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Visiting London in April 2017

There are events for all interests in London this month, whether you’re a foodie, culture vulture or music lover. Popular annual activities like the London Coffee Festival are back in 2017, plus exciting sports events in London such as Saracens vs Harlequins, The Boat Race">The Boat Race and the Virgin London Marathon.

This historic sporting event is one of the oldest in London, with rowers from the University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge battling it out on the stretch of the Thames between Putney Bridge and Chiswick Bridge during The Boat Race: Oxford vs Cambridge on Sunday 2nd April 2017.

Sunday 2nd April 2017

The capital’s vibrant coffee scene is celebrated at this festival that expects to attract more than 22,000 visitors to enjoy the 250 artisan coffee and food stalls, demos from global baristas, interactive workshops, tastings, plus DJs, live music, DJs and art exhibitions at The Old Truman Brewery from Thursday 6th to Sunday 9th April 2017.

Thursday 6th to Sunday 9th April 2017

These two rugby teams have an exciting history of competing against each other at Wembley, and they will face off once more when Saracens play Harlequins at Wembley Stadium on Saturday 8th April 2017.

Saturday 8th April 2017

Wembley, London

Olympia Exhibition Centre is hosting the biggest home show in the world, the Ideal Home Show until 9th April 2017, with loads of inspiration for your home and garden projects in the seven show areas.

On Until Sunday 9th April 2017

Kensington, London

This music festival brings amazing beats to music venues across the capital, such as the Jazz Café, when dozens of ska acts will perform to crowds during the four-day London International Ska Festival from Thursday 13th to Sunday 16th April 2017.

Thursday 13th to Sunday 16th April 2017

Celebrate Easter Weekend in London when the long weekend takes place from Good Friday 14th April to Easter Monday 17th April 2017. The capital will host various events, from Easter egg hunts to The Passion of Jesus by the huge Wintershall cast (including horses and a donkey) on Good Friday in Trafalgar Square.

Friday 14th to Monday 17th April 2017

Westminster, London

To celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s actual birthday there will be the Queen's Birthday Gun Salute on 21st April 2017, which typically includes a 21-gun salute in Hyde Park.

Friday 21st April 2017

Celebrate England’s patron saint day St George’s Day in Trafalgar Square on Saturday 22nd April 2017 - the Mayor’s free event with traditional English food, music and family fun.

Saturday 22nd April 2017

Westminster, London

Cake lovers will find more than 80 exhibitors with the latest baking supplies and cake decorating, plus demo theatres, workshops and competition classes at Cake International – The Sugarcraft, Cake Decorating & Baking Show at Alexandra Palace on Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd April 2017.

Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd April 2017

The world’s largest fund raising event will involve around 30,000 runners tackling 26.2 miles across the streets of London, starting at Blackheath and then finishing on The Mall in the Virgin London Marathon on 23rd April 2017.

Sunday 23rd April 2017

Westminster, London

Continue on your self-development path with workshops, yoga, motivational speakers, performers and exhibitors presenting healing products, therapies, retreats, supplements and organic food at the Mind Body Spirit London Wellbeing Festival at Olympia Exhibition Centre from Friday 28th April to Monday 1st May 2017.

Friday 28th April to Monday 1st May 2017

Kensington, London

Discover how to create your dream home at the live event from the Channel 4 TV series presented by design guru Kevin McCloud, with over 500 exhibitors, shopping opportunities and celebrities at Grand Designs Live at ExCel London Exhibition Centre from Saturday 29th April to Sunday 7th May 2017.

Saturday 29th April to Sunday 7th May 2017

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