Easter is a wonderful time of year to be in London. This year’s Easter Bank Holiday falls between 10th April and 13th April 2020, giving you plenty of time to see the sights and experience a range of Easter-centric events and activities.
Whether you’re planning events for children or want to find some more adult-friendly ways to spend the weekend, in this blog, we’ll take a look at some of the best ways to spend your time during this special holiday…
Take part in the Big London Bake
Baking is a big part of life at Easter, and if you’ve ever felt like testing your foodie skills amongst like-minded Londoners, then this is the ideal way to prove you’ve got the talent to win!
Following a similar format to the smash hit show The Great British Bake Off, this event in Tooting includes a special ‘bake off’ tent, and promises to be bigger and better than ever before for 2020.
It doesn’t matter whether you’re a complete novice or a pro in the kitchen; all skill levels are welcome for this good-natured activity, perfect for helping you cook up a storm. If you’d prefer to let someone else take care of the cooking, then you can always head for restaurants near Finsbury Square and enjoy a delicious meal without any of the hassle.
Immerse yourself in a sci-fi classic
An activity for non-traditionalists over Easter, this event at 56 Leadenhall Street will immerse you in the world of The War of the Worlds, putting you right in the heart of a Martian invasion.
This might sound a bit of an odd way to spend your Easter holidays, but for fans of classic sci-fi it is sure to appeal. The technology mingles with the audience reactions to bring the musical version of the War of the Worlds to vivid life in a way which even those who aren’t big fans of the source material will likely appreciate.
Head for FEST Camden
This incredible Camden venue is the perfect place to enjoy all things Easter. It might not be the most conventional of places to celebrate the Easter break, but if you feel like added comedy, burlesque and film screenings to your festivities, then this is certainly somewhere to head for.
While many Easter events are designed for children, FEST Camden is all about the adults – and ensures an eclectic selection of things to see and do during these fantastic few days.
Follow a Cheese Crawl
One of the more unconventional ways to spend your Easter Bank Holiday, a Cheese Crawl is every bit as eccentric as it might sound. These special tours take you on a trip through London, highlighting all the major cheese-centric spots there are.
You’ll visit cheese providers and dairies, as well as taking part in a special quiz and tasting some of the produce for yourself. This event is set to take place throughout the Easter period, with a special Cheese Crawl scheduled for Saturday11th April 2020.
If you’re a big fan of cheese and want to experience something more offbeat during your Easter break, then this could be the perfect event for you while staying at hotels near Liverpool Street Station.
Join The Most Eggsellent Easter Party
Hosted by Bloomsbury Bowling Lanes, this event on Saturday 11th April promised to be an Easter party to remember! The entertainment is entirely dedicated to the 1980s and the 1990s, including fantastic throwback hits from some of the biggest artists of these decades.
You can expect not only opportunities to practice your bowling, but also plenty of chances to indulge in some karaoke or share a few slices of pizza with fellow Easter revellers.
Attend an Easter Boat Party
Departing from Westminster Pier, this boat party also includes a top secret after party, details of which have yet to be unveiled. The Skylines Boat Parties (taking place throughout the Easter Bank Holiday) are sure to be some of the best ways for adults to celebrate, taking place throughout the night while sailing along the Thames.
Expect top DJ sets from across London, as well as lavish drinks menus and a fun party atmosphere. During your stay at the Montcalm Royal London House Spa, this is sure to provide plenty of fantastic entertainment.
Alternatively, the Thames Boat Party by Pukka Up London (Sunday 12th April 2020) will include Ibiza-style entertainment, including dance floors and live music throughout the evening.
Join an Easter Bank Holiday Pub Crawl
Pub crawls are a great British institution, and London has a large number of venues where you can take part. This particular pub crawl gets started at SINK on Paul Street, and will be taking place on both Friday 10th April and Saturday 11th April 2020.
Both of these events look set to be pretty action packed, welcoming both locals and visitors alike as you tour some of the most interesting pubs in the local area. Not only is this a great event for revellers, but it’s also a way to experience London just like someone who lives here – taking in some of the sights through a Londoners eyes.
Head for a church service
While not everyone celebrates the religious side of Easter, this is nonetheless a time of great importance to people of faith. There will be numerous church services taking place during the Easter Bank Holiday, and if you’d like to take part, you need only head for one of London’s many churches.
Everywhere from Westminster Abbey to St Paul’s has special events lined up in time for Easter, and there are also numerous lesser known venues which will give you a chance to experience the faith-based side of London without struggling to find a seat.
For anyone who wants to reconnect with their spiritual side this Easter, this is a great and timely option.