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#easterinlondon – things to do this Easter weekend

‘The Passion of Jesus’ to be performed at Trafalgar Square April 6th 12noon & 3.15pm

the passion of jesus trafalgar square
The Passion of Jesus, Trafalgar Square - FREE to all

Till Monday Apr 9th – the TheBigEggHunt eggs will ‘nest together’ in & around Covent Garden Piazza. b4 being auctioned for charity – TheBigEggHunt

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the biggest clutch of eggs you will ever see :)

Oxford v Cambridge Boat Race course from Putney to Mortlake on Saturday April 7, starting at 2.15pm   head down to Southbank Centre Square, for the Easter Real Food Market Apr 6-9 Fri 12-8pm Sat 11am-8pm Sun, Mon 12-6pm     Victoriana: storytelling, crafts & games. till Sun Apr8 Kensington Palace, Kensington Gardens, W8 4PX   Ducklings at London Wetland Centre till Apr 15. London Wetland Centre, Queen Elizabeth’s Walk, London, SW13 9WT

londons wetland centre

head out to Kew for the Mayan Chocolate Adventure. till Sun Apr15 Kew Gardens, Richmond TW9 3AB

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Kew Gardens

Bank of England 10-13 Apr Easter EGGstravaganza treasure trail to find chicks & egg hidden in the Museum 10am-4:30pm

all the eggs gather at Covent Garden for Easter

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the big egg hunt; north, south, east and west

Aiming to break a Guiness World Record – The Faberge Big Egg Hunt in London made great strides!!! And kept us entertained. With tantalising titles like ‘Scramble for giant eggs is set to begin’ & ‘Humpty Dumpty sits on a wall’ or ‘Egg beats crime’, you could not fail to be curious when opening your newspaper of an evening in London in February. The first of these titles had a fab photo that showed a group of girls sitting on an open-topped bus, amongst a group of over-sized decorated eggs with Houses of Parliament in the background…..how could you not be curious. Then a group of beautifully decorated eggs in Potters Field with Tower Bridge behind and the by-line: Ready for the great London egg hunt! & the hunt is on. Sponsored by Fabergé and organised Mark Shand, a number of artists have designed and created 210 wonderful 2.5ft fibre-glass eggs to raise funds for Elephant Family organisation and Action for Children. Amongst the delightful collection are characters like Humpty Dumpty, who does indeed sit on a wall at Clarence House; commissioned and signed by the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall, there is also a Busby, a red letter-box a Union Flag and many, many other delightful and beautifully decorated eggs.

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union jack #188

It was hoped that 10,000 or more Londoners and visitors would join in the hunt with an aim to break the Guiness World Record for the biggest egg hunt. 30 of the eggs have since been auctioned off to raise funds and you can bid online for the others; with a starting price of £300 the value of these eggs have climbed considerably. Along the way a couple of the eggs have been stolen and retrieved and returned to their rightful place, and between the 3rd and 9th April they will all come together at Covent Garden to amuse and amaze us. The eggs were scattered about London, mostly in zone 1 & 2 and the hunt has taken us from Canary Wharf in the east to South Bank in City of Westminster, the City of London, St James’s Park and Green Park, through Mayfair and Covent Gardens, Trafalgar Square, Berkley Square, Grosvenor Square, & Sloane Square to Covent Garden, Neal’s Yard and Seven Dials, Carnaby Street and St Christopher’s, along side streets, into buildings and shops and fancy pants stores (think Fortnum & Mason’s and Liberty’s) and along the way some of the eggs were very cleverly hung up high and unless you are observant, you could walk right on by……I did; a number of times :) This usually entailed a return to the area!!! The best fun ever, this egg hunt has taken me to places I have never visited before, into buildings I usually walk by and back to places I love…again and again. In my quest to find them all, I confess I have returned to some places a number of times! And others I have walked around till my feet fell off determined to find them all in one go!! You would be amazed at how easy it is to miss a 2.5ft egg that is displayed on a big black box that is at least 2ft high and 2ft wide…..just walk right on by!

