As London baked in glorious sunshine this week, it was the motivation we needed to wet our appetite as lockdown eases this month. Museums may not be open, but the smaller galleries are, and definitely worth exploring. This April, there are lots of events you can book ahead for – especially for theatres in May.
Oh the joy of being allowed to eat with friends again, outside from 12 April and then indoors from 17 May. Check out the new blog post on the many choices available… and definitely see you somewhere.
Here is your April Super Seven – enjoy.
First thing on my list this month is meeting and eating with friends… I’ve done a blog post on Eating outside this April. If you feel comfortable doing so, supporting the hospitality industry is vital. I’ve already made a few reservations … I’ve also linked a great article for the best outdoor terraces in London, so lots of choices for you.
Farmer’s Markets return on 18 April. Some local markets have been able to remain open, but many haven’t. Markets are always a part of my weekend, I love finding new food to try. I also love flowers so am really looking forward to heading over to Columbia Flower Market.
Sky Garden re-opens on 12 April. The restaurants won’t be open, but book your free ticket and enjoy the views of London you have missed for so long.
Highgate Cemetery has been on my list of places to visit for such a long time. This London cemetery is really quite stunning and has quite the list of notable graves. From Karl Marx to Lucian Freud, to the murdered Russian intelligence agent Alexander Litvinenko. Well worth a visit.
London Theatre : I’m a HUGE fan.. so with theatres re-opening in May, if you feel comfortable doing so, please book tickets and support this industry. I have booked Amelie, which is going into the Criterion Theatre, its first West End run. I simply cannot wait, I’ve heard so many brilliant things about it. A show with kindness at the heart of it.
The Globe : Bookings open on 8 April for Midsummer Night’s Dream which opens 19 May.
Book your tickets for the London Design 2021 Biennale at Somerset House. Artistic Director is Es Devlin. It will bring together imaginative designers from all over the world. Can we design a better world will be worth visiting in June.
Book Pub in the Park : Tickets now on sale. This is such a fun day out. I’ll be going to Chiswick House in September for sure.
Sky Arts are screening the National Theatre’s Romeo & Juliet on 4 April at 9pm, starring Josh O’Connor (The Crown) and the divine Jess Buckley (Judy). It is also screening in the US on PBS on 23 April at 9pm. It isn’t outside, but my goodness it will be amazing I’m sure.