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Things to do on Easter weekend 2018 in London


Easter weekend 2018 events in London

  • Watch a spectacular free performance of The Passion of Jesus, featuring 100 performers, in Trafalgar Square on Good Friday. 30 Mar
  • Join an Easter weekend service at one of London’s churches or cathedrals, including Westminster Abbey, St Paul's Cathedral, St Martin -in- the Fields and Southwark Cathedral. 30 Mar-1 Apr
  • Get a taste of Stuttgart-style hospitality during Alexandra Palace’s Springfest, with German beer, food and oompah bands. 30 Mar
  • Look for seasonal goodies at the Horniman Museum and Gardens’ Easter Fair, plus enjoy song and puppetry with family show The Ugly Duckling. 31 Mar-1 Apr

London Easter egg hunts and trails

  • Hunt down Lindt chocolate bunnies and learn some chocolate-themed history about the palace’s past at Hampton Court Palace. 26 Mar-15 Apr
  • Search St Katherine Docks for some very special eggs to celebrate the famous area's 190th anniversary on Easter weekend. 29-31 Mar and 2 Apr
  • Venture on the Superpowers Trail to learn fascinating facts about animals with special skills at ZSL London Zoo30 Mar-15 Apr
  • Follow the Peter Rabbit trail among spring daffodils and crocuses at Kew Gardens, stopping off for lots of fun activities along the way. 30 Mar-15 Apr
  • Scour the WWT London Wetland Centre nature reserve for gigantic ducks on Dusty's Giant Easter Duck Hunt. 30 Mar-15 Apr

London Easter Sunday lunch

  • Enjoy one of London's best Sunday roast at Easter.
  • Sit down to a delicious Easter Sunday lunch with a side of live jazz music at Scoff & Banter Kensington. 1 Apr
  • Book a table in a top traditional pub for Easter Sunday lunch in London.
  • Drop by a riverside pub after an Easter Sunday walk along the river.

Easter opening hours and transport in London

Good Friday and Easter Monday are both public holidays. Most attractions are open over the Easter bank holiday, but check with individual venues in advance; particularly to find what is open on Easter Sunday in London. Shops are closed on Easter Sunday, except small shops which may open for a few hours. Public transport services, including the London Underground, may be reduced between Good Friday and Easter Monday, so plan your journey in advance on the TfL website.