As the cold winter turns into spring, the celebration of the Easter holiday comes along, bringing life back into the city and its neighbourhoods. There are many fun activities to take part in throughout London during this time, as many school districts also enjoy their spring breaks. Families from all over the UK and overseas come to London to celebrate Easter and take part in the city’s traditional events.

Join us as we explore the different activities and areas in London holding special activities during this holiday time. Experience Easter in London with the comfort and elegance of Urban Retreat Apartments, located in the upscale neighbourhood of Mayfair. With a variety of accommodations available, you are bound to find something perfect for your Easter trip to London.

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Easter in London

Being a traditional city with a long history, Easter activities throughout London are a mix of old favourites and new customs. Luckily, there is something for everyone to find and enjoy during this time of year. From Easter Egg Hunts and Afternoon Tea to Church Services and The Passion of Jesus held in Trafalgar Square on Good Friday; surely there is something different to do on each day of your trip.

Important Dates for Easter 2024

Easter is an important time of year, not only for Christians who celebrate the resurrection of Christ but also a time for renewal and a fresh start. This year, the key dates for the Easter holiday are; Good Friday on March 29, Easter Saturday on March 30, Easter Sunday on March 31, and Easter Monday on April 1. Together, these dates create a long weekend perfect for exploring the city and participating in the many activities and events being held across London, especially in Mayfair, where you can find a blend of tradition and luxury.

Dine at Jeru, one of Mayfair’s upscale Middle Eastern restaurants, which has created a special Easter 2024 menu. Or enjoy a drink at Cubitt House, offering Easter-themed treats and beverages. You can also explore the cute window displays of many of Mayfair’s high-end shops, fully decorated to bring you some Easter joy.


Easter Activities and Traditions

Easter in London is not complete without indulging in the city’s chocolate and egg hunts. Mayfair’s elegant gardens and parks are some great locations to hide and seek some decorated eggs, and savour artisanal chocolates from renowned chocolatiers in the area.

Many Easter markets and fairs pop up around London and its neighbourhoods around this time, providing handmade crafts, artisanal breads and pastries, along with Easter decorations and gifts.

If you are visiting from another country, take part in some purely British traditions, such as “pace-egging”, coming from the old English word Pasch meaning Passover, where painted Easter eggs are rolled down grass hills. Different variations of the game are played throughout the UK, some including cracking eggs held in your palms. Other London traditions include eating Simnel Cake, a favourite pastry to break lenten fasting, as well as Hot Cross Buns, traditionally served on Good Friday.

Special Events in London

Throughout London, you can take part in or enjoy various activities and events. Some of the most special events that take place every year include:

  • Passion in the Square: As mentioned before, this is an outdoor theatrical performance that takes place on Good Friday in Trafalgar Square and brings the Easter story to life. A stone’s throw from Mayfair, it is easily accessible from your Urban Retreat Apartment.
  • Easter at Fortnum & Mason: Just around the corner from Mayfair, Fortnum & Mason transforms into an Easter wonderland with so many Easter goodies to eat! They put on workshops, and events for children in their stores, and put on an impeccable Easter Afternoon Tea in their restaurant.
  • Easter Workshops and Craft Sessions: Many of London’s Museums, galleries, and community centres embrace the Easter holidays and offer a host of creative workshops and activities, especially for children and families, including egg decorating, Easter bonnet making, and baking.

Easter in London with Kids

Truly a magical time for children, London’s Mayfair neighbourhood offers a range of family-friendly activities. From interactive egg hunts in Hyde Park to mesmerising Easter-themed workshops, there’s no shortage of ways to create lasting memories with your little ones.

Some stops along the way that just cannot be missed include the Lindt Gold Bunny Hunt at Hampton Court Palace. Each year, they invite children between the ages of 3 -12 years old to learn about the palace and of course, enjoy some chocolate. Entrance is free, but we highly recommend pre-booking as this activity fills up quickly.

If you are looking for something that the whole family can enjoy together, why not go to the theatre? If you and your loved ones want to take in the local entertainment, we suggest seeing some musicals and plays this Easter. Enjoy some family favourites, including Matilda, Frozen, The Lion King and Wicked hitting the stage this spring.

Don’t forget to take a stroll through Hyde Park or any of the other parks located throughout the city. As spring comes into full bloom, these areas turn into lush green fields with colourful flowers all around. If you are lucky enough to have a sunny break during your visit, perhaps have a picnic and take it all in.

Planning a Trip to London With Urban Retreat Apartments

Easter weekend in London is a popular time for tourists and locals alike. Planning your trip well in advance is highly recommended to avoid stress and missing out on a desired visit.

Booking your stay at Urban Retreat Apartments ensures that you’re located in the luxurious Mayfair area, with easy access to all the Easter events and activities London has to offer. From here, you can explore the city at your leisure, experiencing the best of London’s Easter celebrations.

Make your Easter in London unforgettable by choosing Urban Retreat Apartments as your home base. Located in the heart of the prestigious Mayfair neighbourhood, our apartments offer comfort and convenience. Enjoy your holidays with one of our many accommodations catering to individuals, couples, families and groups.

Book your stay now and experience the ultimate Easter holiday in London.