TIMPI Top Picks for April

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It's April and that can only mean one thing, Spring is finally here! That means pack away your wooly hat, enjoy the start of longer evenings and explore the beautiful parks in full bloom. Whether your taking advantage of the easter break, 

drinking in the newly opened rooftop bars or getting geared up for the Marathon, April is a month to get out there and enjoy it!  

Top event picks

 

London's Game Festival, London

5 - 15 April 2018

One the biggest gaming festival is back and making the city the biggest playground for a whopping 10 days. Visit the 30 different venues across the city showcasing all the brand new video games and interactive entertainment. Over 50,000 people are expected to attend, so make sure you get in there quick!   

 

East End Film Festival, London

11 - 29 April 2018

For all the film fanatics out there this one is for you. The East End Film Festival every year showcases cutting edge independent films from around the world, and will be showing over 50 feature films, so be sure to check this one out! 


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Theatre Pick 

The Tina Turner Musical, Aldwych Theatre

21 March - 16 June

The long awaited musical of Tina Turners life, starring Adrienne Warren has hit the stage in London, featuring all of her much-loved songs. This is one not to miss!

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Music Pick

Arcade Fire,  Wembley, London

13th April 2018

Missed out on the first round of tickets? Lucky for you Arcade Fire have extended their tour for one more night with special guests. 

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Fitness Pick

Virgin London Marathon

22 April 2018

If you weren't lucky enough to get a place in this year ballots, there are still some charity places up for grabs. Whether your participating or spectating on the side lines, this is a great day out to experience the incredible atmosphere as thousands run 26 miles through central London. 

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Wild Card Pick

Rip Curl Easter Pro Surfing Competition, Bells Beach, Victoria, Australia

Watch surfers tackle waves of up to five meters in the longest-running professional surfing event in the world, all competing for the most sought after trophy in surfing - the Rip Curl Pro Bell.


Destinations to visit in April

Deep South, North America


April is the perfect month for a road trip through the Deep South, which gets uncomfortably hot deeper into the spring and summer. The temperature is perfect for trips to the beach, enjoy the Charleston Food and Wine Festival, visit the old plantation estates and lets not forget a ride on the Mississippi.

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Paris

Spring is a perfect time to visit Paris, the city is warming up, the trees around the Tuileries are in blossom and the city squares come alive. Explore the atmospheric markets, walk along the banks of the Seine river and explore the most romantic city in true Parisian style.

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Netherlands

You guessed it, its Tulip season and there is over 7 million blooming. Hire a bicycle and explore the bulb fields along the coast of The Hague and discover the gorgeous colours everywhere. Or visit the city of Amsterdam and discover the pockets of tulips scattered over the city, where the aim is to plant eventually one tulip for each individual citizen of Amsterdam.

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Kyoto, Japan

There is arguably no destination more beautiful in the spring than Kyoto. The city’s spectacular cherry blossom season is carefully forecasted each year, and predictions for 2018 suggest that the flowers will peak between April 3-11.

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Dylan Winn-Brown