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Things to do on Easter weekend 2020 in London

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Easter Chocolate Egg Bar at Fortnum & Mason London

The UK government has advised against all non-essential travel and instructed that people remain at home.

Events have been cancelled. Attractions, restaurants, pubs, theatres, public spaces and other venues have temporarily closed, and public transport should only be used for essential journeys.

A nationwide ban has also been placed on public gatherings of more than two people.

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From London Easter weekend egg hunts and family attractions, to spectacular Good Friday performances or a traditional Easter Sunday lunch, find Easter activities in London. Read More

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Keep the whole family entertained over the Easter holidays with our roundup of the best things to do during Easter 2020 in London.

From Easter egg hunts and special Easter events for kids and grownups, to the best chocolate shops and Easter opening hours in London, plan a fun-filled Easter break in the capital. Find things to do in London on Easter Sunday, Good Friday events and Easter Monday activities with our London Easter ideas below.

Easter weekend 2020 events in London

London Easter egg hunts and trails

  • Embark on a free and epic Easter Eggs-pedition around the Bank of England Museum, then craft your very own rabbit or sheep mask! Various dates in April
  • Search for treasures at the The Royal Mews, weave decorations out of twigs and decorate eggs to take home. 11-13 Apr
  • Challenge the family to basket-load of surprises at The Great Shoreditch Easter Egg Hunt. 11 Apr
  • Many more London sites hold their own Easter activities, including Easter egg hunts around royal palaces, nature trails seeking out spring arrivals in parks and nature reserves. Check back nearer the time for more details.

Easter chocolate in London

Easter Sunday lunch in London

Spring blooms and baby animals

Family attractions and activities for kids in London

  • Grab a sightseeing pass for a stress-free Easter in London with the whole family.
  • Take the whole family to the Southbank Centre for a host of Easter events, many of which are free, including a Pedal Power Disco, a Family Tree Trail and gardening and craft workshops. 4-19 Apr
  • Follow a trail of clues with the little ones to track down Billy Brown, a special character from London's transport history, at the London Transport Museum this Easter. 4-19 Apr
  • Steam over to the London Museum of Water and Steam for a blast of Easter activity! 4-19 Apr
  • It's time to search for the Easter bunny and its friends! Find them hiding at The Royal Air Force Museum. 4-19 Apr
  • Create quirky decorations on eggs at the free Easter Egg Marbling class in time for the big weekend. 8 Apr
  • Got crafty kids? Burgh House & Hampstead Museum is the place to be on Good Friday for hands-on activities. 10 Apr
  • Let the little ones explore beneath the hull of Cutty Sark or take part in one of the Royal Observatory's Young Astronomers Workshops in Greenwich. 
  • Become a pilot, doctor or TV presenter in KidZania’s child-size city.
  • There's no better place to go on an egg hunt than among the hens. So, head to Hen Corner to hug a hen, master the art of hot cross bun making and indulge in chocolate. 11 and 13 Apr
  • Race the clock in an egg-cellent Easter Treasure Hunt for all ages at the Victoria & Albert Museum, as you mix adventure and education. 11 Apr
  • Head up to The View from The Shard for family activities this Easter in London. 
  • Look out for Easter family fun at more of London’s top attractions and family-friendly museums, as many put on special activities for children at this time.
  • Competitive folks, this one's for you. Embark on a four-hour Bucket Race around London, exploring its secret corners. How quick will you be? 11 Apr
  • Find an Easter extravaganza at Church Street in Twickenham, where a street parade, food stalls, face painting, treasure hunts and competitions can be enjoyed all day. 12 Apr
  • For more things to do with the kids at Easter in London, take a look at our guide to 101 family-friendly activities.

Easter weekend shows in London

Quirky Easter events in London

Easter opening hours and transport in London

Good Friday and Easter Monday are both public holidays. Most attractions are open over the Easter bank holiday, but check with individual venues in advance; particularly to find what is open on Easter Sunday in London. Shops are closed on Easter Sunday, except small shops which may open for a few hours.

Public transport services, including the London Underground, may be reduced between Good Friday and Easter Monday, so plan your journey in advance on the TfL website.

Find more things to do at Easter and in spring in London, browse our guide to what's on for more activities and events during your visit.

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