It’s time to get eggcited. Easter bunnies, chocolate eggs and of course, booze are ALL heading our way – our kinda holiday. Whether you want a themed cocktail, a party or just some damn good food, London has got it covered. So get your Easter freak on.
This night has no real rules; with giant ball pits, bouncy castles, space hoppers, piñatas and awesome DJs ‘til the early hours, you can seriously let your hair down at this bad boy. Who needs Easter eggs anyway?!
7 Torrens Street, London, EC1V 1NQ // Thursday 17th April // 10pm - 6am
Garage anthems all night long, with Monsta Boy in the house – hell yes! Get back to the old school and party all night at Brixton Jamm. Starting at 10pm with tickets for only £7.50, this is gonna be one helluva party!
261 Brixton Road, London, SW9 6LH // Thursday 17th April // 10pm - 4.30am
Bounce has teamed up with Doing Something to bring y’all the world’s biggest ping pong date on Easter Sunday, 7.30pm-2am. When we say the world’s biggest we mean it, they’re planning on breaking the Guinness World Record. This means 600 of London’s hottest and most eligible singles will be heading down. For a tenner you get free ping pong all night long plus a month subscription to Doing Something (worth £29)… and what’s more, you could meet the love of your life! This will probably sell out so get your tickets here and fast.
121 Holborn, London, EC1N 2TD // Sunday 20th April // 7.30-pm - 2am
A Friday Bank Holiday is a rare breed so you’ve got to appreciate it. Thursday night is Maggie’s’ ‘Ferris Bueller’s Day off Party’ from 10.30pm till late. There will be screenings of the movie and cough medicine flavour cocktails (cos you’re “ill” right?!) and Save Ferris t-shirts up for grabs.
329 Fulham Road, London, SW10 9QL // Thursday 17th April // 10.30pm - late
These guys are taking over The Ship in Wandsworth with an ox roast. Basically, they’re gonna be roasting a cow on a giant spit in front of six tonnes of burning oak... (A 250kg Longhorn steer to be precise). Plus it will be continually basted with Young’s London Stout before being dished out to the crowd. This baby has enough for 500 portions. Cooking commences on the Thursday night and eating begins on Easter Saturday. You can get your feast for £12 including a pint of Young’s London Stout, get involved.
41 Jews Row, London, SW18 1TB // Saturday 19th April // More info here
Village East don’t care if Easter Egg hunts are seen as something just for kids – so they’ve arranged one for grown-ups to get involved with. Various prizes will be hidden around the restaurant, bar, lounge and the downstairs room. Each egg has a prize in it including free smoothies at The Riding House Café, pancakes at Village East, Bloody Marys, cocktail master-classes and more. The place has had a mega refurbishment so it’s the perfect time to go explore.
171-173 Bermondsey Street, London, SE1 3UW // Sunday 20th April
Ok so this one is a bit different. An Easter take on their usual Thursday Roman Empire event, diners will have a set of bunny ears on their table for them to Tweet the best selfie they can to @BungaBungaLondn, or upload a photo onto Facebook with the hashtag #IAMTHEEASTEREMPEROR. Winner will be announced at 10pm and as the ‘Ruling Roman Rabbit’ they will be upgraded to an Emperor’s throne and given a complimentary chocolate covered The Colosseum cocktail sharer for 8 mates (with Grey Goose La Poire and a bottle of Martini Prosecco). Plus they will have a bunny girl / boy butler to tend to all their needs (and feed them chocolate covered grapes). Why not?!
37 Battersea Bridge Road, London, SW11 3BA // Thursday 17th April
These guys have created an Easter cocktail menu for the month of April and are running a competition in honour of Willy Wonka the chocolate king. One of the drinks will contain a golden ticket giving the winner a MONTH’S SUPPLY of B-Soho pizza – now THAT is a prize BarChick wants! Good luck and order wisely.
21 Poland Street, London, W1F 8QG
Jump down the rabbit hole and get involved with their Mad Hatter’s Hendricks Tea Party on Thursday 17th. Stuff your face with cupcakes, wash them down with teacups of boozy Hendricks cocktails and take part in their golden egg east egg hunt. Plus (of course) there is fancy dress! Want more from your bank holiday? There’s a jazz night here on the Sunday as well – screw you Monday.
Chelsea Cloisters, London, SW3 3DW // Thursday 17th & Sunday 20th April
Next to the Saatchi Gallery, the Gallery Mess restaurant are taking Easter by storm serving an Easter themed afternoon tea. You can either go for the £12.50 option that comes with a pot of tea or the £17.50 which upgrades you to some pink prosecco (we say do the latter). Each comes with cupcakes covered in eggs, chocolate shortbread biscuits, rainbow macaroons, buttermilk scones and other sweet treats. Plus if it’s sunny you can enjoy all this on their al fresco terrace. Yes please.
Saatchi Gallery, Duke of York's HQ, London, SW3 4RY
Leave your diets at the door cos Honky Tonk (Clapham and Chelsea) have introduced a dessert burger from 18th-21st April. Named the Dessurger (original guys) this beast is an insane combo of a brioche bun with chocolate mousse sandwiched in the middle, phwoar.
16a Clapham Common Southside, London, SW4 7AB // 6 Hollywood Road, London, SW10 9HX
As Easter is one of the most celebrated Bank Holiday weekends in Britain, Mr Fogg’s has decided to stay open an extra hour on the Thursday, plus they’re opening for a one off Sunday special. Get down there to enjoy some afternoon tea. Of course you’ll get the usual classics thrown in there but there will also be the option of creamy chocolate eggs and hot cross buns (gotta get the Easter vibes going!). Wash all these down with Ruinart, Blanc de Blancs Champagne and Tanqueray 10 cocktails and G&Ts.
15 Bruton Lane, London, W1J 6JD // Thursday 17th & Saturday 19th April