Easter Events in London
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6th April 2023
Time of your life at Throwback Thursday
(🎤90's and 00's classics and 00's dress code)
6pm to 12am
7th April 2023
Easter Drag Brunch, Good Friday
(🍾Bottomless Prosecco - 🍽️ Delicious Food - West end drag hosts)
Good Friday - Good Music - Good Times!
3.30pm to 12am
8th April 2023
Spring Break, Saturday Party - dancing on the rooftops!
(Non-stop 🎤 Live DJ Sets - Glitter artists - Bottomless)
12pm to 12am
Tickets from £5 per person
(free easter shot if you wear bunny ears or an easter outfit!)
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Ah, Easter Events in London!
Enjoy a wealth of exciting events throughout the Easter bank-holiday in London this year!
It's easy to have a fun Easter in London across the Easter bank holiday weekend and the school holidays in 2024. If you ask a Londoner about the atmosphere on bank holidays, they will undoubtedly tell you that it's fantastic.
The city is abuzz with delightful activities, from relaxing drinks in the park to lively day parties and some of the year's most significant and exhilarating club nights.
Londoners know precisely how to make the most of an extra two days off.
Moreover, the weather always seems on their side, as dazzling sunshine often graces the city on these special days.
Like ours at Neverland, many of the city's top attractions put on special Easter celebrations.
Does the UK celebrate Easter?
Easter is an important holiday for lots of people in the UK. Easter has its roots as a traditional pagan celebration and is typically celebrated by Christians.
The Modern Celebration of Easter
In modern times, Easter weekend is still widely celebrated - but now in a completely different manner. Like Christmas, it's taken on a slightly more commercial edge.
Still, some traditional Easter games still are present across the Easter bank holiday.
Are shops open on Easter Sunday in the UK?
Watch out! Easter Sunday is one of just two days (the other is Christmas Day) when larger shops (over 280 square metres) in England and Wales are required by law to close. As a result, everyone tends to celebrate this day at home - it's a time for fun and games and getting together with friends!
What do British People on Easter Sunday?
The Sunday is usually spent with family and a variety of Easter activities, including fun Easter egg hunts and a traditional roast dinner.
History and Significance of Easter Sunday
Easter is a global event traditionally celebrated to commemorate the Resurrection of Jesus Christ.
The story in the Bible states that Jesus was crucified on Friday and rose again on Sunday. As a result, Easter has become synonymous with celebrating life and hope.
When Is Easter Sunday 2024?
Did you know? Easter Sunday always occurs on the first Sunday after the Paschal Full Moon.
The Paschal Full Moon is the first Sunday following the full Moon, on or after the March or Spring Equinox.
So, in 2024 Good Friday is on March 29th, Easter falls on Sunday March 31st and Easter Monday is on April 1st,
Is Good Friday a Holiday in London?
Monday and Good Friday are bank holidays, meaning you have an extended four-day weekend to enjoy Easter in London.
Is Easter a big deal in the UK?
In the UK, it's all about Easter eggs, bunnies and brunches!
Families and friends exchange Easter eggs as presents - this has happened for decades. Now, you can't walk around London during the Easter weekend without seeing special Easter eggs!
Did you know? The first easter chocolate treats date back to the early 19th Century in mainland Europe.
How do people celebrate Easter in London?
The energy in London during bank holidays is unmatched, and the Easter weekend is an especially great time.
Apart from being a religious observance that calls for indulging in chocolate and hot cross buns, it's also a rare double bank holiday, giving you four whole days of freedom from work to bask in the festivities.
So, it's an excellent opportunity to enjoy a fun-filled weekend with friends and family.
The best place to go on Good Friday is the lively Drag Brunch at Neverland in Fulham - the booking link is here, in fact, you'll be treated to an amazing lineup of events at Neverland across the bank holiday weekend.
Are shops open on Good Friday?
They certainly are! Indeed, the best place to start your bank holiday is at the Covent Garden shopping mecca.
