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What's Happening in April

One of the best times to visit London, you'll find an especially enticing list of things to do in April. It's Easter time and the temperature is pleasant, flowers are blooming, and trees are budding. The parks call it the perfect weather for outdoor strolls, perhaps some boating on the lake, sightseeing, and so much more. London becomes a playground for children and adults in April. Here's our list of what to do this month. 

1. SicilyFEST
You're piecing together your summer holidays, but in anticipation, deep dive into Mediterranean flavour between April 20-23 in Islington with SicilyFEST. While the food is obviously a big part of this (we're talking arancini, fresh pasta and cannoli), there’s also plenty of activities to figuratively sink your teeth into after you’ve enjoyed your feast. Take part in a masterclass with chefs, sample wine from the finest Sicilian wineries, and dance along to the roster of live music performers across the weekend. 
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2. Marylebone Food Festival 
The Marylebone Food Festival 2023 returns and will feature a magnificent line-up of in-restaurant events and festival menus celebrating Marylebone’s lively and eclectic dining and drinking scene. From relaxed casual restaurants and family-run cafes to chic cocktail bars and culinary excellence, this gastronomic pocket of London has it all.  Tickets to the unmissable launch dinner hosted by Jay Rayner and cooked by some of the neighbourhood’s best chefs, will be available as well. 
25 April - 30 April 2023
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3. Lindt Gold Bunny Hunt at Hampton Court Palace 
Run free in the 60 acres of Henry VIII's gardens to find the hidden Lindt gold bunny statues. Match up the name of the important palace character on the trail to the red ribbon on the bunny statue at each location. With each gold bunny you find, you'll uncover a fascinating story. When you have finished exploring, you'll be rewarded with a delicious chocolate treat!

4. Peter Rabbit adventure, Covent Garden
Step into a live interactive outdoor experience at The Peter Rabbit Easter Adventure in Covent Garden. Help Beatrix Potter on a rescue mission, learn to drive in a mini ROVER at Mr McGregor's Obstacle Course, enjoy fun activities, visit the Easter Adventure Shop, have a professional portrait taken with Peter Rabbit, and so much more.
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5. Cherry blossom season
April is cherry blossom (or sakura) month in London. ink shades in the trees around the city. A walk around the shops and a stroll through the parks can bring a whole new meaning to Spring to catch sight of the cherry blossom in London. The average tree only blossoms for about two weeks so grab that picture when you see it. London’s biggest botanical garden Kew is the obvious place to go, head straight to the rose garden behind the famous Palm House. With Japan being famous for its breathtaking cherry blossom trees, it stands to reason that London's Japanese Kyoto garden in Holland Park is home to some sakura, towering over the garden's koi carp pond and miniature waterfall. And of course our neighbour Regent’s Park,  lining the avenue-style Chester Road, as well as Avenue Gardens, close to the Broad Walk. 

6. Private Lives, Noel Coward Theatre
A revival of Noël Coward’s Private Lives will open Donmar Warehouse’s 30th birthday season. Under the helm of artistic director Michael Longhurst, the cast is led by Stephen Mangan as Elyot, Rachael Stirling as Amanda, Laura Carmichael as Sibyl and Sargon Yelda as Victor.
7th April to 27th May 2023
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