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Easter in South Bank

April 7th, 2017 | by Jennifer Edwards

Easter in South Bank

Spring has finally sprung! The sun is shining and the daffodils are in bloom, so head to London’s South Bank and make the most of the Easter Holidays.

  • A Free Easter Egg Hunt

    Shop, eat and relax in the arty riverside enclave of Gabriel’s Wharf. On Saturday 15th April there are free craft sessions and an Egg Hunt for the kids, plus a Scavenger Hunt for the grownups!

    For more information on Gabriel’s Wharf click here

    Gabriel's Wharf
  • And a...Dragon Egg Hunt!

    For an egg hunt with a difference join everyone’s favourite ogre at Shrek’s Adventure from DreamWorks. Search the Land of Far Far Away for rare Dragon Eggs – and you might even get to see one hatch!

    For more information on the Dragon Egg Hunt click here

    Shrek’s Adventure! London
  • Jellyfish Extravaganza

    Billed as the UK’s largest jellyfish experience, the all-new Ocean Invaders display at SEA LIFE’s London Aquarium allows you to get familiar with these mysterious quivering creatures of the deep.

    For more information on Ocean Invaders click here

    SEA LIFE London Aquarium
  • Dare to step into the Dungeon...

    Step backstage at London’s Lyceum Theatre for their infamous 1888 production of The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde – and don’t be too surprised when this interactive experiences takes a dark, dark turn…

    For more information on Jekyll and Hyde at The London Dungeon click here

    The London Dungeon
  • An Easter Pirate Adventure

    Ahoy there, me hearties! Climb aboard the good ship Moby Duck for a special Easter Pirate Adventure. Learn about London’s swashbuckling history with Captain Jack Mallard, then hold onto your three-cornered hat for the famous splashdown!

    For more information on London Duck Tours click here

    London Duck Tours
  • Tall Ships Fireworks Cruise

    Celebrate the return of the Tall Ships to London this April with City Cruises.

    Enjoy a dazzling firework display from the Thames, glass of sparkling wine in hand and live music in the background. Take in the magnificent views of London from the Thames as you cruise past the Flotilla of 35 Tall Ships and experience their grandeur at close quarters – finishing the evening off with a bang, quite literally, with a magnificent firework display!

    For more information and to book tickets, click here. 


    City Cruises
  • Hop On & Off

    Thames Clippers offers hop-on-hop-off roamer tickets allowing you to beat the traffic and see the sights from the London Eye to the Cutty Sark and beyond. Throw in activity packs for the kids, free audio guides and an on-board snack bar and you’re all set for an eggs-cellent Easter day out!

    For more information on Thames Clippers click here

    MBNA Thames Clippers
  • Fun Kids' Easter Workshops

    The Florence Nightingale Museum has a programme of family events inspired by the life and work of the Lady of The Lamp, from Easter Bonnet making and postcard-decorating to the chance to meet Miss Nightingale ‘in person’. 

    For more information on Florence Nightingale Museum click here

    Florence Nightingale Museum
  • Official London Eye App has Launched!

    New for 2017, the official app of the Coca-Cola London Eye uses augmented reality to enhance your experience aboard the world largest observation wheel. Access fun facts and information about London’s iconic landmarks, and store everything in your personal planner for future use. What better way to plan your stay in the UK’s capital city?

    For more information on the Coca-Cola London Eye click here

    Coca-Cola London Eye
  • Jaw-Dropping Lego Superheroes

    Visit the world’s largest ever collection of Super Hero-inspired LEGO artwork! This contemporary exhibition uses over 2 million LEGO bricks to create large-scale sculptures of legendary heroes and villains including Spiderman, Wonder Woman, Batman and Harley Quinn. Don’t miss it!

    For more information on Art of the Brick click here

    Art of the Brick
  • A Traditional Easter Roast

    Celebrate Easter in the refined surroundings of Gillray’s Steakhouse with a quintessentially English Sunday Roast. Enjoy the finest cuts of British meat, served with all the trimmings, including crispy spuds, lashings of gravy and Gillray’s famous Yorkshire Puddings, for just £19.50.

    For more information on Gillray’s click here

    London Marriott Hotel County Hall
  • The Most Decadent Chocolate Egg

    Calling all chocoholics! Sea Containers’ Easter Dessert for Two consists of a dark chocolate egg, with a dark chocolate filling (what else?), served on a Tonka Bean nest swimming in caramel and white wine sauce, garnished with mini praline eggs and chocolate feathers. It might be too good to share…

    For more information on Sea Containers click here

    Mondrian London
  • New Spring Menu & Chocolate Galore

    Break your Lenten fast in style and indulge yourself at OXO Tower where seasonal treats include the legendary OXO Chocolate Plate and Not Afternoon Tea, as well a selection of new spring menus.

