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    Posted on Apr 13, 2017

    17 Ridiculously Indulgent Things To Do In London This Easter

    Is this an Easter activity round up or a cry for help? You decide.

    1. Chocolate sardines from La Fromagerie.

    La Fromagerie

    Lovely little cheese and charcuterie shop, La Fromagerie, are selling adorable chocolate sardines from Burgundy in honour of Easter that are, I'm informed, "a perfect alternative gift for children." This is nonsense, obviously you must go and buy them all and eat them alone in your underwear, in the true spirit of Easter.

    When: until they run out I presume.

    Price: £11.25

    Pop into the Marylebone or Highbury branches to buy them, or have the delivered direct to you.

    2. Mini egg martinis at Bar Soho.

    3. Easter patisserie at Dominique Ansel.

    4. Easter egg freak shakes at The Diner.

    The Diner

    Introducing the Easter Peepshake – a freak shake inspired by Peeps (an American "candy" I'm told is synonymous with Easter). Though I am 100% certain Peeps have nothing on Mini Eggs (don't @ me) this milkshake does sound incredible. It's a giant chocolate egg filled with New York cheesecake milkshake, whipped cream, Oreos and Peeps.

    There's only going to be five available tomorrow at each Diner location in London; so if you're a fan of Peeps, or just want to get some aggression out by arguing with strangers over who asked for a freak shake first, head on over.

    When: Friday 14th April

    Price: £15

    5. Meet baby farm animals at Lee Valley Park Farms.

    6. Sunday Roast at Gymkhana.

    Gymkhana

    If you're over traditional Sunday Roasts then michelin-starred Gymkhana is doing an incredible Indian Sunday Roast for Easter. Either order their Pomfret Roast a la carte, or splash out on the set menu for £80.

    When: 14th to 17th April

    Price: £42.50 for the Pomfret Roast or £80 for the set menu

    Book here

    7. Egg painting and sharing plates at Blanchette.

    Blanchette

    Easter is all about coming together as a family and sharing good food and good times! Or, if you're by yourself, it's about crashing other people's good times. Case in point: Blanchette will be serving up a delicious Easter meal of roast lamb and sharing plates this weekend, as well as hosting an egg painting competition with a champagne prize for the best egg. Go with a group, or go by yourself and weep softly into the "sharing" plates you've ordered, surrounded by the new egg "friends" you've just painted.

    When: roast is available over the Easter weekend, egg painting will be happening on Sunday 16th April

    Price: plates from £4.50

    Book here

    8. Hot cross buns at Tom's Kitchen.

    Tom's Kitchen

    If you're feeling bougie and want to treat yourself to some fancy hot cross buns rather than just raiding your local Tesco, then Tom's Kitchen are doing freshly baked ones at all their delis. Pop in, spend a silly amount of money on doughy, spiced, delicious buns, then eat them with friends or alone in the dark watching Netflix because all your friends are at home being fussed over by their parents. Spoiler alert: I'll be doing the latter.

    When: 10th to 21st April

    Price: £6 for four or £10 for eight

    9. Chocolate egg cocktails at Aster.

    Thomas Alexander

    Aster are doing an Easter special cocktail that features rum mixed with chocolate liqueur and aztec bitter chocolate, served in a milk chocolate egg. Because chocolate is great, but chocolate and booze is even better. Order it and glare defiantly at anyone who looks at you while you drink it, muttering under your breath, "it's Easter, I DESERVE this, bloody Michelle and her boyfriend are in PARIS, at the very least I should get a cocktail."

    When: 3rd to 17th April

    Price: £18

    Book here

    10. Chocolate afternoon tea at Four Seasons.

    11. Bottomless pasta at Cantina Del Ponte.

    12. A treasure hunt at The British Museum.

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    There's a fun and games themed treasure hunt going on at the British Museum tomorrow, where instead of searching for easter eggs you'll be searching out hidden art gems, and photographing yourself with them, which sounds like great cultural fun.

    Plus there's sure to be enough of a collective sense of camaraderie and people milling around to get a decent amount of time pretending to be with a group before one of them turns around and pointedly asks who *exactly* you know again.

    When: Friday 14th, 5.30 to 7.30pm

    Price: £10 to £15

    Book here

    13. Raspberry chocolate cocktails at All Bar One.

    Jon Parker Lee

    Chambord, one of my favourite guilty pleasure liqueurs, is putting on a series of three chocolate cocktails at All Bar One this weekend. Choose between rum and raspberry, chocolate espresso, or the "Chambord Easter egg", a mix of dark chocolate, vanilla vodka and raspberry goodness. Or drink all three, while saying loudly, "what difference is two more chocolate cocktails going to make at this point anyway?" as you eat handfuls of Mini Eggs from your handbag.

    When: 3rd to 17th April

    Price: £6.50

    Book here

    14. French food at Bon Vivant.

    15. Visit the chocolate market in Duke of York Square.

    dukeofyorksquare.com

    Duke of York Square will be hosting a charming Easter Saturday chocolate market this weekend, with stalls full of delicious sweet treats, like roasted almond roses and chocolate macarons.

    When: 15th April (Saturday)

    Price: free

    16. Turn chocolate eggs into chocolate scotch eggs at Hippo Inn.

    Hippo Inn

    Hippo Inns are a collection of lovely pubs around London that do great food and drink. This weekend, they're also doing Hungry Hippo Easter Eggs – special Easter scotch eggs. To get one you just need to bring a chocolate egg in to trade. They're oozey and warm and meaty, and let's face it, it's probably for the best that someone takes some of your chocolate off you this weekend and gives you something that resembles a meal.

    When: 14th to 17th April

    Price: the cost of a chocolate Easter egg

    17. Watch revolutionary cinema with Kino Vino.

    View this video on YouTube

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    Vino Kino is a very cool cinema supper club that's just launched a round of revolutionary film screenings – films exploring the various revolutions that have taken place around the world. This weekend they'll be screening 1900, that follows the years leading up to the Liberation in 1945 and critiques Italy’s unequal social structure, with a rustic Italian buffet and wine to enjoy alongside. Not only does this sound fantastically bougie, it'll most likely contain key information that will come in useful when society eventually crumbles around our feet.

    When: 15th April

    Price: £45

    Book here

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