Winter & Spring in London
Mothering Sunday 10 March
For the perfect Mother’s Day in London, you can treat your mum to afternoon teas and walks in the park, alongside shopping, bowling, cooking classes and even perhaps a speedboat ride.
Ramadan 10 March – 8 April
Explore the rich selection of events across the city that educate, observe and reflect on the Muslim tradition of Ramadan. Enjoy some of the city’s top halal and vegan food options at London restaurants during the holy month to satisfy Iftar.
Eid al Fitr 9 April
Known as the ‘Holiday of Breaking the Fast’, Eid Al Fitr directly follows Ramadan. Astronomers predict that Ramadan will begin on Monday March 11, 2024. If this is accurate, Eid al Fitr will fall almost a month later on Tuesday, April 9, 2024. If this takes place, UAE workers look set to enjoy a nine-day weekend.
Easter 29 March to 1 April
Spend the long Easter weekend in London enjoying egg hunts, themed attractions, Easter-specific performances or a Sunday lunch. Good Friday and Easter Monday are bank holidays in the UK.
The TCS London Marathon 12 April
The London Marathon first took place in 1981 and has become one of the most popular marathons in the world. The route takes in many of London’s best landmarks including Buckingham Palace, The Cutty Sark, Tower Bridge and Canary Wharf.
Impressionists on Paper Degas to Toulouse-Lautrec, Royal Academy 25 November – 10 March 2024
Degas, Cézanne, Renoir, Van Gogh. We all know their paintings, but it’s their radical works on paper we put the spotlight on in this ground-breaking exhibition. In the whirl of modernity that was late 19th-century France, Impressionist and Post-Impressionist artists radically transformed the future direction of art. But it wasn’t just through their paintings. In a subtle but seismic shift, they lifted the status of works on paper – drawings, pastels, water colours, temperas, gouaches – from something preparatory that you left in a studio, to artworks in their own right.
Diva until 7 April Victoria & Albert Museum
The Diva exhibition at the V&A looks at the origin of the term ‘diva’ and how that has changed over time. It also features stunning outfits from the original divas of the opera and silver screen to present day pop icons.
Cute 27 January – 14 April Somerset House
From emojis to plushie toys Somerset House is exploring the irresistible force of cuteness in its latest exhibition. Collecting together contemporary artworks and cultural phenomena including music, fashion, toys, video games and social media, the show attempts to find out how cuteness has become so influential.
The Cult of Beauty until 28 April
This major exhibition at the Wellcome Collection looks at the concept of beauty across different cultures and periods of history, and how it has been influenced by issues such as morality, race, status and gender.
London Gallery Weekend 31 May – 2 June
London Gallery Weekend is the world’s largest event of its kind and unique among global gallery weekend events in the breadth and diversity of its participating galleries. Free for all to attend, it provides an opportunity to discover and explore London’s world-class gallery scene, celebrating the city’s diverse cultural and creative communities. An extensive programme scheduled by galleries specially for the weekend includes talks, family workshops and special events.
The Picture of Dorian Gray 23 January – 13 April Haymarket Theatre Royal
Sarah Snook, the Australian actor, known for her role as Shiv Roy in HBO’s smash satire ‘Succession’ returns to the West End to stage a one-woman show in a 900-seat theatre in which she plays all the roles.
An Enemy of the People 6 February – 6 April Duke of York’s Theatre
Matt Smith returns to the theatre in a revival of Henrik Ibsen’s classic drama ‘An Enemy of the People’. It’s the English-language premiere of German director Thomas Ostermeier’s globally renowned production, which is noted for its townhall debate-style section in which the audience is invited to debate the ethics of the play.
Plaza Suite 15 January – 31 March Savoy Theatre
Sarah Jessica Parker will make her West End debut this year opposite husband Matthew Broderick in a revival of Neil Simon’s 1968 comedy ‘Plaza Suite’. Having played a hit season on Broadway last year, John Benjamin Hickey’s production will be headed to the Savoy Theatre early in 2024, for a limited season.
Opening Night 6 March – 27 July Gielgud Theatre
In an unusual but undeniably intriguing meeting of minds, British national acting treasure Sheridan Smith stars in a new musical adaptation of John Cassavetes’s classic indie film ‘Opening Night’ created by globally renowned leftfield Belgian director Ivo van Hove and US baroque pop legend Rufus Wainwright.
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