Easter might have gone, but the Easter holidays haven’t yet. Yeah, confusing! There’s plenty to do in London for the holidays so for those staying in the capital on business, or looking for ways to spend a little leisure time outside of work, here are our suggestions.
Wonka World, over at the London Eye on the South Bank you’ll find family fun inspired by Roald Dahl’s famous tale of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Take a ride with Willy Wonka’s assistant, professor Pop. There are story tellers, artists, actors and workshops. It runs until 9th April.
Ballet can often be pricey and it can often be confusing for younger audiences. This Easter try an entry level ballet where tickets start at £10, there’s a narrator to help keep audiences on track and it’s a little shorter. Sleeping Beauty is on at Peacock Theatre and if you have always wanted your family to get into ballet this is the place to start.
Plenty of Roald Dahl this holidays, this time it’s The Witches. A boy and his grandmother fight to destroy the Witches at their annual conference as they plot to turn children into mice. Like the very best children’s stories, it’s wildly imaginative, a little bit scary and full of action. Tickets start at £8.
For family foodie lovers why not go over at Hawker House where you can grab plenty of street food and even the pickiest of eaters are sure to find something they like. Burgers to Lobsters, big eats and small friess, the grown ups can have a cheeky beer at the range of bars as well. Win win.
Why not try a little bit of Shakespeare? In the 400 years since Shakespeare’s death the play has very much become “the thing”. Try Hampton Court Palace, the historic Globe Theatre or explore one of the tours and exhibitions as a year of special events celebrate the anniversary of the playwright’s death. Explore Shakespeare’s London.