Easter is just around the corner and FOUR glorious days off (excuse my excitement) are stretching out ahead of us. This year marks the first time I’m not working on a bank holiday, so I’m already planning some fun activities to keep my family happy.
Sweep your loved ones away to a city break destination (I recommend Cinque Terre, Italy), but if you’re strapped for cash, you can still make the most of the Easter weekend here in London. There are plenty of things to keep you entertained without spending a penny.
So here’s my guide on ‘Things to do in Strand, London this Easter’.
Things to do in Strand, London this Easter
- Visit an exhibition. I’m always looking to broaden my cultural horizons, and what better time to do so than over a Bank Holiday weekend? Somerset House is a major arts and cultural centre and quite possibly the only place I visit to lift my spirits and get inspired.
- Shop at Covent Garden’s Jubilee market – there’s no more colourful and entertaining way to shop in London than by sampling its many markets. I love the Jubilee market in Covent Garden because you can find everything from antiques to food, arts and crafts to souvenirs.
- Head down to Strand Palace Hotel for a Chocolate Indulgence Afternoon tea. Situated in the heart of West End and just a few minutes walk from Covent Garden, the Strand Palace Hotel has an incredible history that dates back over 100 years. Head Chef Martin Lynch has created a masterpiece of chocolate indulgences in a special edition of the Afternoon Tea menu, available from 2-4pm everyday in the Lounge Bar, until the end of March (£24,95/per person).
The Chocolate Indulgence Afternoon Tea includes a scrumptious selection of finger sandwiches including my favourite, smoked salmon and horseradish. The chocolate delicacies, such as warm brownie squares, chocolate tarts with fresh raspberries are exquisite, and the service admirably polite and professional.
- Watch a musical – The Lion King at the Lyceum Theatre is a very popular London musical. The show follows a fearless young lion called Simba as he learns about life on his fascinating journey to become King of the lions. It’s a great show, perfect for the whole family (tickets from £35/per person).
- Take a stroll around the vibrant Covent Garden. There’s something truly captivating and beautiful about Covent Garden, the cobbles, the small shops nestled next to each other almost begging to be explored.
- Finish your night with a cocktail (or two) at ME London’s Radio Rooftop Bar, located on the 10th floor of the hotel offering spectacular views of the capital.