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8 Best Places to Visit in April for Every Traveler

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A journey to London during April guarantees a unique experience for visitors. Because of the springtime weather, the city’s ambiance is more pleasant throughout the month. The April weather in London allows you to encounter iconic cherry blossoms, fantastic skyline views, etc.

Also, many cultural events and festivals are happening in London throughout April. Therefore, one should never miss out on the chance. 
 
That’s why this article mentions the best April travel destinations. Tourists and locals can experience the weather, cultural events, sightseeing, outdoor activities, shopping, dining, etc.

Also, there are preferable hotels and apartments where visitors can stay and enjoy the April weather and destinations.
 
The main purpose of this article is to help every traveler find the ideal April destination because there are fewer crowds in travel destinations during this month. Through the article, tourists can find out and visit their preferred places, which are crowded most times of the year.

This way, travelers can plan their London tour accordingly and experience the true beauty of London during the springtime. 

The 8 Best Places to Visit in April

Covent Garden

Covent Garden is a well-known destination in London; It is one of those places that is always the center of attraction throughout the year. Many years back, Covent Garden used to be a vegetable and fruit market, but now it has become a place where people come to try various food items, shop, and visit historical places.

Covent Garden has a great ambiance that is loved not only by tourists but also by the locals. At Convent Garden, there are Neal’s Yard, Seven Dials, and many other places where many attractions and activities can be done.
 
Reasons to Visit in April:
The weather in London has been very pleasant and delightful throughout April. The light atmosphere, with delicious food, street performances, cultural events, etc., will keep you entertained. So, while enjoying the incredible weather, you can enjoy the delicious cuisines available at the restaurants in Covent Garden, especially Pizzas. 

Top Attractions and Activities: 

  • London transport museum
  • Royal Opera House
  • Saint Paul’s Church Covent Garden
  • Brigit’s Bakery and afternoon tea bus tours
  • Jubilee market hall
  • Five Guys Covent Garden
  • Pizza pilgrim comment Garden
  • Home slice Neal’s Yard
  • 26 Grains

etc. 

Where to stay:

  • St. Martins Lane Hotel 
  • The Z Hotel
  • The Resident
  • Grand Hotel 

etc.

Kew Gardens

The Royal Botanical Garden of London is an incredible place to visit during spring. It is a 326-acre garden with exotic plants, ponds, and many other things. It is a UNESCO World Heritage site that thousands of tourists visit annually.

The Kew Garden was established in 1840, and this place is well known for its scientific research, conservation, and botanical exploration. This place has stunning views and is an excellent option for a peaceful outing with family or friends.
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Reasons to Visit in April:
Kew Garden is well known for its seasonal beauty, and for a botanical garden, no other season can be better than spring. Throughout April, visitors can enjoy and experience the scenic view of exotic flowers such as daffodils, cherry blossoms, tulips, roses, etc.

In April, the destination is filled with vibrant colors and the beautiful smell of nature. Also, you can visit the landmarks like Palm house, Victorian glass house, etc, 
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Top Attractions and Activities:

  • flowers
  • Exotic plants
  • Palm House
  • Victorian glass house
  • Treetop walkways
  • Children’s Garden
  • Educational tour

etc.
 
Where to stay:

  • Premier Inn
  • Holiday inn
  • Kew Garden Hotel
  • Hotel 55

etc.

The Shard

The Shard is a 310 m high skyscraper located in London. It’s a 72-floor building with a great view, and it’s a destination with residency workspaces, high-end restaurants, and cafes. The Shard offers an incredible 360-degree view of London, and if the timing is right, you will get the chance to enjoy the breathing sunset view of the City Skyline.

Also, for the visitors, the Shard has accessibility to a telescope so that anyone can enjoy the view. So whether you are a local or a tourist, if you are in London, you must visit The Shard.

Reasons to Visit in April: 
In April, the weather in London looks and feels incredible, and enjoying the view of London from the 72nd floor will undoubtedly be one of the best things you will experience while staying in London.

From the top of The Shard, you can enjoy the view of the landmarks and the atmosphere of London. Then, while enjoying the view, you can also enjoy amazing food from the restaurants and cafes available at The Shard.
 
Top Attractions and Activities:

  • The View from The Shard 
  • Sunset View
  • Aqua Shard 
  • Oblix 
  • Hutong

etc.
 
Where to stay:

  • The Shard
  • The tower hotel
  • Hub by Premier Inn
  • The Bear Ester 

etc.

West End Shows 

West End in London is one of the best places to visit in April. The district is filled with incredible theatres and is also a destination for businesses, shops, and many other tourist attractions.

The West End’s boundary is huge, allowing this place to have a wide range of theatre halls that showcase incredible shows. For the locals, spending a weekend with friends, family, or a partner is the best destination.

Reasons to Visit in April:
In the West End, different shows are constantly being shown in different theatres. In London during April, there are also chances of rain. So, if you want to enjoy an incredible day in London, even on a rainy day, nothing can be better than watching theatre shows at the West End.

After that, if you want, you can also visit a nearby restaurant to enjoy the atmosphere of London and the delicious cuisine.
 
Top Attractions and Activities:

  • Lion King at Lyceum Theatre
  • Phantom of the Opera at His Majesty’s Theatre 
  • Theatre Royal Drury Lane
  • Cambridge theatre
  • Adelphi Theatre

etc. 
 
