Easter is right around the corner, which usually means sunny skies and lots of chocolate! But what if you’ve become bored of your usual Easter
routine? Why not try something different? Whether you want to try some egg-themed cocktails, hop along to a tea party, or even have a gander through a vintage market, we’ve got ways to spark up your Easter Weekend.
The Easter Bunny Hops into Wringer + Mangle
Chocolate and cocktails — what more could you want? To celebrate Easter, venture down to Wringer + Mangle, where they have created a unique and delicious chocolate egg cocktail called ‘The Easter Bunny’s Gift.’ The owner and mixologist at Wringer + Mangle, Gerry Calabrese, has created this exclusive drink which contains spiced rum, cream, cinnamon syrup, carrot juice, Grand Marnier, and orange zest. It certainly is every bunny’s favorite drink, as it’s served in a chocolate egg which is completely edible!
25 – 28 March 2016
Wringer + Mangle, Sidworth St, London E8 3SD, 020 3457 7285
The Easter Bunny’s Gift | Courtesy of Wringer + Mangle
Cahoots Presents An Easter Squiffy Picnic Fete
Ever heard of an underground picnic? Like the idea and now want to experience one? Well, you’re in luck! Escape the hustle and bustle of London and head down the rabbit hole to find a tranquil garden party complete with vintage wicker hampers. The picnic is packed with cake-infused and Easter Bunny cocktails, along with delicacies that pay homage to post-war Britain. Each comes with a surprise, so keep an eye out for the golden egg! In the middle of an old tube station you can play games underground, from Spin the Wheel to Don’t Touch the Wire. There are many exciting prizes you can win, including drink vouchers, sweets, sandwiches, and 1940s thimbles. Even the picnic tables are a ton of fun — each one is complete with tartan blanket and a watercolor set with paintable eggs. Get ready to put on your glad-rags and have the best Easter ever.
26 – 27 March 2016: Saturday sessions start at 1.45PM, 2PM, 2.15PM; Sunday 2.45PM, 3PM, 3.15PM
Cahoots, 13 Kingly Court, London, W1B 5PW
An Easter Squiffy Picnic Fate | Courtesy of Cahoots
70’s & 80’s Throwback Easter at Archer Street
Get ready to throw it back to the 1970s and 1980s at Archer Street this Easter weekend and sing timeless classics at the top of your lungs. Whether you’re a Queen lover, a Bee Gees fan, or a David Bowie die-hard, you’ll want to catch this event for sure.
25 – 27 March 2016, From 2PM
Archer Street, 3-4 Archer Street, Soho, W1D 7AP
Throwback Easter | Courtesy of Archer Street
Uncle Barts Brings Glamour Back to the Boudoir this Easter
Though you’ve likely been to a pyjama party before, you probably haven’t been to a fancy pyjama party! Uncle Barts can change that, as they are hosting a very glamorous event to celebrate Easter Sunday. Don your silk pyjamas and velvet smoking jackets for the ultimate slumber soiree located in Sloane Square and get ready to take part in egg hunts and pillow fights. The night wouldn’t be complete without dreamy drinks, so try beverages like the ‘Sweet Dreams’ (a calming elixir of chamomile, Russian Standard, lemon and egg white) and the ‘Champion’s Breakfast’ (made with almond milk, coffee, bourbon, amaretto and aromatic bitters). Don’t forget to try the teacup cocktails and midnight snacks.
Sunday 27 March 2016, from 6PM
Barts, Chelsea Cloisters, 87 Sloane Avenue, London, SW3 3DW
Uncle Barts Brings Glamour Back Easter | Courtesy of Uncle Barts
Pet Pavilion Launches the World’s First Doggy Easter Treat Hunt
If you’re planning to spoil your pooch for Easter, we have just the place for you. Pet Pavilion is hosting the world’s first Easter treat hunt just for dogs, where they can sniff out treats before the pesky Easter Bunny gets to them first. There will be a variety of new Pet Pavilion brand treats hidden for your pooch to find and enjoy, all for free! The treats are complimentary and some of the natural goodies include lamb and chicken chipolatas, dog-friendly carob, and hollow Easter eggs. Your pups are bound to be hopping mad for this event!
Saturday 26 March 2016, From 11AM
Meet at the Chelsea store: 125 Sydney Street, London SW3 6NR
Doggy Easter Treat Hunt | Courtesy of Pet Pavilion
Easter Tipsy Tea at Mr Fogg’s Residence
Are you a fan of tea parties? How about a tipsy tea party just for Easter? This year, Mr Fogg’s Residence in Mayfair will be presenting an ‘eggcentric’ Tipsy Tea Easter Event. You will be welcomed with daffodils, be serenaded by the finest pianists, and offered delicious cocktails with Easter treats. You can choose from Veuve Clicquot RICH champagne cocktails and a beautiful selection of Hendrick’s gin teas. which are complemented by hot cross buns, sandwiches, cakes, pastries, chocolate eggs. and macaroons. Everything is served on embossed china and elegant three-tiered cake stands, with beautiful tea pots for your drink concoctions. Switch up your usual tea drink and try a zingy blend of Earl Grey-infused Hendrick’s gin, Cointreau crème de peche, and orange marmalade, or a glorious mix of English breakfast tea-infused Hendrick’s gin, lemon juice, and bee pollen sugar.
