Easter is a glorious part of the year to visit London when the city is abuzz with festivities and activities. With glorious warm weather spending time outdoors is the perfect way to enjoy a holiday in town. Easter weekend is an extended holiday with Good Friday and Easter Monday, making it ideal to spend a weekend break in London.
Finding a hotel in the right location will make the trip a more memorable experience. If you are looking to unwind and get pampered, choose a spa hotel in London. The Montcalm London hotels offer luxury, are family-friendly and located in the prime spots of the city. They are among the best London boutique hotels in the city. You could also keep an eye out for any of their special packages like the Bicester Village Champagne Shopper experience if you plan to head off on a shopping spree when in London.
Some of the best activities to partake in this Easter in London include:
Look for the ideal Easter Egg: Those with a fondness for sweet treats can indulge themselves in the Easter season, with London home to some of the best confectionary shops and chocolatiers in the country. These include two of the most iconic department stores of the city the very well-known Selfridges and Harrods. There are plenty of shopping options including purveyor of luxury chocolates to the Royal Family, Charbonnel et Walker holder of a royal warrant. Other places renowned for their chocolates include Melange, Paul A Young and Rococo. Fortnum & Mason is also renowned for their famous Easter chocolate hampers as well.
Attend a church service: Easter is a time when London’s numerous churches organise special religious services. Some of the prominent churches hosting Easter mass include Westminster Abbey, St Paul’s Cathedral and Southwark Cathedral. Apart from the traditional ceremony they are also well worth visiting for their amazing architecture. Another religious venue famous for its Easter services is at Trafalgar Square, St. Martin-in-the-Fields Church. It is renowned for its orchestral musical performances along with a live choir among a host of other special events.
See the popular London Harness Horse Parade: An annual affair, it is held on Easter Monday with the event starting in the 19 century. It is hosted in West Sussex’s Showground and is a short train ride from central London. The event features in excess of a 100 horse-drawn carriages and vehicle that participate from all over the UK. The popular Friesian breed of horses belonging to Harrods also put in a cameo.
Enjoy the customary hot cross buns: If you are in East London, head to Bromley-by-Brow where the Window’s Son pub celebrates Easter in a rather unique way. On Good Friday, a hot cross bun is hoisted up in the bar section. Another bun is added by a sailor, which is dedicated to the memory of a former owner’s son lost at sea during the Napoleonic Wars. To watch the tradition, booking needs to be made in advance with the bar offering a great selection of drinks and food too.