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Things to do this Easter weekend

Cracking ideas for the ultimate bank holiday weekend in London

Prepare for the first in an exciting season of spring bank holidays with our guide of things to do in London during the Easter weekend. Plan a jam-packed few days or unwind and schedule some well-deserved rest.

Things to do with kids

  • The search is over for ways to keep the kids entertained over the holidays. Hop on down to Hamleys for its Lindt chocolate bunny hunt, Easter Fete, visits from Peter Rabbit and more
  • Guests at Hotel Café Royal on 29th and 30th March can get creative with an exclusive Easter Egg decorating class led by Executive Pastry Chef Loic Carbonnet. Non-guests can also book in to enjoy a series of special Easter offers: from an exemplary Easter Sunday lunch at Barbounia to its spectacular Easter afternoon tea and specially crafted Easter treats from Cakes & Bubbles.
  • Treat little ones to their first afternoon tea with a tailor-made experience at The Langham.

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Where to book for Easter Sunday lunch

  • There's no shortage of restaurants near Regent Street serving up a traditional Sunday roast. Just arrived at Oxford Circus? Head to The Wigmore on Langham Place. Closer to Piccadilly Circus? Reserve your table at Hawksmoor on Air Street, Gaucho on Swallow Street or nearby Heddon Street Kitchen.
  • For more of a traditional pub feel, head to cosy gastropub The George or David Bowie-inspired The Starman for epic Easter roasts.
  • Aqua Kyoto is serving up a four-course Easter Bank Holiday Brunch full of delicate Japanese dishes, available throughout the weekend.

Set your Easter table

  • If you’re eating at home over Easter, egg-spress your inner designer with these whimsical bunny table settings from H&M Home. Create new traditions and decorate for spring with these reusable glass baubles.
  • Add a pretty vase, for instance Arket's green striped Stoneware Vase which is the ideal home for a bunch of daffodils.
  • Pair these with a choice of tableware from Anthropolgie, including the charming Lilypad collection. Or channel the season with Arket's San Raphael Wild Flower collection.
  • Top your table off with Liberty London's cute ceramic serving utensils that will add a burst of spring colour to any table.
  • Why not bring it all together nicely with H&M Home's great value cotton tablecloths in yellow gingham or other uplifting hues.
  • Love delighting your guests with homemade bakes? Follow our simple instructions to make the perfect hot cross buns from Hotel Cafe Royal's Executive Pastry Chef
  • Pop in to the Nespresso flagship on Regent Street to sample its selection of expertly roasted coffee and see its range of simple to expert-level coffee machines. Take home the coffee and machine that's right for you and finish your Easter meal with a round of fresh coffees for the table.

Get active and enjoy outdoors

  • Grab something to take away from socially conscious and plastic-free Old Spike Roastery (or another of our favourite London coffee shops) and claim a spot to sip in the sunshine in nearby St James’s Park with one of Liberty's new spring gingham picnic blankets.
  • Or why not let Fortnum & Mason take care of it and pick up a picnic hamper for one of our local green spaces – the Easter Afternoon Tea hamper comes with hot cross buns, Easter tea, and miniature chocolate eggs among other delights.
  • Planning adventures beyond London? From sturdy walking boots to sunglasses, a new water bottle and the backpack to carry it all, get the latest gear from The North Face – this season brings with it the GORE-TEX Pro collection, including jackets to keep out any spring showers.
  • Don’t let the weather put the brakes on your plans. Invest in the right cycle accessories and keep the good times rolling with Rapha – among its new arrivals is 2024's Pro Team collection.

Plan a memorable evening in London

For even more ideas for things to do this Easter, check out guide to Easter in St James's or enjoy a weekend on a budget with these free things to do in Regent Street.


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