Grab your calendars, April is going to be an action packed month.

With longer days and a lovely long bank holiday weekend, what's not to love about April? When it comes to activities, we've got a whole host of events you could attend if you're stuck for ideas on how to use your time off! Many of these events are free too, does it get any better?

The Cancer Research UK Boat Races  2nd April 2017

The Boat Race is an annual contest between the Oxford and Cambridge universities. The Race takes place close every year on the River Thames in West London between Putney and Mortlake. 

Price: Free

 

London Coffee Festival 6th - 9th April

Are you unable to function before your morning coffee?
Are you sipping on some coffee as you read this? If so, you would love The London Coffee Festival. Imagine The London Coffee Festival as a sort of opening act to UK Coffee Week (10-16 April 2017).
 
The festival will feature coffee and food stalls, tastings, demonstrations from world-class baristas, live entertainment and music.
 
This year over 35,000 people are expected to attend, this includes coffee lovers and foodies, professional baristas, 
coffee shop owners and YOU!

Price: From £16.60 for adults | From £4.50 for children

SAIL Royal Greenwich 12th - 16th April

Ahoy there!                                                                         The majestic Tall Ships will be back in London for beautiful cruises and deck parties on the river Thames once again this April. Greenwich is the start port of the Rendez-Vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta to Quebec, Canada.

Join in the fun, there are various tickets available for groups and individuals. 

Price: From £64.90 for an adult tour package 

The Passion of Jesus 14th April

On Good Friday 20,000 people gather to watch the Easter story in Trafalgar Square. This is an electric and moving portrayal of the final days of Jesus and it has rave reviews.

Price: Free

 

The Queen's Birthday Celebrations 21st April 

Did you know The Queen celebrates two birthdays each year? Her actual birthday is on 21st April and her official birthday (usually) is marked on the second Saturday in June. 

The Queen usually spends her actual birthday privately, but the occasion is marked publicly by gun salutes at midday. There are gun salutes in Hyde Park, Windsor Great Park and the Tower of London. 

Price: Free

Feast of St George 22nd April 

Join in the fun at Trafalgar Square as people join to celebrate St George’s Day with a feast of English food, live music and free fun for everyone. There’ll be cookery demonstrations from celebrity chefs, stalls selling mouth-watering treats, a beautiful banqueting area and a host of indoor and outdoor family games.

Price: Free

London Marathon 23rd April 

Whether you’re taking part or cheering from the side-lines, everything you need to know about travel, the course, or even places to avoid can be found on the official London Marathon website.

Price: Free to watch 

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