Spring has sprung! Welcome to the season of long days and short nights, endless bank holidays, Easter and of course the all-important Earth Day coming up later this month. Here are a few activities #QbicRecommends to make sure you and your loved ones don’t fall into the ‘boredom rut’ #Wegotyou !
STAY – QBIC LONDON!
A hotel that refuses to bow down to convention. Green credentials, quality beds, powerful showers, sociability and quirky style are at the heart and soul of Qbic. Located in Aldgate which is perfect for the modern-day explorer, we’re different… in a good way!
EAT – CHANG SENSORY TRAILS
The Thai beer brand is back in London – this time they’re kicking off their 2017 food and drink tour with what seems like a mini food fest at the Old Spitafields Market on 29th April. They aim to ‘deliver the unexpected’ experimenting with the modern take of Thai food, art and music
DRINK – LONDON COFFEE FESTIVAL 2017
A festival for coffee… think tastings, demonstrations, workshops, live music, exhibitions and lots of coffee based cocktails! The London coffee festival promises you all this plus more (food, fashion and design) at the Old Truman Brewery between 6th -9th April
SEE – INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF HIPHOP DANCE THEATRE
The most anticipated festival of hip hop dance makes its return to Sadler’s Wells from 29th April – 1st May. Big personalities and big moves come together to celebrate hip hop dance. As well as the theatre performance expect workshops, graffiti and DJs for guaranteed family fun
LISTEN – POETRY SLAM
Located upstairs in Bar Paragon right in the heart of the Genesis Cinema, the 3-round poetry slam is back on 6th April. If you fancy a delicious cocktail and an evening of soul searching or laid back poetry fun, this is the place to be
DO – HOOP TONE HULAHOOP FITNESS CLASS
HoopTone bring you their answer to a ‘fun’ cardio workout. Whether you’re a beginner or the hula-champ, the class promises an adult size hula hoop, music to keep you going and a workout you won’t forget! so get your best gear on and get ready to #windyowaist
GO – JULIE LEONARD CAPTURING LONDON EXHIBITION
How often do you hear the term ‘Spring Art’?… well this exhibition is exactly that! The Broadgate Tower are hosting Julie Leonard’s ‘Capturing London’ exhibition as part of their Urban Eden season from 1st April – 1st September. The pieces are cityscapes, landscapes and portraits taken from drawings done on in situ on Julie’s iPad and iPhone
SHOP – VINTAGE FAIR
The UK’s most famous vintage fair is back at York Hall on 2nd April. Find your perfect item from designer classics to trend led vintage. With over 50 stalls and thousands of items for you to choose from you will most definitely be spoilt for choice… be the trailblazer your heart desires.
PARTY – MIDWEEK MARAUDERS
Spin doctor & friends bring you the monthly Hip-Hop pub quiz afterparty on 20th April at The Book Club. Free entry all night and you can listen to a selection of Hip Hop, Soul, Disco and Chart Hit anthems that are usually reserved for the weekend!
KIDS – EASTER @ CANARY WHARF
Shop to your hearts content, this Easter from 5th – 13th April, Canary Wharf are making sure the children are entertained while you shop. Giving them the chance to decorate their own bunny ear head band and take part in an Easter egg trail where they have to find the colours of the giant eggs located around the shopping malls, note them down and claim their prize at Jubilee Place!