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12 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 |
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W love Easter as much as anyone – there are loads of hot cross buns in the shops, Creme Eggs are finally back and you can legitimately walk around with an Augustus Gloop chocolate beard. But, c'mon, 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 - plus, all that chocolate can make you feel a little sick after a while.

Since we’re blessed with a four-day bank holiday weekend, you can enjoy plenty of Easter revelry and still have time to spare - and it would be a crime to let all that sweet free time go to waste. So, how do you spend Easter as an adult? Don't worry, we've got you covered.

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Alternative events over the Easter weekend

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Things to do, Food and drink events

Don't sing about haystacks and bunny ears

icon-location-pin Brewery Market, Twickenham
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Do drink super-hazy micro beers at Twickenham's first ever micro beer festival

Haze 4 Days is dedicated to what hopheads call the 'haze craze'. Breweries featured include Northern Monk, Verdant, Vibrant Forest and Whiplash, with more to be announced. Expect juice bombs, NEIPAs, DIPAs, TIPAs, sours - any beer, really, as long as it's uber hazy.

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A Simple Space, 2019
Theatre, Circuses

Don't go on the hunt for hidden eggs

icon-location-pin Underbelly Festival, South Bank
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Do discover the hidden capabilities of the human body in this mind-bending acrobatic show

Gravity & Other Myths return to the Underbelly with its contemporary circus show, ‘A Simple Space’, in which seven performers push themselves to the physical limit in a show that is raw, frantic and delicate. Live percussion accompanies the show, giving the whole experience a frantic edge.   

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Nightlife, Pop-ups and food events

Don't just have a roast dinner

icon-location-pin Camden Town

Do opt for pasta and meatballs instead at Camden Market's Italian Alley

Say 'buona pasqua' to this new dining concept within Camden Market, which brings the al fresco atmosphere of a Neapolitan piazza to five restored railway arches in North London. Food ranges from charcoal barbecued sardines con pane cunzato to an arch where the menu is entirely dedicated to ‘polpetta’ (meatballs). Buon appetito!

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Things to do, pop-ups

Don't wrap yourself up in a rabbit onesie

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Do free the nipple at the Tits London charity pop-up shop

The breast store in London returns for one week only, championing female designers via a compact shop in Hackney stocking T-shirts, mugs, prints, cards and cushions. With 10 percent of proceeds going to the CoppaFeel! breast cancer awareness charity, you can feel good about splashing your cash. 

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Things to do, Food and drink events

Don't put all your eggs in one basket

icon-location-pin Southbank Centre Food Market, South Bank
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Do put all your cash into delicious dishes at KERB's surprisingly cheap street food weekender

25 traders will battle it out in front of a daily panel of industry judges at KERB's Southbank Centre market, alongside free workshops and panel talks for London’s budding food entrepreneurs. There'll be a smorgasboard of £5.00 dishes to feast on from a curated line-up, with vegan Thai dishes served up by Greedy Khao and adventurous Aztec cuisine from Mexikings.

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Things to do, Festivals

Don't tuck into yet another chocolate egg

icon-location-pin The Adam & Eve, Fitzrovia
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Do gorge on sensational savouries at Homerton International Festival of Beer & Bar Snacks

Show a biblical appreciation for the humble bar snack at this four-day festival hosted by The Adam & Eve bar in Homerton. Expect more than pork scratchings on a trestle table: go for bites by White Men Can't Jerk, stay to get salty at the DJ-led afterparties, which are bound to go on late.

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Easter in London

Whether you plan to hunt eggs, party all weekend or stuff your face with chocs, get cracking with your Easter plans now.

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