What to do in London this Easter
Easter is nearly here, and if you're planning on staying in London there is plenty to keep you busy! Make the most of the four-day weekend and check out some of the best activities in and around London below.
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For a day jam-packed and full of fun, head to the Horniman Museum in Forest Hill for their Spring Fair on the Saturday of the Bank Holiday weekend. There will be live music, tours of the garden, cooking demonstrations and even a Spring Bonnet Parade. The Horniman Spring Fair is a fun and family-friendly event that celebrates the arrival of spring with a range of activities and attractions. Whether you're interested in music, crafts, or simply enjoying the outdoors, there's something for everyone at the Horniman Spring Fair.
The Spring Bonnet Parade is also a competition, where the more eco-friendly the better - just make sure you share your pictures with us too!
Opening times: 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Location: 100 London Road, Forest Hill, London SE23 3PQ
Who doesn't love seeing cute new farmyard arrivals in the Spring? There are a few City Farms across London where you'll be sure to spot some lambs and ducklings.
Set beneath the buildings of Canary Wharf, Mudchute City Farm is the largest urban farm in London. They're even hosting an Easter egg hunt this year if animals aren't your thing!
Opening times: Everyday 9 am–5 pm (animals go in from 3:30 pm)
Location: Pier Street, Isle of Dogs, London E14 3HP
If you haven't visited yet, Vauxhall City Farm has a full host of cute animals, and a lovely cafe to boot!
Opening times: Tuesday – Sunday 10:30 am – 16:00 pm
Location: 165 Tyers Street, SE11 5HS
There isn't a better place to see spring in full bloom than Kew Gardens. Use the extra time on the four day weekend to spend a day in Kew and enjoy everything it has to offer, from beautiful botanicals and even exploring Kew village afterwards if you're in need of refreshments!
Opening times: 10 am to 5 pm (last entry 4 pm)
Location: Kew, Richmond, London, TW9 3AE
There are plenty of pubs serving classic Sunday lunches around London, you can stick with your local or even explore a new area and finish it off with a hearty meal. If you fancy escaping the city, check out our Ultimate Foodie Road Trip blog, which will give you plenty of inspiration! Alternatively, check out where to find the best Sunday roast dinner in London or Immersive & Unusual Dining Experiences in London.
Maybe you're planning for that Autumn Marathon, or running is just your thing? Head down to Regent's Park on Easter Monday and get involved with the London Easter 10K. The route for the Easter 10k takes runners through some of London's most iconic landmarks, including The Tower of London and the Shard.
Race finishers will receive an Easter-themed prize... did someone say chocolate?
Location: The Broad Walk, Regent's Park, London NW1 4NP
Date: Monday 10th April 2023
Time: 10:30 am
Easter Chocolate Workshops are a fun and delicious way to celebrate the Easter season in London. Rococo Chocolates offers a range of Easter-themed workshops, including chocolate egg-making and truffle-making. The workshops take place at their flagship store in Belgravia and are led by experienced chocolatiers. MyChocolate offers a range of Easter-themed chocolate workshops, including Easter egg-making, truffle-making, and chocolate tasting. The workshops take place at various locations around London and are suitable for all ages.
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