Easter is arriving early this year, with Easter Sunday falling on April 1st. There are many ways to spend your long bank holiday weekend and celebrate the start of spring in the city, but here are a few of our favourites.
Wizard of Oz Themed Easter Egg Hunt
Nearest Tube: Stratford
Get ready to follow the yellow brick road and hunt for delicious chocolate egg treats in Stratford this Easter. East Village will be hosting a wonderful Wizard of Oz themed Easter egg hunt for families in London! This looks to be a lovely family day out, and what’s more, it’s completely free for all. From midday on Saturday 31st March, venture to East Village E20, collect your free Easter basket and map, then follow along with Dorothy and friends collecting treasures along the way. Find out more here.
Stock up from Choccywoccydoodah
27 Shorts Gardens
Nearest Tube: Oxford Circus
This Easter, head to the renowned Carnaby Street to top up on the most delicious chocolate around. As an art and design focussed chocolatier, not only is its name perfect, Choccywoccydoodah is home to some of the quirkiest treats you’ll find in London. Treat yourself to the finest Belgian chocolate this Easter, with all ingredients having been sourced from local Sussex suppliers. What’ll it be? A giant slab of chocolate or a slice of luxurious chocolate cake?
Bottomless Brunch at Bad Egg
Unit 1B, City Point
1 Ropemaker Street
Nearest Train Station: Moorgate Station
Fancy a bottomless brunch at one of the most egg-cellent restaurants in the city? Of course you do! For two whole hours on Easter weekend and only £35 per person you can enjoy completely bottomless brunch at Bad Egg. Served from 10am to 7:30pm on Saturday and 10am to 5pm on Sunday, you’ll be tucking in to dishes such as pork belly and slaw, crispy mac and cheese, guacamole and poached egg on toast or even cheeseburger hash! (Top tip: be sure to wash the deliciousness down with a Bloody Mary or two.) To take a look at the full menu and book your table see here.
A big day out with Peter Rabbit
Royal Botanic Gardens
Nearest Tube: Kew Gardens
Here’s a day out that the entire family will love! Visit Kew Gardens from 30th March – 15th April for a fun-filled Peter Rabbit™ themed Easter experience. Included with your usual entry ticket to Kew Gardens, you’ll be able to take part in an exciting adventure featuring Peter Rabbit and his friends. Play games and learn about the vegetables Peter found in Mr McGregor’s garden. Book your tickets online here.
Shoreditch Dog House
42 Hanbury St
Nearest Tube: Aldgate East
Fancy doing something a little different this Easter? Here’s one for those who love a four-legged friend! Pop down to Shoreditch Dog House and enjoy a coffee surrounded by the most wonderful dogs you could ever wish for. Shoreditch Dog House is a not-for-profit, eco-friendly dog crèche service for the people of Shoreditch, and during the day, members of the public can visit for a coffee to relax and enjoy playing with the pups. It’s a win:win if you ask us!
How will you be enjoying Easter? Let us know in the comments below!