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London’s Top 10 Secret Places

The Easter holiday is almost over, and while some parents will be heaving a sigh of relief, the warmer Spring weather means you can start exploring London again. Here’s some suggestions of lesser-known activities and places to keep you busy.


Eid in the Square

The holy month of Ramadan has now ended but it’s not too late to celebrate Eid al-Fitr with other Muslims in Trafalgar Square on April 20th. On the main stage, there will be comedy, music, dancing and children’s choirs. There will also be a huge variety of activities and exhibitions in the square including football, VR experiences, Indonesian dance, face-painting and henna. To fill your stomach, expect food from Spanish churros to Korean inspired corndogs and everything in between. Eid in the square will take place between 12pm and 6pm on the 20th April and is free to attend. Details at https://www.london.gov.uk/events/eid-square-2024?ac-203993=203992



Eid in the Square


The London Marathon

This is probably London’s worst-kept secret as it will take over the streets of central London on Sunday 21st April but it’s an opportunity to see 50,000 people running the marathon, many of whom are doing it to raise money for charity. Expect to see people running in crazy costumes! You may well know someone who is running, so get down there and give them some support, it’s always a wonderful atmosphere on race day. More details at https://www.tcslondonmarathon.com/



The London Marathon


Cherry blossom walk

There are thousands of cherry trees in London, and they are still in full bloom. Why not take a stroll on your lunch break through your local park and drink in the stunning pinks and whites? There are trees next to St Paul’s Cathedral, in Tavistock Square Gardens, Mount Street Gardens, St James’ Park, outside the V&A Museum in South Kensington, and many more.


Walk amongst the bluebells

Once you’ve experienced the colours pink and white, now do blue! Bluebells are just coming into full bloom now and can be really spectacular en masse. You can see bluebells in most parks and open spaces, but they are particularly good in Eltham Park North, Wanstead Park, Isabella Plantation (a part of Richmond Park which is stunning at this time of year) and Epping Forest.


Walk amongst the bluebells


King’s Cross Classic Car Boot Sale

Looking for a bargain? Fancy some vintage clothes? Then look no further than the Classic Car Boot Sale at King’s Cross. If you’re also a classic car enthusiast, then this is the perfect day out for you. Trawl through bric-a-brac in the boots of cars like the ones seen in James Bond and Bullitt. The CCBS comes to King’s Cross on the 27th and 28th of April.


Find a village in London

If you’ve been living in London for long enough, you’ll know that it’s not all apartment blocks and office buildings. There are some wonderfully quaint areas that feel like countryside villages, with great privately-owned shops and restaurants. Get some great pictures to send to family back home in places like Hampstead Village, Warren Mews, Chiswick and Little Venice (my favourite!)


Roof East

The original (maybe) and best (definitely) rooftop bar returns to Stratford from April 18th and will be hosting regular favourites like Birdies Mini Golf, Sluggers Baseball and the Rooftop Film Club as well as yummy food by Cheeky Burgers and Piddaji. Roof East is also celebrating it’s 10th anniversary this year and for one day only will be rolling back it’s prices to 2014 levels. More information at https://secretldn.com/roof-east-rooftop-bar/


Roof East

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