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Three UK Cities for Easter Breaks

Easter is a time for the whole family to be together. Whether you spend the long weekend out walking in the springtime sunshine, milling about one of Britain’s charming towns or soaking up the seasonal spirit in a bustling city, there are plenty of ways to make the most of Easter in the UK. 

Easter weekend in London
There are hundreds of things to do, no matter when you visit London, but there’s something special about Easter weekend in the capital that makes it a unique time for a trip. If you get lucky with the weather, set up an Easter egg hunt in one of London’s many parks, or visit a chocolate shop, enjoy afternoon tea or just dip in and out of some of the city’s many great bars and eateries.

There’s so much to do in the area, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. If you need a little help planning your short break in London, take inspiration from this list of our ten favourite things to do at Easter in the city:

1. Watch The Passion of Jesus in Trafalgar Square on Good Friday
3. Go to an Easter weekend service at one of London’s spectacular churches or cathedrals
4. Explore Kensington Palace rooms and gardens on the Lindt Gold Bunny Hunt
5. Enjoy a Sunday Roast in one of London’s best traditional pubs
6. Visit London Zoo and look out for spring baby animals
7. Explore London’s beautiful gardens in their springtime bloom
8. Watch Where is Peter Rabbit at the Theatre Royal Haymarket
9. Visit the Natural History Museum and explore the colourful butterfly house
10. Take flight on the London Eye and check out the Easter action from above!

If you are planning to visit London this Easter weekend, you’ll be wanting to book a hotel that’s close to the action. Our London hotels are spread across the city so you can stay with us no matter which area you’d prefer to be in. The Mercure London Bridge is situated in South Bank, close to major tourist attractions like the London Eye, Big Ben and the London Aquarium. Alternatively, stay in Paddington at the Mercure London Hyde Park or the Mercure London Paddington and enjoy beautiful canals, quiet gardens and plenty of excellent places to eat. 

Easter Weekend in Edinburgh
Edinburgh has it all – there are plenty of things to do in the Scottish capital this Easter, but if organised fun isn’t your thing, you can discover a great weekend around the city with minimal effort. 

Whether you head to the iconic Edinburgh Castle, climb to the scenic heights of Arthur’s Seat or just mill about the Old Town, you’ll love the buzz of Easter weekend in this historic city. 

If you are looking for Easter activities in Edinburgh, you can’t beat the Fabergé Family Fun event at the Palace of Holyroodhouse. Not only will you be visiting one of Edinburgh’s most popular attractions, but you can enjoy a fun egg hunt and even make your own Fabergé egg to take home! This is an excellent option if you’re spending Easter weekend in Edinburgh with the family, though the Palace of Holyroodhouse is well worth a visit even if your party is all adults. 

There are two fantastic Mercure hotels in Edinburgh – the Edinburgh Princes Street is ideally situated in the centre of the city, while the Edinburgh Haymarket is set just a little to the west of the castle. Wherever you choose to stay, you’re guaranteed a memorable Easter weekend with Edinburgh as your destination.

Easter weekend in Chester
Chester is charming year-round. The historic city is popular for short weekend breaks thanks to its excellent shopping, stunning architecture and many tempting independent cafés, bars and restaurants. Thinking of spending Easter weekend in Chester? You’ll find plenty of things to do in the city and nearby during your trip – here are some of our best picks:

2. Join in the Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt at Little Moreton Hall
3. Discover Chester Cathedral
4. Visit Chester Zoo and look out for the spring babies!

If you settle on Chester for your Easter weekend trip, book your stay at the Mercure Chester Abbots Well and enjoy peace and comfort after each busy day in the city. 

No matter where you choose for your Easter break this year, you’re sure to discover plenty to see and do across the UK over the bank holiday weekend – just hope for a little sunshine and start looking forward to your short getaway!

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