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Spring and Summer Festivities You Shouldn’t Miss While Staying in London

Londoners and visitors alike are spoilt for activities and events come spring and summer. Having a base in London gives you access to a never-ending round of activities and events in and near the city. From the Spring Fair at Highnam Court to England’s summer social season, there are so many attractions and festivities in the UK one must see. If you will be staying at any LHA London hostel during these fair months, here are some of the festivities you might want to catch:

March

March is a time for merry making with the celebration of St Patrick’s Day and London Beer Week. For the Beer Week, just walk a bit and you’re sure to find a participating pub or bar hosting brewery tours, beer-pairing dinners and more.

On St Patrick’s Day, many hit the streets and enjoy parade music, a stream of leprechaun floats, ceilidh dancing, and lots of food. In pubs, find pints of Guinness and lager in a beautiful shade of Gaelic green.

April

You cannot be in London in April and miss the London Marathon. For one weekend, many of the city’s roads are closed to accommodate the onslaught of runners, cheering crowds and fancy dress fundraisers.

At Easter, cruise along the river Thames aboard majestic tall ships during the Rendez-Vous Tall Ships Regatta. The cruise will take you from Royal Arsenal Woolwich, give you a glimpse of the river’s lovely banks and bring you to the Maritime Greenwhich World Heritage Site.

May

Join the QIPCO Guineas Festival and see Europe’s finest race horses compete for victory at Rowley Mile. Fully experience the festival by joining the world-famous Discover Newmarket tour and try the delicious lunch served at the racecourse.

For a taste of the world’s culture in just one place, experience Bath’s Fringe, a vibrant 17-day festival showcasing multiple art forms (including ones that do not even have names yet). You will never run out of sights to see with artists from different parts of the world coming to Bath to perform in all kinds of settings, from the city’s most famous venues down to secret rooms of local cafes.

There are so many ways to make the most out of your time in and around London. The best part is, with our affordable accommodation for students in London, you can stay longer without emptying your pockets.