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how easy to miss this! :)

I have been amazed and amused by the number of people who have joined the hunt, some folks found all 209 within a week, and others are still discovering them. I have met folks from all over the world and it is amazing how many are going at this with guns blazing….the prize; a Fabergé Egg with £100,000. One lass did a 24 hour marathon to raise funds for Action for Children and found 207 of the eggs (2 were not at their posts); very impressive. I have done the hunt in stages and finding 48 on one day nearly killed me! My legs and feet were decidedly unimpressed! I managed to find 187!!! Will I find them all? Not likely! However they will all be together in Covent Garden and then I shall get to see them all :)

here an egg, there an egg, everywhere an ‘egg’ and another….

the faberge big egg hunt
the Mayoral Egg - so cute!

Aiming to break a Guiness World Record – The Faberge Big Egg Hunt in London is making great strides!!! And keeping us entertained.
With tantalising titles like ‘Scramble for giant eggs is set to begin’ & ‘Humpty Dumpty sits on a wall’ or ‘Egg beats crime’, you could not fail to be curious when opening your newspaper of an evening in London in February.

The first of these titles had a fab photo that showed a group of girls sitting on an open-topped bus, amongst a group of over-sized decorated eggs with Houses of Parliament in the background…..how could you not be curious.
Then a group of beautifully decorated eggs in Potters Field with Tower Bridge behind and the by-line: Ready for the great London egg hunt! & the hunt is on.    Sponsored by Fabergé and organised by Mark Shand, a number of artists have designed and created 209 wonderful 2.5ft fibre-glass eggs to raise funds for Elephant Family organisation and Action for Children.

Amongst the delightful collection are characters like Humpty Dumpty, who does indeed sit on a wall at Clarence House; commissioned and signed by the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall.  There is also a Busby, a red letter-box and a Union Flag and many, many other delightful and beautifully decorated eggs.

It is hoped that 10,000 or more Londoners and visitors will join in the hunt with an aim to break the Guiness World Record for the biggest egg hunt. 30 of the eggs will be auctioned off to raise funds and you can bid online for the others; with a starting price of £300 the value of these eggs have climbed considerably.

Along the way a couple of the eggs have been stolen and retrieved and returned to their rightful place, and between the 3rd and 9th April they will all come together at Covent Garden to amuse and amaze us.

the big egg hunt london
The Red Letter Box - the big egg hunt in London

The eggs are scattered about London, mostly in zone 1 & 2 and the hunt has taken us from Canary Wharf in the east to South Bank, the City of London, St James’s Park and Green Park, through Mayfair and Covent Gardens, Trafalgar Square, Berkley Square, Grosvenor Square, to Neal’s Yard and Seven Dials, Carnaby Street and St Christopher’s, along side streets, into buildings and shops and fancy stores (think Fortnum & Mason’s, Selfridges, Hamley’s and Liberty’s) and along the way some of the eggs are very cleverly hung up high and unless you are observant, you could walk right on by……I did; a number of times :)  This usually entailed a return to the area!!!

The best fun ever, this egg hunt has taken me to places I have never visited before, into buildings I usually walk by and back to places I love…again and again.  In my quest to find them all, I confess I have returned to some places a number of times! And others I have walked around till my feet fell off determined to find them all in one go!! You would be amazed at how easy it is to miss a 2.5ft egg that is displayed on a big black box that is at least 2ft high and 2ft wide…..just walk right on by!

I have been amazed and amused by the number of people who have joined the hunt, some folks found all 209 within a week, and others are still discovering them.  I have met folks from all over the world and it is amazing how many are going at this with guns blazing….the prize; a Fabergé Egg with £100,000.   One lass did a 24 hour marathon to raise funds for Action for Children and found 207 of the eggs (2 were not at their posts); very impressive.  I have done the hunt in stages and finding 37 on one day nearly killed me! My legs and feet were decidedly unimpressed!  After Sunday’s marathon hunt, I have 53 eggs to go!!! Will I do it? Not likely!

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Pandora - the big egg hunt

However they will all be together in Covent Gardens in just over 2 weeks time and then I shall get to see them all. :) for your pleasure and delight I have made a video of some of the eggs.  Once I have found them all (or as many as I can) I will create a new video.

the Fabergé Big Egg Hunt ends 9th April 2012.