As Easter weekend approaches and we’re begging the weather to please-just-brighten-up-it’s-Spring already, we deemed it necessary to give your our rundown of the best egg-filled (and otherwise) things to do this weekend in London. What with Good Friday and bank holiday Monday, many of us have got four days to fill instead of two! Still, remember to take some time to just sit back and relax and enjoy Spring (yeah right) before it’s over.
1. Duke of York Square Chocolate Market
What the heck: Let’s cut to the chase. For most of us, Easter is about chocolate, which is why it is crucially important that you get yourself to the chocolate market in Duke of York Square this weekend and scoop yourself some cocoa-based Easter treats.
Where the heck: Duke of York Square, near Sloane Square
When the heck: 10am, Saturday 26th March
How much tho’: FREEEEE (to go, not for the chocolate treats, sadly)
2. Surface: Psychedelic Skate Rink
What the heck: Head over to Surface for an ice skating experience like none other. If you’re looking for something a bit different to do this Easter weekend, look no further. The visual projections on the ice rink create a pretty groovy atmosphere whilst you skate around the weather-proof rink.
Where the heck: Nr. Gillett Street, Dalston
When the heck: From Friday 25th March
How much tho’: £4.40 – YES PLEASE!
3. The Oxford Cambridge Goat Race
What the heck: Yes you read that right. Forget the age-old battle on the Thames and get yourself over to Spitalfields City Farm instead to watch the Oxbridge goats battle it out to be crowned supreme goat. Racing round a track to raise proceeds for the farm, spectators can cheer on goats representing Cambridge, Oxford and And.
Where the heck: Spitalfields City Farm
When the heck: 1pm, Sunday 27th March
How much tho’: Tickets have sold out now, but it’s awareness of the sheer beauty that the goat race is a thing that counts.
4. Pillow Cinema: MacBeth
What the heck: Pillow Cinema returns to Hackney with even more beanbags and fresh popped popcorn. Cosy down on your own or with a friend/lover/stuffed toy and enjoy the screening of MacBeth (Michael Fassbender edition, of course.)
Where the heck: Sutton House, Homerton High St, Hackney
When the heck: 8pm, Friday 25th March
How much tho’: £7.50 for a single ‘upright chair’ or £27.50 for a beanbag for two.
5. Brixton Windmill Treasure Hunt
What the heck: So there was a distinct lack of Easter egg hunts on this list, because the best ones seem to be sold out already, and why tease you with what you can’t have? Instead, we’re recommending the Brixton Windmill (Brixton-wide) treasure hunt. Come armed with a phone/pen & paper/map of Brixton and get hunting for treasure!
Where the heck: Market House, Coldharbour Lane
When the heck: 10:30am, Saturday 26th March
How much tho’: £5 for adults (yippee!)
Other compulsory activities include painting eggs, eating chocolate (already covered) and getting yourself to the Passion/Easter service/lambing/druid festival. Whatever celebration floats your boat. A very happy long weekend to all.