With the arrival of spring, London comes alive with colour. Spring offers the perfect weather to enjoy the streets, gastronomy, range of cultural attractions and flowery parks of the British capital.
Find out about the different activities you can enjoy in London in spring:
1. Parks and gardens
If you’re visiting the British capital in spring, don’t leave without wandering around its lush green spaces. London has a variety of parks and gardens that come alive during the first warm days of the year.
Hyde Park is the largest park in central London and a favourite hang-out for locals and tourists alike. Its central lake, the Serpentine, is a small oasis inhabited by diverse aquatic wildlife. Another of the city’s most charming parks is Regent’s Park. Here you’ll find over 400 varieties of roses, a beautiful lake, some neoclassical villas, an open-air theatre, and even a mosque.
2. Important landmarks
London is a city full of interesting monuments and buildings to see. Among the must-see places to visit on your getaway to London are Westminster Abbey, the Palace of Westminster, the Tower of London and its famous Tower Bridge, Buckingham Palace, and the iconic Big Ben.
Before visiting London, it’s important to find a hotel whose location allows easy access to the city’s main tourist attractions. The Caesar Hotel is located in the central district of Bayswater, the ideal starting point to discover the British capital’s full multicultural offer.
London is a city packed full of culture and home to some of the world’s most important museums. The British Museum is the third most visited museum in the world, housing one of the largest and most famous collections of antiquities in existence.
The National Gallery, London’s most important art museum, is located in the famous Trafalgar Square. If you’re a modern art lover, you can visit the Tate Modern, which contains works by artists including Picasso, Andy Warhol and Dalí.
To truly surround yourself with art during your stay, at The Caesar Hotel you’ll also find an important collection of Roman mosaics from the 2nd-6th centuries AD, as well as originals, collages and lithographs by Catalan artist Francesc Guitart, made especially for the hotel.
Looking for the full London experience while visiting this wonderful city? Make sure to try some traditional British food: a full English breakfast, fish and chips, Beef Wellington, and a wide variety of pies and pasties.
If you’ve chosen The Caesar Hotel as your accommodation this spring, alongside savouring some creative cuisine with Spanish roots in the centre of the British capital, you’ll be able to enjoy a traditional Full English among the breakfast options.
Street markets are one of London’s top attractions, and one of the best ways to experience the city’s culture in spring. The famous Notting Hill neighbourhood is home to the Portobello Road Market. There, you can find everything from vintage watches to snacks, takeaways and clothes.
Brick Lane is one of the city’s most authentic markets. Here, you will find with food, crafts and antiques, all surrounded by graffiti and street art. Another of London’s most eclectic street markets is in Camden Town. Camden Market’s endless stalls sell a whole range of goods that make it the perfect place to buy London souvenirs.
6. London skyline
A must-see stop for spectacular views over the city in spring! The London Eye is one of the city’s most popular tourist attractions.
Located on the banks of the River Thames, it is a gigantic, 135-metre-high Ferris wheel made up of 32 glass-enclosed cabins. From these cabins, you can see a true 360-degree view of the London skyline and its surroundings.
7. Shopping in London in Spring
Spring is one of the best times for shopping in London. Oxford Street is home to 300 shops, both department and designer, where you can truly spoil yourself. On Bond Street, which intersects with Oxford Street, you’ll find more exclusive shops including Tiffany’s, Cartier and Ralph Lauren.
Near Hyde Park, you’ll find Harrods, one of the most luxurious shopping centres in the world and the most famous in the English capital.
8. Piccadilly at Night
Piccadilly Circus is synonymous with entertainment and fun all year round, but especially in spring when the weather is good. The famous junction is known for its illuminated signs. We recommend visiting it at night, when the neon signs light up the area and create a truly unique atmosphere.
Visiting Piccadilly Circus is an absolute must during your stay in London. It’s one of the liveliest places in the city and one of the main party zones too. The surrounding area is packed with shops, cinemas, theatres and restaurants.
You’ll also find the Eros Fountain in the centre of Piccadilly, which has become one of London’s iconic landmarks.
9. Boat trip on the Thames
Taking a boat ride on the Thames can be one of the best experiences of your trip to London, especially in spring. From the famous river that runs through the centre of London, you can see all the main sights of the city, including Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, the London Eye, St. Paul’s Cathedral, the Tower of London and Tower Bridge, City Hall, and many more.
A boat ride on River Thames lets you see London from a unique perspective. Whether it’s your first time in the city or you’re rediscovering it from another poin of view.
10. Fictional London
London’s streets and parks have inspired countless great stories. The city has been home to writers including George Orwell and Virginia Wolf, and fictional characters such as Sherlock Holmes and Wendy Darling.
If you’re a Harry Potter fan, you can’t miss King’s Cross station. There, students from the famous school of magic in J.K. Rowling’s Potter universe took the train to Hogwarts. You can have your photo taken with the luggage trolley running into the wall at the magical Platform 9 ¾.
You’ll see silhouettes of Sherlock Holmes on the walls as soon as you arrive at Baker Street station, signalling that you’ve entered the world of the famous detective. On Baker Street, where the protagonist of Arthur Conan Doyle’s novels lived, you’ll now find the Sherlock Holmes Museum.
Spring is the perfect time to visit London, get lost in its streets, and discover breath-taking sights in full colour – all while enjoying the best weather you’ll find in the British capital.