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April/May 2024: Activities in London

By PaulineComms 12 Apr 2024

As the days get longer and the weather warms up, it's the perfect time for students to unwind and explore all that London has to offer. Balancing exam season and with summer just around the corner, let's take a relaxed approach to enjoying the city during April and May 2024.  Grab your friends, kick back, and let's make the most of this downtime together in London! 🌼✨

Now Play This

📍 Somerset House, Aldwych

💸 £6.50 for students

📅  9 April to 14 April


Escape the clutter of your bedroom consoles and dive into an eclectic array of experimental games from around the globe at Somerset House's exhilarating video-gaming event, Now Play This. Whether you're into nostalgic 8-bit challenges or the latest cutting-edge releases, this festival invites you to engage with imaginative games that reflect our world in unique ways. Celebrating its 10th edition, the event promises to captivate attendees with games centered around this year's theme: 'Liminal: Playing Between Worlds'.

London Coffee Festival 

📍 The Truman Brewery, London E1 6QL

💸 £60.00 (Includes: - 250+ artisan coffee roasters, equipment & food brands - Coffee & food tastings - Educational workshops & talks in The Lab - Fast track entry for reusable cup holders)

📅  11 April to 14 April


Calling all students with a passion for coffee! Don't miss out on the London Coffee Festival, where you'll dive into a world of specialty brews, innovative techniques, and delicious creations. From thrilling barista competitions to hands-on workshops tailored to students, this event is a must for anyone who loves their caffeine fix. Discover new flavors, learn insider tips, and connect with fellow coffee enthusiasts in an immersive atmosphere filled with aroma and excitement. Join us for a day of caffeinated exploration and fun at the London Coffee Festival!

In the Round at the Roundhouse

📍 Roundhouse, Chalk Farm

💸 Tickets from £20

📅  18 April to 27 April


Once more gracing Camden's iconic circular arts venue, The Roundhouse unveils its diverse lineup of exceptional music artists for the seventh installment of its 'In the Round' festival. Originally constructed as a railway turntable in the 19th century, the cylindrical brick building of Chalk Farm unexpectedly boasts remarkable acoustics. Leveraging its distinctive tubular shape, this ten-day festival orchestrates an unparalleled array of bespoke performances, exclusive collaborations, and impromptu gigs.

Brick Lane Jazz Festival

📍 Brick Lane, Shoreditch 

💸 Tickets from £34.50

📅  26 April to 28 April 


London's jazz scene, renowned for its youthfulness, coolness, underground vibes, and genre-bending sounds, takes center stage at the Brick Lane Jazz Festival. Spread across ten vibrant venues including Rich Mix, Rough Trade East, and the Village Underground, this festival may be in its nascent stages, but it epitomizes the thrilling dynamism of our city's musicians. What's more, the event joins forces with Tomorrow's Warriors, the pioneering talent program credited with nurturing the success of acclaimed artists like Moses Boyd and Ezra Collective.

BrewLDN - London's Mega Beer Festival 

📍 Southbank

💸 £9.95

📅  24 April to 27 April 


Prepare for a beer lover's paradise as BrewLDN returns, expecting a staggering 12,000 enthusiasts to flock to this year's mega beer festival. Set against the picturesque backdrop of the Southbank, the event boasts a diverse lineup of craft brewers hailing from across the UK and beyond. From beloved London favorites such as Toast Brewing, Renegade Brewery, and Jiddler's Tipple to esteemed names like Moot Brew Co, Flowerhorn Brewery, and SXOLLIE, the festival promises a tantalizing array of brews to sample.

Car Boot Sale in King's Cross

📍 Granary Square, King’s Cross

💸 £7

📅  26 April to 27 April 


Kick back and enjoy a chilled-out spin on the classic car boot sale scene at Granary Square and Coal Drops Yard in King's Cross. Say goodbye to rummaging through cluttered car trunks and hello to browsing among rare classic vehicles. Picture vintage fashion, homewares, and collectibles waiting to be discovered. Grab a bite from food trucks parked alongside the old-school cars and campervans. Plus, vibe to the tunes spun by DJs dishing out vintage vinyl – the perfect laid-back vibe for students on the hunt for cool finds!

London Foodies Festival

📍 Syon Park, London TW88JF

💸 Between £10 and £20

📅  25 May to 27 May


Get ready for the ultimate foodie extravaganza at Syon Park with Foodies Festival 2024 – the grandest celebration yet of culinary delights, refreshing drinks, and live music featuring Blue, Sister Sledge, and Symphonic Ibiza. Witness MasterChef Champions, Michelin-starred maestros, and talented local chefs showcase their summer specialties in the La Española Chefs Theatre.

Vitality Women's FA Cup Final

📍 in a London Pub! Or at the Wembley Stadium

💸 Tickets start from just £15 for adults 

📅  14 May


The Vitality Women’s FA Cup Final is sure to be another spectacular and unmissable event in the women’s domestic calendar, at the iconic Wembley Stadium.The Blues will occupy the West Stand, while Red Devils fans will be in the East Stand with the game kicking off at 2:30pm Bring your friends, family and squad for an action-packed day out, watching world-class stars battle it out for the prestigious Vitality Women's FA Cup trophy!