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20th March 2020

Picasso and Paper

This is the last chance to immerse yourself in this iconic exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts (RA), as Picasso and Paper ends on 13 April. Exploring the artist’s innovation with paper, the exhibition includes 300 works of drawings on paper, three-dimensional collages – and everything in between.

Picasso & Paper

Walking tour: Ancient trees of Kensington Gardens

Enjoy the feeling of being in one of the globe’s greenest cities on this walking tour. Taking place on 4 April, you’ll gain fascinating insights into the trees of this Royal Park from an arboriculturalist. Described as one of London’s many ‘green lungs’, Kensington Gardens is also a perfect place to soak up cherry blossom season in the city.

Ancient Trees

London Craft Week

This annual celebration of British craftsmanship commences on 27 April, and features a programme of creative discovery in London. From hidden workshops to renowned masters and luxury brands, take part in everything from guided art tours to open studio sessions.

London Craft Week

Kimono: Kyoto to Catwalk

This special exhibition at the V&A Museum is running throughout April, and celebrates the kimono as an icon of fashion. Looking in detail at the sartorial and social significance of the kimono through the ages, this is an exhibition for fans of fashion, style and Japanese culture.

Kimono to Catwalk

The Passion of Jesus in Trafalgar Square

See London’s most iconic square become an open-air stage on 10 April for Good Friday. An incredible way to mark the start of the Easter weekend, 100 performers will bring the story of Jesus to life in this free immersive theatre experience.

Passion of Jesus

London Marathon

Sunday 26 April is the day to spectate the most famous marathon in the world! The 26.2 mile route transforms the cityscape of London for the day, as roads close to make way for 40,000 runners. Soak up the London spirit and cheer the runners on by the river or near the home stretch around St James’s Park.

London Marathon

The Seagull

Game of Thrones fans will enjoy Emilia Clarke’s West End debut throughout April in this production at the Playhouse Theatre. A modern adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s The Seagull, this is all about the professional relationships between a group of actors and writers in their quest for fame and achievement. There are still tickets available over the Easter weekend too.

The Seagull

The London Coffee Festival

A must-visit for coffee connoisseurs from 2 to 5 April 2020, The London Coffee Festival is the city’s ultimate occasion that centres on the humble coffee bean. Taste a carefully curated selection of brews from coffee masters hailing from across the world, practice latte art and learn about the latest innovations in compostable cups.

London Coffee Festival

Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Animal fans celebrating National Pet Month should pay a visit to this renowned exhibition during April. Hosted at the Natural History Museum, see the perfect moments when animals were captured on camera, plus hear the stories behind the images in the context of the environmental crisis. With 100 enthralling images selected by experts from more than 50,000 entries, prepare to be wowed!

Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Easter weekend at the Prince Charles Cinema

A cinematic spectacle awaits at Leicester Square’s Prince Charles Cinema over the Easter weekend. Watch everything from The Long Good Friday (1980) on Friday 10 April – starring Bob Hoskins and Helen Mirren – to Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest (1959) and Orson Welles’ Citizen Kane (1941) on Easter Sunday. Get your popcorn at the ready!

Prince Charles Cinema

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