Our Easter in London round-up wouldn’t be complete without our top choice of fabulous choccie shops, but we’ll get to that in a bit (I just have to nibble on a few more to give you my educated opinion!).
If you’ve just moved to London, the Easter weekend is a long weekend, including everyone’s favorite – a bank holiday Monday. While many Londoner try to get out of London for a few days, if you’ve recently made the move IN to London, you may be looking for some fabulous things to do over the long weekend. With all the special events, festivals and special-offers lined up, your Easter in London is set to be egg-citing (see what I did there?! *groan – not that I’m egging you on at all…)
One of my favorite stores at Pop Brixton is hosting an Easter Vintage and Makers Market tomorrow, Saturday 26th March in the Pop Box at Pop Brixton. With over 20 traders showcasing vintage fashion and retro design items. You can pick up some lovely handmade crafts, gufts and jewellery. It’s a covered venue, and with the Easter weekend looking like it may be a wet one, this is a great day out for the family.
To be fair, I should be gearing up to go an support the Putney Boat Race on Sunday, though I’m not sure that I’m going to make it after paying a visit to the Chocolate Market at the Duke of York Square in Chelsea. Between 10am and 4pm I’ll be sampling and buying some of the delectable wares from the best indie choclate makers in London. No more need be said.
Easter at Kew Gardens (brought to you by Lindt) would probably be my top choice for a day out with younger children this weekend. With a traditional Easter Egg hunt, every day of the festival and loads to do, including chocolate making classes, this is a winner of a day out. Even if you don’t get there this weekend – the Easter Festival is on until the 9th of April.
if you’re looking for a slightly different egg hunt, join the nautical themed Easter Egg Hunt at the Cutty Sark in Greenwich.
So much to do over the Easter long weekend in London: The Ritz Hotel is putting on a wonderful Easter Sunday lunch, with an Easter Egg hunt to keep the children entertained. Try Fortnum & Mason for chocolate eggs – each egg is decorated by hand and no two are alike. if you’re looking for something decidedly grown up to do after galivanting over the city with the kids, head out on the town for an easter cocktail or two – the Honey Bunny cocktail at Heddon Street Kitchen is heavenly!