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It’s finally arrived: the first Bank Holiday of the year! We expect you’ve all got butterflies in your tummies, a spring in your step and chocolate all around your mouths.  There’s so much good stuff going down in London this Easter weekend, and we’re here to make sure you don’t miss out.

The Queen Elizabeth Park

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Guided Walk, Pudding Mill Lane DLR Station, Pudding Mill Lane, E15
Thursdays and Saturdays, 11am

Everyone knows that the only way to cure a hangover is to go for a walk (followed by binge …

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We know Easter is the time of year for swooning over eggs of the chocolate variety, but surely there is only so much sweet stuff you can gorge on? No. Oh well, it was worth a try. Whether you prefer them poached, scrambled, boiled or fried, there are some really cracking places to eat eggs in London – so we’ve decided to lay it down for you.

Shell we get things started? Okay, here goes:

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Damson & Co, 21 Brewer Street, W1F 

This relatively new café on Brewer St has become …

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If you’re running the London Marathon this weekend, good luck! The sun’s expected to shine and you’ll be cheered on by thousands of spectators as you run (or drag yourself) past beautiful London landmarks. But luckily, for those of you who fear the very idea of grabbing your trainers and joining the rest of the fancy-dress-clad crew, there are plenty of events going on in London which require a little less energy.

strawberrys and chocolate

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The Chocolate Festival, 52 Upper Street, N1 …

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Music goes in and out of fashion quickly these days. One minute it’s cool to boast about discovering that edgy band from your hometown, but the next, they’re only suitable for very private toe tapping while you’re on the Tube. It’s different with East London Brass. This ultra-talented band was set up in the 19th century and is still going strong. We grilled musician Dan Gibbons who talks flugel and tenor horns, his favourite east London spots, and explains why the band’s next generation  is already sorted.

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