Many little boutique shops and cafes here serve bottomless brunches and cocktails.
What's more - it has so much going on, including pop-up shops from the best chocolatiers. So if you want to get some stunning Easter eggs before the weekend begins, this is the perfect place to start.
Additionally, Covent Garden has a pop-up Easter Adventure Shop running until April 16th. It'll be filled with Peter Rabbit merchandise and an Easter activities area. Also running until April 16th is a Peter Rabbit Easter adventure experience that gives a guided tour across the estate. You can enjoy obstacle courses, themed photos and lots of sweet treats.
How to get the most out of Easter weekend in London in 2024 for Adults?
We can't write this without mentioning that the best thing to do over Easter are the events at Neverland in Fulham - book tickets here.
Watch the crucifixion at Trafalgar Square - Every year, Wintershall Players put on a massive re-enactment of Jesus's crucifixion. It's a must-watch on Friday, complete with horses and donkeys!
See the Messiah - Journey to Royal Albert Hall for something of an Easter tradition. Handel's Messiah is in its 150th season this year, cementing its place as an iconic Easter event in London. Tickets are on sale now, so hurry before they sell out.
Cruise the Thames - That's right, you can wave goodbye to chocolate eggs or an Easter trail and say hello to the River Thames. There are many boat parties from Good Friday to Easter Sunday this year. So enjoy cocktails and booze as you journey around Central London.
Spend Sunday at a typical English pub - If London does one thing right, it's pubs! So enjoy a roast dinner with a pint on Easter Sunday at a typical pub!
Book a table at an Easter party - Bars and Restaurants across the city will be putting on fabulous Easter parties with unique cocktails to celebrate the season. So if interested, you can book a place at our extravagant Easter party today!
Burn off those chocolate eggs at the annual London Easter 10k in Regent's Park. Think of it as an Easter egg hunt without the chocolate reward!
Easter Family Fun - Easter Trails and Egg and Spoon Races
Things to do during Easter Holidays in London for families
Take your kids to the Fortnum & Mason Easter workshop - the famous department store has a plethora of Easter activities for children up to 12 years old, including Easter egg and Easter bonnet decorating! In addition, we highly recommend booking their delicious afternoon tea!
Incidentally, there are loads of other Lindt Gold Bunny statues around the city; see if you can find one!
Enjoy the great outdoors and nature trails at Kew Gardens, where many activities are available. With spring in full bloom, it's the best time to go and visit London's best garden.
Head to Hampton Court Palace Gardens, home to the elusive Lindt Gold Bunny Hunt. Try your hand at egg rolling and traverse the grounds until you find the hidden treasure.
Attend the Zoonormous Egg Hunt at London Zoo - London Zoo is home to a beautiful Easter adventure quest for the whole family. First, follow the easter egg trail map around the zoo, locating eggs of all sizes and colours as you see the incredible animals.
Then, follow the easter trail, work out all the clues, and you might find the secret golden egg!
Experience Easter in Wonderland - Head to Whatton House, and you and the kids can experience some unique easter fun.
The Mad Hatter is putting on a tea party with the Easter bunny, and delicious Easter treats. There's even a kids Easter trail full of special eggs to find and take home.
Easter Events London - Is there an Easter Sunday parade in March 2024?
Sadly, there is no official Easter parade during the Easter holidays in London.
However, with so many incredible things to do, you probably wouldn't have time for a parade anyway! So instead, you'll be too busy on great Easter egg hunts in London at Hampton Court Palace or Chelsea Physic Garden.
Or, you'll be deep in a fun family trail as you explore London's surroundings.
Some of you may even be nursing a hangover or two after enjoying multiple Easter events across the long weekend.
So, don't worry; there will still be plenty to do this Easter holiday even without a London parade!
What are popular drinks during Easter?
