**Please note, many of the below attractions and events may have been cancelled or postponed due to the current coronavirus situation**
With Easter just around the corner, you’ll find something to entertain all the family in London. Celebrate the 4 day weekend with a trip to the capital and you’ll have plenty to do on Good Friday, Easter Sunday and Easter Monday.
1. The Passion of Jesus
Trafalgar Square WC2H 7HG | Good Friday 10th April 2020
Returning for its tenth year, The Passion of Jesus is an open air performance in London’s Trafalgar Square featuring 100 actors portraying the final days of Jesus. It has attracted thousands over the years and has become a permanent attraction each Easter. There are two 90-minute performances at 12pm and 3:15pm free of charge. The show has received plenty of 5-star reviews and is not to be missed! Please note, parental guidance is advised for parts of the show. Find out more here.
2. Easter Extravaganza at Buckingham Palace
The Royal Mews SW1W 0QH | 11th – 13th April 2020
Enjoy a very royal Easter and visit The Royal Mews for a range of Easter activities – perfect for your younger ones. Join their annual treasure trail to win a chocolate prize or get involved in making family-friendly arts and crafts and create jewel covered Easter eggs. Get involved in this fantastic Easter activity free of charge with standard admission – book here. The Royal Mews is home to the royal collection of coaches and carriages and is considered one of the finest working stables.
3. Fantastic ExhibitionsVarious locations | Throughout Easter
If you’re after something alternative, why not discover the huge range of exhibitions and art shows that London has to offer – you’re spoilt for choice in the capital. Our favourite is Tutankhamun: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh at the Saatchi Gallery – see more than 150 authentic objects from Tutankhamun’s tomb. 60 pieces are travelling out of Egypt for the first and last time so this is not one to miss. This exhibition ends 3rd May 2020 and advance bookings are highly recommended. Other brilliant options include British Surrealism (ends 17th May 2020), Andy Warhol at Tate Modern (ends 6th September 2020) and ABBA: Souper Troupers The Exhibition (ends 31st August 2020). Please note, many exhibitions are only around for a limited time and require a ticket to enter.
4. Afternoon Tea
Various locations | Throughout Easter
Looking for indulgence? London offers some of the best selections of luxury afternoon teas, the perfect treat for a long weekend away. Many even have an Easter-themed offering – why not try Le Meridien Piccadilly’s Classic Peter Rabbit Afternoon Tea? Other fantastic options include Peggy Porschen, The Chesterfield Mayfair and Fortnum and Mason for ultimate luxury. If you’re looking for something a little eccentric, how about Mr Foggs?
5. Southbank Centre
London SE1 8XX | Throughout Easter
The Southbank Centre is the UK’s largest art centre that showcases many creative and cultural experiences throughout the year. Offering free family fun, the Southbank Centre is a great place to take the whole family this Easter. Its convenient location makes it easy to explore the rest of London’s South Bank or stroll across one of London’s iconic bridge to explore even more. With further activities and attractions to be announced, learn more here.
Book your Easter travel on the Hull Trains website or app for the best fares!