Things to do this Easter in London

If you’re planning a holiday over the Easter weekend, you’ll be looking for some fun-filled things to do. We’ve created a round-up of the best egg hunts, chocolate shops and other activities to make your Easter 2017 in London one to remember.

London Easter hunts and trails

Take a trip out to Kew Gardens this Easter and see layers of colour evolve as the trees and flowers come to life. Inside the gardens you’ll find attractions including ‘The Hive’, a critically acclaimed structure that tells the story of the honey bee through an immersive sound and visual experience. If you’ve got little ones, join the Moomins for a botanical adventure on their chocolate egg hunt on Easter Sunday.

Get outdoors

The British Army's Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment on parade outside Buckingham Palace in London, maintaining a world-famous tradition dating back to 1660
The British Army’s Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment on parade outside Buckingham Palace in London, maintaining a world-famous tradition dating back to 1660

Staying at Apex City of London Hotel? Hop on the District Line from Tower Hill, get off at Whitechapel Station and you’re just a short walk to Spitalfields City Farm. This place is run by volunteers and free to enter. Why not do some volunteering yourself?

If the farmyard isn’t your style hop on the District line from Tower Hill to St James’s Park Station and you’ll be just a short walk from Buckingham Palace. Spend the day exploring the area amongst Royalty and stop off for a picnic at Hyde Park (hopefully made better with some springtime sunshine).

Attractions

The weather in London doesn’t always suit picnics, egg hunts and walks in the park so we’ve got a back-up plan. Our city guide includes five things to do in London with kids, you’ll thank us later.

But it’s not all family-friendly museums and animals, places like Madame Tussauds, London Dungeons and the Star Wars Identity Exhibition at the O2 all make for a great day out during your stay.

Plan ahead

Easter Friday (14 April) and Easter Monday (17 April) are both public holidays in the UK. Most attractions will be open but make sure you plan ahead before you travel. You’ll also find most shops closed on Easter Sunday (16 April) and a reduced service on public transport. Take advantage of a quieter time in the city and have a relaxing Easter Sunday.

More chocolate? Yes please!

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If you’re staying with us over Easter weekend you’ll, of course, be expecting a chocolate surprise in your room. Our limited edition chocolate duck is handmade by Choc-on-Choc.

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