This Easter, the Mad Hatter’s Afternoon Tea at Sanderson is getting an egg-cellent holiday weekend makeover! Guests can take the entire family to enjoy delicious sweet treats and classic savouries plus a special bunny Easter cake created for the celebration, all washed down with Alice In Wonderland-inspired teas and a glass of Perrier-Jouet Champagne.
Served on the hotel’s outdoor terrace, the afternoon tea is the perfect treat on a sunny London afternoon. Available from 14 to 17 April, the afternoon tea is priced at £58 per person.
Mini-adults visiting London for the bank holiday weekend will discover there's no time off for little workers at Westfield's Kidzania! Whether it's cleaning windows, presenting radio shows, performing operations or delivering babies, kids visitng the city will find there's over 60 jobs to try their hands at - not to mention plenty of money to be earned.
And because it's Easter, there's even more fun to be had; children can make chocolate bunnies in the Cadbury Chocolate Factory, have their face painted, create Easter designs in the painting school or even deliver the Easter eggs around the city.
Kidzania also does kids' parties complete with special invitations, a party room and a cake - one to bear in mind for whenever that special time of year comes round for your mini-person.
Book tickets at london.kidzania.com
Now that the weather's getting warmer, it's time to spend more time outdoors. But instead of heading to a park or rooftop, take to the Thames where you can experience a late-night speedboat tour! Departing at 7pm and 8pm, the adventure starts at the London Eye and continues down the river past the National Theatre to London Bridge. From there you'll be whizzed down the Thames at top speed.
This isn't just for the thrill-seekers! History buffs will enjoy the trivia and facts dished out by the boat guides, who also double up as comedians. The perfect summer evening!
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Roof Deck Restaurant & Bar
The Selfridges rooftop restaurant is back, and this year transports guests to California with its cool decor and carefree vibe. The terrace has been decked out with a boardwalk, timber beams and tropical palms, and offers some of the best views of London's skyline from the heart of Oxford Circus.
The restaurant and bar are open at 11am daily, with an all-day dining menu focused on healthy salads, grains, fresh fish and seafood with a Latin influence. Frozen cocktails are also a winner!
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Every Tuesday, BungaTINI in Covent Garden is hosting its new pizza making classes. Guests will be encouraged to embrace their inner Italian chef and put their culinary skills to the test.
The fun-filled classes will include a welcome drink, plus an hour and a half of chef tongue-in-cheek tuition. You'll learn everything from the history of pizza to dough making and dough throwing, and of course pizza topping!
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Easter is all about overindulging... enter the Easter Peepshake. Served at The Diner restaurant, the sweet treat features a giant chocolate egg filled with New York Cheesecake milkshake, whipped cream, Oreos and of course, Peeps, the all-American Easter candy favourite.
The Peepshakes are only going to be available on Good Friday for £15 across all Diner locations in London. Each site has just five available, so act fast!
The Children's Trust Easter Fair
Great news for Surrey-based families! The popular Easter Fair at The Children’s Trust in Tadworth is back on Saturday 15 April. Taking place between 12 – 4pm at Tadworth Court, the event will see an Easter egg hunt, shopping market and enough chocolate eggs to feed the whole of Surrey!
Along with the much-loved Easter egg hunt there will be an Easter shopping market, farm animals, water zorbs, a climbing wall and cave, fairground rides, classic games and much more. Entry is free for children under 16 and just £3 for adults.
Reserve your place for the hunt here: thechildrenstrust.org.uk/easter-fair
Swingers, London's favourite indoor crazy golf club, has launched the first Swingers Open tournament! For the super competitive among us, Swingers Open will pit friends and colleagues against one another in a bid to be crowned London's first crazy golf champions.
Interested? Companies can enter eight players - two teams of four - who will compete against companies from the same industry. The winner in each round will progress to the semi-final, and if they're good enough, to the grand final on 11 September. The Swingers Open runs on Monday nights, with semi-finals on 4 September.
An entry fee of £160 per team secures a company's place in the contest. Each player will receive a Tanqueray No. TEN cocktail on arrival, plus a delicious bite from one of Swinger's incredible street food vendors (Patty&Bun, Pizza Pilgrims and Bubbledogs).
Entry forms are available from www.SwingersLDN.com/Open or by emailing open@swingersLDN.com.
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Big fans of rum will want to head down to Rum Kitchen, which has just launched its Rum Chronicles series. Taking place every Wednesday in the Notting Hill-based Caribbean eatery, the classes will teach rum enthusiasts everything they need to know about rum - including how to make classic rum cocktails!
Starting with a punchy rum welcome drink, guests will be guided through a brief history of rum before learning how to make a range of cocktails. Other activities will include a free pour competition and the Rum Kitchen shake off...
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Foley's is now open for breakfast and brunch! Drawing together the best of Foley's Middle East and Asian-inspired dishes, the new menu consists of two main sections, the freshly baked paratha rolls and the wholesome egg bowls.
Each parantha, made in-house and baked fresh every day, is accompanied by a fried egg and wrapped around fillings of your choice such as bacon or lamb merguez. Meanwhile, the egg bowls consist of two perfectly poached eggs, a choice of freshly baked sourdough or focaccia, and toppings from shakshuka peppers and smashed Avocado to smoked salmon.
For something lighter, there will also be the choice of yogurt and granola or an assortment of pastries from the bakery on the menu.
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Easter Bunny Afternoon Tea
Experience an afternoon tea with a difference this Easter Sunday on-board the unique B Afternoon Tea Boat. Tuck into an array of tasty homemade sandwiches and delicious cakes, scones and pastries while doing a spot of sightseeing as you sail down the River Thames on this vintage, private motor yacht.
vailable from 2.00-4.45pm on Sunday 16 April for £75 per person. Find out more and book at b-bakery.com.
Easter Egg Hunt
Fancy winning a luxurious overnight stay in the glamorous South Place Hotel? Grab a £15 ticket for their adult Easter egg hunt on the 16th April, and be in with a chance of winning from an impressive selection of prizes, including glasses of champagne and a decadent brunch for two. Locate their secret garden and put on your thinking cap to crack a string of cryptic clues, all in Cockney rhyming slang.
If you’re serious about snagging that overnight stay - it’s in your best interests to grab your dog and bone (phone) before the hunt to brush up on your east London lingo. But with 200 chocolate eggs tucked away in their beautiful al fresco space, nobody will walk away empty handed from the South Place Hotel this Easter Sunday.
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