Easter is a special time of year, not least due to the massive festivities and gateway to a sunnier side of the year. On top of this, you’ll find not just the vibe of London to be especially colourful, but you’ll also see a range of new events cropping up across the city which will no doubt enhance the quality of your stay. With hotels such as the Shaftesbury Metropolis Hyde Park acting as your accommodation, there are plenty of places to enjoy tan Easter break which are only a stone throw away. Here are some of the events we’re excited about coming up in London this Easter.
Easter sporting events
Remember, sports aren’t just for Easter. They will help you to not only celebrate the sunnier parts of the year but will also give you the chance to see some more of the cities. This is the case for the range of half marathons and 10-kilometer runs which take place around the city. If you’re looking for a great no pressure jog for charity in the coming weeks, then the 10 k in Regent’s Park is a great place to start. This 1st of April jog will be a great way to burn off those Easter weekend calories, something I’m sure we’ll all need.
Things to do with the family for Easter
The family is a hard one to find an all-around pleaser for. There’s nothing better than a trip to the cinema to see a family film or to the theatre for a West End show. Both of these can be found in abundance whilst in London, and the beautiful range of cinemas and theatres in the West End will give you ample opportunity whether the show of choice is a musical, dance piece or blockbuster movie.
Easter Chocolate in London
London is well known for its international cuisine, and the chocolate industry is no different. With Easter coming into full swing, the London Chocolate scene is as vibrant as a child’s candy stash from Halloween. Whether you’re looking for the gorgeous gourmet extravagance of Choccywoccydoodah or you’re going for the rich brilliance of Charbonnel et Walker, you’ll truly be in for an Easter treat this year. With Choccywoccydoodah you can expect a range of chocolate eggs which are such artistic masterpieces, you’ll be hesitant to eat them.
The Southbank Centre is home to many exhibitions and fairs every weekend, and Easter will be no different. Located on the shores of the Southbank this magnificent art building dedicated to showcasing the best in the UK and the world, will have a range of events catering to the international festival.
With an Easter Egg hunt for the kids, Kew Gardens is a great place to explore for all the family. For many, Easter is less a time of religious reflection and more of an excuse to get the family together. Alongside the easter egg hunt in the gardens, you can also explore the rare plants and sweet smells that come with it.
V&A Museum of Childhood
This Bethnal Green based Museum is focused on the history of children and the objects associated with childhood. Over Easter, you’ll be able to find a range of events which focus on miniature house building and the interplay between them.