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Top ten Easter activities in London

You don't need to hide inside all weekend long – here's our top ten things to do over the Easter break in London
Andy Parsons
By Time Out London Things To Do |
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While the normal Easter tendency might be to sit on your sofa and gorge yourself on chocolate eggs, you can do better this year - after all, it's going to be super hot, and London is going to be full of super fun things to do.

The Easter weekend also marks the first bank holiday of 2019 – where we're treated to not one, but two whole days off work (Friday April 19 – Monday April 22 2019). By the time Easter Sunday (April 21 2019) rolls around, you'll have had plenty of time to relax - so check out the below list if you're looking for a way to get out and enjoy the sun this weekend.

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Cracking Easter activities in London

Things to do, Quirky events

Easter Retro Gaming Bottomless Brunch

icon-location-pin Aquum, Clapham
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Get your Sonic, Street Fighter and Mortal Kombat on at this retro gaming bottomless bunch before stepping up to the mic for some 80s and 90s karaoke classics. Be warned though – prosecco and Spice Girls isn't always a great mix.

Theatre, Drama

The Passion of Jesus

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Wintershall Players return with their huge open-air re-enactment of 'The Passion of Jesus' on Good Friday, featuring volunteers from in and around London (as well as real-life horses, donkeys and doves). Get down early to get a good spot, or catch all of the action on one of the big screens.

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Things to do, Quirky events

Easter at Hen Corner

icon-location-pin Hen Corner, Brentford
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Although aimed at those with little ones, the Easter activities at Brentford's Hen Corner look eggcellent even if you don't have children. As well as hunting for eggs (real and chocolate) in the garden, you'll get to make your own hot cross buns and – most importantly – hug a hen. Sounds clucking ace!  

Things to do, Markets and fairs

Horniman Easter Fair

icon-location-pin Horniman Museum, Forest Hill
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Dreading spending quality time with your fam this Easter? Just bring your nearest and dearest to the Horniman for an Easter trail, family-friendly theatre and creative workshops or just sit back and relax while someone paints bunny whiskers on your face.

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Things to do, Quirky events

Easter Egg Hunt and Decorating

icon-location-pin Walthamstow Wetlands, Tottenham Hale
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Got a young artist on your hands? Head to Walthamstow Wetlands for egg-based action this Easter. Swing by the Turbine Room and let the kids get colourful and creative decorating oval-shaped objects, before heading out to the wetlands for a good old fashion egg hunt. They'll have to find all 10 eggs to score a chocolatey prize, which they'll then have to share with you too, obvs.  

Cadbury egg hunt
Zane Colquhoun
Things to do

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunts

icon-location-pin Various, London
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Make sure you’re cracking open a Cadbury egg in the lush grounds of a National Trust property this Easter by signing up for the big Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt. Just enter your postcode to find your nearest National Trust property and whiz over there to crack the clues (before your neighbour gets there first.) 

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Things to do, Classes and workshops

Easter Egg Box Decorating Party

icon-location-pin We Built This City, Soho
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Kid-friendly fun which which adults will enjoy too, as you're allowed to let your creative juices flow on your very own zany, out-there Easter egg box. Yes, they give you a chocolate egg to put in the box at the end. Please stop asking.

Shesus & The Sistas - Hackney Showroom
Giles Smith
Things to do, Quirky events

Shesus and the Sistas

icon-location-pin Bethnal Green Working Men's Club, Bethnal Green
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Make sure your bank holiday gets off to a gender binary smashing start at this Easter-antic packed, Miss-iah reincarnation, where Jesus is a drag king, the nuns are twins and together they’re here to heal the world of the patriarchy. This year, because it's all about rebirth, clothing is optional for the audience. To save raising eyebrows on the bus, it's best to wait until you get to the venue before stripping down to your birthday suit.  

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Liam McNamara
Things to do, Exhibitions

Easter at The London Dungeon

icon-location-pin The London Dungeon, South Bank
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'HIDE AND SEEK SHELTER FROM SWEENEY TODD’S BLADE,' say the typically dramatic folk at The London Dungeon, who aren't going to let pleasant holiday traditions get in the way of their good old-fashioned murder and bloodshed. Head down to take part in Todd's twisted game of hide and seek, and expect to laugh and scream in equal measure.

Restaurants, Chinese

Easter Bunny Buns at Bun House

icon-location-pin Bun House, Chinatown
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The fluffy steamed bun gods, Bun House, will be opening their new Chinatown restaurant on Lisle Street soon and to mark the occasion they'll be serving up a special seasonal Easter Bunny bun. Complete with ears and fluffy tail, these cute buns will be filled with orange-spiked dark chocolate and are only £2.80. They'll only be around for two weeks from Tuesday April 16. What are you waiting for? Hop to it! 

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