Six ways to enjoy Spring in South London

Posted 02/04/2024

With the arrival of spring, South London transforms into a vibrant, colourful and even more alluring
corner of the city, offering myriad ways to make the most of the season.

Whether you’re into people watching over a delicious lunch with friends or having a reset with a dip
in the local lido, let's explore six of the best ways to savour the spirit of spring in South London –
home to our stunning Ecole and Garratt developments.

Enjoy a Pint by the River at The Ship in Wandsworth

Imagine sipping on a chilled pint of your favourite brew, beside the serene backdrop of the River
Thames, while the sun makes its glorious return to London after winter hibernation. The Ship, an
iconic pub in Wandsworth, offers exactly this and more. Located right by the Thames in one of South
London’s best areas, this charming haunt stirs up an ambience that's both chilled and buzzing, and
with one of the best beer gardens in the city, it’s no surprise The Ship is a go-to for both locals and
visitors looking for the perfect spot for sunny drinks with friends or family.

Spectate the London Marathon

Feeling the pulse of a city can be best achieved during a sporting event. The London Marathon,
happening on Sunday 21st April, attracts hundreds of thousands of spectators each year, bringing
South London to life for the occasion as much of the route weaves through beautiful Bermondsey.
Post up along the marathon route to cheer on runners alongside fellow spectators and bask in the
contagious energy that this huge cultural event brings.

Have a Picnic at King George's Park

Looking for an idyllic escape from the hustle and bustle of the city? Grab your picnic basket and head
over to King George's Park. The 55-acre park, with its sprawling green lawns, tranquil ponds, and
blooming flower gardens, is an urban haven that promises serenity within the heart of South
London. Whether you're seeking a laidback afternoon with a book, or a sociable day out with friends
or family, this oasis in Wandsworth is one of the best spots to head to over spring and summer.

Take a Look at the Blossoms at Kew Gardens

Breathe in the beautiful scent of fresh blossoms at Kew Gardens and feel a million miles from the
capital while in the heart of South London. It's a botanical paradise that spans over a whopping 300
acres. Filled with diverse flora from all over the world, this vibrant and tranquil space comes alive in
springtime and offers a visual treat of colourful blooms from every corner of the earth.

Alfresco Lunch on Bermondsey Street

No sunny weekend would be complete without an alfresco lunch on the iconic Bermondsey Street.
Brimming with a variety of independent coffee shops, bars, cafes and restaurants offering some of
the most exciIng food and beverage experiences in all of London, this street is the perfect place to
grab a seat outside and watch the world go by as you dig into diverse dishes - a must-do for any
foodie in South London.

Go for a Splash at Brockwell Lido

When the sun shines in London, there is no better way to soak it all up than with a city dip. For an
urban retreat that involves a refreshing swim during the warmer months, look no further than
Brockwell Lido. Nestled in the heart of beautiful Brockwell Park near Brixton’s lively centre, this
open-air swimming pool is a beloved local spot. Plunge into the cool waters for a quick swim or
lounge around the poolside with the sun on your skin.

If you would love to own a property in the heart of London, look to the south of the river and explore
our stunning developments in foodie Bermondsey and leafy Wandsworth. Enviably positioned to
take advantage of their central locaIon, both our Ecole and Garratt Collection epitomise the
modern, urban lifestyle and are crafted to meet the needs of everyone from young professionals and
first-time buyers to growing families and newcomers to the capital