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Easter Fun in London 2019

 

Things to do in London over Easter weekend to keep yourself entertained

Easter is here again and with it comes entertaining fun of all kinds around London. If you are wondering what to do over this Easter weekend whether you feel like a rave, chocolate egg hunt, a gorgeous roast, or just kicking back with a delightful pick of chocolate, we have several options we’ve put together.

 

John Digweed at Fabric XX

For all the dancers, this Easter weekend will be raving to electronic and dance music of the British DJ, the one and only, John Digweed (All Night Long) at Fabric’s 20th anniversary, Fabric, Farrington. Catch a full 8 hour set with beats stemming back to his beginning days of 1993, from the master who is notorious for the Transitions show, his residencies at Renaissance with Sasha, fronts the Bedrock Records label and for Global Underground, Northern Exposure and the classic fabric20 mix cds.

Date: Thursday April 18th Starts at 11pm

Price: from 18 GBPs

Address:

77a Charterhouse St, London, EC1M 6HJ 

 

Easter in Camden Market

Take your Easter weekend to Camden Market where all things edible are Easter themed. So many places to see, try, and enjoy from Easter themed cocktails to cakes and cookies!

Until April 22nd

Address:

Camden High Street, London, NW1 8AF

 

St George festival

Even though it is Easter, don’t forget about Saint Georges Festival. Join the Mayor of London’s party in honour of the patron saint, what initially started as a national day of feasting. It is here you will find London chefs doing their thing live, the English farmer’s market and banqueting area, as well as medieval jousting tiltyard! Bands, shows, games, food, markets and everything else makes this an awesome option whether with family or solo.

Date: Saturday 20 April 2019

Time: 12:00pm to 6:00pm

Venue: Trafalgar Square, Westminster, London, WC2N 5DN

 

Prestat

Easter comes with chocolate. If you fancy a delicious selection of chocolate during your Easter celebrations, Prestat is a top chocolatier to visit. With a list of famous fans including Cher, Paul McCartney, Tina Turner, and Roald Dahl, who featured Prestat truffles in his novel “My Uncle Oswald”, this place could be a national chocolate attraction.

Address:

14 Princes Arcade, St James’s, London, SW1Y 6DS

 

Borough market for a good roast

Head down to Borough market to find yourself a good roast for Easter or browse the numerous street food vendors and brilliant restaurants of various cuisines. Located next to London Bridge you can find everything from fresh produce to delicate pastries. This gorgeous market, one of London’s oldest, gives you plenty of yummy things to taste as you walk along its vibrant energy.

 

Address:

Borough High Street, Borough, London, SE1 9DE

 

We take our holidays seriously and like to plan entertaining activities for all interests. At Edward Hotel, in Paddington, we know we have the perfect location for pit stops, last minute booking, fun packed weekends, and holidays. We hope you enjoy our picks of things to do in London over this Easter 2019 weekend. A very happy Easter to everyone.

 

Celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day in London

Happy St Patrick's Day

Saint Patrick’s Day is here! A super fun day to celebrate, St Paddies, is this Sunday March 17th and is a national holiday of Northern and the Republic of Ireland – for the Christian missionary whose name was Patrick and spent his time converting the Irish to Christianity. The holiday has become a day known for notorious drinking, all things Irish and many green coloured festivities celebrated around the world.

If you are in London over the weekend be sure to check out a few things to do on the marvelous St Patrick’s. We’ve put together a list of amazing events to see on the day!

 

St Patrick’s Day Comedy Carnival

Enjoy some top Irish humor and get yourself to the Comedy Carnival’s St Patrick’s Day special where you can experience laughs, laughs and more good laughs. Headlining are the exceptional Jarlath Regan and Patrick Monaham at Bar Rumba close to Leicester Square.

Price: £16.50-£24 and you will need to book as this event sells out fast!

 

Four Men and A Dog in Concert

Another exciting event for the more enthusiastic energetic crowd is live Four Men and A Dog Concert at the Irish Cultural Center, London Irish Center in Camden Square, starting at 7:30pm. This marvelous Irish act of exceptional talent of five of Irelands top musicians will perform their blend of “high energy Irish ‘trad’ with Southern rock, rap, jazz, gypsy, blues, blue grass, polka, county swing, and even salsa”. 

Don’t miss the chance to experience Cathal Hayden – fiddle, Gino Lupari – bodhran, Donal Murphy – accordion, Kevin Doherty -vocals and guitar, Gerry O’Connor – fiddles, banjo and mandolin, doing their thing on stage.

 

The Big Guinness Weekender

For a change of the usual, the Indian Restaurant Brigadiers in Mansion House has a beautiful Sunday roast going for The Big Guinness Weekender where you can catch some rugby and keep the Guinness flowing with a ‘Guinness Butler Service’ for only £20!

 

St Patrick’s Day Parade

Take part in the loud and proud St Patrick’s Day Parade which starts at Hyde Park Corner and heads down Piccadilly and Haymarket through to Trafalgar Square. Floats, processions, dancing displays, marching bands, Irish singers, musicians, performers and more. You will definitely witness a lot of green costumes and the magical flag colours of green, white, and orange face paint. If you are lucky you might even catch a glimpse of a leprechaun.

 

St Patrick’s Day Festival

Of course there is a festival! This is where the parade finishes and the fireworks and party continue. Find your way to Trafalgar Square from 12 noon to 6pm for the St Patrick’s Day Festival where you can watch performances by big Irish acts, enjoy a little shopping in the craft stalls, munch on traditional and modern Irish food, and entertain the kids with workshops and activities.

 

Irish Film Festival

You can also catch the closing night of the weekend Irish Film Festival on Sunday the 17th where you can watch films of the Irish, from 6:30pm in the Regent Street Cinema, 307 Regent St, Marylebone.

 

No one celebrates better than the Irish! London March 17th will be a day of loud, fun, exciting and “happy” vibes and activities. Whether you spend the day in a pub or attending any of our chosen events, just make sure to delight in the celebrations. We at Edward Hotel, Paddington, London, have space and welcome all those who are in town only for this lively weekend and have details for any other things to do in London you are interest in.  

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