Where to stay:

  • Courtyard by Marriott Brisbane South Bank
  • Somewhere to stay backpackers
  • West End Central apartment
  • Novotel Brisbane South Bank

etc. 

​​​​​Canary Wharf Tour

​​​​​​When planning a tour of London in April, people often forget to add the Canary Wharf tour to their package. The Canary Wharf tour has one of the most scenic views of London; not only that, but it is a historical place that everyone should know about.

The Canary Wharf was built during the early 19th century, it was initially a part of West India Docks, which back then played a considerable role in building today’s London. Now, the Canary Wharf has become a financial center with high-rise buildings, shopping centers, fancy hotels, etc. 
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Reasons to Visit in April:
During the springtime in April, the beauty of Canary Wharf is enhanced the most. Cultural events are happening near the Pathway of Canary Wharf to Thames River. Also, it is a season of cherry blossoms, and because of that, the parks at Canary Wharf will look more incredible.

Then there are high-rise buildings like one Canada Square Newfoundland place etc., from where you will have a great view of the city of London and the Thames River. 

Top Attractions and Activities:

  • One Canada square
  • Crossrail Place roof Garden
  • Jubilee Place
  • Water activities by Watersports Centre
  • Canary Wharf Cruise tour

etc. 

Where to stay:

  • Ibis London Docklands Canary Wharf
  • Smart Hyde Park View
  • Holiday Inn Express London
  • McCaffrey’s Guesthouse

etc. 

Kensington Palace

Kensington Palace is a royal residence where many royal family members live. The British royal family lived there from the 17th century. It is a beautiful and historic palace with incredible architecture and views.

A beautiful garden, a great tourist attraction, surrounds the palace. Various Royal Treasuries are now available for display, showcasing royal history, fashion, and culture. 

Reasons to Visit in April:
During spring in London, everything turns beautiful, even the Kensington Palace. This palace is well known for its Garden, which comes to life with colorful blooms in April.

Because of the weather, it is an ideal place for picnics, relaxation, and strolls along the pathways. Also, if your timing is right, you will also get to attend the Kensington Palace exhibitions.
 
Top Attractions and Activities: 

  • Sunken Garden
  • Palace view
  • Royal Exhibition
  • Garden Picnic
  • Understanding British Royal History

etc. 
Where to stay:

  • Safestay London
  • Nox Kensington
  • London House Hotel
  • Premier Inn London Tolworth Hotel

etc. 

Harry Potter Studio 

The Warner Bros studio tour is a dream destination for the Potterheads. At the location, the visitors can enjoy the journey of the Harry Potter universe.

Here, you will get to experience the Hogwarts journey through the path of the Great Hall, Diagon Alley, 9¾ railway station, etc.; not only that, you can enjoy Harry Potter delicacies like butter beer. So all together it’s a great experience you can’t miss. Even during the tour, you can purchase Harry Potter-themed goodies from the studio gift shop.

Reasons to Visit in April:
The springtime atmosphere of the Warner Bros studio is astonishing. During this time of the year, the weather is incredible, and you can see blooming flowers at the studio Garden. Then what makes the experience even better is that in April, there are fewer crowds.

As a result, you can fully explore and experience the sets, props, and costumes from the world of Harry Potter. Also, this month, there are events and activities going on for spring festivals like Easter, Coffee events, etc. Therefore, as a visitor this month, you will get to experience a different side of the wizarding world. 

Top Attractions and Activities:

  • Mischief in the Great Hall
  • Professors Sprout’s Greenhouse
  • Hogwarts Express
  • Shopping at Harry Potter studio shops
  • Trying Butter Beer

etc. 
 
Where to stay:

  • Hunton Park
  • Stylish studio flat
  • Apartment 9¾
  • Holiday inn

etc.

Westminster Abbey 

The Westminster Abbey is another great destination that tells a lot about British history. It is a notable Church where Royal weddings, coronations, etc., have happened.

Not only that, this place is also renowned for its Choir services. This place’s architectural beauty is breathtaking; it has a mix of Gothic, Romanesque, and Renaissance styles. Also, its huge glass windows, paintings, sculptures, etc., add a different level of beauty to this place. 

Reasons to Visit in April:
Springtime is the best time to enjoy London’s weather and green ambiance. Similarly, tourists who are planning to visit Westminster Abbey in April will get the chance to enjoy the Cloisters and Garden’s peaceful ambiance.

Also, during this time of the year in London, there are many events and festivals, and visitors can worship or participate in daily services. So, this place will really be enjoyable, and you can have the whole experience if you want. You can also hire a tour guide. 
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Top Attractions and Activities:

  • Hidden highlights tour
  • French footprints in British history
  • The Garden Visit 
  • Audio Tour 
  • Visit the Poet’s Corner

etc.
Where to stay:

  • Hub by Primer
  • The Royal Horseguards Hotel
  • London House Hotel 
  • St. Christopher’s Inn

etc.

Conclusion

Traveling to London in April is an incredible idea that few people know about. At this time of the year, as a visitor, you will visit all those places you would naturally visit, but because of the April weather in London, the experience will be better and prettier. So you should visit the best places in London in springtime.

In the end, this article mentions the top 8 best London places to visit in April to make understanding more straightforward. These places will make your April London tour plan even better. So don’t think too much about visiting these places during your April London trip; you won’t regret it. 

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