Things to do in London this April

From avocado-themed feasts and river boat festivals, to scary immersive theatre and sexy undies, there’s plenty to keep you busy in the capital this April…

The Complete Walk, SE1


37 screens along a 2.5 mile route between Westminster and Tower Bridge will play a series of specially-made 10 minute films, starring some of the world’s finest actors. The films will play on loop throughout the weekend enabling you to join for the entire route or to dip in and out of your favourite plays while strolling along the river.

From Shakespeare’s Globe to London Bridge, 23 – 24 April


London Coffee Festival, E1

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Watch, sample and party with top baristas from the likes of BrewDog, Beany Green, Coffee by Tate, Hawksmoor, Barber & Parlour and Rapha.

Old Truman Brewery, 7 – 10th April


Undressed: A Brief History of Underwear, SW7


The V&A takes a look at our undies. “Designs from the eighteenth century to the present day will have you blushing, among them rib-crushing corsets, steamy Agent Provocateur skimpies, Y-fronts by David Beckham for H&M and men’s ‘genital-enhancing’ briefs by aussieBum.”

V&A, 16 April 2016 – 12 March 2017


Avo Brunch pop-up, EC1

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It’s no secret that we are obsessed with avocado. And Instagramming it. But imagine a five-course brunch all made of the stuff. Glorious, right?

The Printworks Kitchen, 10 April


The Other Art Fair, WC1

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Over 100 contemporary artists have been selected for this 11th edition of the art fair. There will also be panel discussions, film screenings, performance art and live music.

Victoria House, 8 – 10 April


Goosebumps Alive, SE1

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London’s newest immersive experience. Journey through the dark, abandoned vaults under Waterloo and walk the knife’s edge of fright and fun in this spine-tingling promenade show, brilliantly reimagined from the classic tales of R. L. Stine. The only way out is through 19 rooms populated by the denizens of your darkest dreams…

The Vaults, from 6 April


Canalway Cavalcade, W9

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The Inland Waterways Association has organised their annual gathering of canal boats for the first May bank holiday. That means around 130 boats will be moored along the pretty stretch of canal. There’ll be morris dancers, a real ale tent, trade stalls and live music too.

Little Venice, 30 April – 2 May


My Mother Said I Never Should, SW1


This award-winning play is a moving exploration of the relationships between mothers and daughters and the consequences of breaking the most sacred taboo of motherhood. A play about the choices we make which determine the course of our lives and how it is never too late to change.

St James Theatre, 13 April – 21 May


Jessie Cave: I Loved Her, SE1


Jessie (aka Harry Potter’s Lavender Brown) opens up her DIY heart and explains in definitely too much detail her insecurities, jealousies, fantasies and her exact current relationship status via shadow puppetry, masks and her little book of confessions.

Udderbelly Festival, 27 April

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