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What's on April

Ends 30 Apr 2019 at 11:59 PM

Spring has sprung, so get out and about, explore the best of London along the river!


London’s Highest Easter Egg Hunt at The View from The Shard

From the 6-22 April 2019, visitors to The View from The Shard can take part in London’s highest Easter Egg Hunt, educating children on the history of London whilst offering the chance to walk away with a chocolate prize. All children need to do to take part is look out for six giant Easter Eggs that have been strategically placed in key locations around London’s skyline. Hint: look down at the river and try to spot Aurora Clipper!

Nearest pier: London Bridge City Pier

Construction of an Icon: A Triumphal Procession at Queen’s House

On Friday 12 April, multi-award-winning actor Christopher Green takes on the role of Elizabeth I in a grand procession from the Queen's House in Greenwich to the National Portrait Gallery. The Queen, who will be joined and accompanied by members of the Amies Freedom Choir, will emerge onto the balcony. Singers, musicians and dancers from Trinity Laban and a number of local choirs will respond from the terrace. The procession will then move to the front of the Queen’s House, announced by the trumpeters, before leaving Royal Museums Greenwich to process on foot, via the Old Royal Naval College to the pier, where she will board an MBNA Thames Clippers boat to central London. Meet the procession at The Queen’s House at 10:30 to send her off in style. Construction of an Icon is a performance which offers new ways to share histories of Elizabeth I.

Nearest pier: Greenwich Pier

Easter at Battersea Power Station

An eggstravaganza of colour, fun and food is waiting for you this Easter at Battersea Power Station: from Easter Bunny Biscuit Decorating to a modern twist on the classic tale of The Pied Piper of Hamelin and petting cute farmyard animals. Make a day out of it, many riverside restaurants, bars and shops to enjoy!

Nearest pier: Battersea Power Station Pier

Painted Hall Reopening

The Painted Hall at the Old Royal Naval College reopened on Saturday 23 March, after an £8.5-million makeover which has brought its magnificent painted interior vividly back to life. Discover the UK’s Sistine Chapel, an epic 18th-century masterpiece. Take advantage of our joint tickets and save money.

Nearest pier: Greenwich Pier

Beasts of London at Museum of London

From 5 April, meet the animals who have shaped London's history in this fully immersive digital installation using video projection mapping. Be guided through time, from the Roman era through Medieval London and right up to present day, narrated by the beasts themselves from lions and elephants, to rats, horses, pigeons and foxes. Voicing these animals are celebrities such as Brian Blessed, Kate Moss, Angellica Bell, Nish Kumar and Joe Pasquale. Meet the Beasts of London at the Museum of London.

Nearest pier: Blackfriars Pier

Illustrating London at London Transport Museum

This Easter holiday (6-22 April) take the kids to the London Transport Museum and meet some of the illustrators who have captured their favourite London Stories in this year’s Poster Prize for Illustration.  Listen to their stories from the bunny that hopped around London on the Underground, to the bus that leaped over Tower Bridge. Suitable for children aged 3 – 12.

Nearest pier: Embankment Pier

Earth Day Season at Somerset House

Somerset House celebrates Earth Day 2019 from 16 to 29 April with a fortnight of large-scale installations and events exploring creative responses to climate change. Have a look at the programme and join their workshops and discussions and explore different ways of engaging with climate change and sustainable living.

Nearest pier: Embankment Pier

Now Play This at Somerset House

Enter the gaming zone at Somerset House from 6 to 14 April. Now Play This is an annual gaming festival with a series of gaming installations exploring solo and collaborative play and how communities are forged among games. Suitable for adults and kids alike with activities ranging from an immersive karaoke to playing a popular interactive gaming love story, Florence. Kids will specially love the free outdoor entertainment: an adventurous, interactive trail and a giant labyrinth to explore.

Nearest pier: Embankment Pier

The EY exhibition: Van Gogh and Britain at Tate Britain

This major exhibition at Tate Britain presents the largest collection of Van Gogh’s paintings in the UK for nearly a decade. It brings together over 50 works by Vincent van Gogh to reveal how he was inspired by Britain and how he inspired British artists. You will be able to see some of his most famous works lent from all around the world including Shoes, Starry Night on the Rhône, L'Arlésienne and Sunflowers. It shows also how his vision set British artists on the road to modern art.

Nearest pier: Millbank Pier

The best plays at the Underbelly Festival Southbank

From the 11 to the 22 of April there is an array of fun live entertainment for kids and grown-ups at the Underbelly Festival Southbank. Our picks for this Easter break: “The Gruffalo, the Witch and the Warthog” a classic; Shakespearience, the perfect introduction of Macbeth, Romeo & Juliet and Twelfth Night to the next generation; and Monsteraurus that follows the young inventor Monty as he creates a whole world of whacky inventions and incredible monsters. But there is so much more; check their programme.

Nearest pier: London Eye (Waterloo) Pier

Easter fun at the Royal Museums of Greenwich

On the 11 and 18 April travel across the Solar System and help Ted plan for a holiday on another planet at The Planetarium. Ted's Space Adventure show is filled with spectacular views of the planets up close and a chance to sing along followed by a workshop to find out a little more about Ted’s adventure to the planets. Or hop on board the Cutty Sark for a fun-filled day of family craft activities, storytelling and character performances.

Nearest pier: Greenwich Pier

A whole day out at The O2

Take part in the 'Great Easter Treasure Trail' from 8 to 21 April by collecting your stamp card at the main entrance and receiving stamps from The O2’s biggest attractions to claim your free Nestlé Easter egg. Or try the new ScreenX at Cineworld and see the film go beyond the frame with innovative 270° projection, a world first and exclusive to Cineworld in the UK. Take the kids and yourself to Oxygen Freejumping with 50 linked trampolines, a volleyball and dodgeball court for unlimited fun. And for something for free to do at The O2 head to Sky Studios, take your seat behind the desk and read the latest Sky News or Sky Sports headlines in this interactive set. For some fuel try one of the many restaurants at The O2 before going on a shopping spree at Icon Outlet with up to 60% off premium fashion and lifestyle brands.

Nearest pier: North Greenwich Pier