The Easter weekend is fast approaching and March madness is in full swing! Here's our top 10 picks for the best booze, food and fun London has to offer...
The Easter bunny has a bloody big job this year, and is hiding eggs in D&D restaurants all over London. Put your sleuthing skills to the test by following clues on our social media accounts, leading to grown-up prizes like booze, bottomless brunches, dinners and more. Stay tuned for more info – this is set to be the mother of all Easter egg hunts!
Obviously Easter is all about making yourself sick eating chocolate eggs, so get serious and head over to the Duke of York Square Chocolate Market. Overseen by the statue of Sir Hans Sloane (inventor of chocolate, duh), stock up on hand-crafted eggs, truffles and macaroons from the likes of Amelia Rope and Diana David. Instagram gold.
Round up the family and head down to Butlers Wharf for a proper old-school egg and spoon race. Sit back and watch the kids, or join in for extra lolz. Just make sure you have a well-deserved pint and Sunday roast at Butlers Wharf Chop House afterwards!
Could this be the best night out ever? Five straight hours of unadulterated Bey tunes for less than a tenner. The Yoncé Experience, self-described as ‘the world’s first and greatest all Queen Bey Party’ is taking place on Thursday 24th at the Piccadilly Institute. Expect all the favourites – it’s going to be one seriously jumpin’ jumpin’ dance party.
Keep the kids entertained over the break with Easter egg-painting classes at Bluebird. Everything will be provided including eggs, paint and decoration, and the ticket price even includes a cookie and a drink. Double parenting points for getting them to do something artsy whilst you have a cocktail in the bar.
Between the chocolate eggs and binge drinking, get a dose of culture in with the Easter Weekend Small Films Marathon at the V&A Museum of Childhood. Back-to-back screenings of all your childhood favourites like Bagpuss, Noggin the Nog and Ivor the Engine will have you feeling mighty old. For extra nostalgia, check out the accompanying exhibition with original puppets, sets and filming equipment.
Treat yourself to a Michelin-starred meal at Launceston Place over the long weekend. Far too classy for tacky Easter eggs, Chef Patron Raphael Francois is instead offering guests a complimentary mug of posh hot chocolate on arrival. Rolling with the seasonal theme, there’s also a fab Easter special on the menu: hen’s egg, bacon, hay baked celeriac, hazelnut, lardo and yeast.
Sustainability is super -trendy these days, and vintage clothing business Make Do and Mend damn well knows it. Returning to Pop Brixton, the Easter market is set to be even bigger and better, with makers and traders selling everything from vintage fashion and jewellery to handmade homewares, gifts and prints. Have a pre-drink at one of the onsite bars and get rummaging!
Everyone knows a long weekend is the perfect excused to get proper boozed without risking the inevitable Monday morning hangover at work. Quaglino’s is putting on a show (as usual) with a stellar Easter cocktail list – get a few Chocolate Bunnies and Hopping Rabbits down you and go hit the dance floor!
Put the excess chocolate calories to good use at the London Easter 10k, now firmly established in the Capital’s Easter race programme. Held in the beautiful Regent’s Park, there will be (more) Easter eggs and a medal waiting for you at the finish line. Don’t worry – for those of us struggling to keep up with the 2016 fitness resolutions, there’s a far less daunting 2k fun run option.