London’s West End is a constant hub of activity and excitement and Easter is no exception. Here’s our top easter activities in London’s West End…
The Easter Holidays are well on their way and that means plenty of time to spent with the family getting into the spirit. From interactive tours and chocolate treats to free workshops and a whole host of other things to do, here are our top Easter activities in London’s West End for the whole family to enjoy…
EASTER FEASTING AT FORTNUM & MASON
What better place to shop for Easter than the “Home of the Hamper” Fortnum & Mason. As well as a host of hampers including The Easter Basket and The Easter Brunch Hamper (both £85), the Royal Warrant Holder has an egg-cellent (we couldn’t resist) range of chocolate eggs including the Easter Praline Scotch Egg – a delicious twist on the traditional “Scotch Egg” created by Fortnum & Mason back in 1738. Once you’ve shopped till you’ve dropped, head to their afternoon tea for a range of delicious finger sandwiches, scones with clotted cream and jam and delicious cakes. There is also a special children’s afternoon tea menu for 4-10 year olds so your little ones don’t have to miss out! Find out more here.
TURN TRASH TO TREASURE IN A FREE WORKSHOP AT THE ROYAL ACADEMY
Here you and your family can have fun turning trash into treasure in a free workshop inspired by the impressive sculptures created by Phyllida Barlow RA in her exhibition cul-de-sac. Challenging the idea that art has to be made of rare materials, you can work to create your very own collaborative sculptures from everyday materials. Family Studio: trash to treasure takes place on Sunday 21 April between 11am – 3pm in the Clore Learning Centre, no booking is required. www.royalacademy.org.uk
EXTRAVAGANT EASTER ESCAPE AT THE MAY FAIR HOTEL
Make the most of the Easter holidays with a chocolatey escape at The May Fair Hotel. This delicious package, available from 5-23rd April, includes luxury accommodation, breakfast the next morning and their mouth-watering Signature Charbonnel et Walker afternoon tea with an Easter twist – an exquisitely handcrafted chocolate nest filled with mini chocolate eggs. https://www.themayfairhotel.co.uk/easter
EASTER DELIGHTS AT THE RITZ LONDON
If you’re looking to dine our in true style this Easter Sunday, head to The Ritz London for a menu featuring Escoffier-inspired classic dishes, created from the finest British ingredients in season. Each table will also receive a handmade Ritz chocolate egg and at 2pm children can enjoy the hotly anticipated Easter Egg hunt in the adjoining William Kent Garden. Lunch from £85 www.theritzlondon.com
FREE ACTIVITIES AT THE NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY
Every day of the Easter holidays between 11am and 4pm at the National Portrait Gallery, youngsters can visit the FAB (Family Activity Base) cart for free activities including the Pop-Up Gallery which allows kids to create an art gallery and decorate it with their own portrait and Talking Heads which includes materials for kid’s to make their own 3D portrait.
On 8 and 9 April between 11am and 4pm families can strike a pose in a free family photoshoot inspired by photographer Martin Parr’s distinctive self-portraits and can take their free portrait home with them. Also, on 12 April between 11am and 4pm, families inspired by the jewellery on display in Elizabethan Treasures: Miniatures by Hilliard and Oliver can create their own dazzling charm to wear home.
Let us know your favourite on our list of top Easter activities in London’s West End for the whole family…