With the expected arrival of Spring and some well-deserved time off around Easter, planning a trip to London feels like the perfect treat. To make it easy for you, we’ve selected the best things to do during that special week: classic “Eastery” activities and also unique experiences to take advantage of in London as the nice days are finally coming back. Even better, a discount code is hidden at the bottom of this article. Consider it our own little Easter egg to you!
The proper Easter things to do in London
Despite its religious origins, the Easter period is a very popular moment to spend with your folks. Yeah, right, it’s mainly about food. But it’s also about stuff to do together, and hopefully outside (it’s still Easter in London we’re talking about, not in sunny Nazareth). If you want to combine both, there is, of course, a good choice of eggs hunts around London, organised by the National Trust – with Cadbury’s – or English Heritage. The hunts are organised in the parks of some awesome mansions like Eltham Palace, Hampton Court House, Fenton House… The WWT London Wetland Centre raises the bar even higher by organising a proper duckling quest from the 30th of March to the 15th of April.
The Peter Rabbit enthusiasts amongst you should stay on the underground a little longer to reach Kew Gardens, where a trail to find the stubborn little rabbit will be organised. It’s certainly not only the young ones, as there are plenty of informative talks and tours organised across the gardens.
But the most “Eastery” thing to do in London has got to be to have a look at the full-scale re-enactment of Jesus’ life, that will happen on Trafalgar Square at 12pm and 3:15pm on the 30th of March. 100 actors, massive screens… It should be quite an interesting show, with costumes, donkeys, doves… No info about rabbits, though.
Surprise yourself for Easter in London
Since you are already in London, here are a couple more events we thought you might be interested in:
Adventure Films Underground: a short adventure film festival taking place every Thursday in the tunnel under the gardens at the Brunel Museum. Wild cocktails, a campfire, marshmallows, street food, and award-winning documentaries. Until the 29th of March.
REIMAGINE, Orchestral renditions of classics: hear modern classics from Daft Punk to Dr Dre performed live with an orchestra at Xoyo, in trendy Shoreditch. Each date will feature a different artist. Until the 7th of April.
“Because it’s London, you’ll find a bunch of events that are simply unbelievable”
Is Easter just an excuse for a huge party in London?
Once you’re finished doing cultural and outdoor activities, one thing is probably tickling at the tip of your toes; your desire to dance. And having a few days off actually opens a highway of parties in London. So why not?
Because it’s London, you’ll find a bunch of events that are simply unbelievable. For example, not far from the Tower of London, you can board a boat, pick up some headphones, and quietly dance with other people that may or may not listen to the same tune as you. This is mental and it is called Silent sounds boat party. If you don’t have sea legs, maybe a good old Drag Queen show will suit you more. We know a good one at Concrete, in Shoreditch, with heels, wigs and all the G&Ts you want. That’s for Thursday. For Saturday, we’d point you in the direction of the 7th birthday of Supa Dupa Fly with only tunes from the nineties, loads of hip-hop and R&B. The best hip-hop night out.
As usual, our neighbours from Oslo Hackney have a bunch of cool events around Easter. While of course they will be supplying their usual big tunes on Friday and Saturday, they also have this super “Eastery” gig, Oh my God, it’s the Church, on the 5th of April. Basically, it’s the best way to set your soul on fire…
Where to eat, drink and stay in London for Easter
If you want to go for a corky Easter weekend, why not try a Faulty Tower dinner experience? The guests are fully part of the show and the comedy goes on as the dinner is served. Quite a fun experience, even if you’re not too familiar with this classic TV show. This event on Bloomsbury Street will be held at the Radisson Blu all through March and April. Following the same idea, it could be really nice to ease up the rhythm on the Sunday 1st of April by enjoying lunch at the cosy South Place cinema, watching the movie Chocolat with Juliette Binoche. Can Easter get any more Eastery than that?
As for your accommodation, we have the perfect deal: 20% off your stay at Kip Hotel, situated right next to Hackney station. The perfect base to explore London for a full-on weekend. The hotel has a plenty of different sizes of rooms to offer, is ideally connected and has a great design touch. To book, go to the website www.getsomekip.com and enter the discount code KIP-EASTER. The code is applicable from the 1st or April 2018 to the 12th of April 2018.
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