What To Do This Bank Holiday Weekend
What To Do This Bank Holiday Weekend

What To Do This Bank Holiday Weekend

Looking for things to do this Easter weekend? Look no further – from spa days to ceramics classes, our guide has options for everyone


The Lobby At Peninsula

A chic London hotspot, The Lobby at The Peninsula, has announced its Sunday lunch dining menu. Book in to while away an afternoon in the grand dining room, complete with three-story high ceilings and chandeliers. Guests can expect a three-course affair of traditional dishes like roast Lake District beef striploin and duck breast, accompanied by beef dripping roast potatoes, heirloom carrots, cauliflower, cabbage and spinach gratin, Yorkshire pudding and plenty of gravy. The menu is available every Sunday for lunch from noon to 2:30pm – with live music starting at 3pm – and is priced at £75pp. 

1 Grosvenor Place, Knightsbridge, SW1X 7HJ

Visit Peninsula.com


Rong Bao Is Me

Rong Bao Is Me is a kooky and playful exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery. By paying homage to Bao’s playful transformation of familiar objects through sculptural practice, it questions our perception of the physical world. Consider this an opportunity to get up close and personal with Bao’s fun, colourful and weird work.

Duke of York's HQ, King's Road, Chelsea, SW3 4RY; until 12th May

Visit SaatchiGallery.com



Pan Pacific London x Bonpoint

Following the success of its children’s spa treatments last year, the Pan Pacific London hotel is collaborating again with much-loved children’s brand Bonpoint. On offer this time is a children’s afternoon tea. From today, guests can order finger sandwiches with cream cheese, ham, cucumber, egg mayonnaise, grated carrot and cheesy apple slaw, plus scones with berry jam, chocolate almond macarons, and madeleines with orange blossom icing. To further occupy little ones, there will be a wordsearch and colouring available. Plus, there will be dedicated children’s swimming hours at the hotel’s infinity pool, where children can lounge on mini deckchairs, under umbrellas and play with custom pool floats. The afternoon tea is £29 per child.

80 Houndsditch, Spitalfields, EC3A 7AB

Visit PanPacificLondon.com


Sticks & Sushi

While cherry blossoms are a rare find in London, Sticks ‘n’ Sushi has Sakura-inspired installations and a new menu of specials. Available this weekend until the 31st March, the limited-edition menu includes a cherry fondant and a Sakura hanami cocktail made with Umeshu plum wine and sour cherry blossom, rosehip and strawberry. Plus, families dining with Sticks’n’Sushi during the Easter break can join in with origami activities and children will receive a  delicious Easter egg to take home.

All locations

Visit SticksNSushi.com


One Day Date

Anyone who’s watched Netflix’s One Day will know a lot of the romance story is set in Edinburgh, but filming also took place in a classic London restaurant, Quaglino’s – it’s where Emma and Dexter have a catastrophic and emotionally charged catch-up. This Good Friday, the restaurant is inviting diners to enjoy Emma's special fish and chips themselves, paired with a classic gin martini. Across the bank holiday, there will also be live music from Brooklyn Shakers, Abbie and Obenewa, and a special Easter cocktail list.

16 Bury Street, St James's, SW1Y 6AJ

Visit Quaglinos-Restaurant.co.uk


Estelle Manor

Earlier this month, Estelle Manor launched its Eynsham Baths spa. Inside, there’s a vast tepidarium bathing hall with carved marble details, five thermal pools, steam room, hay sauna, lounge and ten treatment rooms, including couple’s suites and thermal cabins – perfect for a bit of Easter R&R. The open-air hideaway and bar is a secluded spot for members, but there are also cottages in the middle of the ancient woodland on the west side of the estate that are best suited to families. Each one comes with two bedrooms and two bathrooms, as well as a vaulted living room complete with a wood-burning fireplace and dedicated dining area. 

Estelle Manor, Eynsham, North Leigh, OX29 6PN

Visit EstelleManor.com


Daroco Soho

Buzzy Soho spot Daroco has a new brunch menu. Merging Italian cuisine with breakfast-style eggs, there’s a bottomless Aperol Spritz option – plus a DJ every Saturday and Sunday. The brunch set menu costs £35pp, with bottomless drinks for another £25. Don’t forget to check out the subterranean bar Wacky Wombat – bringing a taste of Australia to W1, it recently scored a spot in our best new bars round-up.

Manette Street, Soho, W1D 4AL

Visit Daroco.com


Connor Brothers

The Connor brothers are putting their ‘Pulp Fiction’ series on display at the Red Eight Gallery at the Royal Exchange. The British duo’s highly popular artworks use a combination of hand painting and silkscreen varnish on books printed in the middle of the last century – in turn, offering a commentary on the state of society today.

