The long Easter weekend is upon us - four days of freedom to indulge ourselves with chocolate and festive meals, enjoy the springtime weather (if it's not raining), and see what the city has to offer. If you're in London and wondering what to do over the Easter weekend, you've come to the right place. Maybe you want to entertain the kids with an Easter egg hunt, frolic like a spring lamb through Kew Gardens, or perhaps you're more interested in getting away from the sugar-frenzied hordes and taking in an exhibition. Whatever you want the weekend to bring, our round-up of Easter activities is sure to have something to suit.

  • Things to do in London at Easter 2019

    Springtime walks, Kew Gardens

    Kew Gardens hosts daily springtime walks with its volunteer guides between March 1st and April 22nd this year, showing off the beautiful blooms and blossoms as they come into their prime. Groups meet at the information desk by Victoria Gate Café at 11.45am.

  • Things to do in London at Easter 2019

    Sorolla: Spanish Master of Light

    There are few works by Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida, the painter referred to as Spain's Impressionist, in UK public collections, so this exhibition at The National Gallery provides a rare opportunity for visitors to see a selection of the portraits, landscapes, seascapes, garden views and bather scenes for which he is most well-known. (Pictured: The Pink Robe, 1916)
    nationalgallery.org.uk

  • Things to do in London at Easter 2019

    Ned's Feast, The Ned

    Every Sunday, The Ned hosts a frankly fantastic spread which sees every available surface groaning under the weight of platters of lobster, oysters, salad, cured meats, cheeses and every imaginable dessert option. At £65 a head, it is one of the finest activities you can treat yourself to on a Sunday. For Easter Sunday, the chef and his team are adding all the seasonal favourites to their already glorious buffet: hot cross buns, simnel cake and spring lamb.

  • Things to do in London at Easter 2019

    Lindt Gold Bunny Hunt, Hampton Court Palace

    From April 6, Hampton Court Palace is celebrating Easter by hosting a Lindt gold bunny hunt, with a prize from Lindt at the end. There are plenty of other chocolate-based activities too, as well as the famous maze to get lost in. Activities run until April 22, at Hampton Court Palace.

  • Things to do in London at Easter 2019

    Pitzhanger Manor

    Sir John Soane's Ealing residence Pitzhanger Manor reopened in March, having been restored to its former glory. It is well worth a visit to view the incredible interiors inside, as well as the accompanying art gallery. Currently, Anish Kapoor is exhibiting there and it makes for a morning or afternoon well spent.

  • Things to do in London at Easter 2019

    Roast Lamb at Simpson's in the Strand

    It's the traditional dish associated with Easter, but if you just can't face making your own lamb this weekend, why not indulge in having it cooked by the expert chefs at Simpson's in the Strand - the restaurant at the Savoy that specialises in old English fare - presented on a silver platter and carved at your table by the Master Carver. Expect five star service and succelent Welsh lamb, served with potato gratin, buttered Savoy cabbage, mint gravy and redcurrant jelly. The Savoy in general is hosting an Easter Egg hunt throughout the hotel, so there's even something to entertain little ones.

  • Things to do in London at Easter 2019

    Russia: Royalty and the Romanovs

    Britain's relationship with Russia spans more than 300 years through exploration, diplomatic alliances, familial and dynastic ties. This Queen's Gallery exhibition examines the relationship between the two countries and their royal families. (Pictured: Laurits Regner Tuxen, The Marriage of Nicholas II, Emperor of Russia, 26th November 1894,1896)
    royalcollection.org.uk

  • Things to do in London at Easter 2019

    Easter Fair, The Horniman Museum

    On Saturday and Sunday of the Easter weekend, the Horniman is hosting activities for families to enjoy: an Easter trail, crafting workshops, face painting, Lindy Hop lessons, an animal corner and a storytelling performance inspired by The Hen That Laid The Golden Egg. Entrance to the fair is free, though there are charges for some activities.