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Hop into spring with your best Easter weekend ever

Haven’t planned ahead for the long weekend? No worries. Easter means four whole days of off-peak fares – so take advantage of the savings by checking out some of these awesome events

Time Out in association with Transport for London

In London, Easter means egg hunts, time with family and friends, and off-peak fares all day from Good Friday to Easter Monday. That’s right: for all four days of the long weekend, getting around is even more affordable, starting at just £1.50 for a single adult pay as you go fare. We’ve teamed up with Transport for London to bring you some fantastic events to jump into across the holiday, from drag extravaganzas to peaceful nature encounters. Remember to visit TfL Journey Planner before you travel. Most of the network will be open as usual over the Easter weekend, but there will be several planned closures.

Remember to check TfL Journey Planner before you travel and always touch in and out with the same card or device to pay the right fare. 



Feel the love at Dark Sacred Nights

Union Chapel is hosting an evening of music, poetry and dance, all exploring themes of conservation and creation. Don’t miss the Shalom Chorale, who were the 2018 BBC Gospel Choir of the Year. Free, donations accepted.

Getting there Overground or Victoria line to Highbury & Islington.

Local bus routes 4, 19, 30, 43, 153, 263, 271, 393.

Live for lip-synching? Head to Underbelly Festival at Southbank to party with a posse of fab drag queens, including Herr, Taylor Trash, Cara Melle and more. £14.

Getting there Bakerloo, Jubilee, Northern or Waterloo & City line to Waterloo.

Local bus routes 1, 4, 26, 59, 68, 76, 77, 139, 168, 171, 172, 176, 188, 211, 243, 341, 381, 507, 521, RV1, X68.


Who says that craft activities, arts markets and animal petting are only for children? Make your way to this wonderfully oddball museum and gardens for a weekend fair. While you’re there, visit the ‘Brick Wonders’ Lego exhibition. Free.

Getting there Overground to Forest Hill.

Local bus routes 176, 185, 197, 356, P4.



If your idea of a leisurely Sunday involves rummaging through vintage clothes and hunting for antiques, then hunt for treasure at this flea market near London Bridge. Free entry.

Getting there Jubilee or Northern line to London Bridge.

Local bus routes 17, 21, 35, 40, 43, 47, 48, 133, 141, 149, 343, 381, 521, RV1.

Downward dog meets Georgian splendour at this west London country estate. After a refreshing morning session in the beautiful Robert Adam Entrance Hall, why not hire a bike and wind your way through the expansive gardens? Yoga class £7, House and gardens £12, bicycle hire £3.

Getting there Piccadilly line to Osterley.

Local bus routes H28, H91.


Tate Modern is opening up a games room over Easter but it’s not what you might expect. An artist collective has created an immersive experience, where participants will play games which spark discussion and raise awareness around topics such as asylum-seekers and DNA manipulation . Free.

Getting there District line to Blackfriars.

Local bus routes 45, 63, 344, 381, RV1.

For a calming end to your long weekend, flock to this urban oasis and take a long walk by the lakes, ponds and gardens, among spring flowers and colourful birdlife. £11.70.

Getting there Circle or Hammersmith & City or Piccadilly to Hammersmith, then 33 bus.

Local bus routes 33, 72, 209, 485.

Your guide to the wonderful world of off-peak

Get there for less!
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Get there for less!

TfL’s off-peak fares mean that your Easter adventures are extra-affordable. Off-peak fares apply on all Tube, DLR, London Overground and TfL Rail services across London. You can tap into the wonderful world of off-peak all day at weekends and on public holidays (including Good Friday and Easter Monday). They also apply every weekday before 6.30am, between 9.30am and 3.59pm, and after 7pm.  Always touch in and out with the same card or device to pay the right fare (touch in only on bus and tram). To check your fare, visit TfL's single fare finder.

Travel in Zones 2-6 for £1.50
Fare shown is for an adult off-peak pay as you go journey not going via Zone 1 on Tube, DLR and most London Overground services.

Travel into Zone 1 from £2.40
Fare shown is for an adult off-peak pay as you go journey from Zone 2 into Zone 1.

Travel by bus and tram for £1.50
TfL’s Hopper fare lets you take unlimited pay as you go bus and tram journeys within one hour of first touching in.

Remember to check TfL Journey Planner before you travel.

Want more spring adventures?
© Transport for London

Want more spring adventures?

Want more spring adventures? The Cultural TfL Map is your key to uncovering London’s most eye-opening experiences. You’ll find more than 700 museums, galleries, street art works and more on this interactive map. Explore now at


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