A full year guide to weekends in London

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London is buzzing city offering fun things to do all around the year. Be it any season, month or day of the year, London will always have something entertaining and engaging to offer to its visitors. All months are ideal months to visit this city, the only thing you have to do is choose what you like and what you wish to do and explore in this city.

When visiting this vibrant city, you must book your stay in the central part of the city, this is because most of the buzz, gigs and events take place in central London. Keeping this into consideration you should book your stay in an accommodation that is the heart of the city and provides unmatched comfort to you and your family. The Piccadilly West End Hotel is an ideal match for the above requirements and more. This luxurious hotel is located in the heart of the city, keeping you close to the main events of the city. From this hotel you are only a short walk away from the prime transport links like tube, trains and buses. Close to many popular attractions, eating joints, royal London parks, markets, shops and more things London is famous for.

guide to weekends in London

This hotel offers great facilities and amenities that make your stay as comfortable as it can be. Weather you are travelling for work, with family for a holiday or with a loved one for a romantic getaway, this hotel beautifully caters to all. Designed with modern interiors and providing hi-tech and contemporary services your stay here will be like a dream. The elegant. Cosy and comforting rooms here feature en-suite bathrooms, flat screen TV and many more impressive features. You get high speed broadband in every room and free wi-fi throughout the hotel premises. It also features a great wellness area, meeting rooms, restaurant, bar and tranquil lounging areas.

Once you are settled in your luxurious hotel and are ready to venture out, here’s a guide that will help you plan your weekends while you are in London.

Weekends in London (Month-wise itinerary)

January:

ice-skating in london

Though the weather is not very ideal in this month for outdoor activities but there’s a lot you can do indoors and enjoy great weekends in London. This is a great time to shop in London as almost all shops are running great discounts and you must avail a great bargain. Plus. You can witness the New Year’s Day parade that takes places on the 1st in central London and this day is a holiday. Spend your weekends ice-skating at the iconic rinks in the city. You can take the Harry Potter tour on one of the weekends and witness Hogwarts in snow. Other things to keep your weekend bust include the London Boat Show, London short film festival, the London Art Fair, Burns Night and more.

February:

Chinese New Year in london

The second month of the new year also has loads to offer to keep your weekends busy and booked. Featuring the Pancake Day, the Valentine’s Day and the Chinese New Year, you will find several fun activities to indulge in, every weekend of the month. For fulfilling weekends in the city you can go to the Orchid Festival in Kew Gardens, get a chance to see the latest fashion trends and your favourite brand at the London Fashion Week Festival, for the lovers of automobiles there is the London Classic Car Show and for foodies there is an extensive range of pancakes to try at almost all eateries on the famous Pancake Day in London. Many marathons also take place in this month, that can keep the fitness freak’s weekends happily engaged.

March:

spring in the beautiful city of London

Welcome spring in the beautiful city of London and indulge in fun spring time activities to keep yourself engaged in March weekends. In the month of March, you book your weekends by indulging in activities like planning picnics in the royal parks and gardens of London, where you will witness fresh blooms. Plus, you can celebrate the Mother’s Day in the second weekend of March and celebrate the St. Patrick’s Day in this city too. Other weekends you can indulge in the London Beer Week, Head of River Race or the Oxford and Cambridge boat races and more London marathons to participate in.

April:

afternoon tea in london

You can plan your April weekends by enjoying a long weekend for Easter and Good Friday celebrations. You can book a nice Easter themed afternoon tea on of the weekends, enjoy the warmer days at the Underbelly Festival at Southbank, participate in marathons, Celebrate England’s national day in Trafalgar Square with the Feast of St George and also celebrate the festival of Vaisakhi here. This time of the month you witness the grand celebrations planned for the Queen’s birthday throughout the city, including the gun salutes at Hyde Park and the Tower of London. You can do the above things in London this week.

