With Easter around the corner, it’s time to plan the double bank holiday with chocolate for days and the best spring activities London has to offer. Whether you’re after afternoons dazing in sun-glazed parks, Sunday lunching or something egg-stra special, we’ve put together a list of the best things to do in London this Easter.
1. Craft an Easter-themed wreath
At Petersham Nurseries, wreaths aren’t just reserved for Christmas. In this interactive workshop, led by the knowledgeable team of horticulturists, including director Thomas Broom-Hughes, you’ll learn to create an Easter-themed wreath made from environmentally friendly, willow-based materials sourced from woodlands. The wreath will be adorned with seasonal British foliage and flowering bulbs, ensuring a beautiful and compostable design that’s a win for both your home and nature.
2. Eye up the eggs in Fortnum & Mason
Get a glimpse of the tempting selection of Easter eggs at Fortnum & Mason’s chocolate department. Discover a wide range of seasonal delicacies or surprise your loved ones with an exquisite Easter hamper from this prestigious, royal-approved grocer.
3. Try your hand at pasta making
Pasta Evangelists and Clarence Court have teamed up this Easter to offer a unique series of pasta-making masterclasses. Over the Easter weekend, four sessions will be held where a private chef will guide you from beginner to egg-spert in making fresh egg pasta. Alongside learning new skills, you’ll also get to enjoy your cooked meal and take home a Clarence Court goody bag.
4. Watch the Passion of Jesus in Trafalgar Square
For those who appreciate the more conventional aspect of the Easter celebrations or enjoy a captivating performance, make sure to witness the Wintershall players’ rendition of the Passion of Jesus. The production takes place in Trafalgar Square, and trust us when we say that it fills up quickly – the crowds are always enormous. However, the organizers have thoughtfully installed a couple of screens to ensure that those at the back can also witness the gripping retelling of Christ’s final days.
5. Visit the Transport Museum
While you might not think that a trip to the museum screams Easter, the Transport Museum will convince you otherwise. From April 1-16, kids can go for free where they can take part in various activities, including learning how to operate an Elizabeth Line train and engaging in interactive craft workshops. Plus, any adult booking a ticket during the same period will receive free return entry for a year, providing an even greater incentive to visit the museum this Easter.
6. Dine in with all the trimmings
What if we told you there was an Easter box Easter that could be conveniently delivered to your doorstep, allowing you to lounge in your pyjamas all weekend long? Well, look no further. Butchers, Tom Hixson, has designed a butcher’s box loaded with various cuts of lamb, perfect for creating a scrumptious Easter spread. You can even request for it to be seasoned to your liking, making it the ideal centrepiece for your Easter Sunday roast.
7. Discover more parks and green open spaces
It wouldn’t be an Easter weekend without a stroll in one of London’s best parks. From boating in Hyde Park and cycling in Battersea Park to deer-spotting in the countryside of Richmond Park, London’s parks have plenty of things to do with panoramic views to match.
8. The Peter Rabbit™ Easter Adventure
Peter Rabbit and his beloved friends have made their way to Covent Garden for a unique live show, perfectly timed for the Easter season! With a 50-minute performance, a craft area suitable for families, and an outdoor activity zone, there’s no better place to celebrate Easter with your loved ones.