Whatever you find a good time, we can pretty much guarantee that in London, you’ll never be bored or short on fun things to do! As a place that’s got, well, everything, London has always got a jam-packed calendar all year round, and in the summer – it’s calendar is double booked!
So, as your favourite of London’s King Cross Hotels, we’re here with your monthly guide to the weird, wonderful and be-there happenings in London this April 2015. Enjoy.
Vivienne Westwood: Cut From the Past
When: Showing now until 30th October 2015
Where: Danson House, Bexleyheath
If you’re a lover of the fashion world, we’re sure you’ll already be aware that the Vivienne Westwood exhition is currently on show at London’s breathtakingly ornate Danson House, in a 2015 celebration of eighteenth-century art and design. The exhibition showcases designs and outfits referencing the Rococo paintings of French artists Watteau and Boucher.
Alongside the beautiful garments from the British fashion legend, the show offers pieces loaned from the V&A, as well as a selection of Westwood’s earlier works, including the Cut, Slash and Pull collections.
This exhibition is a must for any art, fashion or design lover! Seriously, this is one not to be missed.
London Original Print Fair
When: 23rd April – 26th April 2015
Where: Royal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly
London’s Original Print Fair is the longest running art fair, and is set to return to the Royal Academy for its 29th year with fifty leading print dealers who specialise in everything from Old Masters to contemporary masterpieces. This year, the Royal Collection loan 30 prints to the fair, including works from Raphael and Canaletto, as well as a few prints made by royalty, including Queen Victoria and Print Albert.
Prices range from a few hundred to thousands, but don’t worry! The event is just a fantastic day out for any arty folk, and is the ideal place for any novice who may be looking to start buying art!
When: Sunday 26th April 2015
Where: The Start: Greenwich
The mammoth 26 mile run is back, and if you aren’t planning on taking part yourself, be sure to show your support for those who are! The London Marathon is a fantastic excuse to get patriotic and soak up the atmosphere by propping up the best spectating spots.
Whether you’d prefer to be on the finish line or showing your support in a nearby pub, bar of cafe – be sure to get involved with this very special and very-London event!
The London Coffee Festival
When: 30th April – 1st May 2015
Where: Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane
Back for 2015, the London Coffee Festival is the UK’s largest coffee and artisan food event, and celebrates London’s vibrant coffee culture. The event will feature gourmet coffee, speciality tea, artisan food, demonstrations from world-class baristas, live gigs and plenty of seminars that’ll educate everyone – from coffee lover to caffeine fanatic!
If you’re more of a fashionista, head to the Milk & Sugar area for extra fashion, design and food events!
Here at Swinton Hotel, we believe that London is one of the best cities in the world, and as you can see from above – you definitely will not be lost for things to do, whatever time of the year you visit! So, for more information, or to speak to one of our friendly and helpful team – please do not hesitate to contact us on 0207 837 1451 today!