festival is packed with tastings, Italian street food, live music and so much fun! One ticket gives you access to the event for 5 hours, and 8 free drinks. They also have Masterclasses for the fancier peeps, so get drinking!

https://www.proseccosprings.com 

 

Swingers West End

So not what it sounds like! If you fancy a round of crazy golf though, Swingers has you covered. With two locations to choose from (in the City or in the West End), vintage vibes, awesome food and the coolest crazy golf course, this Instagrammer’s dream location is one filled with fun for a day out with family and friends. You can also book for groups in advance, so here’s something a bit different to do next Friday night.

https://swingersldn.com/home/

 

Prêt-à-Portea at The Berkeley

Fancy going to a high tea, but not sure where to take your girlfriends or your mum? Well, I’ve got you covered. Located between Hyde Park and Knightsbridge, The Berkeley is a stunning 5 star hotel that offers a different kind of high tea experience. Their designer afternoon tea is inspired by the world of couture and catwalks, and is portrayed in their super cute and absolutely delicious biscuits, shaped like the latest looks from the international fashion runways.

Starting at £52 per person, it’s not the cheapest, but it definitely the best. Treat yo self, right?

https://www.the-berkeley.co.uk/restaurants-bars/afternoon-tea/

 

Covent Garden

One of, if not my ultimate favourite place in London, Covent Garden has stolen my heart – and the hearts of many others. It’s so fabulous and has so much to offer, you can literally organise a full weekend’s worth of activities, without having to travel around on the tube. Boasting with incredible locations such as The Royal Opera House (which has something for everyone), The Ivy Restaurant (delicious food), Neal’s Yard (filled with cute little coffee shops and Instagram worthy shots), The Savoy (the best gin in town!), Balthazar’s (more yummy food, and lobster spaghetti OMG) and the Beauty quarter (hello, Charlotte Tilbury!), this is just the tip of the iceberg, and I cannot recommend it enough.

https://www.coventgarden.london

 

Sketch

Last but most definitely certainly not least, if you want to “brunch it real good”, you have to visit Sketch. One of the most Instagrammed places in London, not only is Sketch pretty to look at, but it also nails the delicious side of life. They have an amazing food selection, and an even better brunch, which starts at 11am, which includes an array of freshly squeezed juices, yummy smoothies, day drinking options (because it’s 5pm somewhere), and a menu to die for.

http://sketch.london/

 

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  1. jessicacmckenna
    20/04/2018 / 1:09 pm

    This is perfection! I lived in London for a year while I was teaching (and single) and fell in love with Covent Garden. In planning ahead for a visit with my family to share my London love with my daughter, this list is so wonderful – with places and things I had never discovered on my own while there!

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