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Easter in London

Chocolate, parties and a double bank holiday – here's how to maximise the 2018 Easter weekend in London

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The Easter weekend is a cracking time to be in London. Not only is there finally an excuse to gorge on chocolate with free abandon, there's also loads of Easter parties, spring fairs and the first bank holiday of the year, which means not just one, but two, whole days off work. Cracking. Easter Sunday lands on April 1 2018, but there's a basket-load of great stuff happening on Good Friday and all over the weekend in London (Friday March 30 – Monday April 2 2018). So whether you want to hunt down eggs, hit one of the bank holiday parties or just stuff down as much chocolate as you can, we've got all the bases covered – in sugar-coated, chocolate-smothered shells. 

Plan a cracking Easter weekend in London

Top ten Easter events over the weekend
Things to do

Top ten Easter events over the weekend

Here's what to hit this Easter, apart from all the chocolate

The best Easter parties in London
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The best Easter parties in London

Crack out your dance moves and party away this Easter

Hunt down London's best eggs

How do you like your eggs?
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How do you like your eggs?

Forget chocolate: let's talking poaching

Global egg dishes in London
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Global egg dishes in London

London is full of great takes on the humble egg

London's best chocolate shops
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London's best chocolate shops

Indulge in a top-notch Easter egg this year

The best brunches in London
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The best brunches in London

Branch out for these banging brunches 

Things to do with kids over Easter

Kids theatre shows this Easter
Theatre

Kids theatre shows this Easter

Brighten up the school holidays with a trip to the theatre 

Easter school holiday activities for kids
Kids

Easter school holiday activities for kids

They won't need chocolate with all these great things to do

Go for a fancy Easter Sunday lunch

London's best Sunday lunches
Restaurants

London's best Sunday lunches

Beef, chicken, pork or nut roast? And what about pies or dim sum? So much choice...

100 best restaurants in London
Restaurants

100 best restaurants in London

Treat yourself this Easter and hunt out London's very best food

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You can now get a cheese Easter egg
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You can now get a cheese Easter egg

Bonkers for brie? Crushing over caerphilly and flipping out over feta? Cheese-lovers, rejoice! You can finally get your mitts on the perfect Easter treat to satisfy your dairy desires. This year, forget the bog-standard chocolate egg. Anyone who gets weak in the knees over cheese can now spend the long weekend munching their way through the Cheester Egg – the alt-Easter treat made entirely from artisan cheese. It’s the creation of food blogger Annem Hobson from ‘So Wrong It’s Nom’ who was responsible for bringing us the Cheese Advent Calendar last Christmas.   For £15 you can get your hands on a 260g egg of solid, handmade cheese – and it’s not just any old lump of cheddar. Cheester has collaborated with the excellent independent artisan company Wildes Cheese and uses a unique recipe by head cheesemaker Philip Wilton based on the popular Napier, which was awarded the accolade of London's favourite cheese in the 2015 Urban Food Awards – so they know what they're doing when it comes to the pongy stuff. According to Annem, the egg is a ‘semi-hard cheese with a slight crumbly, yet creamy texture and a deliciously sharp flavour’. Bring on the bank holiday cheese coma.  The Cheester Egg costs £14.95. ‘Nest Hampers’ cost £29.95 and include Peter’s Yard Sourdough Crispbread and London produced quince membrillo. Cheeses are made from high quality unhomogenised cows’ milk and vegetarian rennet. Buy The Cheester Egg online here, or at Broadway Market, Alexandra Palace Market and My

Eight things you mustn't do over Easter
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Eight things you mustn't do over Easter

To chocolate or not to chocolate: that is the question this weekend. Or is it? What's the alternative? Hard boiled eggs and possible ink poisoning from drawing on them? It's four days of sugary dilemmas but luckily we're on hand to give you a few words of wisdom. Here are eight things you must NEVER do on Easter weekend: Self portrait - Lady and the champ via photopin (license)" data-width-class="" /> photo credit: Self portrait - Lady and the champ via photopin (license)   1. Eat all your chocolate at once   Ah, the chocolate binge. It's like opening all your presents on Christmas Eve – disappointing and messy. Eat all your chocolate at once and you will reach too high a sugar rush for a mere bank holiday to handle. You don't want to chat excitedly to strangers in the street or anything – you know how we Londoners hate forced communication. No, spread your chocolate throughout the day like meals supplemented with some fruit or vegetables for a balanced diet, obvs. Does chocolate count as protein when it's egg shaped?   IMG_6537 via photopin (license)" data-width-class="" /> photo credit: IMG_6537 via photopin (license) 2. Forget it's a bank holiday   It's the first bank holiday of the year – hurrah! Go really wild: not like Michaela Strachan, but just like, enjoy yourself. Check out some of London's hottest Easter weekend parties because you have four days of freedom and post-night-out recovery. Job? What job? Deviled Peeps? via photopin (license)" data-

