It’s probably fair to say that this is an Easter like no other. The sun is out, the birds are tweeting (about how annoying it is to stay two metres apart from each other in a tiny nest). The first bank holiday of the year usually means four days of parties, long brunches, vast lunches and lazy lost park afternoon. 2020 is a bit different. But that doesn’t mean there’s no fun. Ho, no. There’s a ton of great things to do not just on your doorstep, but in your front room, from landmark theatre to yer actual art. And just cos you can’t go and spend Easter Sunday behind a mountain of pascal lamb in a pub, doesn’t mean having to stint yourself, either. There are some truly great restaurants doing local deliveries.
Whatever you do, feel free to let your (virtual) hair down from Good Friday (April 10) to Easter Monday (April 13) on this four-day extravaganza – check out our top picks for London’s Easter weekend below.
Plan a cracking Easter weekend in London
Hunt down London’s best eggs
A chocolatier’s DIY Creme Egg recipe
There’s no doubt that Easter weekend is going to be a bit of a weird one this year. But seeing as you’ve probably got some spare time on your hands, how about making your own Creme Egg? Sure, you could brave the supermarket and just buy some, but let’s face it, people are probably stockpiling them at this point. Thankfully, London chocolatier Paul A Young has put together a step-by-step guide on how to make Creme Eggs – or as he’s calling them, ‘fondant eggs’. Admittedly, you will need an egg mould, but who hasn’t got one of those lying around? As well as that, you’ll need chocolate, fondant icing (that’s for the gooey stuff in the middle) and ideally some kind of yellow food colouring. Here’s a full list of what’s required: 500g shop-bought fondant100mls water10g caster sugarEgg yellow gel or paste edible food colouring1kg dark chocolate And if it all goes wrong, just call them ‘deconstructed’ and eat them with a spoon. Watch the video below to see how to make them: Got a sweet tooth? You can now get Dominque Ansel’s cronuts delivered for a lockdown sugar hit. We asked top London bakers on the one thing you can do to spice up your banana bread at home.
Things to do with kids over Easter
What to stream to keep the kids entertained
If you’re indoors with your kids, streaming movies can be a delicate business. Skew too young and you risk boredom or, worse, replacing critical information in your brain with all the names of ‘Paw Patrol’. Skew too old and you traumatise your children. The sheer volume of possibilities can feel overwhelming, so we’ve curated a selection of movies that hit that rare sweet spot of entertaining little ’uns and parents alike.