4 March 2020

The Joys of Spring

A true sign that spring has finally arrived, the Easter weekend is just around the corner once more. The accompanying double Bank Holiday always provides the ideal opportunity to gather together with friends and family and celebrate the beginning of sunnier times. It is not just the longer days and mild weather that we should be getting excited about though. London has a plethora of fun activities and seasonal experiences to get involved in, so we decided to pick out a few of our favourites.

The Royal Choral Society has performed Handel’s Messiah on Good Friday at the Royal Albert Hall every year since 1876. Falling on 10 April this year, this annual concert is one of London’s great Easter traditions and a spectacular way to kickstart the holiday weekend. The 2020 performance of this choral masterpiece will be conducted by Royal Choral Society Music Director Richard Cooke, and the choir will be accompanied by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. The line-up is completed by a quartet of supreme soloists.

For an egg-ceptionally great Easter Sunday brunch, head to Notting Hill’s Eggbreak. Be warned though; this is no ordinary brunch. This delightful neighbourhood café serves up a fantastic variety of yummy yolks all day, every day and in any way of your choosing – the perfect way to celebrate the nation’s favourite egg-themed holiday.

One of the most fun activities to be found this year has to be the Royal Mews Easter Extravaganza at Buckingham Palace. An annual treasure trail with chocolatey prizes on offer, this is fun for all the family. While there, get creative and take part in a spot of springtime arts and crafts, including designing your very own jewel covered Easter eggs. Taking place on 11-13 April, the event will be running from 11am till 3pm each day.

What Easter weekend would be complete without bunnies? A fabulous family day out can be found at the Vauxhall City Farm, just a short tube ride away from the hotel. An array of animals live at the farm, including alpacas, ponies and cows. However, the highlight is the aptly named ‘Cuddle Corner’ where kids (or mum and dad too!) can meet some of the farm’s smaller animals, up close and personal. A fitting way to spend Easter Sunday and a great excuse to hang out with some furry friends at the same time.