16 egg-free ways to make the most of the Easter weekend in London

How do you spend Easter as an adult? Head to these cracking events over the bank holiday, all without a Creme Egg or Easter bunny in sight
Shesus & The Sistas - Hackney Showroom
Giles Smith
By Things To Do Editors |

Listen, we love Easter, we get it – there are hot cross buns in the shops, Creme Egg ads are finally back on the telly and you can legitimately walk around with an Augustus Gloop chocolate beard. But let’s face it, although it is a religious holiday and an excuse to spend time with your family, Easter’s really one for the kids. Since we’re blessed with a four-day bank holiday weekend, it would be a crime to let all that sweet free time go to waste. So how do you spend Easter as an adult? Here are 16 ideas to get you started.

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Alternative events over the Easter weekend

Neon Naked Creative Life Drawing Class
Things to do, Classes and workshops

Don’t paint eggshells

Do experiment with art at a Neon Naked Creative Life Drawing Class

It might look like a full moon party, but this afternoon of sketching at The Duke of Wellington in Dalston is an experiment in light, colour and texture. Instead of being static figures, the models become ‘living sculptures’ covered in reactive body paints and under UV lights. Get some artful club vibes without leaving your seat.

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Don't have a slice of simnel cake

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Do chow down on homemade churros at Pitch Stratford

Get ready Londoners: the Pitch is back. The E15 haunt is opening early this year for an Easter weekend blow-out. Grab some Venezuelan food from Guasacaca and a load of churros and crepes from The Pitch Sweet Shack and take a seat on the ‘Miami Vice’ pastel rooftop.

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Paul Winch-Furness - Photographer
Things to do, Sport events

Don't put all your eggs in one basket

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Do try and get a hole in one at Swingers West End

Earlier this month, crazy golf giants Swingers launched its biggest site yet in the former BHS flagship store on Oxford Street. An ode to the English Riviera, the Swingers West End course includes a helter-skelter and big wheel, with beach huts and bandstands. Think of your best childhood seaside holiday, then add booze. It's Easter, let's ‘par tee’ already. 

Arcelor Mittal Orbit Slide in action
© Jack Latimer
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Don’t waste time online sliding into your ex’s DMs

Do slide down the ArcelorMittal Orbit

Want some real downtime? Try whizzing through the twists and turns of the world’s longest and tallest tunnel slide in just 40 seconds. The ArcelorMittal Orbit will be open over the entire Easter weekend.

© Jack Latimer

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Easter in London

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