9 Cornhill, Bank, EC3V 3LR; Monday-Friday 7:30am-10pm

Visit TheRoyalExchange.co.uk


Coq d’Argent

Coq D’argent has one of the most enviable rooftop spots in London, and now, it's putting its own French twist on the traditional British Sunday roast. Launching this Sunday, with head chef Damien Rigollet at the helm, the new menu is all about comfort. For the main event diners can pick from les rotisseries du Coq d’Argent – a choice between a 40-day dry aged Angus Hereford Sirloin, an Alan Barrow Brook Street Farm leg of lamb or a French whole corn-fed baby chicken – served with a red wine jus and all the trimmings. We’ve got our eye on the special Easter desert – dark chocolate mousse, caramelised hazelnut praline and Bailey’s ice cream.  

1 Poultry, Bank, EC2R 8EJ

Visit CoqDArgent.co.uk


Balloon Museum

Newly extended into April, this interactive balloon exhibit in London features an enormous ball pit styled like a swimming pool – complete with ladders and sound scaping – giant inflatable rabbits and, of course, plenty of photobooths. You can easily lose a few hours exploring the exhibit, and little ones will love it. Tickets start from £32 for adults or £18 for under-15s, while a family ticket starts from £90. 

1 Old Billingsgate Walk, Monument, EC3R 6DX; 

Visit BalloonMuseum.world



Chelsea Little Egg Hunt

If you are keen to get fully stuck in with Easter, Chelsea’s Little Egg Hunt has returned to the neighbourhood – in collaboration with Royal Charity Elephant Family and Clarence Court Eggs. Take the family on a hunt across the borough this bank holiday, and search for all the egg-shaped sculptures. Each of the eggs are designed by big names in the art and design worlds – Anya Hindmarch and Philip Colbert to name a few – and the charity aims to raise awareness for conservation and wildlife while making art accessible and fun for all. Download the map here.

Across Chelsea; until Sunday 14th April

Visit DukeOfYorkSquare.com

Elephant Family Clarence Court


Hithe + Seek

In our books, an afternoon of free-flowing tea, freshly baked scones and finger sandwiches is the perfect springtime activity. Hithe + Seek, inside The Westin London City hotel, will be putting on a spread including delights such as cherry velvet Swiss rolls and mini sour cream doughnuts. Plus, on Easter Sunday, the hotel will also host an extravagant and complimentary Easter egg hunt for children. Those wishing to partake will receive a map with clues guiding them around the hotel and restaurant. The afternoon tea menu is priced at £45pp or £60pp with a half bottle of Taittinger Brut champagne.

60 Upper Thames Street, City Of London, EC4V 3AD

Visit HitheAndSeek.com


Colibri Boutique

If you live in the Islington area, you may be aware of Upper Street-based independent boutique Colibri. To kick the long weekend off, tonight from 6pm-8pm; there will be an evening of drinks and nibbles to celebrate the launch of the first instalment of this new art collection By Izy Dixon. Entitled Bodies and Buildings – a fusion of architectural ink and intimate pieces – exclusives of Izy’s work will be available to purchase in store – plus, there will be 20% OFF the spring/summer clothing collection.

113 Upper St, Islington, N1 1QN

Visit Colibri.Boutique.com



Kicking off this Sunday, party restaurant Bagatelle is hosting an Easter celebratory takeover. With outposts in New York, Tulum, Mykonos and now Mayfair, the team has reimagined Wonka’s chocolate bar for the occasion. There will be a distinctive Easter Sunday Roast experience featuring specials such as a foie gras starter with mango chutney, dark chocolate gel, and cacao bread milk. Plus, every evening, five lucky guests will receive Wonka-inspired chocolate bars; one of which holds the coveted 'golden ticket' granting the winner a complimentary dinner for four.

34 Dover Street, Mayfair, W1S 4NG31st March-7th April

Visit Bagatelle.com


Earthworks Ceramic Studios

Earthworks is a new creative space run by artists in Brixton. There’s a range of recreational and educational ceramic classes to get involved with, as well as an open-access membership scheme and studio spaces to support local artists. To celebrate its launch, Earthworks is offering 20% OFF six-week courses with the code 20%OFFThrow and ‘20%OFFHand’ for intro ceramics course until the 30th April.

Arch 45, Nursery Road, Brixton, SW9 8BP

Follow @Earthworks_Ceramic_Studios on Instagram.


Roast At Sucre

New this weekend, Soho’s Sucre is launching an Argentinian-inspired open-fire cooked roast. Served from 12pm-4pm across the weekend, we can think of few ways better to spend a rainy bank holiday than enjoying a tender beef joint cooked over charcoal and wood embers.

47b Great Marlborough Street, Soho, W1F 7JP

Visit SucreRestaurant.com



If you're making self-care a priority this weekend, Soho skincare spot, SKINWORK, has an introductory offer for new customers ending on 31st March. Their Correct + Clear facial is designed to get rid of congestion and correct pigmentation for a brighter, plumper and more even-toned complexion. It really is a do-it-all treatment; it includes a cleanse, extractions, microdermabrasion, antioxidant treatment, green and red light therapy, a pigment correcting peel and facial massage. New customers can save £105 on this treatment for this weekend, so if your skin needs a bit of TLC, get in quick.

24 Peter Street, Soho, W1F 0HE

Visit SKINWORK.com

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