Planning an Easter Break? Take a look at what London has to offer
Planning an Easter break? Take a look at the vast range of activities on offer in London where you will be truly spoilt for choice with pageants, religious services, Easter egg hunts, children’s events and much more while a resident at any of the London serviced apartments.
One of the most spectacular events takes place in Trafalgar Square. It is also totally free! Take a seat for a stunning pageant re-enacting The Passion of Jesus. More than 100 actors and volunteers in period costume will enact the events of that first Good Friday along with horses, donkeys, and doves! This is the ninth year the pageant has been held and thousands of people come to watch. Big screens ensure that no matter where you are within the Square, you will have a really good view of the entire event.
Good Friday and Easter Sunday services commemorating the death and resurrection of Christ will be held at churches and cathedrals across the London. Visitors are welcome to attend services.
Easter Egg hunts and trails are held in historic houses like Hampton Court Palace as well as among the spring flowers at Kew Gardens. It is a great way to keep the kids busy while learning something about London’s history.
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Admire the tempting Easter eggs and Easter treats at London’s chocolatiers such as William Curley, Paul A Young, and Melt Chocolate. Wherever you look there are hundreds of beautifully decorated, delicious chocolate treats to be found. The Easter Egg bar at Fortnum and Mason on Piccadilly is always worth a look, with its hundreds of chocolate eggs, chocolate bunnies and even chocolate chicks both large and small.
For something really memorable, why not book a Chocolate & Prosecco tasting experience led by a Hotel Chocolate ambassador while enjoying a trip on the London Eye? Enjoy the superb views, taste some fantastic chocolate and sip some Prosecco!
Head up to Lauderdale House in Highgate and enjoy one of London’s most fun Easter traditions – the Great Egg Roll. If you want to take part, pre-booking is absolutely essential as this is extremely popular. Participants can decorate eggs, then see which one rolls the furthest before enjoying an Easter Egg hunt around the grounds.
Perfect for Harry Potter fans is an event at the Prince Charles Cinema in Leicester Square on Easter Sunday. Pre-book a seat, then sit back and enjoy a Harry Potter film marathon as all eight films will be shown in sequence during one mammoth session.
For those wanting a shorter activity, take a look at what the various museums and art galleries around London have to offer but before that make sure to book your stay at any of the serviced apartments in Central London for a comfortable stay. There are many drop-in activities, storytelling, and talks suitable for a variety of ages. The hardest part is choosing!