Spring is the best season!
Spring is upon us; to me it is my favourite season. Little glimpses of sunshine and getting our natural doses of vitamin D! Daffodils blooming and the wonderful smell of freshly cut grass, all your senses are awakening for the summer! One of my favourite things to do on these chilly but sunny days is to walk along the Thames from Hammersmith Bridge all the way to Putney Bridge it can be so rejuvenating. Passing the dog walkers and families who are also appreciating a glorious day out, if you haven’t tried it, I highly recommend it!
Now that we have adjusted to losing an hour as the clocks went forward (thank heavens it landed on a Bank Holiday Monday this year!) we begin to say goodbye to the colder months (well slightly colder months… we are in England after all!) and saying hello to the warmer season. London is as busy as ever, with people discovering the great outdoors of London’s streets and wonderful events happening throughout the city.
Kick start your Spring outings by supporting the courageous people running the London Marathon on 24th April, winding through London’s streets, past the top tourist attractions and then enjoying the atmosphere while they celebrate their success. In keeping with the active side of London, Topshop and Adidas are launching their sportswear range in their Oxford Circus store. What a great way to keep active through the spring preparing for your summer self, but ensure you plan ahead as there will be queues!!
The British culture has a wonderful sense of pride especially with the exciting events that happened throughout 2012 but with St George’s Day approaching on 23rd April, you can really learn and celebrate English history at Trafalgar Square. Interestingly enough, 23rd April 2016 also marks 400 years since the death of William Shakespeare. With themed activities and a national day of feasting, you can experience the historic wonders of the English culture.
Trafalgar Square really is the place to be this spring. This week The London Games Festival is transforming the Square into a large game of Monopoly! Let’s hope the money is real and keep your head down because if it is anything like the board game you will spend most of your day in jail!
To really experience the British culture Queen Elizabeth II 90th Birthday must not be missed on 21st April. However the main focus will be on 12th – 15th May with a 90 minute display of 900 horses and 1,500 riders and performers every evening, look out for the Queen herself on the last evening of the celebrations. No doubt throughout this time there will be various street parties celebrating this occasion, in true English style taking up streets with tea and cakes and gathering communities to celebrate Her Royal Majesty’s birthday.
Ensure you enjoy these lighter and longer days, it is truly a wonderful time of the year, especially experiencing it in one of the most exciting cities in the world.
Make the most of it; it only happens once a year!
Julia De Silvo
Events and Sales Coordinator