Things To Do This Weekend in London

There are so many things to see and do in London every day. Here is our pick of the best things to do in London this weekend, including hot new shows, exhibitions and family events.

 

It is Easter weekend, meaning everyone gets two days off work! Oh, and you can gorge on chocolate, keep the kids occupied and get outdoors to enjoy the fresh air. This weekend also sees the arrival of a flock of cartoon sheep in the capital, Imelda Staunton stomping the boards and something a bit more highbrow at the Imperial War Museum.

Easter Eggs

There are Easter events all across the capital, with everything from chasing down baby ducks, to Easter egg hunts and special markets. Trafalgar Square will host the traditional Passion of Jesus re-enactment on Easter Sunday. And it wouldn’t be Easter without chocolate treats, so head to one of our 10 favourite London chocolate shops to pick up the best eggs around. 3-6 Apr

Don’t Be Sheepish

First we had Paddington Bear, now we have Aardman Animations’ Shaun the Sheep (the movie is in cinemas now) taking over London. The Shaun in the City charity arts trail has been organised by the Wallace and Gromit’s Children’s Charity. Fifty sheep have been designed by the likes of David Gandy, Cath Kidston and even a Chelsea Pen-Shaun-er, before being dispersed around the capital. Until 25 May

Everything’s Coming Up Roses

The newest musical on the West End belongs to Imelda Staunton and the cast of Gypsy at the Savoy Theatre. Staunton has reprised her role as Mamma Rose following a sell-out run at the Chichester Festival Theatre. Based on the memoirs of legendary American burlesque entertainer, stripper and stage-mother-from-hell, Gypsy Rose Lee, this is a modern Broadway classic. Until 18 Jul. Book Now

Over Land and Sea

Away from all the Easter frivolity the Imperial War Museum opens its Visions of War Above and Below exhibition over the weekend. As the name suggests, this display of wartime art focuses on conflict from above and below, from aerial bombing raids to the murky depths of submarine skirmishes, from both realistic and surrealist artistic styles. 2 Apr-25 Sep

Deal of the Week: Catch a West End show this Easter and save up to 57%

There are lots of great deals if you want to go to the theatre this Easter weekend, including the delicious Charlie and the Chocolate Factory musical from just £17.50 a ticket. There are big savings to be made on other top West End shows too, including family friendly outings to see The Lion King, Wicked, Billy Elliot and more. Book Now