About London

Make the best out of your visit to London by reading some of our tips and recommendations.

Things to do in London

One of the world’s most vibrant cities — London is a melting pot of food, culture, art, and entertainment; a beacon of history and European sport, and a bucket-list destination for many. Whether you are a foodie, or you are interested in history, culture or architecture, or just enjoy a good night out, the diverse English capital has everything you would want in a city and more.

With world-class museums, parks, theaters, royal palaces, quirky street art, and an abundance of bars and restaurants, the list of things to do in London is rather long.

You may find this official guide on activities to do in London helpful.

  • You can find a list of restaurants and bars here.
  • You can find recommendations for food and drink here.
  • You can find out what events and entertainment will be on at the ExCeL London here.



Average April temperatures in London

Daylight hours continue to increase rapidly this month gaining almost 2 extra hours between the 1st and the 30th.

Daytime high temperatures tend to be about 12 C (in mid-50s F) early in April.

However, things warm to about 15-16 C (60 F) by the end of the month with a few afternoons seeing temperatures at or above 21 c (70 F).

Late night and early mornings tend to remain cool early in April, averaging near 4-5C (40F) with a few colder mornings dipping to near 32F (0C).

Towards the end of April, mornings will mostly be 7-8C (in the mid-40s F).


How much rain in London in April?

About 13-14 days will have either sunny or at least partly sunny skies while 18-19 days will record some rainfall with one of these days reporting snow. Accumulating snow is rare.

General Information


Pound sterling (GBP). ATMS are widespread. Majority of places will accept card as a form of payment


Hotels and restaurants do not generally add service charges to your bill, and tipping is always your choice. In some upmarket restaurants, it is typical to tip waiters 10-12.5% of your bill for good service.

Emergency services

The emergency number for police, ambulance and fire brigade is 999.

Electricity and conversions

Although the most widespread model in Europe is type C, the type of plug from the UK and Ireland is G. The pin or male has three rectangular flat pins placed in a triangular or t position. The third of the pins of this type of plug serves as a grounding and the plug also has a fuse inside