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The Ultimate Guide to Your Easter Bank Holiday

Posted by Olivia Dobberson on 9th April 2019

Written by: Olivia Dobberson

The Easter bank holiday is just around the corner and can be the perfect opportunity to explore everything London has to offer, and if your plans don’t include eating chocolate and chasing the Easter bunny then we’ve got you covered.

From bottomless brunches and champagne trains to Harry Potter movie marathons and arts and crafts, we’ve compiled a list of a few of our favourite things to be doing in London this Easter bank holiday weekend.

Bottomless Brunch Bonanza!

Brunch, tick. Unlimited prosecco, tick. Everyone loves a bottomless brunch. Our favourite has to be Bōkan, located across the top three floors of The Novotel Hotel in Canary Wharf, this modern restaurant and rooftop terrace offers a relaxed alfresco feel with 360-degree views across London. Executive Chef Guillaume Gillan has created a classy three-course brunch menu to enjoy alongside endless prosecco. The iconic Nobu Hotel in Shoreditch is also at the top of our list this bank holiday, available on Easter Sunday, the brunch features a classic lamb dish with a whole host of freshly made sushi.

All Aboard the Champagne Train 

What better way to take advantage of the four day bank holiday weekend than with the ultimate Champagne offering. Nicknamed the ‘Champ Train’, Burger & Lobster have partnered with Taittinger for a month full of bubbles. The decadent experience features the restaurant’s signature menu and the luxurious champers, all served by a miniature train along the nine-metre bar in the heart of Soho. This amazing pop-up is only here until Easter Sunday so it’s a definite must for the bank holiday!

Street Food and Culture

A budding new outdoor garden hotspot with street food, art installations and pop-up shops has just opened up in London Bridge and the Easter bank holiday is the perfect opportunity to check it out. Open seven days a week, the highly anticipated opening of Vinegar Yard comes from the team behind the beloved Flat Iron Square and features a whole host of street vendors from Up My Grill to the Gentleman Baristas. Fingers crossed the sun makes an appearance for the upcoming bank holiday but fear not, Vinegar Yard also has a large indoor area if the Great British Weather let’s us down.

Have a Cocktail or Two at the ‘World’s Best Bar’

Created by the multi-awarding winning Ryan Chetiyawardana, AKA Mr Lyan, the ‘world’s best bar’ has recently had a little revamp and this insta-worthy cocktail bar has now been rebranded. The iconic Dandelyan bar overlooking the Thames River within Sea Containers London has been reinvented and thus, Lyaness is born. Boasting electric blue interiors and a decadent green marble bar, the bar’s infamous cocktail based afternoon-tea is an absolute must for Easter Sunday!

Explore the Enchanted Garden

Celebrating the change of the seasons, the very chic South Place Hotel have transformed their secret garden bar into a very cool, enchanted oasis with trails of flora and fauna, creating the perfect backdrop for a bank holiday weekend (hopefully!) filled with sunshine. In partnership with the legendary Martin Miller’s Gin, this floral display has been inspired by botanical flavours from orange blossom to hand-picked garnishes off the living wall. Featuring waterfalls and palm trees, a retractable roof and heaters to maintain tropical climates, where else would you rather spend your Easter bank holiday?

The Ultimate Movie Marathon 

The Prince Charles Cinema in Leicester Square is renowned for being central London’s wildcard cinema where old school classics and movie singalong’s take regular place. This bank holiday, not only are they making a dream come true for diehard fans but this particular movie marathon also offers the perfect opportunity for muggles to rise. That’s right, the epic Harry Potter Movie Marathon is back for another year! Although, it’s definitley not for the faint hearted as the films will be played for an astonishing 21 hours over the bank holiday weekend. If you think you’ve got what it takes, don your wizard house robes and Hogwarts PJs and get down to Prince Charles Cinema and enjoy eight back-to-back showings.

Drink, Shop, Do

Located just next to Kings Cross Station, this eclectic café and designer store is subtly tucked away in a Victorian Bathhouse setting. If you’re just looking for somewhere to chill and catch up with friends then the all-day café turn all-night bar is the perfect informal setting, but if you want to get a bit creative then there’s a variety of arts and crafts activities throughout the week. So, if you’re looking for some inspiration for your bank holiday then check out Drink, Shop, Do, they’re organising some awesome events over the bank holiday weekend, from Easter card making to musical bingo – what’s not to love?

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