Unlike Christmas or St Patrick's Day, Easter has no iconic drinks you must try, but Neverland are giving away one of their famous Easter shots if you turn up in an easter costume! 👯♀️
If you're looking for some extra Easter fun away from all of the egg hunts, make it your mission to find all of the drinks below:
Bunny Alexander - A cocktail combining smooth chocolate cream with orange liqueur and Creme de Cacao.
Creme Egg Mojito - Get your chocolate treat with an indulgent mojito with crushed-up creme egg pieces!
Poisoned Hot Chocolate - Take a steamy hot chocolate to the next level with lashings of Baileys stirred in.
What to eat during Easter in London?
Easter may not be known for its drinks, but it's certainly known for its food!
While you're in London on an Easter quest, be sure to spare some time to try these legendary Easter treats:
Hot Cross Buns - You can't go wrong with this delicious traditional Easter treat. Tonnes of bakeries sell them fresh, but Toklas is known for being the best.
Easter Eggs - Whether you go on an Easter hunt or pop into one of the many chocolate shops in the city, you can't leave London without at least one Chocolate egg.
Sunday Roast - A classic Sunday Roast is necessary for every Easter celebration in London. As luck would have it, you're surrounded by traditional pubs serving up old-school roasts everyone will enjoy.
How to dress for Easter in London?
London weather is predictably unpredictable, so cover all bases before you head off.
If you plan on enjoying an Easter trail, pack some comfy clothing - but ensure you have some waterproofs in case of a downpour.
We recommend bringing comfortable footwear as you'll do a lot of walking. Your Easter exploits can take you across London from Trafalgar Square to St Paul's Cathedral.
There aren't any traditional Easter clothing items you need to wear during the celebrations. But if you want to get into the festive attitude, feel free to create and wear your Easter bonnet or Easter Bunny Costume!
Getting around London during the Easter Holidays
Is the tube closed on Easter?
Good Friday and Easter Monday are Bank Holidays, so expect a reduced service across the full Transport For London network.
The Jubilee line will be closed on the 7th of April until 14:00 and from the 8th to 10th of April shut from West Hampstead to Stanmore, including the Friday night and Saturday Night tube.
The Metropolitan Line is closed form the 7th of April to 10th of April from Aldgate to Harrow-on-the-hill.
The Elizabeth Line closed from 7th April to 10th April from Paddington to Abbey Wood
All other tube stations should remain open, and buses will run. Just be sure to double-check before beginning your journey, plan well ahead with this journey planner, and cycle or walk where possible.
The good news is that all the attractions mentioned are open across the Easter weekend, including both Bank Holidays. Most will also run through the entirety of the school holidays.
Unique Easter Events in London
London has plenty of unique events if you're looking for something different this Easter. One of the most unusual events is the Good Friday Walk of Witness.
This event involves a procession through the streets of London, with participants carrying a wooden cross. The procession ends at St. Paul's Cathedral, where a service is held.
Another unique Easter event is the Easter Beer Festival at The Old Truman Brewery. This event features a range of craft beers from around the world, live music and food stalls. It's an excellent opportunity to try something new and enjoy Easter-themed drinks.
The Easter Sunrise Service at Primrose Hill is a must-see for those who want to embrace the Easter spirit more spiritually. The view from the top of the hill is stunning, and it's a great way to start your Sunday.
Easter Chocolate Making Events
Easter Chocolate Masterclass at Rococo Chocolates is a must-do activity. This masterclass teaches you the art of chocolate making, from tempering to decorating. You'll leave with your own handmade chocolates and a new appreciation for this delicious treat.
Easter is all about celebrating life and new opportunities. London is the perfect place to go in April 2024 to celebrate a magical Easter experience.
You have countless activities to choose from. Take in the bottomless brunches, try new Easter cocktails or enjoy music at the Royal Albert Hall.
Book your Easter celebrations at Neverland today if you're looking for a fun time over this long weekend. General entry is only £5 pp - or you can book a table for you and your friends. Come dressed up in an Easter costume (even bunny ears) and you'll get a free easter shot!