London Weather April Averages, United Kingdom
What's the Weather Like in London in April?
Is London Warm In April?
Across the whole month, the average temperature for April is a cool 9°C with highs of 13°C and lows of 6°C.
Highest and Lowest April Temperatures In London
The highest temperature ever recorded in London during April in recent times is 26°C, with the lowest temperature recorded being 0°C.
In 2013, the longest cold spell lasted from March 17th all the way up until April 12th that's 27 consecutive days which had cooler than average temperatures.
In April 2011, London experienced some incredibly high temperatures in comparison to the average. Following on from a very cold March, April 2011 saw daily high temperatures increase by as much as 6°C 22°C in comparison to 16°C making it the warmest April since 1910. April 2011 was also the third sunniest month for the capital, and the nation as a whole, since 1929.
How Much Does It Rain In London in April?
London experiences an average rainfall of 43mm across the month falling over an average of 16 days.
Fog and Visibility in April
April is a fairly cloudy month for London. In spite of the rainfall and cloudy spells, on average April isn't affected by any foggy days at all.
Sunshine Hours in London in April
London experiences an average of eight hours of sunshine each day during April that's three hours more than in March. As the month develops, the number of sunshine hours and daylight hours are both rapidly increasing.
Is It Windy In London In April?
Over the course of the month, typical wind speeds range from calm to moderate breezes, rarely anything stronger.
London Hotels in April
High Road House Hotel
This boutique hotel on the Chiswick High Road is a stylish hotel occupying a georgian town house in the leafy affluent neighbourhood of Chiswick. High Road House Hotel is part of the Soho House private members club and boasts a members bar and club as well as a European-style brasserie with a terrace on the ground floor serving an all day menu in art deco settings.
This is a popular local gem and and is located minutes from Turnham Green station. The rooms are decorated with chic white wood panelled interiors and a rainfall showers.
Chiswick Best Western Hotel
If you like the sound of Chiswick but prefer a more family friendly hotel at a reasonable rate, the Chiswick Best Western Hotel is ideal. Located on the Chiswick High Road and not far from both Turnham Green and Hammersmith tube stations. The rooms are reasonably priced and very comfortable and they have the option of renting an appartment. There is buffet breakfast available and a cosy patio outside.
The Cranley Hotel
Made up of three 19th century town houses and in the heart of up-market Chelsea, this small hotel is the ultimate in English style and character. The Cranley Hotel is located a few minutes from South Kensington and Gloucester Road tube and short stroll away from Harrods and Harvey Nichols. The nearby Exhibition Road offers some of London's best museums including the Victoria and Albert, the Science Museum and the Natural History museum. Rooms are very plush and comfortable with Frette linen and period paintings, the staff are attentive and the hotel offers an excellent concierge service.
Premier Inn London Docklands
Premier Inn London Docklands (Excel) is ideal for travellers on low-cost holidays in London. This hotel is situated next to the Excel Centre, just a five-minute drive from London City Airport, a 15-minute drive from the O2 Arena and Canary Wharf and a five-minute walk from the nearest tube station.
Another great option when it comes to budget accommodation in London is Vancouver Studios. Located close to Oxford Street and the West End, this hotel is within easy walking distance of the Bayswater Underground Station, Portobello Road Market, the Royal Albert Hall, Westfield London Shopping Centre and Buckingham Palace. Although there are no communal services and facilities, you'll find a wealth of cafes, restaurants, bars, clubs, shops and supermarkets in the local area.
Ibis London Blackfriars
Situated less than 2km away from the London Eye, the Ibis London Blackfriars is located in Central London close to Southwark and Blackfriars Underground Stations. Within the hotel you'll find Fogg's Restaurant which serves innovative cuisine for lunch and dinner, plus continental and full English-style breakfasts in the morning. With the Tate Modern, the London Eye, Big Ben and a plethora of bars and gastro pubs within a 20-minute walking radius of the hotel, there is absolutely loads to do in the local area.
Space Apart Hotel
For something a bit more luxurious, consider staying at the Space Apart Hotel. This stylish modern hotel is found just a short walk away from Hyde Park in the heart of Central London. Space Apart Hotel is within a ten-minute walk of the nearest shopping centre and is within easy access of Queensway which is brimming with shops, supermarkets, cafes and restaurants.
Bars and Restaurants
L'Oro di Napoli
L'oro di Napoli, South Ealing is said to serve the very best in the London pizza game - and at surprisingly affordable prices. With a thin, perfectly cooked base and fresh, authentic Italian toppings, this hidden gem is a real winner.
For freshly created pasta, which you can see being prepared as you walk to your table, head over to Mattarello Restaurant in Aldgate. Highly regarded and recommended for their ravioli and fish dishes, Mattarello also prides itself in friendly and attentive service.
Mayfair is home to the highest rated Italian restaurant, Murano. Boasting a Michelin star, Murano's menu combines the very best of British and European produce to create perfectly crafted Italian dishes. Choose as many dishes from the five menu sections, in any order you desire.
