Top Tips: 5 ways to spend Easter in the capital

by James Congdon

Easter falls between April 6-9 this year, and we’ve also got two Bank Holidays to look forward to. As ever, there’s plenty for you to do in and around the capital, but what to do first? We’ve come up with our top 5 things for you do this in London this Easter 2012.

Afternoon tea anyone?

What better way to spend a warm April day than with a traditionally British treat? Enjoy the serenity and grandeur of Kensington palace and its gardens, with a fantastic tea for two trip. Or why not sail the Thames, tea in hand, on a lavish boat cruise for two. But if you’re more about the shopping, perhaps you’d like to unwind with a friend or loved one as you sip tea at Harrods? And if you’ve got children to entertain, why let them loose in the British Museum while you enjoy your very own tea experience, there – seriously, you can!

Take a trip on the London Eye

If you’re yet to experience the London Eye then we’d recommend you take the family this Easter. Take pleasure from the panoramic views over the capital, some 135 meters above the likes of Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar square, and St Pauls to name just a few things you’ll see on this fantastic experience. Either take a lunch cruise with champagne, or just enjoy the views with the children – it’s fantastic!

Sample the Thames

Take a trip down the world-famous stretch of river and take in the scenery while you tuck into a scrumptious lunch. But if you prefer to life on the edge, you can even go on a power boat trip past some of the most world-renowned landmarks including Tower-Bridge and the Houses of Parliament!

Visit the many Museums and Galleries

Ideal for keeping the little ones occupied, London is bursting at the seams with museums. Take a trip to the British Museum and its prehistoric exhibits, the world-famous Rosetta stone, the Parthenon sculptures and of course, the Mummies! Or if physics is more your thing, then the science museum is the one place that will blow your mind and it’s great for kids, too.

The Natural History Museum is also a good place to take the family, and all of these places are accessible by tube – it’s great! But if you’re more into your art, you’ll love the National Gallery or the Tate Modern which sits grandly along the banks of the Thames.

Sit in one of the many beer gardens!

With such a great deal of history surrounding the capital, you’re not short of famous pubs and beer gardens to choose from. How lovely would it be, on warm spring day, to sip on an ice cold drink in the beer garden of the Clapham Grand? Or what about the famous Black Lion in Plaistow? Located just a stone’s throw from Upton Park stadium, home to West Ham football club, it serves traditional British ales. But if you’d prefer to be at the very heart of things in London, then we recommend the Blind Beggar which actually has some historical ties to the infamous Kray twins.

Whatever you decide to do in London this Easter, make sure you have a great holiday!

Images sourced from:

Viktorias London

Black Lion

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