Where to celebrate Easter Weekend 2023 in London


The long Easter weekend is just around the corner and, rain or shine, it’s time to get out and enjoy everything the capital has to offer. And, with four blissful days free from the office, emails and the stresses of work life, you’ve plenty of time to fill. Of course, you could grab your favourite picnic basket and head out on one of London’s best park walks – but didn’t you do enough of that during lockdown? With IRL events back in full force, London is bursting with options for a memorable weekend, from child-friendly Easter egg hunts to cocktail masterclasses strictly for grown-ups. Here’s our guide to the best things to do in London for Easter 2023.

Easter afternoon tea at The Corinthia

corinthia afternoon tea

Easter is all about indulgence and there are few meals more decadent than afternoon tea. This Easter Weekend, Westminster’s Corinthia hotel will be offering a special edition of its classic afternoon tea served in the elegant surrounds of the Crystal Moon Lounge. Devised by executive chef André Garrett, the menu kicks off with a range of traditional finger sandwiches – including Coronation chicken, egg mayonnaise with truffle, and pickled cucumber with goat’s curd – before moving on to scones with jam and clotted cream and a range of special patisserie inspired by the season. Indulge in yuzu and mango religieuse, milk chocolate and salted caramel mousee, lemon drizzle cake and pecan brownie, all washed down with a selection of fine bespoke teas and champagnes.

7-10 April 2023, from £85 per person, corinthia.com

Easter Escape at The Landmark London

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Elegant Marylebone hotel The Landmark London has created a special Easter package for families looking for a memorable staycation in the capital. Available for stays from 20 March to 16 April 2023, check in to your lavish room or suite and find a bottle of champagne, cuddly Easter bunny and seasonal chocolate treats waiting for you on arrival. After exploring the capital and getting a restful night’s sleep, everyone will also enjoy a sumptuous breakfast in the Winter Garden.

20 March – 16 April, from £480 per night, landmarklondon.co.uk

Easter baking at Sauce by The Langham

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Sauce by The Langham, the five-star hotel’s highly-regarded cooking school, is inviting aspiring chefs-in-the-making to learn the art of fine patisserie at its Easter baking masterclass. Designed for little ones aged 4-10, children and their parents will learn to make perfect carrot cakes, iced financiers and chocolate chick nests at this one-off event, and will even be gifted a personalised apron and tote bag so they can practice their new skills at home.

8 April, £90 per child, saucebylangham.com

Caia’s Bank Holiday Blowout

caia easter weekender

One for the grown-ups, Notting Hill bar and restaurant Caia will be hosting an all-weekend party to celebrate the Easter bank holiday. Kicking off on 6 April, Next Door Records and Soho Radio’s Pete Fowler will be taking to the decks to start the long weekend with a bang. Book in for lunch on Saturday for a soundtrack by Caia founder Tim Laing while the headline slot will see Horse Meat Disco’s Severno keep the party going until the small hours.

6-7 April, caia.london

Easter at Covent Garden

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Covent Garden will be welcoming Peter Rabbit and a host of beloved Beatrix Potter characters to its famous piazza this Easter. As well as puppetry and live performances of Potter’s famous tales, there will be plenty of activities for children to get involved in, including an obstacle course, themed photo opportunities, play area and more.

5 March – 16 April, coventgarden.london

Easter staycation at Home House

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Marylebone hotel and private members’ club Home House is spoiling guests with a series of special treats this Easter weekend. As well as a children’s Easter egg hunt on 9 April and spoiling set Easter lunch on 9 and 10 April, Home House has also created a special overnight package that is open to everyone. As well as a two-night stay in one of the hotel’s gorgeous bedrooms, you’ll enjoy a bottle of champagne and decadent chocolate Easter egg on arrival, as well as a complimentary drink at any of Home House’s bars and access to the gym and health spa.

From £235 for members or £329 for non-members, 6-10 April, homehouse.co.uk

Easter petting zoo at Hilton London Bankside

easter petting zoo hilton london bankside

The Hilton London Bankside hotel has teamed up with Living Things to hot a pop-up bunny and chick petting zoo on Easter Sunday. Free for hotel guests or those dining at Oxbo Bankside or the Distillery Bankside, visitors can get up close and personal with these quintessential Easter animals while enjoying an indulgent Sunday lunch or bottomless brunch with limited edition seasonal cocktails.

9 April, hilton.com

The Great Leadenhall Market Goose Chase

leadenhall market goose chase

Inspired by the 1920’s vogue for city-wide treasure hunts, which saw special editions of the Evening Standard printed with clues and participants tasked with procuring items such as the Archbishop of Canterbury’s glasses, the historic Leadenhall Market will be concocting a team challenge of its own this Easter. Based on the legend of Old Tom, a goose who spent his days frequenting The Lamb Tavern, the hunt will run throughout April with teams receiving tasks, including photography challenges, puzzles and model making, via the dedicated GooseChase app. First prize is £500 to spend at the market.

1-30 April 2023, leadenhallmarket.co.uk

Easter activities at Biscuiteers

biscuiteers easter

London’s primary destination for premium baked goods, Biscuiteers, has put together a range of events and activities at both its Belgravia and Notting Hill destinations this Easter. Known for its icing expertise, masterclasses range from a five-minute tutorial (after which you’ll be let loose with the icing pens to fashion your own creation) to an in-depth two-hour lesson, and Icing Lates – evening sessions enjoyed over a glass of prosecco. This April, it will also be hosting a series of events designed for children so everyone can get in on the fun.

Throughout April, from £18 per person, biscuiteers.com

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