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Eye on London - 50 things to do in London over Easter

  • Monday April 10th 2017
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London from the inside Monday 10th - Sunday 16th April 2017

Here’s 50 of the best things to do in London during the Easter break, to keep even the pickiest Easter bunnies and chickens happy (adults and children!)

1. Go for the full cinema experience at the BFI IMAX.

2. Book an Easter chocolate workshop at MyChocolate.

3. Sunday Papers Live - the 10th edition of your ultimate Sunday is at Cecil Sharp House on April 16th.

4. Dine in an igloo at Coppa Club, Tower Bridge.

5. There’s Easter fun for the whole family over the Easter weekend at the Horniman Easter Fair in Forest Hill.

6. Try running part of the London Marathon route before the big race on April 23rd.

7. Enter the world of jellyfish and even test their sting strengths at the new Ocean Invaders experience at the SEA LIFE London Aquarium.

8. Start at Hays Galleria for the family friendly and free London Bridge City Easter Egg Trail.

9. Take a sketchbook and pencils to your favourite park and draw the spring flowers.

10. Bruno Mars is in town - playing the O2 from 18th-22nd April.

11. Come face-to-face with King Kong and all the top celebs at Madame Tussauds.

12. The SCFood Market has some of London’s best street food - it’s behind the Southbank Centre and two minutes walk from Waterloo.

13. Visit the Transport Museum in Covent Garden for lessons in the history of travel and design.

14. Mini-engineers can attend the Lego Easter Holiday Club.

15. Get up high on the Coca-Cola London Eye and plan where you want to explore next.

16. Go for a Titanic supper at Hoxley and Porter on 13th April. The menu is inspired by what they ate in 1st class on 14th April 1912, just before it sank.

17. Sing and sway along to one of London’s top ten West End musicals.

18. Borrow a dog for long walks and sofa snuggles.

19. Go for scary fun with Jekyll and Hyde at the London Dungeon.

20. Viva Cuba! with bands and DJs on Friday’s at Ronnie Scott’s.

21. Get some retail therapy on Oxford Street and Regent Street.

22. Shakespeare was born and died in April - Othello is on at the Globe and Twelfth Night at the National Theatre at the moment.

23. Get the train from Waterloo to Zone 6 and enjoy the rides and the animals at Chessington World of Adventures.

24. Have a crafty afternoon at home painting eggs and making Easter nests.  

25. Go to one of the city’s best, but often overlooked, American restaurants - Joe Allen in Covent Garden.

26. Sun bathe and picnic in Hyde Park.

27. See the David Hockney exhibition at the Tate Modern.

28. Have afternoon tea in the garden at The Goring or The Ritz.

29. It’s Springfest at Ally Pally on Good Friday (basically Oktoberfest but in the *fingers crossed* sunshine.)

30. Get an adrenaline fix and make a break of it at the Thorpe Park Resort.

31. Get a change of scenery for work or reading at The British Library.

32. Stand and stare in Piccadilly Circus.

33. Add something extra to your Easter post by getting your own personalised rubber stamp made at Blade Rubber Stamps.

34. Speed dating that’s complete with spanners, splinters and flat-pack furniture at Gilgamesh’s DIY Lovin’.

35. Compete to be the volleyball king or queen of London (or just spectate) at SideOut beach in Leyton.

36. Baked bean fans mustn’t miss the Beanz Meanz Heinz Pop-Up Bar in Selfridge’s until 23rd April.

37. Swap Easter Eggs for baby Dragon Eggs at Shrek’s Adventure!

38. See how far you can get on the Circle Line pub crawl.

39. Have a classic cocktail upstairs in Rules, London’s oldest restaurant.

40. Visit the home of rugby - Twickenham. Book a stadium tour and visit the World Rugby Museum.

41. Older children and adults will love quirky Pollock’s Toy Museum and shop in Fitzrovia.

42. Enjoy some open-air discussion and debate at Speaker’s Corner.

43. Check out all of London’s best food and farmer’s markets here and get your mitts on some great local produce.  

44. Get yourself a new Easter bonnet at Portobello Road Market.

45. Visit the Twinings tea shop and museum at 216 The Strand, it’s over 300 years old.

46. Have an ultimate grown up Easter treat with our Hotel Chocolat Tasting Experience.



There are 32 capsules on The Coca-Cola London Eye, representing the 32 London boroughs, so each week we explore a different London borough.

47-50 come from the London borough of Hackney this week. Head east up to Hackney for incredible coffees, artisan baking and pubs that know how to party.


47. Carve your own wooden spoon at Barn the Spoon.

48. Escape the city without leaving it by walking the Regent’s Canal.

49. When karaoke just isn’t enough, there’s Gospeloke at Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen.

50. 6-11 year olds can attend the In the Sticks Forest School at Abney Park where they’ll build dens, go on nature walks and play woodland games.



ON THIS DAY… 13th April 1997

It was twenty years ago that Tiger Woods became the youngest golfer ever to win the US Masters at just 21 years old.


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