May:

FA Cup Wembley Stadium

This month officially marks the beginning of the beautiful British summers with longer and warmer days. In the weekends of this month, you can enjoy a flower display at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, plays at the Regent’s Park open-air theatre and the Shakespeare’s Globe. You can dance to top electronic artists at the two-day Arcadia 10th Anniversary Festival, feed your create side at the London Craft Week, enjoy a cultural treat at the annual Museums at night festival and for football fans there is the FA Cup Final at Wembley Stadium. The best month to spend a long weekend in London.

June:

Trooping the colour parade

In the month of June you can witness how the Queen celebrates her official birthday with Trooping the colour parade, at The Mall with pomp and pageantry. For more royal experience you can witness the Household Division’s Beating Retreat and the Changing the Guards at the Buckingham Palace. Plus, to keep your weekends lively there is the Taste of London festival in Regent’s Park, a greenery feast at Open Garden Squares Weekend and the West End Live concert at Trafalgar Square. In this you can celebrate UK’s Father’s Day, the Royal Ascot and several musical concerts taking place all over the city.

July:

Buckingham Palace London

The perfect month to enjoy strawberry and cream while enjoying your favourite player in the centre court at Wimbledon. Plus, the Buckingham Palace is open for visit in this month. Your July weekends can feature the BBC Proms, Lovebox in Gunnersbury Park or British Summer Time in Hyde Park, the RideLondon festival of cycling and more.

August:

open-air cinemas

A great month to indulge in open-air cinemas on weekends in many parks and prime locations of London. Plus, in this month you can indulge in Europe’s largest street festival that is the Notting Hill Carnival.

September:

This month is full of fun festivals to fill up your weekend calendar. Enjoy Totally Thames, Open House London, the London Design Festival, Pearly Kings and Queens Harvest Festival and indulge in the open-air Luna Cinema.

October:

Halloween in london

This month offers several activities and gigs for you to celebrate Halloween. Plus, the onset of autumn season gives you a chance to witness the many colours of London in its royal parks, streets and gardens. You can also enjoy Diwali celebrations and Africa on the Square at the Trafalgar Square.

November:

As the Christmas lights switch on, you can spend the weekends in November by attending the Southbank’s winter festival, Christmas at Kew, festive shows and gigs as well as the Nitto ATP Finals.

December:

Christmas markets london

In the magical month of Christmas you will find that your weekends and time is not enough as there is so much to do and keep you busy. Christmas markets, decoration, shopping food, festivals, ice-rinks, boxing day and the Winter Wonderland will keep all your weekends busy.

FAQs

What’s on this weekend in London?

As this is the Easter weekend in London, you can enjoy the egg hunts in many royal parks and other prime Locations of London. You can attend the Easter fair at Horniman, the Easter Sunday Disco Festivals and enjoy Easter meals or Easter themed afternoon teas at several restaurants and hotels in London.

What’s on in London theatre?

The new openings at the London theatre this weekend include The Marriage of Figaro, Bat out of the hell musical, Pressure, The country wife, The way of the world, Chicago and more.

What to do in London today?

Witness the Dinosaurs in the world- a family friendly theatre at the Greenwich Peninsula as it is as gripping as the Jurassic park movie and much of informative than that. Plus, you can enjoy a nice walk in the royal parks of the London as the weather is getting clearer and warmer. For lovers of art you can attend the Picasso 1932: Love, fame, tragedy- here you will experience and learn about a very significant year in the life of a very important artist in the history of the world.

How to plan a perfect weekend in London?

The perfect London weekend starts with an awesome brunch at one of the great London restaurant. Followed by a nice stroll in one of the royal parks and then watching a nice play in the cosy atmosphere of a West End theatre. Taking a stroll of the city, shopping, indulging in weekend special activities and gigs, visiting the stunning and mostly free museums of London and then admiring the iconic places and architecture of London. The efficient London transport facilities help you do all the above and more easily and swiftly and connects the huge city conveniently for you. You must try the food, music, theatre, the shopping and the endless attractions London is famous for. Every zone of the city will welcome you with its unique character and vibe.

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