Not sure how to spend your four-day weekend? We’ve rounded up our top picks of things to do in London. And if you’re Nottingham based, there’s still time to book tickets to travel!
RENDEZ-VOUS 2017: TALL SHIPS REGATTA IN GREENWICH AND WOOLWICH (13-16 APRIL)
The Tall Ships fleet of over 30 ships will sail on the Thames over the Easter weekend, while the crews get ready for their 7,000-mile transatlantic race to Canada. This weekend you will have the chance to embark on a two-hour cruise aboard one of these ships, to enjoy the fireworks display and the Parade of Sails.
For more information: http://www.royalgreenwich.gov.uk/tallships2017.
THE PASSION OF JESUS (GOOD FRIDAY)
The free annual performance of the Passion of Jesus returns to Trafalgar Square for its eighth year, performed by the Wintershall Players. The visually stunning 90 min long performance usually attracts 20,000 people across two showings, at 12pm and 3:15pm respectively.
EASTER CHOCOLATE MARKET (APRIL15)
Are you hungry for chocolate? If the answer is yes, you might want to head to Chelsea on Saturday the 15th of April, for the Duke of York Square Easter Chocolate Market and wander around the various stands to taste all kinds of chocolate.
EASTER AT THE JAM TREE (APRIL 13)
It’s birthday time at the Jam Tree in Chelsea and to celebrate the pub will throw a bash with a hog roast and a complementary DJ set. Given that the venue won a Time Out Award-Love London in 2014 you can be sure that you’re in for a treat.
DRAGON EGG HUNT AT SHREK’S ADVENTURE (1-23 APRIL)
Children will be asked to look for dragon eggs and a tour of Far Far Away will conclude with amazing gifts and prizes.
EASTER WEEKEND AT THE CLF ART CAFE
The CLF Art Cafe in Peckham, South London [Block A, Bussey Building]133 Rye Lane, Peckham, London SE15 4ST will host three great nights over Easter week end: Horse Meat Disco on Thursday the 13th of April, Love Carnival on Friday the 14th of April with dancehall and concerts and the great South London Soul Train (soul and drum n’ bass).
“IT’S NOT YET MIDNIGHT” (10-23 APRIL)
After 7 years from its last time in UK, the French Company XY will present the new show It’s Not Yet Midnight at the Roundhouse in Chalk Farm Road (our Chalk Farm drop off is ideal for this!) This group of extraordinary acrobats wants to express, with their original choreography, a sense of community and unity. It’s a refreshing and encouraging performance for our somewhat turbulent political and social landscape.
QUEER BRITISH ART (FROM 5 APRIL)
The exhibition, which will end in October 2017, marks the 50th anniversary of the decriminalisation of homosexuality. The art, all created 1861-1967, gives a sense of what life was like for queer individuals in that era.
EASTER FUN AT BATTERSEA PARK CHILDRENS’ ZOO (FROM 11 APRIL)
Children will be able to get involved in different activities, like finding eggs hidden in animal enclosures. There’s also an Easter Bunny Day where they can run for prizes, creating their own card-bunnies and playing with the real ones.