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Easter – things to do in London

There is nothing we love more than an event in London. There is always something happening and you are sometimes spoilt for choice. Easter is no exception!   There are a great number of things to do in London over Easter.things to do in london over easter

So if you were wondering what to do at Easter in London, to make it a wee bit easier for you, I have selected a few; all different, at a wide variety of venues so that you don’t have to ‘put all your eggs in one basket’ :) Some of the venues have an entrance fee, others are FREE.  Check the links I have provided to get the full costs.

Along with the link to the specific event/website, I have given a brief history of the venue. Hope you find womething that is of interest to you. If you do attend any of these events I would love to feature your photos on our facebook page.

Bank of England Museum: put all your eggs in one basket April 18-21 10am-4.30pm Easter Egg Trial; find hidden eggs http://ht.ly/4BJtD
The Bank of England is the central bank of the United Kingdom. Sometimes known as the ‘Old Lady’ of Threadneedle Street, the Bank was founded in 1694, nationalised on 1 March 1946, and gained independence in 1997. Standing at the centre of the UK’s financial system, the Bank is committed to promoting and maintaining monetary and financial stability as its contribution to a healthy economy.

Nearest tube station: Bank – Northern Line

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Threadneedle Street, Bank, London

Kensington Palacehttp://www.hrp.org.uk/kensingtonpalace/KensingtonPalaceActivitiesforfamilies.aspx
Easter holiday activities The Secret Garden 9 – 21 April 2011 11.00 – 16.00 in the Gallery of War and Play
In the summer of 1689 William and Mary purchased Nottingham House, a Jacobean mansion built about 1605. It stood in Kensington, a village that ‘esteem’d a very good Air’. The royal court took up residence at Kensington House, as it was known, shortly before Christmas 1689.

Nearest tube station: High Street Kensington – Circle & District Lines

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Kensington Palace, Kensington, London

what’s on at Easter April 9 -24. HMS Belfast ‘Waving Not Drowning: Signalling & Signals workshops. £. http://ht.ly/4BJc2
When the Imperial War Museum was founded in 1917, one of its functions was to be a memorial to those who had died and suffered in the First World War. HMS Belfast is one of their venues.

Nearest tube station: London Bridge – Northern line

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HMS Belfast, Southwark, London

Handel House Museum – live music & easter trail. Handel House Harpsichord is being performed April 24 all afternoon. £6 http://ht.ly/4BJLD
Handel moved into what is now 25 Brook Street in the summer of 1723. As far as is known, this is the first London house he occupied in his own right. His career seemed secure and at the age of thirty-eight, perhaps he felt it was time to have his own space. He lived at the Brook Street house for 36 years and, in 1759, died there.

Nearest tube station – Bond Street – Central and Jubillee Lines

Easter at Shakespeares Globe, 21 New Globe Walk, Bankside, London, SE1. Until Tue Apr 26 http://www.shakespearesglobe.com/theatre

The Globe Theatre is a faithful reconstruction of the open-air playhouse, first built in 1599, where Shakespeare worked and for which he wrote many of his greatest plays.

Nearest tube station: St Pauls (I suggest this so that you can approach the venue via the Millenium Bridge which offers great views of the river and city) 

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Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, near Tate Modern, London

The Clink – Easter Vermin Hunt April 11-25 10am-6pm. No rats, but theres a chocolate egg for the winner. http://ht.ly/4BJSq on
‘The Clink’ the prison that gave its name to all others, dates back to 1144 making it one of Englands oldest, if not the oldest Prison.

Nearest tube station: London Bridge – Northern Line

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The Clink Prison Museum

Finsbury Park Easter Funfair Returns – 16th April to 2nd May 2011 – http://ht.ly/4BKzb    Finsbury Park is a 112-acre oasis in the middle of a hectic patch of north London, with the buzzing traffic of Seven Sisters Road on one side and the chatter of Green Lanes on the other. It’s a prime example of what a London park should be.

Nearest tube station: as the park is so enormous, there are a number of tube station accesses. The one I know is Finsbury park on the Piccadilly & Victoria Lines. I suggest you do a TFL journey planner from whereever you are based to get the one best suited for you.

Lots to do and see, and these venues will take you to different parts of our fair city.  If you only have 3 days in London, you may not be able to see it all, but you can always come back, we would love to see you! have a fab time and Happy Easter.

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