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Easter in London

Whilst the official Easter dates are 10 April 2020 to 13 April 2020, with the holidays in mind keep the whole family entertained over Easter with our roundup of the best things to do during Easter 2020 in London. From Easter egg hunts and special Easter events for kids and grownups, you can plan a fun-filled Easter break in the capital.

With things to do in London on Good Friday, Easter Sunday and Easter Monday we have shared some ideas below.

And... for our guests staying with us during the Easter Holidays, ‘Kids Eat Free’ between 30 March to 20 April 2020.

Easter Weekend Services

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

Easter Egg Hunts

Embark on a free and epic Easter Eggs-pedition around the Bank of England Museum, then craft your very own rabbit or sheep mask! Various dates in April

Or search for treasure and take part in the Easter Extravaganza. This Easter Egg hunt with a difference is hosted at The Royal Mews, Buckingham Palace between 11 and 13 April 2020. As well as following a treasure trail around the Royal Mews to win chocolate prizes, children can make Easter arts and crafts too, such as jewel-covered Easter eggs.

Race the clock in an egg-cellent Easter Treasure Hunt for all ages at the Victoria & Albert Museum, as you mix adventure and education. 11 April

Something a little different

Southbank Centre Take the whole family to the Southbank Centre for a host of Easter events, many of which are free, including a Pedal Power Disco, a Family Tree Trail and gardening and craft workshops. 4-19 April

London Transport Museum Follow a trail of clues with the little ones to track down Billy Brown, a special character from London's transport history, at the London Transport Museum this Easter. 4-19 April

The Bucket Race Competitive folks, this one's for you. Embark on a four-hour Bucket Race around London, exploring its secret corners. How quick will you be? 11 Apr.

The Garden Museum Celebrate the best of Britain's gardens at this museum on the banks of the river Thames. The Garden Museum tells the history of gardening, from early garden planning to the latest in garden gnomes. Displays include items from 16th-century naturalist John Tradescant’s collections, new garden-inspired art from contemporary and historical artists, as well as stories behind famous gardens. 2.4miles from the hotel, 25 minutes on puclic transport or 40 minutes walk across to Lambeth 

Family Fun

Nickelodeon Big Base Camp This huge family experience comes to London from 4 to 13 April 2020. Children can do everything from learning superhero skills to getting involved in Nickelodeon’s famous SLIME TIME. Children will also be able to meet some of their favourite characters, including SpongeBob SquarePants and the cast of PAW Patrol.

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

Cutty Sark & Royal Observatory Let the little ones explore beneath the hull of Cutty Sark or take part in one of the Royal Observatory's Young Astronomers Workshops in Greenwich. 

Look out for Easter family fun at more of London’s top 10  top attractions, one of which is The Shard, just a 12 minute walk from the hotel, head up to The View from The Shard for family activities this Easter in London. 

Museums Or choose from a selection of family-friendly museums, as many put on special activities for children at this time. For more things to do with the kids at Easter in London, take a look at the guide to 101 family-friendly activities.

Theatreland, Classics, Ballet or Dancing!

Shrek The Musical Take in a show, for the family see Shrek and his friends’ story in musical form at Shrek the Musical at The Bob Hope Theatre. 9-18 Apr.

Royal Albert Hall Enjoy an annual Easter tradition, Handel’s Messiah, on Good Friday with a performance by the Royal Choral Society at the Royal Albert Hall. 10 April

English National Ballet My First Ballet: Cinderella  A production especially for children by the English National Ballet and the English National Ballet School, this special adaptation of Cinderella will truly thrill the little ones. Held at Sadler’s Wells, a shortened version of the ballet complete with a narrator will give children aged three and up a first taste of going to the ballet.

Bowling Dance and bowl to 1980s and 1990s tunes at Bloomsbury Bowling Lanes’ The Most Eggsellent Easter Party. Book tickets to The Most Eggsellent Easter Party now. 11 April

Over Easter some helpful pointers from the b2 Crew:

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.

Within less than 15 minutes walking distance from London Bridge Underground station, take the stress out of travel with the children and check-in early to make the most of your break. Shotgun your beds and unpack your bags in our flexible family rooms before heading out for the day. With parks, galleries and the Tower Bridge Exhibition at London Bridge on our doorstep you don’t need to go far for a fun-filled London family day out!

On the square there is a small cinema, Kino showing the latest movies and independent releases (check films and showing times online), daily street food stalls, Friday Antiques market and Supermarket for daily conveniences.   

With easy access routes across London from London Bridge and Borough Market underground stations, both within 15 minute walks from the hotel – Bermondsey Square Hotel is an ideal base for families travelling to London with Children or for couples looking for a mini break this Easter. 


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