April 2017 Tuesday
London’s world-famous endurance race sprints into action this Sunday. All the official places were allocated months ago so, if you were crazy enough to sign up for it, good luck. If you feel your legs aren't up to actually running anywhere but you'd still like to show your support, join the crowds of spectators who line the route to shout encouragement instead. The biggest crowds of spectators gather at Tower Bridge and Embankment and the emotional finish of the Marathon takes place on the Mall in front of Buckingham Palace. Details of road closures and spectator information for this year's route will be available nearer the time on the London Marathon website.
April 2017 Monday
St George's Shakespearean-themed Day
Come and celebrate St George’s Day, with its special Shakespearean theme, plus a feast of English food, live music and free fun for everyone. There’ll be cookery demos from celebrity chefs, stalls selling mouth-watering treats, a beautiful banqueting area and a host of indoor and outdoor family games. The event this year will mark the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death, so expect plenty of activities to celebrate his life and legacy. Actors from the Shakespeare’s Globe will be performing a selection of Sonnets at the Feast of St George. The actors who will be performing amongst the crowd will be holding Globe umbrellas so they can be spotted easily. Make sure you keep an eye out during your visit!