Queen Victoria Memorial

Top 5 reasons to fly to London this spring

From the excitement of the new royal baby to the buzz of the Premier League, spring 2019 promises to be a thrilling time to visit London, as the city plays host to an array of exciting events, festivals and royal anniversaries. And with British Airways and American Airlines you can get unbeatable offers on round trip flights from 5 US cities, meaning there’s never been a better or more affordable time to visit.

1. To celebrate Royal milestones

Experience all the pomp and ceremony as the Royal Family prepare for the arrival of Meghan and Harry’s first child, or take a day trip to Windsor and celebrate the happy couple's first wedding anniversary where it happened. Visit Buckingham Palace and discover the historic homes where your favourite royals were born and raised or explore Westminster Abbey, where William and Kate wed in April 2011.

 The Red Arrows aerial display team flypast over Buckingham Palace on a royal occasion and crowds in the Mall, London, England

 

2. To experience the thrill of the Premier League

Hear the roar of the crowd and witness the beautiful game in one of London’s famous stadiums at a Premier League match. Alternatively, soak up the British spirit and watch a game or two at one of the famous pubs and beer gardens dotted throughout the city. Get inspired with one of our many itineraries for football fans.

A football pitch, with green grass. Close up of a football.

 

3. To celebrate the 200th anniversary of Queen Victoria

Trace the footsteps of one of our most famous former monarchs in the anniversary year of her birth. Take a royal tour of the city and discover her history at Kensington Palace, Westminster Abbey and the V&A Museum, or venture further afield and explore Windsor, the Isle of Wight and Scotland.

Kensington Palace and Kensington Gardens, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, London, England. Statue of Queen Victoria in white marble.

 

4. To enjoy Britain's spring festivals

As winter fades away, London springs to life with new festivals, activities and events popping up around the capital. From London Beer Week to Affordable Art Fairs and the Orchid Festival at Kew Gardens, read on to discover our top 5 picks.

Female bartender pulling beer at the Partizan Brewery, South Bermondsey, London

 

5. To discover London's filming locations

The backdrop to countless movies and TV shows, London was revealed as one of the favourite locations for filming during the latest awards season. At its most photogenic in spring, take advantage of the longer days and warmer weather and discover some of the city's top sights as seen on the silver screen, or travel further afield and discover some of the most picturesque locations outside the capital.

View of London from the top of Tower Bridge.