During the Easter London really comes alive and has much more to offer than chocolate eggs. Whether you’re looking to indulge in sweet foods or celebrate the resurrection of Christ in a more traditional manner, there’s bound to be something of interest. If you’re visiting London during the Easter holiday these five events are definitely worth looking up.
The London Chocolate Tour
Starting at Green Park Station, the London Chocolate Tour will take visitors on a two hour guided trip through Mayfair to some of the most highly regarded chocolatiers in the city. While you’ll get to sample your fair share of tasty treats, you’ll also learn about the history of chocolate trade in Europe, and may even get to take part in some chocolate making yourself. Note that booking is essential and attendees must be aged 13 or over.
The Roof Gardens
Easter is a notoriously busy time. Those who’d prefer to relax in the quiet should definitely stop by The Roof Gardens near Kensington High Street. Parents can chill out in the sunshine (if the weather holds out) while the kids take part in one of the city’s biggest Easter egg hunts. Chocolate will be supplied by boutique chocolatier Choccywoccydoodah and there will be an Easter bunny on call to take care of the little ones.
The London Dungeons
The London Dungeons may not be the obvious choice for Easter, but it’ll certainly provide an interesting show. Death by Chocolate is the name of the Easter event that will take place for two weeks from the end of March. This exhibition focuses on the story of the notorious Victorian prisoner (and sweet shop owner) Miss Edmunds. You’ll even get to taste some of her nice colourful confectionary…
The Easter Country Fair
It doesn’t get more British than this! The Easter Country Fair will have something for everyone. Held across Easter weekend at River Lee Country Park, it will feature plenty of traditional outdoor and indoor activities, including a bird of prey race, a motocross stunt show, a goat show and a ferret race. There will also be a petting zoo for the kids and a medieval village where guests can do a little role playing. Marquees will be set up throughout the park selling crafts, chocolate and cold beverages. Booking in advance is highly recommended.
Syngenta Photography Exhibition
Between March and April the Syngenta Photography Exhibition at the Somerset House will be showcasing some of the best thought provoking photography London has to offer. The works are comprised of six professional commissions and 40 competition winners from across the globe and the theme focuses on “normality that often gets ignored”. If you’re looking for a creative and inspirational way to spend Easter it comes highly recommended.
If you ever feel yourself getting tired of all the sugar and sweets, why not celebrate in a less conventional way? London Helicopter will take you on a journey you’ll never forget and could be the perfect way to enjoy the Easter holiday.
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