5 Must Do Things This Spring in London

5 Must Do Things This Spring in London

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5 Must Do Things This Spring in London

27 April 2021


After months of banana bread baking, online quizzes and daily walks to entertain us all, Spring has arrived, and with it comes the impending next stage of the unlocking… hooray! After months of closures, London is opening up more entertainment, art, culture, gardens and drive through movie fun than you can shake a stick at, and boy, is there some great fun to be had! But with so much to choose from, what should you pick?

Fear not, dear reader, for we have narrowed down the top 5 things to do in London this Spring, with the perfect movie quote to go with it.

After months of banana bread baking, online quizzes and daily walks to entertain us all, Spring has arrived, and with it comes the impending next stage of the unlocking… hooray! After months of closures, London is opening up more entertainment, art, culture, gardens and drive through movie fun than you can shake a stick at, and boy, is there some great fun to be had! But with so much to choose from, what should you pick?

Fear not, dear reader, for we have narrowed down the top 5 things to do in London this Spring, with the perfect movie quote to go with it, below:

As famous space-smuggler Han Solo once said, “Where Did You Dig Up That Old Fossil?” - well, it’s time to find out, as the museums are set to re-open this May:

The Natural History Museum is set to re-open this May, with even more to explore than ever before. A new free exhibition, “Our Broken Planet: How We Got Here and Ways to Fix It” will see how humans have transformed the natural world, and explores ways in how we can keep it in tip top loving shape – we can’t be heading off into space like Han Solo just yet, after all! Along with the all-time favourite exhibits, showcasing natural wonders like the dinosaurs, gemstones, and earthquakes, this is a place that lives up to every wonderful expectation, and amazes children and adults alike!

The Science Museum, along with the Victoria and Albert Museum are also set for grand re-openings, so why not plan a museum crawl? You’ll also be following in the footsteps of screen legends Tom Cruise, Angelina Jolie and Britain’s beloved Paddington! All whom filmed on location at the Natural History Museum - if it’s good enough for Hollywood, then it’s good enough for us!

In the words of Robin Williams as Peter Pan, “to live would be an awfully big adventure”, and what better place to live and enjoy London life in the open air than the Royal Parks:

For the old school romantics, nothing can be more delightful than taking a stroll through Kensington Gardens. This glorious green park, which sits smack bang in the middle of the capital, is a welcome escape from the hustle and bustle of the big smoke. Enjoy a picnic by the Peter Pan statue, the hero who has inspired many a cinematic adaptation. This Grade 2 listed wonder will take you away to Neverland with its sublime fairy-tale quality, and makes for an excellent and atmospheric picnic spot. For the kids who might not be so excited by this spot, the Diana Memorial Playground features a huge wooden pirate ship that will let their imagination run riot, with toys, tepees, play sculptures and hijinks aplenty!

“The game is afoot!” according to the master detective, and this Spring you can bring out your own inner Sherlock via Geo Caching:

Those who fancy something a little bit more inquisitive, and intellectually demanding will be pleased to know that London is a great place for the upcoming pastime known as Geo Caching. This growing hobby is like a real-life Treasure Hunt, and in order to take part, all you need is a phone, a sense of adventure, a pen to make some notes, and the odd trinket or two to leave in place of any treasure you happen to find.

Some great trails can be found at the official Geo Caching Website, including one named Movie Memories – The Multiplex. If you are eager for a challenge, and love movie locations, this one may be right up your alley, taking in areas used in movies such as Sherlock Holmes, Harry Potter and Johnny English to name a few. There are many others on the site, so have an explore and pick one you think you can handle. Bear in mind the clues are cryptic, and you may look slightly crazy trying to find tiny containers in odd places, but the thrill of the hunt and sense of achievement when you succeed, will make all those odd looks you get from passers-by worth it. 

The famous boxer Rocky once said, “I never knew there was valuable pictures in this building” – and neither did we! You too can unleash your inner artist this Spring, as you fly on over (in true training montage style) to one crazy sounding London art exhibit!

For the artistic connoisseur, The Saatchi Gallery is going to re-open this May, and will feature a brand new and boldly colourful exhibition. Completely free to enter and explore, Lobsteropolis will feature the works of Philip Colbert, a London based artist known for his psychedelic and mind-bending artwork. Famous for his cartoon lobster persona, the eccentric artist once said "I became an artist when I became a Lobster". If ever there was an artist quote to inspire you to visit their exhibition, this would be a sure-fire winner. The exhibition is conceptualised as a vision of a sci-fi future where, due to lockdowns, we have robot selves who can go and explore the physical world, while we remain indoors. Emoji’s, comic book sound effects and cactus plants abound, hashtag-loving teenagers may get a kick out of what looks to be a highly eye-catching exhibition fit for any trending influencer.

When it comes to Nostalgia, Kitsch and a slice of Cinema Paradiso itself, you can do no better than drive over to what is London’s ultimate Drive Through movie experience this Spring:

For those who want the ultimate cinema experience and to go “out out”, then there can be no better recommendation than The Drive In Movie Theatre in North London. Bringing the latest movies, as well as all time classics to its showings, this unique movie going experience is blowing visitors away with its action, adventure, excitement, and popcorn. Nowhere else in London will you get to see the legendary King Kong give the ultimate smackdown to the mighty Godzilla, in the glory that is Godzilla Vs Kong from the comfort of your car.

On the other hand, with plenty of movie classics on offer, you could have the time of your life watching Baby in Dirty Dancing, or we can you tell you more, tell you more with Sandy in Grease? There really is something for everyone at The Drive In, whether you are a fan of old or new cinema.

Completely contact free, the sound is transmitted to your car’s FM radio, with cars socially distanced, complemented by a food delivery service straight to your car courtesy of our friendly drive-in attendants. Rest assured, there is no chance of you getting “stranded at the drive in”, as even in the event of a flat battery, staff are on hand to re start the car hassle free.

Want the best blockbuster experience this Spring that is not to be missed? Make sure you check out Drive in Movies in London for the ultimate contact free movie experience. Book your tickets today!

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