8 Things to do in London on Easter Weekend 2024

8 Things to do in London on Easter Weekend 2024

Monday, 18 March 2024

London comes alive with vibrant markets and festivals to celebrate Easter in style. During this festive weekend, you can enjoy a wide range of activities, including lively parades, bustling food markets, thrilling egg hunts, captivating theatrical performances, and enriching cultural exhibitions. If you're looking for Easter entertainment in the capital city, whether it's cultural events or family fun, our hotels in Bloomsbury, London are perfectly located to keep you at the centre of all the festivities. So, grab your bunny ears, and let's hop into our 8 must-do things that will make your Easter weekend unforgettable.

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 A couple of gold bunnies at Kensington Palace Gardens
 
1. JOIN IN EASTER EGG HUNTS IN LONDON'S PARKS AND GARDENS 

With Easter fast approaching, London's parks and gardens are gearing up for traditional Easter egg hunts. Whether you're a local looking for things to do in London over the Easter weekend or a visitor hoping to experience Easter in London, participating in an Easter egg hunt is a must. London's parks and gardens provide the perfect backdrop for these family-friendly events. From Hyde Park to Russell Square, there are several locations across the city hosting egg hunts that are sure to delight children and adults alike. Nestled across Tavistock Square Gardens is our Tavistock Hotel with beautiful Park views. Perfect for your stay during easter, the park is in bloom and you will feel the spring energy around.  

One of the most popular egg hunts in London can be found in Battersea Park. This event is known for its unique twist on the traditional egg hunt. Instead of searching for chocolate eggs, participants embark on a quest to find hidden ceramic eggs decorated by local artists. The event also features face painting, storytelling, and craft activities, making it a fun-filled day for the whole family.  

For a taste of authentic British Easter traditions, head to Kensington Palace's annual Easter egg hunt. This is a great opportunity to learn about British history whilst having an egg-cellent time!  

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Easter Displays at specialty stores in London

2. SHOP FOR UNIQUE EASTER GIFTS AT LONDON'S SPECIALITY STORES  

If you're in London over the Easter weekend and looking for some inspiration, the city is home to a wide range of specialty shops that offer a variety of one-of-a-kind Easter gifts. 

Start your shopping in Covent Garden, which is known for its charming boutiques and artisanal stores. Here, you can find everything from handcrafted chocolates to beautifully designed Easter decorations. The area is also home to several independent shops like Godiva, Läderach, Neuhaus for the best chocolates and a variety of unique and quirky gifts that are sure to put a smile on anyone's face. 

If you're a fan of vintage and retro finds, head over to Notting Hill, where you will discover a great deal of antique and vintage shops. These stores often stock an assortment of collectibles, including vintage Easter-themed items like cards and decorations.  Mayfair is the place for those searching for a more luxurious Easter gift. This upscale neighbourhood is home to high-end boutique stores specialising in luxury goods. Here, you can shop for premium chocolates, beautifully packaged gift sets, and even bespoke Easter-themed jewellery.  

Store Street in Bloomsbury offers a charming array of independent eateries and specialty shops, showcasing a delightful mix of florals, literature, melodies, and artwork. Nestled among them are an art shop and a unique contemporary pub, adding to the area's distinctive charm. Stay at City Sleeper located in the heart of London. This Hotel is only 10 mins walk away from Oxford Street and Covent Garden, so you can reset and recharge to go back to shopping again!  

Easter Parade on Oxford Street, London 

3. EXPERIENCE THE VIBRANT EASTER PARADE IN CENTRAL LONDON  

An exciting way to celebrate Easter weekend in London is by attending the vibrant Easter Parade on Oxford Street London. This annual event brings together people from all walks of life to participate in a colourful procession through the city streets. From beautifully decorated floats to elaborately dressed individuals, the parade is an amazing experience.  

This parade in Central London is not only visually fun to watch, but it also offers a day full of activities and entertainment for the whole family to enjoy. You can expect live music performances, street performers, and interactive stalls where you can try your hand at traditional Easter games.  

After a long day of shopping and experiencing the city's vibrant easter celebrations, stay at Morton Hotel to dive into artistic and cosy relaxation.  



