The warm weather is just in time for the first bank holiday of the year, and London is positively brimming with possibilities. If you’re headed to the Big Smoke this Easter weekend there’s plenty of opportunities to explore the city and experience it all with exciting events taking place in practically every corner.
This weekend, why not book your Big Bus tour of London and hop-off and enjoy the city’s best Easter events along the way? Here’s our pick of the top 4:
1. Bring out your inner chocolate lover at Kew Gardens this year. Roald Dahl’s much-loved children’s classic is coming to life this Easter with its special exhibition Charlie’s Chocolate Adventure. Visitors will have the chance to meet the Oompa Loompas, indulge in Wonka-inspired treats and take part in Wonka-inspired activities perfect for the kids and kids at heart.
2. It’s been a tradition for The Royal Choral Society to host a performance of Handel’s Messiah at the Royal Albert Hall for 136 years, and is one of the highlights of the Easter holiday. If you’d like to go along, purchase tickets ahead of time and then hop-off at Kensington High Street (stop 38) or Gloucester Road (stop 37).
3. The beautiful grounds at Kensington Palace are the perfect place to get into the Easter spirit if you’re travelling with kids. There is an Easter Egg Hunt for young children in the gardens, along with fun activities all ages can enjoy like live performances and storytelling and even a traditional bonnet making competition. To get there, hop-off the bus at Kensington High Street (stop 38).
4. Edwin the Easter Bunny will be at the London Eye this bank holiday weekend hosting activities for all the family. There’s plenty for children and adults here – kids can go hunting for eggs while adults can indulge in the Hotel Chocolat Tasting Experience before a trip up the big wheel for some beautiful views. To get there, hop-off at the London Eye bus stop on York Road (stop 14).