What's on in London in April 2012?
Event of the month
The London Marathon (22 April 2012) - London hosts one of the most iconic events of the year. Millions of people from all over the world will watch, scream and cheer on the runners right across the capital - Find out more in our London Marathon blog post.
Damien Hirst at the Tate Modern (4 April - 9 September 2012) - Bringing together key works from over 20 years, this exhibition brings together 70 of Damien Hirst's most iconic works - Tate Modern, SE1 9TG - www.tate.org.uk
World Shakespeare Festival 2012 (23 April - 9 September 2012) - Led by the Royal Shakespeare Company, this celebration invites International theatre companies to the UK to interpret the works of William Shakespeare in their own unique way - www.worldshakespearefestival.org.uk
London Coffee Festival 2012 (27 - 29 April 2012) - Celebrate UK Coffee Week with a visit to this coffee lovers' festival with live music, market stalls, demonstrations and tastings - Old Truman Brewey, E1 6QL - www.londoncoffeefestival.com
Warner Bros. Studio Tour – The Making of Harry Potter (opening 31 March 2012) - A behind-the-scenes walking tour featuring authentic sets, costumes and props from the Harry Potter films at Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden. Book with Golden Tours in order to receive return transportation from central London. - www.goldentours.com
Kew’s Mayan Chocolate Adventure (31 March - 15 April 2012) - Find out where chocolate comes from on this family day out with activities including an Easter Egg hunt, adventure trails and chocolate tasting - Kew Gardens, TW9 3AB - www.kew.org
New Kids on the Block and Backstreet Boys Tour (28 April 2012) - Two of the biggest boy bands in 80s/90s pop, New Kids On The Block and Backstreet Boys, bring their NKOTBSB Tour to the UK. - The O2, SE10 0DX - www.theo2.co.uk
RHS Great London Plant Fair (10-11 April 2012) - With the arrival of spring in the UK, now's your chance to stock-up on plants and seeds and receive advice from RHS experts on ways to replenish your garden - RHS Horticultural Halls, SW1P 2PE - www.rhs.org.uk/londonshows
The Great British Tattoo Show (20-22 April 2012) - This show centered around the themes Traditional, Contemporary and Urbann is all about tattoos and their association with fashion and lifestyle - Olympia - www.greatbritishtattooshow.com
E4 Udderbelly Festival 2012 (5 April - 8 July 2012) - The Udderbelly Tent is a very unique venue (in the shape of an upside-down purple cow) situated between the London Eye and Royal Festival Hall. Returning to London’s South Bank for a three month festival of stand-up comedy, cabaret music, dance and circus performances. - London Southbank Centre - www.underbelly.co.uk