Thursday, 14 April 2011

The Art of Living - Easter in London

For the first time ever we (the Brighton household of Sisters Guild) are going to be in London rather than the West Country for the Easter weekend and it does fill me with excitement.  I've been looking up some places to go in London and wanted to share them with you.

There's an Easter Egg Hunt on Easter Sunday at Kew Gardens which involves collecting tokens from special hiding places in the gardens. Then the tokens are handed in to the Easter Bunnies (hopefully not too big and scarey) to receive an Easter egg. The chocolate eggs have been donated by Green &Black's (yummy!).  It's on Easter Sunday (24 April)  9.30am – 1pm and it's FREE.   The Chocolate Workshops and Tasting sounds rather tempting too.

The other place I'm surprisingly keen to head to is the London Transport Museum.  It's somewhere I would never have imagined going to before. Having a 3 1/2 year old boy who is very keen on red London buses, I know he'll be in awe of this place and I can't wait to see his face.  And I'm genuinely curious about the 'New Bus for London.'

They have some bus-based events for the Easter holidays: Celebrate the Mayor’s New Bus for London which has been inspired by the old iconic Routemaster. Modern, fully accessible, using the latest green technology the static mock-up is on show at London Transport Museum for families to enjoy over Easter. Families can join the Museum’s free fun workshops which include story-telling for our littlest visitors. Find out more here

I've also spotted they currently have a spring poster parade - flutter flutter - I've got quite a thing for poster design, especially vintage travel graphics. These are from the archives of the 1920s and 1930s and feature spring flowers.

I'm not going to be able to resist buying some of the posters available for sale in the museum shop, and online here too - soooooo stunning!

The London Transport Museum is in Covent Garden which means it's then easy to pop across the river to the Southbank where a strolll always means stumbling across something  curious and exciting.  The Southbank Centre launches the Festival of Britain on Saturday 22nd April with events all summer long.  It's in celebration of the 60th anniversary of the Festival of Britain with a four-month Festival of British culture and creativity.
Now there's a whole new post I need to dedicate to that!

Happy London times!

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