We want Derby's Creme scotch eggs
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We want Derby's Creme scotch eggs

Despite the recent uproar caused by Cadbury replacing the Dairy Milk in its Creme Eggs with regular chocolate (seriously, this isn't funny: are they insane?), the run-up to Easter just wouldn't be the same without the fondant-filled treats. But a café in Derby has taken things to not just the next level but maybe even a few levels above that, by creating what's surely the best new food trend of 2016: the Creme Scotch Egg.  Thankfully, no actual sausage goes into this concoction, dreamed up by Phil Joy, head chef at The Park Bikeworks, a café in the city. Instead, the delicacy is made by smothering an entire Creme Egg in brownie mix before rolling it in chocolate flakes. So what if each comes in at a diabetes-inducing 1,000 calories? Diabetes is a problem for future-you, right-now-you deserves a little heart-stopping treat. We also want a cake maze like LA and Paris's cheese delivery service

Fancy a Creme Egg pizza?
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Fancy a Creme Egg pizza?

It happens every year. Easter rolls around and you have to face that age-old dilemma. ‘How can I eat my leviathan Easter egg haul and a giant pizza,’ you wonder, ‘at the same time?’ Well, worry not! Hangover heroes Deliveroo and south London types Crust Bros have come good with the Fior-egg-tina: a ‘take’ (that’s putting it lightly) on the classic Fiorentina pizza. The kicker? They’ve replaced the standard tomato/cheese/spinach/egg toppings with macerated strawberries (obviously), mascarpone, mint and a few melty Cadbury’s Creme Eggs (the optional scattering of Mini Eggs is a no-brainer). Maniacal? Oh yes. Delicious? Quite probably. And they say religion is dead.In any case, the Fior-egg-tina will be available to order from April 7-14 via Deliveroo (but, sadly, only across south London). Is the Creme Egg pizza a main? A pud? God knows. Either way, check out our list of other amazeballs desserts.

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jasom p
jasom p

Easter sale starting from today only at Slimfit Jackets .com use EASTER coupon code and get 20% off on all purchase.This offer limited time so don't west your time.

Amelia B
Amelia B

Theres also this great free exhibition on at Sadlers Gallery in Orleans Park, Twickenham where kids can make their own Origami Swan and there's this really fun workshop where you can sing musicals and dance, great for kids; http://www.artsrichmond.org.uk 

Heather W
Heather W

*Stables Gallery at Orleans House Gallery, Twickenham, TW1 3DJ

Eva T
Eva T

THE CHURCH - 5TH APRIL 2015, 12PM – 6PM

To fulfil those all-important ‘CHURCH’ duties you are required to attend our “holy” service this Easter Sunday at The Church’s place of worship, Electric Brixton.

This service will be led by our favourite Aussie Bogan’s (the masterminds behind Bogan Bingo) who will be reciting passages from their very own Bogan Bible and enticing sinful shenanigans throughout the day – be prepared for some very ungodly language!! The risqué entertainment and stage games is sure to have you running to the confessional box.. “Forgive me father for I have sinned”. Live music from 4pm – 6pm.

Samuel J
Samuel J

@Eva T If I'm going to be honest with you that's a little irreverent... I mean surely you wouldn't appreciate it if someone casually mocked your serious beliefs? Just be considerate that's all I'm saying...

Anne H
Anne H

Easter weekend is coming!! all are set to celebrate it at their best by going with friends to events, have some great food. For foodie people Cinnamon Soho offers a great deal on Easter festival i.e. they serve special dishes as Nargis Kofta curry – Spiced lamb mince stuffed with eggs & Papdi chaat, seared potato cake priced at only £24 per person for four courses. So, Enjoy with delicious food!

carolina smilas
carolina smilas

Easter Weekend has just got longer! With Dusty Fingers Vintage Night Market running Easter Tuesday April 2nd- packed full of London's best vintage and retro traders, and music to fill you with nostalgia for the good old days, this new monthly mid week market is sure to set the trend- The Round Chapel E5 0PU 2.30-9.30 entry £1..this month also sees NEW Swish Shop Pop Up- swap shop eggstravaganza!

Tristan
Tristan

The South Lambeth Easter Market is going to be great this Saturday at the Cavendish Arms... Free Bouncy Castle for the Kids! Free Family Shows from 10am - 1pm. Plus Free Kids Entertainer! Plus lots of Foods, Fashions, Flowers and Easter Gifts on Sale!