Guide type: Area Guide
12th April 2017
Check out the must-see events and top spots to head to in London this April.
Home to the largest living plant collection in the world, where better to head to than Kew Gardens to see the new season spring to life? From guided tours to child-tailored adventures, these treasured botanical gardens are definitely worth paying a visit to this Bank Holiday weekend.
London’s flagship Selfridges on Oxford Street is offering more than high-end retail therapy this Easter; enjoy an egg hunt and egg decorating with the kids for a day of fun-filled action and, of course, chocolate consumption.
Whilst many head to Primrose Hill for the sensational city views, others head there for the Primrose Bakery. Once you’ve finished your stroll, head here for a crème egg cupcake or a slice of their mini egg piñata cake for a sweet treat the tongue won’t forget.
You don’t have to be religious to appreciate the awe-inspiring story of the Passion of Jesus – after all, it’s what Easter is all about! Head to Trafalgar Square to see a moving performance by more than 100 actors to an expected audience of more than 20,000 on Good Friday – what’s more, it’s completely free of charge.
This is the best time of year to enjoy an afternoon tea! Take to the May Fair Hotel for their signature Charbonnel et Walker Afternoon Tea with someone special for a glass of fizz accompanied by chocolate and orange cake, an assortment of artisan truffles and chocolate scones. If you’re taking the kids, why not try the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory-themed afternoon tea at One Aldwych to taste their prized blueberry brioche and homemade candyfloss?
Nothing will send shivers down your spine like the echoing chorus of an age-old English hymn sung by the choir of Westminster Abbey. There are services on throughout the Easter period, so head to the Abbey for a quiet hour of prayer or even just to marvel at this landmark’s sheer magnificence. Make sure to check out Poet’s Corner where some of Britain’s most famous writers are commemorated including Geoffrey Chaucer and Charles Dickens.
A day out in London is not complete without visiting one of its many palaces. Take a trip to the former home of King Henry VIII, Hampton Court Palace, for their Lindt Gold Bunny Hunt, plus a variety of other Easter-inspired events to entertain the kids. Don’t forget to check out the Magic Garden’s mesmerizing maze!