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The best ways to spend your Easter weekend in Chelsea

From exciting egg hunts to bottomless brunches, these are the ways to celebrate the Easter weekend in style

7 April 2022

Whether it’s spending time with family, chasing down chocolate eggs or simply making the most of the long weekend, Easter is a holiday we all look forward to. So, we’ve rounded up five of the best ways to celebrate on the bank holiday weekend this year, regardless of whether you’re focusing on the divine or simply the delicious…

Book bottomless brunch

Forget the traditional Sunday roast lamb this year and instead book into brunch at The LaLee. On the menu at The Cadogan’s café-style restaurant are the usual favourites, such as eggs Benedict, Royale and Florentine, French toast and fluffy vegan pancakes with vanilla cream and berries. These are all washed down with limitless bespoke cocktails inspired by the restaurant’s namesake, Lillie Langtry. Choose from the Rome-groni, a refreshing Mimosa al Garibaldi or colourful Cobalt and Tonic, which channels Lillie’s love of Amsterdam. Guests staying over the weekend can also take part in an exciting egg hunt on Easter Sunday.

The Cadogan, a Belmond Hotel, 75 Sloane Street, SW1X 9SG; thelalee.co.uk/

Attend an Easter service

Described by poet laureate Sir John Betjeman as ‘The Cathedral of the Arts and Crafts movement’, Holy Trinity on Sloane Street might just be the most beautiful church in Chelsea. Here, the Church of England services take place against a backdrop of vivid Victorian stained-glass windows and incredible sculpture by famous artists such as William Morris, Edward Burne-Jones and William Blake. Perfect for anyone looking to feed the eye as well as the soul this Easter.

Holy Trinity Chelsea, 146 Sloane Street, SW1X 9BZ; sloanechurch.org/holy-week/ 

Join the hunt

This year, Anthropologie is joining forces with artisanal chocolatier Rococo to host an in-store egg hunt on Easter Sunday. With the promise that this hunt will out-do even the Easter bunny itself, you can expect your child to be suitably entertained on their sugary search. Perfect if you want a little time to yourself to peruse Anthropologie’s eclectic wares without any miniature person-sized interference…

Anthropologie, 131 – 141 King’s Road, SW3 4PW; eventbrite.co.uk/e/anthropologie-x-rococo-chocolates-easter-egg-hunt-kings-road-tickets-304731759897?aff=erelexpmlt 

Indulge in artisanal buns

Chocolate isn’t the only treat in abundance at Easter time – don’t miss the chance to eat your way around Chelsea by sampling some truly special hot cross buns. As well as delightful chocolate eggs, Anya Café will have delicious brioche-style buns topped with signature bows, while Ottolenghi has created a unique recipe blending fruit, spices, black pepper and Rooibos tea. They’re best enjoyed with lashings of butter and a good cup of coffee.

Anya Café, 9 Pont Street, SW1X 9EH; anyahindmarch.com/pages/anya-cafe; Ottolenghi, 261 Pavilion Road, SW1X 0BP; ottolenghi.co.uk/ 

Go to church

While for many people Easter is a chocolate extravaganza, for others, it’s a spiritual affair. If you fall into the latter category, head to St Mary’s Church. This Grade II-listed beauty was built by John Francis Bentley, the architect behind Westminster Cathedral, and is one of the oldest Roman Catholic churches in the City. There are services across the whole of the Easter weekend, with the traditional Catholic Mass of the Resurrection held at 10.30am on Easter Sunday.

St Mary’s Church, 63 Cadogan Street, SW3 2QP; stmaryscadoganstreet.co.uk/ 

Follow the trail

One of the prettiest times of year to visit Chelsea Physic Garden is undoubtedly spring, when all those seasonal flowers start to bloom. Take them in over the Easter weekend, when the Garden will be hosting special Easter trails in its beautiful four-acre grounds. With a special chocolate-y treat at the end, these trails are a great way to keep the kids entertained while you sit back and admire the flora in the excellent Physic Garden Café. Read our interview with Nell Jones, the Garden’s head of plant collections, here.

Chelsea Physic Garden, 66 Royal Hospital Road, SW3 4HS; chelseaphysicgarden.co.uk/visit/whats-on/ 

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