Easter Activities In London 2023

As we head into the last week of March, we’ve officially said goodbye to winter and hello to spring. We’re happy to welcome all things floral and green, and also Easter! Falling on April 9th this year, Easter is celebrated with a four-day bank holiday filled with wonderful events. Whether you're after a weekend of chocolate indulgence or the best egg hunts around, read on for our top events taking place…

Best Easter Activities in London 20231. Peter Rabbit’s Easter Adventure

Peter Rabbit Easter Adventure

Join Peter Rabbit and friends at Covent Garden this Easter for a fun and magical immersive experience filled with classic characters from the iconic tales of Beatrix Potter, puppets, and other surprise encounters. There’ll be reading and colouring activities for the little ones in the calming burrow area, as well as the opportunity to have a photo taken with Peter Rabbit himself and pop inside the Easter adventure shop. During the experience you’ll also be able to get involved on a very special rescue mission by helping Beatrix Potter save Jemima Puddle-Duck from Mr McGregor. This charming family-friendly day out is the perfect way to celebrate Easter with the little ones.

From Mar 2023

Location: Chestnut Bakery, 24 Floral Street, London, WC2E 9DS

Covent Garden is a bustling hub of food, culture, and entertainment bursting with amazing market stalls, luxury shops, award-winning restaurants, and more. Check out our Discover Covent guide to explore everything this buzzy neighbourhood has to offer.

2. Handel’s Messiah at The Royal Albert Hall

The Royal Choral Society is back at The Royal Albert Hall in London this year for its traditional annual Easter show. Performing Handel’s Messiah on Good Friday for its 150th anniversary season you’ll be able to watch their 150-strong choir conducted by music director Richar Cookie alongside the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and a quartet of soloists. If you want to experience this spectacular live show, then be sure to book tickets before they sell out!

7 Apr 2023

Location: Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 2AP

3. The Passion of Jesus at Trafalgar Square

The Wintershall players will return this Easter to perform the Passion of Jesus at Trafalgar Square. One hundred actors will be coming together to take part in a moving, Biblical reenactment of Jesus’ last days. Starting at 12pm and 3:15pm the open-air production will also be shown on two large screens so everyone can get a good view - though if you do want a seat up close to real-life action, then we recommend getting there 40 minutes early to grab a seat. Also, it's worth noting to anyone intending to go with children that the performance will be portraying the crucifixion in a realistic manner, so some scenes may be intense.

7 Apr 2023

Location: Trafalgar Square,  London WC2N 5DS

4. BucketRace’s Easter Scavenger Hunt

For a little friendly Easter competition, take part in this year’s scavenger hunt hosted by BucketRace. In teams you’ll be racing off around London to complete a series of challenges visiting tons of iconic landmarks along the way making this a fun, new way of seeing the city. Expect some silly, even crazy challenges, that are sure to get you all giggling and plenty of delicious, chocolate treats along the way.

8 Apr 2023

Location: Golden Square, Brewer Street, Soho, London W1F 9HR

5. The Chocolate Cocktail Club

For all of you out there with a serious sweet tooth, and we know there’s a lot of you, this one’s definitely for you. The Chocolate Cocktail Club has curated a new mouth-watering menu featuring cocktails with an Easter-themed twist just for the occasion. You’ll be able to indulge to your heart’s content on their new chocolatey creations like the edible chocolate bunnies with a creamy cocktail inside, a Malteser martini, and an Eton mess dessert with Baileys - delish!

4 - 15 Apr 2023

Location: The Chocolate Cocktail Club, 72 Saint John Street, Farringdon, London EC1M 4DT

If indulging in chocolate sounds like your idea of a good celebration then check out our Chocoholics guide for all the top spots and experiences in London to satisfy that sweet tooth even more.

London is bursting with tons of egg-cellent activities to get involved in this Easter, so head to our What’s On This Week guide and take your pick.

Celebrate Easter however you choose whether through worship, activity, or chocolate eating… or take advantage of the brightening weather and blossoming flowers by checking out some of London’s prettiest hidden cherry blossom spots.

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