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From London Easter egg hunts and interactive family attractions, to a spectacular Good Friday performance and traditional Easter Sunday lunch, find Easter activities and opening times in London. Read More


Keep the whole family entertained over the Easter holidays with our roundup of the best things to do during Easter 2019 in London.

From Easter egg hunts and special Easter events for kids and grownups, to the best chocolate shops and Easter opening hours in London, plan a fun-filled Easter break in the capital. Find things to do in London on Easter Sunday, Good Friday events and Easter Monday activities with our London Easter ideas below.

Easter weekend 2019 events in London

• Watch a spectacular free performance of The Passion of Jesus, featuring 100 performers, in Trafalgar Square on Good Friday. 19 Apr TBC

• Join an Easter weekend service at one of London’s churches or cathedrals, including Westminster Abbey, St Paul’s Cathedral, St Martin-in-the-Fields and Southwark Cathedral.

London Easter egg hunts and trails

• Go on an Easter egg hunt as you learn about London's history at some of English Heritage's properties, including Hampton Court Palace. TBC

• Get set for an Easter-themed adventure at ZSL London Zoo. TBC

• Follow an Easter trail among spring daffodils and crocuses at Kew Gardens. TBC

• Scour the WWT London Wetland Centre nature reserve for hidden treasures at Easter. TBC

• Join an Easter trail around Stratford in east London to win a chocolate treat. TBC

Easter chocolate in London

• Visit London’s top chocolate shops for beautiful chocolate eggs and Easter treats.

• Look out for chocolate-themed afternoon teas in London at Easter.

• Tuck into a Charlie and the Chocolate Factory afternoon tea at One Aldwych.

• Find Easter-inspired cupcakes, pastries and cookies in London's top cake shops.

• Sample chocolates and prosecco with a tasting experience led by a Hotel Chocolat ambassador onboard the Coca-Cola London Eye.

London Easter Sunday lunch

• Enjoy one of London's best Sunday roasts at Easter.

• Book a table in a top traditional pub for Easter Sunday lunch in London.

• Drop by a riverside pub after an Easter Sunday walk along the river.

Spring blooms and baby animals

• See if you can spot some spring arrivals at a London city farm or zoo.

• Take a leisurely Easter walk through nature reserves and woodlands in London.

• Get up close to wildlife at Battersea Park Children's Zoo during the Easter holidays.

• Enjoy a beautiful spring day out among the flowers at a top London garden.

• Find more ways to explore London’s many parks and green open spaces.

Family attractions and activities for kids in London

• Step into Harry Potter's Forbidden Forest and meet its mystical creatures at Warner Bros. Studio Tour.

• Let the little ones explore beneath the hull of Cutty Sark in Greenwich.

• Become a pilot, doctor or TV presenter in KidZania’s child-size city.

• Head up to The View from The Shard for over Easter in London.

• Look out for Easter family fun at more of London’s top attractions and family-friendly museums, as many put on special activities for children during the school holidays and Easter weekend.

• For more things to do with the kids at Easter in London, take a look at our guide to 101 family-friendly activities.

Easter weekend shows in London

• Book tickets to London's top new shows.

• Take the family to see a smash-hit West End musical.

• Treat the kids to one of London’s child-friendly shows, including The Lion King and School of Rock.

Easter opening hours and transport in London

Good Friday and Easter Monday are both public holidays. Most attractions are open over the Easter bank holiday, but check with individual venues in advance; particularly to find what is open on Easter Sunday in London. Shops are closed on Easter Sunday, except small shops which may open for a few hours. Public transport services, including the London Underground, may be reduced between Good Friday and Easter Monday, so plan your journey in advance on the TfL website.

Find more things to do at Easter and in spring in London, and browse our guide to what's on for more activities and events during your visit.

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