England’s capital city always has a wealth of exciting experiences and days out just waiting to be discovered, but with so much to do, how do you know which to go for? Well, why not plan a seasonal activity for your next trip to London? There are always plenty of seasonal activities on offer all year round, from sunny summer days out to spooky Halloween attractions and festive Christmas outings.
Here are some of the best seasonal days out that London has to offer – no matter what time of year you are visiting the capital, there’s bound to be something that interests you!
Early April – Boat Race
The annual boat race between crews from Oxford University and Cambridge University is one of the fiercest rivalries in sport and is a real spectacle to watch. The teams race down the River Thames, competing to take the lead in the prestigious race. Who will you be cheering to victory?
Late April – London Marathon
Even if you aren’t taking part in the Marathon, there’s no reason not to head down and cheer on the runners! Pick your spot on the course and get ready to help motivate those who are struggling to get past the finish line. If you know anyone running, you can look out for them and cheer them on as they pass!
Summer – BBC Proms
The BBC Proms is a true celebration of culture and classical music and have been running annually at the prestigious Royal Albert Hall for over 90 years. With over a month of concerts, events and workshops on offer every summer, there is bound to be something for all the family to enjoy! Contrary to popular belief, there are actually also themed concerts and ‘starter Proms’ which are perfect for those looking for an introduction to classical music.
Halloween – Jack the Ripper Tour
As one of the most famous serial killers in history, Jack the Ripper is perfect for a spooky, frightening Halloween experience. Take a trip to the Ripper’s former haunt of Whitechapel and visit the Ten Bells pub, an establishment that has been wrapped up in the mystery of the case for over 100 years. You could even book a place on a Jack the Ripper walking tour to really get to know the Ripper, the suspects, and his unfortunate victims. For the full Jack the Ripper experience, why not complete your Halloween theme by watching one of these Ripper themed films?
Christmas – Winter Wonderland
Each year, London’s iconic Hyde Park plays host to Winter Wonderland – one of the biggest and best festive days out in the UK. With a traditional German Christmas market, offering delicious food, hot drinks and beautiful gifts, you can easily spend hours browsing the stalls. There is also an ice rink and additional attractions including ice sculptures, fairground rides and a circus, so why not bring the whole family?
New Year – London Fireworks
London’s annual New Year fireworks display is the perfect way to welcome in the New Year with style. Instead of sitting at home watching the fireworks on your TV screen, why not spend a memorable evening celebrating on the banks of the Thames? Enjoy a unique celebratory atmosphere as you ring in the New Year with the rest of London. Make sure you brush up on the words to Auld Lang Syne beforehand!
Have you seen anything that takes your fancy? With a little research, you are bound to uncover a whole host of exciting events and days out to enjoy all year round. So, next time you are visiting the capital, why not incorporate one of these fab trips into your day?