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Top Things To Do In London During Easter

Matt Crisp March 12, 2018

Easter is coming early this year – with the holiday falling in the final weekend of March. That means schools will be out and we’ve all got two bank holidays to look forward to, bookending the weekend.

So, what do you have planned to celebrate this year? If you want to do something a little more exciting than an Easter egg hunt in your back garden, it could be worth booking coach hire in London to take you and a group of friends or family into the capital for a day – or even the whole weekend.

There’s plenty going on – we’ve rounded up some of the top events below.


Easter weekend church services – If you’re part of a congregation, you may want to get a group together to attend one of the many Easter weekend services taking place in some of the city’s most famous places of worship.

Westminster Abbey, St Paul’s Cathedral, Southwark Cathedral and St Martin-in-the-Fields are among the best-known cathedrals and churches that will be hosting services between 30 March and 1 April.

If you want to bring a larger group, it’s probably sensible to contact the venue directly to make sure there will be space for you.


Horniman Easter Fair – Families may want to head to the Horniman Museum and Gardens, which will be hosting a number of Easter-themed events during the bank holiday weekend. A highlight is undoubtedly its Easter Fair, on Saturday 31 March.

There are a host of activities on offer – each of which is individually priced. For £1, for instance, you can follow the Easter quiz trail around the grounds and fill in your quiz sheet for a chance to win a prize.

You can also watch a performance of the Ugly Duckling by Sandal Sticks Theatre for £5 per person, or pay a visit to the Animal Corner for £3 each. If you’re after something free, you can browse the regular farmers’ market, the arts and crafts fair or even have a go at a lindy hopping dance workshop.


Springfest – This event will be hosted at Alexandra Palace and is a chance to enjoy the likes of German beer and a selection of German street food, including pretzel and sausages. There is also live music scheduled throughout the day, with all the festivities happening on Good Friday (30 March).

Among the acts confirmed for the event are an Oompah band, a tribute to Abba and Club du Fromage to round off the evening’s festivities. If you’re buying tickets for this event, you definitely don’t want to be driving, so make sure you’ve got your transport home sorted well in advance.


Afternoon tea – Afternoon tea might be something you can do in London at any time of the year, but to give your experience an Easter twist you could choose one with a chocolate theme.

One Aldwych, for instance, offers a Charlie and the Chocolate Factory afternoon tea, where you can sample a selection of treats inspired by the Roald Dahl novel. Homemade candy floss, blueberry and white chocolate cake pops, and chocolate caramel milk are among some of things on the menu.

At the May Fair Hotel, you can try an afternoon tea created by master chocolatiers Charbonnel et Walker. Chocolate scones, doughnuts with chocolate sauce and Charbonnel et Walker truffles are among the items on offer here.