Things To Do Today In London: Good Friday 30 March 2018



Enjoy a beer or three at Springfest. Prost!What we’re reading:

Craig David busts out acoustic rendition of 7 Days on London bus in what was probably a staged marketing stunt.
Zero-waste Chiswick shop reveals how to cut plastic use.
The millennial pink house here to change the face of London’s dreary rental market.
Yayoi Kusama to create outdoor artworks for the Crossrail.
Brexit and the City: tracking the fortunes of London’s financial districts.
Things to do:

BUNNYHOP: Play spot the rabbit with your little ones at the Museum of Brands’ Easter trail. Hop through generations of childhood memories in pursuit of Peter Rabbit, Bugs Bunny and many more. Once all the bunnies on their activity sheet have been ticked off, kids will be rewarded with a chocolatey prize. Museum of Brands (Ladbroke Grove), included in museum admission (£9), just turn up, 11am-6pm, until 15 April

EASTER CANOPY MARKET: Prepare for cuteness overload — Canopy Market is bringing nature to the city with a sheep show, an artsy egg hunt, face painting and live music. West Handyside Canopy (King’s Cross), free, just turn up, 12pm-6pm, until 1 April

CHELSEA CRAFTS: The New Horizons Community Centre in Chelsea has been transformed into a bespoke shopping experience. Enjoy a complimentary glass of wine while you browse artworks, jewellery and homeware from London’s finest independent traders. 30% of all sales will be donated to the community centre and Open Age UK. New Horizons Community Centre (Chelsea), free, just turn up, 12pm-6pm

BOTTOMLESS BRUNCH: Indulge in dishes like lobster mac ‘n’ cheese and lime and ginger cheesecake while listening to some banging tunes from multi-instrumentalist DJ Rachel at Avenue’s Good Friday Brunch Party. Opt for bottomless bubbles or Bloody Marys to really kick off the bank holiday weekend in style. Avenue (St James’s), from £25.50, book ahead, 12.30pm-6pm

THE PASSION: A reminder of what Easter is really about, the Wintershall Players return for their annual full-scale re-enactment of The Passion of Jesus. Join 20,000 other spectators and see the biblical tale brought to life by a cast of over 100, including horses, doves and donkeys. We had a chat with Jesus a couple of weeks ago. Trafalgar Square, free, just turn up (get there early to get a space), 1pm/3.15pm

Comedy chaos to tickle you pink

ROOFTOP DISCO: The somewhat ominously named but utterly delightful south London disco collective Horse Meat Disco are kicking off roof party season at The Prince of Wales. Enjoy their killer club set while munching on organic burgers and sourdough pizza. The Prince of Wales (Brixton), £15, book ahead, 4pm-4am

SPRINGFEST: The UK’s largest German bier festival promises the best party vibes this side of Stuttgart. Head to Alexandra Palace where the Great Hall has been transformed into a bierkeller of epic proportions and enjoy the dulcet tones of a traditional Oompah band alongside your beverages. Alexandra Palace, £17, book ahead, 5.30pm-8pm

OUROBOROS: Viciously funny comic Charlotte Fox tackles society’s obsession with ego, superficiality and overconsumption in a deliciously chaotic performance that combines music, mime, physical theatre and much more. Rosemary Branch Theatre (Haringey), £8, book ahead, 8pm (repeated tomorrow)

AFROBEATS: With punchy horns, choppy guitars and wailing organs, afrobeat upstarts Agbeko conjure up the golden age of 1970s Nigerian, Ethiopian and Ghanian grooving. They’re joined by Kongo Dia Ntotila and slo-mo dub explosion Kosmo Sound. Hootenanny Brixton, free entry before 9pm/£5, just turn up, 9.30pm-2.50am

GOLDEN SURPRISE: Travel with Addison Lee this Easter, and it might turn into your lucky weekend. The global transport provider has hidden a golden egg in 10 of its London vehicles. If you find one on your ride, get your selfie face on and share a snap with @AddisonLeeCabs on Instagram or Twitter, using the hashtag #EggsplorewithAddLee – your snap could win you flights to New York. More information and T&Cs here. Eggs hidden 29 March-2 April (winner drawn on 4 April)

Good cause of the day

London’s South Bank becomes your hunting ground in the British Heart Foundation’s family-friendly Easter quest. Solve cryptic clues amid the riverside landmarks you know and love and discover hidden gems along the way. It’s £15 per group, and the proceeds go towards sustaining the BHF’s life-saving research into heart and circulatory disease.

Fun things to do with our friends and sponsor Funzing…

East London has so much amazing street art, it can be a little overwhelming. If you’re an aspiring future grafitti superstar or just a casual admirer, come along and gaze at some of the world’s greatest street art. There’s also a workshop at the end where you can roll up your sleeves and create your own masterpiece. Get tickets

How well do you really know London? Visit the streets that inspired Harry Potter locations and see London’s most superstitious hotel. On Matt’s tour you will explore hidden places and discover stories unknown to even the most knowledgeable of Londoners. Get tickets

Ever fancied yourself as Robin Hood? Join the 2020 archery team in London Bridge and discover how to shoot. The 1.5 hour ‘get started in archery’ class will teach you how to shoot (relatively) accurately as well as the scoring system and key archery terminology. The session finishes with a mini-competition where you can show off your new-found skills. Get tickets

London is a city of incredible transformation. With structural remains that date back to ancient history still in existence, this unique walking tour takes in Lost London in all its former glory. From the Titanic booking office to the graveyards of man’s best friend, you’ll discover the weird and wonderful places that used to exist in the capital but are now only committed to memory. Using old photographs, newspaper cuttings and stories from the past, you’ll be amazed at what has largely been written out of our history books…
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