Easter break is just around the corner – which means school holidays, bank holidays and the start of the warmer spring weather, making this the perfect time to come and explore the city.
Amba Hotels have fantastic central London locations which make them a perfect base from which to explore the capital. We’ve asked the head concierge’s at both Amba Hotel Marble Arch and Amba Hotel Charing Cross to provide us with their top suggestions for what’s on this Easter break.
Stay and Discover Package
Embark on an adventure this spring with the Amba Discovery Package! Explore some of the great sights of London including the TFL Museum Experience and the Big Bus Tour. The London Transport Museum will transport you back in time and allow you to discover the story of London and the transport system over the last 200 years. Stop for lunch by the Thames or wander through Hyde Park with a hop-on-hop-off bus tour that allows you to take in the sights of the city at your leisure… Book Now.
Amba Hotel Marble Arch:
La Chappelle is run by the Galvin brothers, Chris and Jeff. This restaurant has won eight top restaurant awards in its first year including London Restaurant of the year, so you are guaranteed something delicious. On a Sunday, expect seasonal French dishes as well as the traditional roast. Enjoy your roast accompanied by jazz, with toys on offer to keep the kids entertained.
Rules, the oldest restaurant in London, has been around for over 200 years (and the reign of nine monarchs). Eat surrounded by history and expect traditional food, their speciality being game, oysters, pies and puddings.
Easter Egg Hunt
It wouldn’t be Easter if you weren’t out searching for that golden egg! Previous Easter egg hunts include the Cadbury Egg Hunt at Fenton House, Lindt Gold Bunny Hunt at Hampton Court Palace, Battersea Park Children’s Zoo Hunt, and the Royal Mews Easter Egg Hunt at Buckingham Palace.
This year’s events are yet to be announced but it is always good to keep an eye on websites such as Time Out London,
Warner Bros. Studio Tour
Not one to celebrate Easter but want to keep everyone occupied over the holidays? Head to the magical Warner Bros. Studio Tour – The Making of Harry Potter. Whether you are a ‘Potterhead’ or not, this stunning behind-the-scenes tour really takes your breath away.
Set foot inside the Great Hall and wander the streets of Diagon Alley, all while learning how these intricately detailed sets were created. Luckily over Easter, Gringotts Wizarding Bank is open to the public and you will be able to walk through the bank, head inside a vault and find out more about the goblin bankers.
Don’t forget to pick up some Bertie Botts Every Flavour Beans on your way out the door…
Amba Hotel Charing Cross
Best for chocoholics
Explore London’s best chocolate shops with our top recommendations. Head to Godiva for the most breathtaking chocolate masterpieces, made from 100 per cent cocoa butter for that unique richness and depth of flavour. Swiss Chocolatiers Le Jeune was nominated by Time Out as one of the best Chocolate Shops in London. Run by Ivan and Harika Le Jeune, expect to find exceptionally refined chocolates, both in taste and presentation. And for something uniquely British, head to Rococo Chocolates, who have been making chocolate for over thirty-five years and offer beautifully wrapped, melt in the mouth chocolates, perfect for gifting.
Row, row, row your boat
The best way to make the most of the spring sunshine and enjoy the sights of the city is to book a
Easter Service in St Martins in Fields
St Martin-in-the-Fields describes itself as an architectural jewel, sitting at the corner of Trafalgar Square and right in front of the National Portrait Gallery. Whether you are visiting the church to admire it’s fabulous architecture, to enjoy a service for Easter, or to discover it’s huge, cavernous crypt cafe (the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of the city), it is definitely worth a visit.