Venus is climbing higher in the sky each evening. You can't miss it - it's the brightest "star" in the sky.
This chart shows the azimuth (direction measured from true north) and altitude (in degrees) of Venus above the horizon at the end of civil twilight (about 40 minutes after sunset). Here we are at the start of April and Venus is just over 10 degrees above the western horizon.
Unfortunately, this isn't going to be a great evening appearance for Venus in UK skies; it'll reach a maximum altitude in the second week of May (not quite 15 degrees) and start to drop back towards the horizon as Spring turns to Summer.
Venus reaches maximum eastern elongation on August 17th when it is 46 degrees from the Sun. From the UK, Venus is just above the horizon and visible for just a few more minutes at the end of civil twilight. This is illustrated on the star chart below; the Sun is 6 degrees below the horizon and Venus is far from the Sun in the sky, but grazing the horizon.
Observers in the southern hemisphere will be getting a great view of Venus at this point!
UK observers will have a better opportunity to see Venus later in the year when it reappears in the morning sky.
Dr Adrian Jannetta
Guitar strummin' explorer of the universe. Mild mannered maths teacher by day and astronomer by night.