Spending Easter in London this year? There’s loads to keep you busy. Check out our list of top things to do in London over the Easter holidays.
This year, the Easter Weekend bank holiday runs from Friday, April 19, 2019 to Monday, April 22, 2019. And many popular attractions take advantage of the long weekend by offering special events for everyone to enjoy.
A few of our favorite activities and attractions include...
- St. Paul’s Cathedral
- Easter Egg Hunts in Spring Gardens
- Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tours
- Thames River Cruise
- Easter Chocolate Hunts
1) St. Paul’s Cathedral
While a visit to this historic cathedral is special any time of year, it’s particularly meaningful to visit during the Easter season. As one of the most significant architectural landmarks in the entire city, St. Paul’s Cathedral is also an ideal place to visit for people who love art, architecture, and history.
Wander around with the help of multimedia tablets, or join in a guided tour. There are many facets of this cathedral to explore, from tombs to galleries and beyond. If you’d like, you can also attend services during the week.
2) Kensington Palace Chocolate Bunny Hunt
Roam the rooms and gardens of the historic Kensington Palace during the Lindt Gold Bunny Hunt. You’ll follow clues on a map as you wind throughout the home and grounds in search of gold bunny statues that have been strategically hidden throughout.
Along the way, visitors will learn about historic figures from Kensington’s past and enjoy the opportunity to tour this inspiring attraction.
You can enjoy this event throughout April beginning April 6, 2019 and culminating on Easter Monday, April 22, 2019.
3) Thames River Cruise
Enjoy some lovely British spring weather (such as it is) with a leisurely cruise along the Thames. Your ticket is good for 24 hours, and you can hop on and off at your pleasure. You can choose from four stops, with cruises operating roughly every 40 minutes.
Some of the highlights of your Thames River Cruise include Westminster and the Houses of Parliament, the Coca-Cola London Eye, the Tower Bridge, and Greenwich. Enjoy expert narration while on board, and explore to your heart’s content when you disembark.
4) Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
Relax and kick back as this informative hop-on hop-off bus tour escorts you throughout the city, past all the hotspots and top landmarks. It’s great for photo opportunities without any stress.
You also have the option to disembark at places that interest you, so it’s the maximum in customizable explorations. Plus, you can choose from two different tour operators to completely personalize your trip.
All in all -- a great introduction to London. Even if you’re from the city, it can be fun to spend some time getting to know your home a little bit better!
5) Explore Springtime Blooms
This is right about the time of year when everything starts to blossom, covering gardens and green spaces with an explosion of vibrant color. While you may think that urban London doesn’t have much in the way of spring blooms, however, you’re totally wrong.
Visit one of the city’s many gardens to see these magnificent blooms this Easter weekend. From the humble, indigenous flowers to exotic flora, there’s much to see at venues like Kensington Gardens, Kew Gardens, and the Chelsea Physic Garden.
Insider Tip: Kew Gardens hosts a chocolate hunt on Easter Sunday for the kids!
6) WWT London Wetland Centre: Easter Duck Hunt
Kids will relish the opportunity to participate in some good old-fashioned Easter fun away from home. Pay a visit to the delightful London Wetland Centre for a chance to see the blooms of springtime, meet baby animals everywhere, and get acquainted with nature.
From April 6 – 22, 2019, guests have the opportunity to help the Centre find some missing ducklings. Follow the Easter GIANT Duck Trail around the nature reserve to discover the missing duckies. Then, enjoy an arts & crafts session to make your own springtime creations.
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