Welcome back brighter days, April showers, and a blooming Vauxhall with a range of indoor and outdoor events that’ll be sure to put a spring in your step.
Spring into lighter days with two weeks of family-friendly Easter activities, workshops, and games at Battersea Power Station. Free events include the Giant Flower Trail, face painting, an illustrated playground, and even the chance to make some furry friends at the mobile farm set up by Vauxhall City Farm! All other crafty, green-fingered, and sports activities can be booked for under £10.
11am–6pm | Battersea Power Station SW11 8AL | £0-£8.50
Keep energy levels high over the Easter holidays with a range of free sports activities for locals aged 8-17. Practise your basketball, boxing, and football skills or start from scratch! With a free lunch included, it’s a no brainer.
10am–3pm | Black Prince Trust, Beaufoy Walk SE11 6AA | Free
Dream of being a professional dancer? Look no further. BASE Dance Studios are running BASE Camp, 3-day commercial dance intensives to help give those over 16 a leg up into the industry. Don’t miss the opportunity to learn from the best dancers, choreographers, and teachers of today.
10am–5pm | Base Dance Studios, 4 Tinworth St SE11 5EJ | £135
Settle into an evening of meditative making with the monthly knitting club at Italo Deli. Bring a friend and join the group of avid yarn spinners with a new or current project. Make sure to sign up to their mailing list or follow them on Instagram to keep up to date with future events.
7pm–9pm | Italo Deli, 13 Bonnington Square SW8 1TE | Free
Vauxhall’s buzzing urban oasis kicks off its bank holiday celebrations with the perfect all-day party. Expect mouth-watering street food, live music, DJs, games, live sport, and plenty of booze. Tickets start at £5 for guaranteed entry and a free drink, and go up to £20 for 60 minutes of bottomless booze between 4pm-5pm. We’ll see you there.
4pm–10pm | Vauxhall Food and Beer Garden, 6A S Lambeth Place SW8 1SP | £0–£20
Get in your Sunday best for an evening of world-class cabaret. D.E.Experience returns to RVT bigger and sharper than ever, this time joined by the self-proclaimed Tart of Tartan, Mary Mac, and house music legend, Moto Blanco. Advanced tickets include entry into Monday’s star-studded night with guests Myra Dubois and Snow White Trash.
4pm–2:30am | Royal Vauxhall Tavern, 372 Kennington Lane SE11 5HY | £23
You’ll not want to miss the second show of avant-garde performance legend, David Hoyle’s Coronation Straße. An all-singing explosion of wit, energy, and wisdom, Hoyle has appeared in films and on stages across the world, as well as his own Channel 4 TV series. Prepare yourself for a night to remember.
7pm–12am | Royal Vauxhall Tavern, 372 Kennington Lane SE11 5HY | £12
Vauxhall’s legendary weekly comedy club returns with an as-yet undisclosed lineup of current and rising stars. With regular appearances from international award-winning stand up comics, don’t be the butt of the joke and book early to avoid disappointment.
6:30pm–10pm | Vauxhall Comedy Club, 6 South Lambeth Place SW8 1SP | £19
Giving the Chelsea Flower Show a run for its money, the yearly Garden Museum Spring Plant Fair gathers some of the most remarkable expert plant growers and specialist nurseries from around the country. With a programme including talks, workshops, a cookery demo and tasting, don’t miss the opportunity to give yourself the tools to grow your dream garden.
10am–4pm | The Garden Museum, 5 Lambeth Palace Road SE1 7LB | £4–£5
Watch your 6-9 year olds become mini ninjas as they climb, jump, and vault their way through Vauxhall. London Parkour provides youngsters with the perfect opportunity for growth, teaching them how to approach and overcome real challenges and personal fear whilst developing an appreciation for movement. Expect a morning of collaboration, new friends, and a lot of fun.
9am–10:30am | Vauxhall Tube Station, Exit 2 SW8 2LN | £15