Eggs were adopted by early Christians as a symbol of the resurrection of Jesus Christ, due to their association with renewal and rebirth. This traditional association persists in the modern day, with families giving their children decorated artificial chocolate eggs on Easter Sunday as a way to celebrate Jesus’ own ‘rebirth’ and resurrection. The U.K. is placed 4th In the world league table of per capita consumption of chocolate, with the average person eating approximately 9.5 kg of chocolate per year, and Easter weekend is the perfect time for London businesses to capitalise on Britain’s love and thirst for the sweet, addictive food, and is also the perfect time for you to explore what London has to offer when it comes to popular festivals like Easter. 

There are countless activities and events occurring this Easter weekend that you can experience: watch ‘The Passion of Jesus’ in Trafalgar Square, go to workshops or Easter trails in the Horniman Museum Easter Fair, Experience an Easter service at one of London’s churches or cathedrals, get your kids to participate in one of the many National Maritime Museum's workshops, search for eggs in Kensington Palace’s rooms and gardens during their Lindt Gold Bunny Hunt, bring your kids on an Easter egg hunt in some of English Heritage's properties, including places such as Hampton Court Palace, or simply visit one of London’s top chocolate shops. 

Easter is an exciting celebration for many and, because of the lack of entry costs for many activities - such as the free, large-scale re-enactment of Jesus's final few days, which will feature approximately 100 performers and animals, occurring in Leicester Square on Easter weekend, it would be a shame to miss out on this year’s experience.