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10 Things to Do Over Easter Weekend 2017 in London

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Updated: 31 March 2017
Four days off work and a glut of chocolate-based events? There’s a reason why Easter is our favourite weekend of the year. There’s lots on, including one-off raves, foodie pop-ups and plenty to explore outside now spring is here. Check out the list below to find out what’s on this year.

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Get stuck into a chocolate workshop

My Chocolate will run chocolate Easter workshops twice a day over Easter weekend. Learn to make and decorate Easter treats – it’s all about the melted chocolate here. There’s a quick history lesson in chocolate too.

Have an adventure in Moominland

Discover the world of the Moomins at an interactive exhibition in the Southbank Centre. Adventures in Moominland traces the Finnish author Tove Jansson’s history as you explore her world. Booking is essential.

Southbank Centre
Royal Festival Hall | © Matt Brown /Flickr

Check out Ministry of Sound’s Easter special

Celebrate the four-day weekend with a Ministry of Sound special, Back to 95. Garage legends like Fabio & Grooverider will be headlining this one-off all-nighter for garage, drum n’ bass and old school sounds. Bo’ selecta.

Ministry of Sound night featurng MOGUAI | © MIXTRIBE / Flickr
Ministry of Sound night featurng MOGUAI | © MIXTRIBE / Flickr

Get down to Prince

At Hackney’s Moth Club there’s a one night special on Good Friday. When Doves Cry will celebrate the music of the purple genius, Prince. Dress up and get down there early, it’ll be packed.

Hunt down an Easter egg

Over at Hampton Court they’ve taken things up a notch with a Lindt Gold Bunny hunt. Track down the chocolate through clues hidden around the palace. The price for the event is included in your ticket.

Hampton Court | © Paul Hudson/Flickr
Hampton Court | © Paul Hudson/Flickr

Be a culture vulture

Easter isn’t just about chocolate. The David Hockney retrospective at Tate Britain is one of the hottest tickets this spring. Discover a quiet world of reflection while browsing the enormous breadth of his vibrant work.

Stop for crumpets and hot chocolate on Old Street

New ethical chocolate brand Love Cocoa will have a chocolate shop pop-up until Easter Monday at Old Street station. Indulge in a delicious hot chocolate or chocolate covered crumpets, and don’t forget to buy some goodies to take home.

Hot chocolate from above
Cheers to chocolate | © Maxime Loncke /Flickr

Set sail for Greenwich

The Tall Ships Regatta will be stopping in Greenwich over Easter weekend. Thirty historic sailing ships will be making last-minute provisions before they set off on Easter Monday to sail to Canada – a journey that will take three months. Book a dinner cruise on board or just head down to watch the nightly fireworks.

Tall Ships Regatta fireworks | © MrT HK/Flickr
Tall Ships Regatta fireworks | © MrT HK/Flickr

Go mad for afternoon tea

At the Sanderson Hotel, the Mad Hatter’s Afternoon Tea will be getting an Easter makeover with the addition of a special Easter cake and lots of chocolates. Take a trip to Wonderland and treat yourself to a glass of fizz while you’re at it.

Get your funk on

The South London Soul Train will be in Peckham on Easter Saturday, bringing with it the sultry sounds of funk, Motown and plenty of grooves to dance to. It’s hosted by Jazzheadchronic, so climb aboard.