How to Spend Easter in London

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The Easter break can be a tricky time to be a student. Often, people are torn between saving money, studying for imminent exams and making the most of the place where they are studying before they return home for the summer. If you are in the latter category, here are a few great activities to make the most out of London during your Easter break.

Take a Trip to London Dungeon

Contrary to tradition, London Dungeon is hosting a characteristically horrific spin on the Easter holiday. ‘Death by Chocolate’ sees sweet shop owner Miss Edmunds try and trick visitors into trying her poisoned goodies. If you are lucky enough to avoid the strychnine, there is still a chance you could fall foul of the vicious vender’s mustard powder or chilli concoctions. One of the city’s best-loved visitor attractions, the London Dungeon is located in Waterloo.

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Get Political

‘All this Belongs to You’ is a free exhibition hosted by the V&A to coincide with the May General Election. The museum will look at the role of public institutions today and host a number of specially commissioned thought-provoking interventions. New exhibits acquired by the museum include the hard drives which contained the documents leaked by whistle-blower Edward Snowden which were ordered to be destroyed by the UK Government.

Le Beat Bespoke

The annual Le Beat Bespoke weekender takes place over Easter weekend to bring the wonderful world of swinging 1960s London to 229 Great Portland Street. This celebration of Mod culture is a kaleidoscopic extravaganza of the sounds, sights and fashions of this colourful epoch.

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Tick Off Some Must-sees

With some time out of lectures and the weather brightening up, you may want to take this opportunity to explore the more famous aspects of London. Have a day out at one of the big name galleries or museums (although, beware: they will be very busy!) or have a ride on the London Eye.

Watch the Boat Race

This doesn’t take place on Easter weekend itself but does fall within the spring break. The Oxford-Cambridge boat race on the River Thames is a national institution, grab a spot on the towpath along Putney embankment for a great viewpoint.

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Take in Premier League Football Game

Easter is a time when the national sport’s top league really heats up. Just a month away from the end of the season, will the title return to London with Chelsea? And how will the London teams at the other end of the table fare. Grab tickets to see your local club.

Visit the West End

If you are staying in student accommodation in King’s Cross, you are well-situated to make your way to the theatrical epicentre of the capital. Try and catch a matinee while you’ve got the free time or save money by going to a preview showing of a new play or musical.