March 20, 2023

Spring Fun Finders 2023

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Our team of Treehouse London fun finders share their top tips for things to do in London this Spring. Here are their top recommendations to get out and explore during your stay at Treehouse London!

David Hockney"Dog Painting 19" 1995Oil on canvas18 1/4 x 25 3/4"© David HockneyPhoto Credit: Richard SchmidtCollection The David Hockney Foundation

1. London Games Festival 

Get ready for 10 days of video games and interactive entertainment. Includes both in-person and online events, such as a large-scale exhibition in Trafalgar Square, a games award ceremony, and gaming industry network events 1-10 April.

2. Somerset House Lates

This year, Somerset House launches three new special late-night events, the first of which takes place in April. Visit the complex after-hours for special artist and curator activities, bars, street food and live DJs. Sculpting demos and events linked to the current Van Gogh exhibition all feature in the 13 April event.

3. See a West End Show

Experience the best of London theatre with a wide range of favourites to choose from. 

4. Outdoor cinema 

As soon as the sun comes out, London's cinemas go al fresco, pitching up on rooftops, at palaces and in lidos across the capital.  

5. Battersea Power Station – The fascinating past, present and future

At its peak, Battersea Power Station was supplying a fifth of London's electricity. After decades of sitting derelict, it is now open to the public as one of London's most exciting and innovative new destinations. 

6. Brick Lane Jazz Festival

Spend three days bouncing around five different venues, which brings together 24 artists to celebrate London's thriving jazz scene. Kansas Smitty's headlines the first night, with Cubafrobeat, The Banger Factory and Tru Thoughts Records among the weekend's line-up 22-24 April.

7. London Marathon

An annual event, inspiring and colourful fixture in the world's sporting calendar since the inaugural race on 29 March 1981. More than a million people have completed the course, over a billion pounds has been raised for charity and there have been countless amazing tales of human achievement. – Sunday 23rd of April.

8. Frameless, Marble Arch  

Frameless is a brand new culturally-rich, immersive, multi-dimensional art experience right in the heart of Central London. Set within a 30,000 square-foot-venue, it offers four different galleries, and elevates the traditional art experience to a whole new level! Until April 2023

9.Portraits of Dogs: From Gainsborough to Hockney

Visit the Wallace Collection and explore the human devotion to four-legged friends across the centuries. Through carefully selected paintings, sculptures, drawings, works of art and even taxidermy, the exhibition highlights the unique bond between humans and their canine companions. 

10. Chelsea Flower Show

Visit Chelsea Flower Show 2023 for amazing garden designs, gorgeous floral displays and exclusive shopping. 23-27 May

Image courtesy of The Wallace Collection; David Hockney"Dog Painting 19" 1995Oil on canvas18 1/4 x 25 3/4"© David Hockney Photo Credit: Richard Schmidt Collection The David Hockney Foundation

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