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Eggcellent ideas to make your Easter weekend special

Seven ways to celebrate Easter in central London

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The Easter Weekend in March is fast-approaching, and we can’t think of a better way to while away the long weekend than indulging in some spring-inspired treats. And exploring the best things to do in central London.

1. Go on an Easter hunt over the Bank Holiday Weekend

Get a cracking start to the weekend with an Easter egg hunt that'll have little (and big) kids desperate to find all your hidden treats. Visit Venchi on Piccadilly and pick up 1kg of your favourite mini chocolate eggs - most of which are gluten free, ensuring noone misses out. Or opt for a Spring Gift Bag filled with assorted eggs or these sweet pastel speckled eggs from Fortnum & Mason.

2. Fill your basket with top Easter treats

No-one does hampers quite like Fortnum & Mason. From tangy jams to scrumptious baked goods and wine, browse its Easter hampers and stock up on goodies for your Easter Sunday lunch. Or why not make the most of the spring sunshine and pick up an Easter Afternoon Tea Selection, complete with a cool bag and champagne, and claim a patch in St James’s Park or another of our nearby green spaces.

3. Celebrate with friends and family

Save the washing up for someone else as you're all invited to Quaglino's Easter weekend party. On Good Friday from 6:30pm till late, be entertained by its outstanding party band as you dine. On Saturday, book in for a two or three-course brunch and savour all the usual dishes like fluffy buttermilk pancakes and perfectly cooked Eggs Florentine, alongside its braised cauliflower steak, winter truffle burger, glazed duck and other tempting options. Just make sure to leave room for dessert as its chocolate chilli fondant is a thing of beauty.

4. Book at table for Easter Sunday lunch

As if Easter Sunday couldn’t get any more eggs-travagant, the team at Michelin-starred The Ritz London have created an Easter menu that’s sure to be the highlight of your weekend. Work your way through a fabulous three-course meal elevating seasonal ingredients – we promise, no bunnies in sight. There’s also a generous side helping of live entertainment to enjoy beneath the sparkling chandeliers.

5. Pick up an eggs-tra special Easter gift

Delight everyone from the most discerning gourmand to your partner or little ones at Prestat in Princes Arcade. Choose from magnificent egg sets filled with luxurious truffles, including an unusual Hot Cross Bun Easter egg and moreish Dark Sea Salt Caramel option.

Or check out Venchi's egg-ceptional offerings this Easter, from the dark chocolate and orange-flavoured Cannolo egg inspired by traditional recipes, to nutty creations such as the Milk Chocolate and Piedmont Hazelnut Egg.

For even more ideas, explore our favourite Easter eggs in London.

6. Say cheese!

Let your nose follow you to artisan cheesemonger Paxton & Whitfield, where Easter treats await in savoury form. Pick up a special Easter cheese gift to give to others (or ‘Caerphilly’ stash away for yourself).

7. Enjoy a bank holiday book fest

The four-day weekend provides the perfect chance to work your way through those must-read novels or to browse for something unexpected. You’re in luck, as St James’s boasts some of London’s best bookshops. Try long-running Hatchards for classics and contemporary books, Waterstones for more than eight miles of works, or grab a coffee (or something stronger) as you flick through stylish titles at Maison Assouline.

In need of some guidance? Check out our must-read books for March.

Discover more exciting things to do over the Easter Bank Holiday in nearby Regent Street, or find more chocolatey treats with the best hot chocolates in the neighbourhood.