Cool things to do in London on Easter holidays


Cool things to do in London on Easter holidays

Chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate

When we think of the Easter break, we think of Easter chocolate eggs! So what better way to celebrate Easter weekend than by shopping in some of London’s chocolate shops?

  1. Charbonnel et Walker
  2. M&M’s World
  3. Paul A Young

 

Charbonnel et Walker

Charbonnel et Walker is one of Britain’s oldest chocolatiers and is one of the few to the royal family. 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.

How to get there?

Blue Royal Route: hop off at stop 21 Piccadilly Arcade, or stop 22 Green Park Station.

M&M’s World

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!

How to get there?

Yellow Route: hop off at stop 1 Coventry Street.

Paul A Young

Paul A young is recognised as one of the best chocolate makers in the world. In his chocolate shop, in Camden, everything is made from artisanal materials. Each chocolate is an explosion of original, experimental and sometimes daring flavours.

In addition to the chocolatier's must-haves: banoffee pie truffles, beer chocolates and marmite chocolates, you'll find delicious brownies, bars, powdered chocolate or hot chocolate to be drunk directly on the spot.

Traditional afternoon tea

Take advantage of your stay in London during the Easter holidays to discover the typical British tradition of afternoon tea. There is a wide choice of tea rooms to suit your budget. Whichever one you choose, you must try the famous scones with clotted cream and jam. So British!

How to explore London this Easter ?

Visiting London as a family during school holidays can be expensive, especially if you’re trying to keep the kids entertained. Luckily we have discovered cheap things to do in the city and family-friendly restaurants for manageable mealtimes. Additionally, you could grab a family ticket for our sightseeing Kids Tour to educate and entertain the kids and save on big attractions.

Discover the capital differently with Tootwalk

You can also take a pleasant walk through the streets of London with our Tootwalk feature, which is completely free. You can choose between three walking tours.

For example, you can walk through the beautiful Royal Park of Kensington Gardens for a one-hour tour, to learn about its history. Your children will love playing in the Diana Memorial Playground. You'll also have the opportunity to explore places like the Royal Albert Hall and the Albert Memorial.

How do I get there?

Blue Royal Route: hop off at stop 27 Kensington Palace or stop 30 Bayswater Road, Thistle Hotel.

What are the family events for the Easter weekend in London?

Think bunnies, fairs and Easter egg hunts… We’ve found some great Easter events in London, so you can get outside and explore with the little ones or check out things for teenagers to do.

  1. The Very Hungry Caterpillar at Kew Gardens
  2. BucketRace Easter Hunt
  3. Horniman Easter Fair

 

The Very Hungry Caterpillar at Kew Gardens

From 1 to 16 April 2023, take part in the Superworm event at Kew Gardens this Easter. Enjoy the arrival of spring as you follow the path and discover everything you need to know about the soil, the insects and the plants. Based on the book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, this route will allow you to explore the gardens and discover the close links between plants and insects.

BucketRace Easter Hunt

BucketRace is a scavenger hunt around London, where teams compete by completing tasks and interpreting special Easter-themed clues. Travel around London and discover new places and family activities, while meeting new people and competing in a fun and friendly environment.

Your tasks can include challenges such as building a human pyramid, serenading a stranger or sharing your latest mini-egg with someone. This scavenger hunt will take you back to childhood when you were looking for Easter eggs in your garden.

Horniman Easter Fair

Spend the day with the family at the Horniman Spring Fair in Forest Hill. Follow the Easter trail, enjoy live music and performance, engage in cooking demonstrations or spring craft activities workshops and take the kids to get their faces painted.

This event takes place on Saturday 8 April 2023, from 10.30am - 4.30pm.

What theatre and arts activities are available in London?

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.

  1. The Passion of Jesus
  2. Hallyu! The Korean Wave
  3. Take a trip to the theatre
  4. Classical Music Concerts

 

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. There will be two performances : one at 12pm and the other 3:15pm. The performance lasts for around 90 minutes and is completely free.

How to get there?

Yellow Route: hop off at stop 2 Trafalgar Square.

Hallyu! The Korean Wave

Discover the impact of the Korean phenomenon with the exhibition "Hallyu! The Korean Wave". See the colourful and innovative impact of Korean culture through various fields, such as music, film and fashion. The exhibition is open until 25 June 2023, with a discount for under-26s.

How to get there?

Blue Royal Route: hop off at stop 25 Museums.

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, a place that gathers all the main theatres of London. 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.

How to get there?

Yellow Route: hop off at stop 1 Coventry Street.

Classical Music Concerts

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 in Covent Garden is presenting a ballet, Sleeping Beauty, until 6 June 2023. Perfect for families, this classic tale for children takes us into the story of Princess Aurora. Plunged into a deep sleep by the curse of the witch Maleficent, only the kiss of a charming prince can save her.

This is a special play: it is the first performance that took place for the reopening of the Royal Opera House, after the Second World War.

How to get there?

Yellow Route: hop off at stop 5 Covent Garden.

 

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 Tootbus buses? Make the most of your time in London this Easter weekend and book your tickets now.