Things to do at Easter in London
There are lots of things to do in London for Easter in 2018 including family events, nightlife and of course, eating plenty of chocolate! Complete your 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 Easter, 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 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 Carnaby is full of delicious gifts and the bar offers indulgent chocolatey treats to sit in and enjoy or take away. You can also book the Secret Room from £300 which is perfect for hosting a small Easter event.
Family Easter Weekend Events in London
Think bunnies, ducks 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.
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!
Dusty’s Giant Duck Hunt
Visit WWT London Wetland Centre from 30th March - 15th April for Dusty’s Giant Duck Hunt around the nature reserve. Family tickets start at £31.29 and the trail costs an extra £1 per person. Search high, low and close to water for giant ducks and receive a prize at the end if you find them all!
A Big Day Out With Peter Rabbit
What is Easter Sunday without a bunny? Kew Gardens are hosting A Big Day Out With Peter Rabbit from 30th March - 15th April and the event is included in your admission to the gardens. In this themed festival, kids will learn to grow vegetables, hear stories from Beatrix Potter characters and take part in outdoor games.
Theatre and art attractions
Watch a live theatre production in London, enjoy a multi-sensory 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 2018, performances will take place at 12pm and 3:15pm for around 90 minutes and is completely free.
Winnie the Pooh: Exploring a Classic
Revisit a classic children’s story this Easter at the Victoria & Albert Museum of Childhood and explore the Winnie the Pooh exhibition. This is a great multi-sensory attraction for children and adults and is open daily from 10am-5:30pm. The exhibition is open until the 8th of April and tickets are £8 per person.
Take a trip to the theatre
You can’t go wrong with a visit to the theatre and there is something for everyone on 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 Opera Screenings
For the more musically inclined, there are a number of operas, films and classical concerts in London this Easter weekend, so book your tickets now!
The Royal Opera House
The Royal Opera House in Covent Garden has an operatic adaptation of Macbeth showing at 7pm on Saturday 31st March. Giuseppe Verdi’s opera is based on Shakespeare’s classic play and will be conducted by Antonio Pappano. Tickets are now on sale and cost £43-£245 per person.
Easter Concerts in London at the Barbican
On 30th March, the Academy of Ancient Music will perform a classical music concert of Bach’s St John’s Passion at the Barbican. Mark-Anthony Turnbridge’s operatic adaptation of Coraline will be performed at 2pm and 7pm on 31st March and in the evening, there will be a live film screening of Met Opera Live: Cosi Fan Tutte.
English National Opera
The tragic love story, La triviata, takes to the stage in the London Coliseum and there is one performance over Easter weekend on 31st March. Verdi’s masterpiece is performed by the English National Opera and begins at 6:30pm, running for around 2 hours and 50 minutes. Tickets range from £12-£105.
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 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.