Lots of advice around about accommodation, and travel, for people who are thinking of coming to our beautiful and exciting, City of London, for Easter.
Our family is very lucky because we already live here! But here’s my few thoughts even if you don’t live here already – a worthy trip for those who don’t.
For those who are looking maybe for that slightly different Easter Service – don’t miss the story of Easter that will happen in Trafalgar Square on Good Friday. Its live, it’s a full-scale re-enactment of the crucifixion and is to be performed by a cost of 100. Haven’t been before myself but have been told the two performances draw tens of thousands so obviously it is an event you need to arrive at early.
Getting there early just doesn’t suit some families, especially those with young children, but there are some other marvellous services including ones at St Paul’s Cathedral, Westminster Abbey and St Martin-in-the-Fields.
Consider too an Easter visit to the London Zoo – after all new seasons bring new offspring in various shapes, sizes and forms. Also plenty of new life will be found at the London Aquarium or (this is one of my personal favourites) head to one of London’s fabulous city farms. Great opportunity for every member of the family to get up close and personal with some newborns. A thrill not to be restricted to the children of course!
AND don’t forget that fabulous Giant Easter Duck Hunt at the WWT London Wetlands either.
Not everyone would realise that London is famous for its number of Easter Egg Hunts – so it’s not hard to join in and score some chocolate goodies. Try Kew Gardens for instance (but you will be under the eye of the Easter Bunny himself). A great hunt as you get to follow the Lindt Flavour Trail.
Do remember Springtime Sightseeing – for instance head high above London with a trip up The Shard or the Coca-Cola London Eye. Or even an open top bus tour or have some fun participating in a London Duck Tour. Maybe, even treat yourself and the kids to Harry Potter World – to join in the 15th Anniversary Celebrations of the first Harry Potter film – hard to believe it is that long (and more) since we first got to know Harry on film!