If you haven’t already planned a long weekend getaway, then you’ve got four whole days plus Thursday evening to fill. ASAP. We’ve rounded up what to do this Easter Bank Holiday weekend in the UK, in London and beyond.
What to do this Easter
We’ve split out what to do this bank holiday weekend by day, so you can add this guide to favourites and keep checking back.
Thursday 29th March
What: London’s Big Read
Where: Library, Covent Garden
Launching on the 1st March (also World Book Day, if you didn’t get the memo), members club LIBRARY have opened their doors to the public with a series of events and readings, with Thursday being your last opportunity. Paterson Joseph, author of Julius Ceasar and Me and RSC actor, will be in conversation and signing copies from 7pm. Plus, indulge in thirsty Thursday with a complimentary cocktail from BIMBER.
What: Baltic Market
Where: Cains Brewery
Open until 11pm, start your Easter weekend the right way at Independent Liverpool’s food market. If you can, try the Hafla Hafla halloumi fries and take home a treat from the Midnight Bakery.
Friday 30th March
Today's #payasyoufeel #surplus market is packed with beautiful #bread #peaches #peas for #podding #onions #leeks and much more! #watchthisspace for updates on the new stock coming in at 1pm! Also, fancy some lunch? We have an outdoor seating area and today we have delicious ciabatta toasties, soup, pastries, tea, locally roasted @ozonecoffeeuk filter coffee, hot chocolate and locally produced soft drinks. #lovehackney #lovehoxton #eatlocal #perfectlyimperfect @stjohnshoxton by the playgroup #N1 6NP
What: Pay As You Feel Market
Where: Bean Shed, Hoxton
Where else can you simultaneously make positive changes to the environment and get locally grown produce for dinner? Satiate your hunger and help stop food ending in landfill in Hoxton. Plus our favourite Ozone coffee roasters from Leonard Street are on hand to keep you warm if the weather takes a turn.
What: Spa at the Gilpin
Where: Windermere, Cumbria
Looking for luxury? We’ve found it. Head to the Lakes to discover the Gilpin Hotel’s brand new makeover, replete with outdoor sauna and hydrotherapy hot tub. Patchy signal, definitely worth it.
What: Manchester Duck Race
Hands down the most bizarre annual event in Manchester, but one of our favourites all the same. Head down to Spinningfields by Menagerie to see rubber ducks unleashed onto the river Irwell, all in the name of charity Brainwave.
Saturday 31st March
What: Horniman Easter Fair
Where: Horniman House & Gardens, Forest Hill
Looking for a location with everything to entertain the entire family? We’ve found the event that will have a little something for everyone. From an Easter egg hunt (probably meant for the children, but we’ll love too) to an arts and crafts market, this is the perfect way to while away a weekend.
What: lululemon yoga class with Sarah Jackson
Where: lululemon, St Ann’s Square
Add a little om to your Easter weekend with lululemon’s complimentary yoga class. Easter eggs post-class 100% mandatory.
What: Belgrave Sweet Feast
Where: Belgrave Music Hall
These are a few of our favourite things. Belgrave Music Hall and Canteen is hosting three floors of food, drink, art and music, plus it’s completely children and dog friendly.
Sunday 1st April
What: Sunday Roast
Where: Forge Bakehouse
As Forge turns five, celebrate with a hearty British Sunday roast dinner. Plus, book in for their next supper club, which will feature exclusively vegan food.
What: This is Street
Where: Digbeth Dining Club
Celebrating all things street, Digbeth Dining Club and MOHO pull together to create a one-off event, perfect for those who like to eat, drink, shop and play in a community environment.
What: Maker’s Market
Where: Lowry Outlet, MediaCityUK
The Maker’s Market has made room in its diary for the whole four days at Media City. Head along to see your favourites (hopefully scandi-inspired accessories brand Nordic Muse pictured above will be there) and try local wares.
Monday 2nd April
What: ESPA at Corinthia London
Where: Corinthia Hotel, Whitehall
All that weekend getting a little too much? Take a break and head to ESPA at Corinthia Hotel, a stone’s throw from Charing Cross station. With plenty of day spa options, the only stress will be deciding which treatment to select.
Read our review of the spa: Is this London’s Most Luxurious Spa?
Whatever your plans this Easter weekend, we hope you have a happy and healthy break.