The Weekend: Tempus' guide to the best of what's on in London this Easter bank holiday weekend

By Rose Adams | 29 Mar 2018 | Culture

Tempus collates the best London culture for your ultimate Easter weekend
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Ready for the weekend 

There’s no need to put all your eggs in one basket this Easter holiday bank weekend, as London has an egg-cellent selection of cultural entertainment on offer to make it one to remember. From culinary adventures hosted by Nobu Shoreditch and The Mondrian to satisfy your sweet tooth, to the West End welcoming the return of musical Chicago – this time with the addition of an A-Lister. Read on for your ultimate indulgent Easter weekend…>>

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Nobu café opens at Nobu Shoreditch

If your schedule's been too packed to jet off to join Robert De Niro and Nobu Matsuhisa at the sun-kissed launch of their new Nobu Hotel Marbella, you can still enjoy a taste of sunshine right here in London, courtesy of the Nobu Hotel Shoreditch's bottomless Easter brunch. Offering a selection of Asian-inspired pastries and sweets and ‘Nobu Bites’, as well as the option for an exclusive afternoon tea, it's an oasis of calm in the heart of the bustling East End.


Mondrian London Lily Vanilli and Laurent-Perrier collaboration pop-up at Sea Containers

Columbia Road baker Lily Vanilli has collaborated with the Thames-side Sea Containers restaurant at the Mondrian London to curate an exclusive Easter dessert. Available for lunch and dinner, the specially made tart features luxurious pink lemonade filling, finished with a mini meringue topping. Elsewhere at The Mondrian, The Den is hosting a Laurent-Perrier Cuvée Rosé champagne pop-up bursting with pink florals in honour of the champagne's 50th anniversary.

27 March – 2 April


Chicago returns to London 

Make way for a sophisticated helping of 'the old razzle dazzle' as six-time Tony Award-winning musical Chicago returns to London’s Phoenix Theatre on 29 March – this time with an A-List addition as Oscar-winning actor Cuba Gooding Jr makes his UK stage debut as lawyer Billy Flynn. Starring alongside Sarah Soetaert as Roxie Hart, Josefina Gabrielle as Velma Kelly, and Ruthie Henshall playing Mama Morton. 

Tickets available now


The Devizes to Westminster International Canoe Race

Following on from last week’s Boat Race, this week's oar-inspiring competition comes in the form of The Devizes to Westminster International Canoe Race. The race has traditionally been held every Easter Weekend since 1948 and is a serious test of physical and mental stamina for those taking part – and excitement for those observing from the banks. The race is raising funds for the international conservation charity World Land Trust and follows the 125-mile route from Wiltshire finishing just downstream of the Houses of Parliament. 

30 March - 02 April


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