Caffe Vergnano 1882
To experience the finest espresso in London, travel to any one of Caffè Vergnano 1882's five locations across the city. Rated as 'the best espresso in London' by The Times, it's extremely irresistible.
If you're in the mood for a gelato, then head to Amorino. With several branches across central London, this chain scoops up delicious Italian ice cream in a variety of flavours and styles. Their sorbets and milkshakes are also highly recommended.
Things to do in London in April
St. James' Park
The weather starts to improve in London in April and if you're lucky enough to get a dry sunny day during your holiday, make the most of it by spending the day at St James's Park. The oldest park in the capital, St James's Park incorporates the Mall and Horse Guards Parade, and also provides plenty of room for children to run around and adults to relax in. Here you'll find ponds, fountains, deckchairs, local wildlife, trees, grassy areas and benches.
If you don't mind travelling a bit further afield, then take the bus or the tube to Hampstead and spend an afternoon exploring the famous Hampstead Heath. This beautiful parkland commands stunning views over the City of London, and serves as a respite from the hustle and bustle of the busy centre.
Another green site of interest which is well worth visiting is Kew Gardens. Set near Richmond in southwest London, the gardens qualify as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and boasts the largest and most diversified botanical collections in the world. Within its grounds you'll also find Kew Palace, which ranks as one of the smallest royal palaces in the United Kingdom.
Make sure you take some peanuts with you to feed the friendly squirrels. Explore Duck Island Cottage, the office building for all of London's historic parks and garden trusts. Various events and activities are held at the park throughout the year, so keep an eye out for posters advertising what's on during your visit.
The Book of Mormon
The Book of Mormon is one of the best shows in London. This hilarious comedy is brought to you from the creators of South Park and takes place at the Prince of Wales Theatre in Coventry Street. Due to explicit language, it's only suitable for adults and older children. An award-winning combination of humour, singing, acting and dancing, the Book of Mormon is a top pick for a night out you won't forget.
Victoria and Albert Museum
If you have a few hours to spare, don't miss the chance to visit the Victoria and Albert Museum. Highly regarded as the world's greatest museum of art and design, this museum is comprised of a plethora of exhibitions which range from paintings, photographs and sculptures to artefacts, fashion accessories and storyboards.
There are many child-friendly activities, too, such as backpacks and trails, the imagination station and pop-up performances. In addition to the exhibitions, the museum is also home to a lunch room, several cafes and a shop.
For a unique view of London, head on over to Up at the O2. This 90-minute experience takes you across the roof of the O2 building so you can enjoy amazing 360° views of the city from a sky high platform before culminating your experience with a thrilling ride back down.
Whatever you do, make sure you take your camera you'll be surrounded by photo opportunities at every turn. Up at the O2 is a very popular attraction, so make sure you book in advance in order to avoid disappointment.
The Tower of London
The Tower of London is one of the biggest and best tourist attractions in London and is a must-visit during your trip to the capital. Here you can explore the iconic white tower, admire the Power House exhibition or wander around the Royal Mint Museum.
Witness the infamous Crown Jewels and read the stories about the royal beasts which were housed in the tower. Walk along the line of kings then explore the prisoners' exhibition. Visitors can also join a yeoman warder tour, and observe the memorial for people executed in Tower Green. Don't forget to keep an eye out for the famous Tower of London ravens!
April events in London
12th April 2020
During Easter, London bursts into life with loads of family-friendly activities, including: Easter egg hunts at the Cutty Sark, Kew Gardens, V&A Museum of Childhood, Regent's Park, St James' Park, Green Park, Hampstead Heath Historic-themed family activities at the Historic Royal Palaces Petting zoo at the WWT London Wetland Centre. With chocolate afternoon teas and Easter concerts throughout the city, there are loads of things for adults to enjoy, too.
London Harness Horse Parade
13th April 2020
The London Harness Horse Parade is held at the South of England Centre in West Sussex and is actually a combination of two parades - the London Cart Horse Parade and the London Van Horse Parade. The parade features a variety of well-kept well-bred horses, including Dutch Friesians and Gelderlanders, and a number of donkeys. Horses and their owners travel from all over the UK to participate in this event, making it one of the best horse shows of the year.
St George's Day
23rd April 2020
St George's Day is celebrated in several locations throughout London in a number of different ways. The Feast of St George is held in Trafalgar Square, with loads of British food, music and market stalls. British contemporary music concerts are also held on a pop-up stage in front of Nelson's Column between midday and 6pm. Other activities on the day at Trafalgar Square include jesters, jugglers, traditional English games, puppeteers, workshops and crafts. In Central London, the 1 Big Night Out: St. Georgeâ€™s Day Bloody British Pub Crawl takes place, whilst the Royal Albert Hall hosts the St. Georgeâ€™s Day Gala, with tributes to Handel, Walton and Elgar.
26th April 2020
The London Marathon sees around 30,000 people take on the challenge of the 26.2 mile (42.2km) race through the streets of the city. The marathon begins at Greenwich Park and Blackheath between 9am and 10am (there are three different starting times and starting lines) and finishes between 11.20am and 4pm at the Mall in front of Buckingham Palace.