April Super Seven

British Summer times begins this weekend, and we are excited having found some fantastic reasons to be outside in London. There is no reason not to be out enjoying all the blossom and culture on offer. April brings us Swinging Sixties style, the London Marathon, a restored painted ceiling, sunflowers and so much more. This month’s shop edit is about getting your table Easter-ready at the end of the month. For now, let’s start with your London April Super Seven.

Painted Hall at Greenwich: We were blown away at the reveal of this magnificent beauty. Read why you have to make a visit to this historic heritage site & book your tickets. We have also linked our Day Out in Greenwich just to make your day even better.

Key Exhibitions:

Mary Quant April 6 at V&A: Playful, fun and stylish. See the iconic fashion from London’s most pivotal time – the Swinging Sixties. Book your tickets .

Van Gogh in Britain at Tate Britain: With over 50 paintings to view, you cannot come away without learning a thing or two more about the man who painted those iconic sunflowers. Read all about it in our Blog Post here.

London Marathon : April 28. April sporting events in London come no greater than this. Liz from our team has run the marathon – a life highlight she says. The importance of the crowds cheering her on was key. So this is where we will be… I’m sure you know someone who is running, so be a good friend and follow them around London. 

Dale Chihuly at Kew: If you don’t know Dale Chihuly you should. His stunning 10ft glass sculpture hangs in the entrance to the V&A. This month his gorgeous sculptures are showcasing throughout Kew Gardens for the whole summer. Book your tickets and go… Read our blog post.

London Boat Race April 7: Watch the Oxford / Cambridge crews go head to head in this annual event. We did a Day Out from Barnes to Putney if you are looking where to get fed and watered!

Cocktails in the City 4-6 April : We featured this for the first time last summer, at their event in Bedford Square.  This month find them at The Vaults in Waterloo. It is going to be fabulous – we had a preview. Get your tickets & details HERE

Exhibitions in London to see or book this month:
Dorothea Tanning at Tate Modern
Harald Sohlberg at Dulwich Picture Gallery
Franz West also at the Tate Modern
Martin Parr at NPG
Sorolla at the National Gallery
Stanley Kubrick at the Design Museum  opens 26 April : This retrospective comes to London in partnership with the BFI Stanley Kubrick season. If you buy a ticket for the exhibition, go and see one of his iconic movies with a 30% discount during the April/May season. Listing is HERE.


Our Favourite things:

Film of the Month: All About Eve : NT LIVE New performances released. April 27 & May 2nd
Exhibition of the Month : Van Gogh in Britain. 
Book of the Month: Love Factually. An intriguing look at why & who we fall in love with.
Restaurant of the Month : Bourne & Hollingsworth Garden Room.
Theatre pick of the Month : Come From Away (adults) Where is Peter Rabbit? for Easter fun at the Haymarket Theatre (kids)
Book now for later : Red Shoes at Sadler’s Wells. Matthew Bourne’s masterpiece will sell out.