Things to do at Easter in London
There are lots of things to do in London for Easter in 2019, including family friendly events, nightlife and of course, eating plenty of chocolate! Complete your bank holiday trip with a sightseeing bus tour with The Original Tour and check out some of these great places to visit this Easter weekend in London.
Chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate
When we think of the Easter holidays, we think chocolate! So what better way to celebrate Easter weekend than by shopping in some of London’s chocolate shops?
Charbonnel et Walker
Charbonnel et Walker is one of Britain’s oldest chocolatiers and is one of the few to Her Majesty the Queen. They are renowned for their luxurious dark chocolates and you can visit the store in the Royal Arcade on Bond Street or in Canary Wharf to purchase an iconic chocolate collection.
Next to Leicester Square is a chocolate candy land of colour, known as M&M’s World. The shop is full of M&M’s, merchandise, photo opportunities with life-sized M&M’s and chocolate recreations of British tourist attractions. It’s free to visit and you can buy personalised products and M&M’s in any colour!
Visit the arty chocolatier, Choccywoccydoodah, for quirky chocolate inventions. The shop in Covent Garden is full of delicious gifts and the bar offers indulgent chocolatey treats to sit in and enjoy or take away. You can also book a secret space from £60 which is perfect for hosting a small Easter event.
Family Easter Weekend Events in London
Think bunnies, fairs and Easter egg hunts… We’ve found some great family days out in London this Easter so you can get outside and explore with the little ones or check out things for teenagers to do.
Horniman Easter Fair
Spend the day with the family at the Horniman Easter Fair in Forest Hill. Follow the Easter trail, take part in craft workshops, engage in storytelling sessions or family activities and take the kids to get their faces painted. This event takes place from 10.30am - 4.30pm on Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st and is free to attend.
Explore London this Easter
Visiting London as a family can be expensive, especially if you’re trying to keep the kids entertained. Luckily we have discovered free things to do in the city and family-friendly restaurants for manageable mealtimes. Additionally, you could grab a family ticket for our sightseeing bus tour to educate and entertain the kids and save on big attractions.
Cadbury’s Easter Egg Hunt
In partnership with the National Trust, Cadbury’s are hosting over 250 Easter Egg hunts across England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Cadbury’s Egg hunts in London will be held at Fenton House & Garden, Morden Hall Park and Sutton House & Breaker’s Yard and if you complete the hunt, you could win a Cadbury’s prize!
Theatre and art attractions
Watch a live theatre production in London, enjoy a classic art event or experience the Easter story in the heart of the city this Easter.
The Passion of Jesus
Celebrate Easter by watching a traditional open-air production of the Easter Story in Trafalgar Square. The Passion of Jesus is performed by Wintershall every Good Friday and in 2019, performances will take place at 12pm and 3:15pm. The performance lasts for around 90 minutes and is completely free.
Beatrix Potter’s Art: ‘drawn with design’
Revisit a classic children’s story this Easter at the Victoria & Albert Museum of Childhood and discover Beatrix Potter’s Art. Explore her childhood sketches through to the iconic Peter Rabbit illustrations we still know and love today. The exhibition is free to enter and is open from 10am - 5.30pm until 17th of November.
Take a trip to the theatre
You can’t go wrong with a visit to the theatre and there is something for everyone on at the West End this Easter. See a popular musical, longstanding play, dance production, Disney adaptation or a family favourite at one of London’s top theatres where you can sit back, relax and enjoy the show.
Music Concerts and Classical Performances
For the more musically inclined, there are a number of classical Easter concerts and performances in London this Easter weekend, so book your tickets now!
The Royal Opera House
The Royal Opera House in Covent Garden is hosting Gounod’s opera, Faust, from 11th April - 6th May. It follows the story of a philosopher who strikes a deal with the devil, having been disillusioned with life. The opera takes place on the main stage of the Royal Opera House and tickets range from £9 - £210.
English National Opera
The English National Opera has a selection of performances on this season. On the lead up to Easter, you can see the operetta The Merry Widow, Mozart’s The Magic Flute or the world premiere of Jack the Ripper: The Women of Whitechapel. Once Easter weekend is over, grab tickets to the musical revival of Man of the Mancha from just £12.
English National Ballet
Take the little ones to their first ballet and watch the classic fairytale of Sleeping Beauty unfold before your eyes. A shortened version of Tchaikovsky’s famous ballet is performed by students of the English National ballet school at The Peacock Theatre in Holborn. Tickets range from £10-£37 and the show runs for 1hr 30 mins with performances over Easter weekend.
When you’ve filled up on chocolate on Easter Sunday, no doubt you’ll be looking for things to do in London on Easter Monday. Why not enjoy a sightseeing city tour of London on board one of The Original Tour buses? Make the most of your time in London this Easter weekend and book your tickets now.