Hot Cross Buns at a bakery in London 

4. TRY TRADITIONAL EASTER DELIGHTS  

Easter weekend in London is a time of celebration, and what better way to mark the occasion than a sweet treat? From traditional favourites like hot cross buns and simnel cake to more contemporary delights, the city offers something to taste for every palate. 

The iconic hot cross buns can be found in bakeries and cafes throughout London. Head to local bakeries like Fortitude Bakehouse in Bloomsbury famously known for their delicious pastries or Bread Ahead to sample their delicious hot cross buns. These bakeries often put their own unique twist on traditional recipes, making for a memorable culinary experience. 

Easter wouldn’t be complete without indulging in some chocolate delights. Visit artisanal chocolate shops such as Pierre Marcolini in Selfridges to explore their exquisite Easter egg creations and themed chocolate treats. Fortnum & Mason for Gifts hampers and Afternoon Tea sets. Experience authentic English Afternoon Tea at hidden gems in Central London like The Library Bar at Morton Hotel and Botanica at Bedford Hotel.  

For fresh bakery items, head to Cutter & Squidge in Soho to get your hands on their beautifully decorated Easter-themed treats.  


Tower of London 

 5. HISTORICAL LANDMARKS WITH EASTER SUNDAY TOURS  

There is no better way to explore the city's rich history than taking part in an Easter Sunday tour. London is renowned for its historical landmarks, and these tours offer a unique opportunity to discover the fascinating stories behind them. From the iconic Tower of London to the majestic Buckingham Palace, there are plenty of things to do in London over the Easter weekend. 

For a taste of British history, take a trip to the Tower of London. Be mesmerised by the Crown Jewels and uncover the secrets of this mediaeval fortress. During the Easter weekend, children can join a mediaeval knight training session or participate in an interactive storytelling performance. With exciting activities for the whole family, the Tower of London is a fantastic way to spend your Easter weekend. 

In addition to these iconic landmarks, the Easter Sunday tours also include visits to other historical sites such as Westminster Abbey, St. Paul's Cathedral, and the Houses of Parliament. For Easter weekend, the opening timings may vary, and it is a good idea to check out the official websites of Westminster Abbey and St. Paul’s Cathedral.  


 Covent Garden 

 6. EXPLORE LONDON'S EASTER MARKETS AND FESTIVALS  

One of London's most renowned Easter markets is the Covent Garden Easter Market. Here, you'll find an array of stalls selling beautifully decorated Easter eggs, artisan chocolates, and seasonal treats. While exploring the market, don't miss the opportunity to indulge in delicious hot cross buns, a classic British Easter delicacy. With live music and street performers adding to the festive atmosphere, Covent Garden Easter Market is a must-visit destination!  

Another highlight of the Easter weekend in London is the East Village Easter Market. Located in the heart of the city's Olympic Park, this vibrant market offers visitors a chance to explore over 25 stalls offering a wide range of artisanal products, including crafts, clothing, and accessories. You can also savour Indian street food and more at our Tavistock Hotel making it a fantastic day out for the whole family.


ZSL London Zoo 

7. ATTEND FAMILY-FRIENDLY ACTIVITIES  

Start your weekend with a visit to the world-famous ZSL London Zoo. The zoo offers a range of special Easter activities for children, including egg hunts and animal-themed crafts.  

If your little ones are fans of all things magical, why not head to the Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter? During the Easter weekend, the studio hosts numerous activities, such as a thrilling search for the Golden Eggs hidden throughout the studios. It's a must-visit for any Harry Potter fan.  
 

Twin Room At President Hotel, Bloomsbury, London

8. EXPERIENCE EASTER MAGIC WITH A STAY AT ONE OF OUR HOTELS IN BLOOMSBURY, LONDON 

Our hotels offer the perfect base for exploring all that London has to offer during Easter. With convenient access to Euston and Kings Cross St Pancras stations, as well as Russell Square Underground station, getting around the city and beyond couldn't be easier. After a long day of Easter egg hunts and sightseeing, 
stay together in the heart of London with one of our Family Rooms!  

In conclusion, Easter weekend in London promises a delightful blend of tradition, festivity, and exploration. From enchanting egg hunts in picturesque parks to indulgent treats at specialty stores, there's something to captivate every visitor. So, embrace the spirit of the season, and create lasting memories. Book your Easter getaway with us now and make unforgettable memories in Bloomsbury, London!  

 
 
 
 
 
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