Here Is How to Enjoy a Great Spring in London
As the temperatures increase and the chilly winter months fade away, London comes to life again, with flowers blooming in the city’s squares and streets. With the thermometers reading just the right temperature for a warm yet breezy day, the city is bustling with people taking advantage of everything it has to offer, without the summer crowds! Exactly, for this reason, we believe that spring is the ideal time of year to travel to London.
When you first arrive in London, you may feel a little overwhelmed because the city is filled with interesting monuments and structures to see. In addition, it is a huge metropolis. But don’t be concerned. We will list some of the essential places to see in London below so that you can plan your spring visits with private tours of London without experiencing any difficulties.
Enjoy the parks
Everyone knows that spring is a season for lovers, but it is also a season for people who enjoy spending time in the fresh air! You should plan your tour starting from one of London’s famous parks or gardens when the perfume of spring flowers begins to lure you, and allow yourself to become immersed in the revitalizing force of nature.
English gardens are world-renowned for a reason – did you know that some towns in England organize annual competitions to determine which town has the most beautiful garden?
There are plenty of parks and gardens in London to keep nature enthusiasts occupied. From the perfectly maintained gardens of Hyde Park and St. James Park to the vast, hilly gardens of Hampstead Heath and the hidden, private gardens in residential squares, London is a garden lover’s paradise!
Hyde Park, one of London’s eight Royal Parks, sprawls across 350 green acres in the city’s heart and offers activities for people of all ages and interests, including horseback riding, tennis, and even a golf course. A romantic boat trip around The Serpentine on a beautiful spring day is the perfect way to spend quality time with your significant other while your private chauffeur waits for you until you finish your tour. Because Hampstead Heath is one of London’s highest elevations, the views are stunning (particularly from Parliament Hill).
Try good food
Located near the entrance to Kensington Palace in Hyde Park and serving lunch and afternoon tea, the Kensington Palace Orangery is an ideal pit-stop on your journey through central London. It is a spacious, light-filled building near the entrance to Kensington Palace and serves one of England’s finest traditions – afternoon tea.
Queen Anne commissioned the construction of the pavilion in 1704, and today you may enjoy a tasty snack in this magnificent setting, which is surrounded by manicured gardens with high ceilings and architectural features from the 18th century. This establishment serves breakfast, lunch, and afternoon tea. Stop in for a bite to eat or a cup of tea anytime! After that, you may always go for a stroll in the park to take advantage of the beautiful spring weather.
Enjoy a good shopping day
With the arrival of the floral season comes the need to revamp our spring wardrobe. If your wardrobe clear-out has left you some room, why not mix vintage pieces with this new wardrobe? London is known for its fashion sense and vintage shops. One place where you’ll find unique vintage clothes and all kinds of alternative fashion is Camden Market. And shopping isn’t just about clothes; the Colombia Road Flower Market is a magical place this time of year. Stop by and pick up some colourful, fragrant flowers to brighten up your day and the place you stay at.
Tour the most famous pubs
And while we’re on the subject of London’s famed pubs, a gin tour of London is the perfect cocktail if you want to get a more in-depth look at England’s alcoholic contributions to the world. Learn about the history of gin, its preparation procedures, and, of course, sample several of the best bottles available. It’s impossible to pass up the Soho London Gin Club bar if you already consider yourself a gin enthusiast. Here, you’ll be amazed by the selection of over 130 different gins from all over the world!
For everyone travelling to England, a visit to a pub is a must. Even if you are not a lover of alcoholic beverages, going to a pub is a great way to become acquainted with the local culture.
Furthermore, during the spring, pubs take on a new appearance: many are decked out with flowers on their exterior, and the majority of them open their famed beer gardens or rooftop terraces. These open-air locations are perfect for taking advantage of sunny days, and some even provide spectacular views of London.
There are thousands of pubs in London, but possibly the most well-known at this time of year is The Churchill Arms, which is located in the Kensington neighbourhood. Every day of the year, it is one of the most beautifully decorated bars in the country – and this would be no different during the flower season.