Come rain or come shine, Spring is a lovely time to be in London and with the season fast approaching we have a few suggestions for you to make the most of the warm and sunny weather .
Get yourself outside and into the sunshine with a visit to the Olympic Stadium on one of the daily walking tours. After just over 1000 days of construction, the guided tours will take you through this historic transformation of East London and allow you a sneak preview of how the site is coming together in the run up to 2012.
From the 12th March we are looking forward to 19th century French artist Jean-Antoine Watteau’s drawings appearing at the Royal Academy, just down the road. This will be the first time this retrospective collection has visited the UK: a must-see for art-lovers everywhere.
After the success of Black Swan and if music and dance is more your thing, head to see the English National Ballet at London’s Coliseum from 16th March. For a fantastic performances of Black & White with costumes by British fashion designer Giles Deacon and the Black Swan pas de deux from ‘Swan Lake’.
Recent reports suggest that more English people celebrate Irish St Patrick’s Day than our own patron saint of St George! Although officially on the 17th March, celebrations in London will take place throughout the week. Make sure you don’t miss the St Patrick’s Day parade on 13th March which will start in Picadilly and work towards Whitehall and Trafalgar Square where other celebrations will be held.
Lastly, we must mention the recently opened ‘Dinosaurs Unleashed’ at the O2 arena, which has been given fantastic reviews and, with new lifelike models, is perfect for a family weekend trip.