Sunday 27 March 2016, 3PM – 5PM
Mr Fogg’s Residence, 15 Bruton Lane, London, W1J 6JD
Easter Tipsy Tea | Courtesy of Mr Fogg’s Residence
Back to School Easter Bash at Maggie’s
Back to School Easter Bash at Maggie’s
Get ready to put on your old school uniform and dance the night away at Maggie’s, a 1980s-inspired club, to celebrate the Easter weekend. Rejoice by drinking groovy cocktails whilst dancing away to the best hits from the 1980s such as U2, Duran Duran and Cyndi Lauper. Do you still own your school uniform? Well, you’d better find it fast — if you don your uniform, you will receive free entry to the party, and anyone not in their uniform will have to report to the Headmaster! Play Spin the Bottle at the bar, and if the bottle stops to the right, you will get your first cocktail on the headmaster. What better way could there be to express your rebellious phase?
Sunday 27 March 2016 10.30PM – 3AM
Maggie’s, 329 Fulham Road, London, SW10 9QL
Back To School Easter Bash | Courtesy of Maggie’s
Bunga Bunga Invites You to the Last Supper Club
Get ready to experience The Last Supper for yourself at Battersea’s Bunga Bunga, a pizzeria and karaoke joint. Celebrate Easter with an epic dining experience that even the Easter Bunny hasn’t seen the likes of before! You can look forward to unlimited Prosecco, Peroni and Bellinis as well as an all-you-can-eat pizza buffet, complete with antipasti, bruschetta, and Bunga Bunga’s signature pizzas. If you’re looking for an outstanding event for Easter, this is it – but make sure you book in advance!
Sunday 27 March 2016, From 7PM
Bunga Bunga, 37 Battersea Bridge Road, London, SW11 3BA
The Last Supper | Courtesy of Bunga Bunga
Make Do and Mend Easter Market
Make Do and Mend Easter Market
Love vintage clothing? Fancy rummaging around in a retro market? Pop Brixton is bringing back its Make Do and Mend Market for the Easter weekend to sell all things vintage and retro. With over 20 independent and local traders at the event, this event will offer clothes, accessories, home wares, handmade jewelry, and art. This free event wouldn’t be complete without some vintage tunes, and Pop Brixton has delivered, securing a DJ to serenade you whilst you search the stalls for treasures.
Saturday 26 March 2016, 10AM
Pop Brixton 49 Brixton Station Road, SW9 8PQ
Make Do and Mend Market | © James Regal | © James Regal
Duke of York Square’s Scrumptious Easter Chocolate Market
Easter can only mean one thing — chocolate. Duke of York Square’s Scrumptious Easter Chocolate Market certainly delivers just that, with stalls overflowing with sweet treats! The statue of Sir Hans Sloane (the original inventor of chocolate) oversees this delicious market, and the stalls will feature a combination of your favorite brands and independent artisans. Set your eyes and taste buds on chocolates from Amelia Rope, who will be selling her salt caramel truffles and pale rose bars, and Hans Sloane, the award-winning chocolatier who bears the chocolate pioneer’s name and sells Easter eggs that transform hot milk into the creamiest hot cocoa. Whether you’re simply a chocoholic or want to find that special Easter chocolate gift, this is the place to be.
Saturday 26 March, 10AM – 4PM
[The chocolate market will be running alongside the Square’s regular Fine Food Market, 10AM – 4PM]
Duke of York Square
Easter Chocolate Market | Courtesy of Duke of York Square
The Passion of Christa
Have you ever wondered what the story of the Passion would be like if Christ was female? Wonder no more, as Union Chapel has delved into this topic and will be retelling the story through the eyes of a female Christ. The evening will be a mesmerizing performance of both music and theatre, and is a very unique and enthralling way to spend your Good Friday. The event is free — however, you must book tickets in advance, as it’ll sell out quickly.
Friday 25 March 2016, 7PM
Union Chapel, 19B Compton Terrace, Islington, N1 2UN
Passion of Christa, Chrysalis Opening | Courtesy of Janet McKenzie Private Collection
National Maritime Museum: Sea Food! and Seaside Stand-Ins
Are the kids antsy for some imaginative arts and crafts over the Easter weekend? Take them to Sea Food! where you can create your own fantastic pretend food – from fish and chips to cockles and mussels, we get so much food from the sea, so get inspired and try your hand at making your own meals with the kids. Love the sound of craft work and adore the idea of dressing up even more? Transform yourself into a pirate, a mermaid, a sea monster, or a captain as you make a full-size carnival-style backdrop and get immersed in lots of seaside themed fun! This is a perfect way to spend time with your family over the Easter Holidays.
1 – 8 April 2016, 11.30AM – 1.30PM and again from 1.30PM – 4PM
Sammy Ofer Wing, National Maritime Museum, Park Row, Greenwich, London SE10 9NF
Sea Food! and Seaside Stand-Ins | Courtesy of National Maritime Museum, London
By Francesca Hobson