How To Celebrate Easter Weekend 2022

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From bottomless brunch to chocolate making, here's how to spend the long weekend

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Wondering how to spend Easter weekend? There’s plenty going on across London and beyond. Whether you’re looking for glitzy dining experiences, family-friendly activities or date ideas, we’ve got you covered with our Easter guide. Happy feasting.

How To Celebrate Easter 2022

Make a spring wreath at Bank House

Spring wreath making at Bank House

Create an Easter wreath for your home at Bank House, the Chislehurst wine bar run by husband-and-wife duo Stuart and Ceilia Gillies. They’ll be welcoming Nikki from Studio Hoime, who will lead a series of spring wreath workshops, which guests can enjoy while sampling Bank House’s selection of biodynamic and organic English wines. £45pp, 6 and 19 April, bankhousechislehurst.com

Have afternoon tea at Corinthia London

Easter afternoon tea at Corinthia London

One of the capital’s most idyllic spots for afternoon tea is the Crystal Moon Lounge, found within the Corinthia London hotel. This Easter weekend, executive chef André Garrett has jazzed up the menu to reflect the season. On the savoury side there’s coronation chicken and gem lettuce on onion bread, plus Clarence Court egg mayonnaise with truffle on brioche; followed by Easter-inspired sweet treats: Simnel cake, a chocolate biscuit ganache, and a praline and milk chocolate egg. From £80pp, available 15 – 18 April. Book via 020 7321 3150 or [email protected]

Try The Ritz’s special Fabergé menu

The Ritz x Faberge

Two of the world’s most iconic brands, Fabergé and The Ritz, are joining forces this Easter to create a special four-course menu. Available throughout Easter week at the Michelin-starred Ritz restaurant, the crowing jewel of the meal is a hand-crafted Fabergé egg dessert: a dark chocolate spherical cage which opens up to reveal a gold, dark chocolate egg filled with a hazelnut centre. A chocolate Fabergé egg sculpture has also been created for the occasion, paying tribute to Peter Carl Fabergé’s iconic 1901 Imperial Basket of Flowers Egg, which will be on display at the hotel throughout the week. Available 11 – 18 April 2022, £190pp. Book by emailing [email protected] or visiting theritzlondon.com

Go for bottomless brunch at The Standard

Double Standard at The Standard

Bank holiday weekends call for bottomless brunches – and you’ll find one of the city’s most buzzing at The Standard hotel. Its ground floor bar and terrace is hosting a weekend-long affair, offering guests the chance to brunch al fresco or indoors in the 70s-inspired bar space. You’ll enjoy two hours of bottomless prosecco or Bloody Marys alongside American diner classics and classic brunch dishes. Feeling lucky? Three diners will win a one night’s stay at the hotel – keep your eyes peeled for a Brunch Doesn’t End Here card attached to your bill. Winners will be able to party the night away before spending the night in one of the hotel’s chic bedrooms. Book at sevenrooms.com

Check out Borough Market’s Tree of Hope

Borough Market

A trip to Borough Market is always a treat – but this Easter there are a couple of extra reasons to go. Firstly, to check out the four-metre-high Tree of Hope, decorated with more than 200 wooden eggs hand-painted by local schools, charities and friends of the Market featuring messages and drawings of hope. A family Easter egg trail will also be taking place from 13 – 16 April, with 50 prizes up for grabs each day. And if you’re cooking up a big roast for the family, there’s no better place to load up on fresh produce. boroughmarket.org.uk

Join The Wild Goose Chase at Leadenhall Market

Leadenhall Market

London’s historic Leadenhall Market is putting a spin on the classic Egg hunt with a wild goose chase, running throughout April. Open to all ages, this will include over 100 different challenges at the market, from Harry Potter homages to dance feats and culinary constructions, with teams competing for the inaugural Old Tom’s Golden Egg trophy alongside a first prize valued at £500. 1 – 30 April 2022, leadenhallmarket.co.uk

Order a DIY kit

Cafe Murano Italian Celebration Box

Need a helping hand in the kitchen? Recipe kit site Dishpatch has launched a new series of Easter specials, all designed to be simple enough to be finished at home. It includes a brand new Ottolenghi menu, spring dishes from Michel Roux Jr, a Tamil-style menu from Gopal’s Corner and Italian-inspired fare from Angela Hartnett’s Cafe Murano. dishpatch.co.uk

Enjoy a family day out at Holkham Hall

an aerial shot of Holkham Hall Estate

For families, there’s plenty going on at Holkham Hall over Easter weekend. The Lady Elizabeth Wing will host the Easter Food, Drink & Gift Market, featuring products from local and regional artisan producers, while the Walled Garden will offer crafts activities for children. Elsewhere, families can hire bikes and explore the estate, and follow the nature trail to learn more about the plants and animals at Holkham. Fancy making a night of it? Holkham now offers stays at its Cuckoo Lodge, a self-catered cottage which sleeps up to four guests. holkham.co.uk

Watch new film Easter in Art

Filming Easter In Art at the National Gallery

Image courtesy of Exhibition on Screen

Head to the cinema to see Easter in Art, a film from cinematic brand Exhibition on Screen which explores the Easter story through the prism of art. Shot on location in Jerusalem, the United States and throughout Europe, the film looks at the different ways artists have depicted the death and resurrection of Jesus through the ages, from Caravaggio to Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael to Salvador Dalí. In cinemas nationwide from 5 April 2022

Ice Biscuits with Biscuiteers

Biscuiteers' icing biscuits class

For a fun evening with friends or a date night with a difference, head to one of Biscuiteers’ Icing Lates, where you’ll have the chance to decorate your own biscuits alongside a glass of prosecco. After something more thorough? Book one of the two-hour School of Icing classes, where you’ll ice your own biscuit tins, learning all the tips and tricks that Biscuiteers’ expert artists use – from piping to feathering and colouring. biscuiteers.com

Make chocolate at Chelsea Physic Garden

Chelsea Physic Garden

Ever wondered how chocolate is made? Now’s your chance to learn. Chelsea Physic Garden is hosting an Easter chocolate workshop this April, where you’ll discover how cacao beans grow and how they’re turned into chocolate, plus have the chance to design your own chocolate treats with a selection of herbs, flavourings and spices. £20pp, chelseaphysicgarden.co.uk

Shop at the Spring To Go Closing Party

Join Skye Gyngell and her team for an all-day celebration at Spring To Go in Notting Hill. A number of tastings will take place throughout the day, and visitors will be able to pick up produce, flowers and Easter goods for the long weekend. Think sourdough hot cross buns and Skye’s signature Simnel cake, plus fruit and vegetables from Heckfield Home Farm and planted pots of seasonal flowers from Kitten Grayson. The event will mark the closure of Spring To Go’s online iteration, born out of lockdown to keep the farms in business. springrestaurant-shop.co.uk

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