    For more information on OXO Tower click here

    OXO Tower Restaurant, Bar & Brasserie
  • Lamb & all the Trimmings

    On Easter Sunday, the Royal Festival Hall’s award-winning restaurant Skylon is offering a three-course lunch for £48. Dine on foie gras and English lamb from the seasonal menu, and enjoy matchless views of the River Thames. 

    For more information on Skylon click here

    Skylon Restaurant, Bar & Grill
  • The UK’s largest cinema screen

    The Fate of the Furious is the eighth film in the franchise, so you probably know what to expect. Why not add a new dimension to this hi-tech, all-action thriller by seeing on the UK’s largest cinema screen, courtesy of BFI IMAX?

    For more information on Fast & Furious 8 click here

  • Festivals, Dance & Food Market Strolls

    There’s always something happening at the Southbank Centre! This Easter, highlights include Urban, a festival of street culture featuring breakdancing, workshops, family events and parties; The Legend of Mulan in an exquisite retelling by Hong Kong Dance Company; and Adventures in Moominland. When you’ve worked up an appetite head down to the South Bank Food Market for a mouth-watering choice of street food from across the globe.

    For more information on Southbank Centre click here

    Southbank Centre
  • An Award-Winning Play

    Tony Kushner’s drama, set in Reagan-era New York during the AIDS crisis of the mid-80s, was one of the most important theatrical events of the 20th Century. Enter a ballot for a chance of tickets to this new production of Angels in America.

    For more information on Angels in America click here

    National Theatre
  • A Hilarious take on a Shakespearean Classic

    Last chance to catch Tom Stoppard’s mind-boggling situation comedy, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead in a critically acclaimed 50th-anniversary production, starring Daniel Radcliffe. New dates have been added by popular demand.

    For more information on Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are dead click here

    The Old Vic
  • Anti-War Movement

    From conscientious objectors to protest marches and peace camps, People Power: Fighting for Peace is a powerful new exhibition which charts the anti-war movement through paintings, literature, postcards, badges, banners and music.

    For more information on People Power at IWM London click here here 

    IWM London

Find The Venues

  • 1 - Gabriel's Wharf

    Gabriel’s Wharf,
    56 Upper Ground,
    South Bank,
    SE1 9PP

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  • 2 - Shrek’s Adventure! London

    County Hall
    Riverside Building
    Westminster Bridge Road
    SE1 7PB 

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  • 3 - SEA LIFE London Aquarium

    County Hall
    Riverside Building
    Westminster Bridge Road
    SE1 7PB

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  • 4 - The London Dungeon

    Riverside Building
    County Hall
    Westminster Bridge Road
    London SE1 7PB 

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  • 5 - London Duck Tours

    Departure Point / Duck Stop 

    Belvedere Road

    (between Jubilee Gardens, Southbank Centre / Royal Festival Hall) 

    London SE1 8XU 

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  • 6 - City Cruises

    Westminster Bridge Rd, South Bank, London SE1 7PB

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  • 7 - MBNA Thames Clippers

    Victoria Embankment, London SW1A 2JH, UK

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  • 8 - Florence Nightingale Museum

    Gassiot House

    2 Lambeth Palace Road

    London SE1 7EW

    (in the grounds of St Thomas’ Hospital)


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  • 9 - Coca-Cola London Eye

    County Hall
    Riverside Building
    Westminster Bridge Road
    London SE1 7PB 


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  • 10 - Art of the Brick

    Corner of Upper Ground and Cornwall Rd

    London SE1 9PP

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  • 11 - London Marriott Hotel County Hall

    London County Hall, Westminster Bridge Rd, Lambeth, South Bank London SE1 7PB

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  • 12 - Mondrian London

    Mondrian London, 20 Upper Ground, South Bank London SE1 9PD 

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  • 13 - OXO Tower Restaurant, Bar & Brasserie

     Oxo Tower, Barge House St, London SE1 9PH

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  • 14 - Skylon Restaurant, Bar & Grill

    Royal Festival Hall
    Belvedere Road
    London SE1 8XX 

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  • 15 - BFI IMAX

    BFI IMAX, 1 Charlie Chaplin Walk, South Bank, London SE1 8XR

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  • 16 - Southbank Centre

    Belvedere Road
    SE1 8XX 

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  • 17 - National Theatre

    Upper Ground, South Bank
    SE1 9PX 

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  • 18 - The Old Vic

    The Old Vic
    The Cut
    SE1 8NB 

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  • 19 - IWM London

    Lambeth Road
    London SE1 6HZ 

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