The Easter season is historically an exciting time in London, and 2011 is set to continue that tradition. Spanning from April 22 to 25, the Easter holiday in London is host to a number of fun and entertaining events and attractions that are sure to appeal to both tourists and locals alike.
Religious individuals may be interested in attending an Easter service at one of London's many historical churches, including such landmarks as St. Paul's Cathedral or Westminster Abbey. During the days leading up to Easter Sunday, St. Martin-in-the-Fields Church in Trafalgar Square is scheduled to feature live orchestral and choral music to celebrate and commemorate the Easter holiday. London is host to several exciting Easter events aimed at families with young children, with many of London's most famous attractions holding special events such as egg hunts or egg decorating parties. The V&A Museum, Tate Modern Museum, National Gallery and British Museum are all hosting special events throughout the Easter season.
For mature visitors interested in some darker Easter fun, the London Bridge is home to a darkly comic Easter experience throughout the holiday. Fake severed heads are scattered around the London Bridge and surrounding areas. Visitors are encouraged to join in on a unique variation of an Easter egg hunt in which participants that manage to locate all the severed heads are rewarded with chocolate and other treats. The traditional London Harness Horse Parade is set to be held on Easter Monday on the 25th. Held at the South of England Showground, the parade showcases a variety of equestrians, including Dutch Fresians, Gelderlanders, donkeys and heavy horses. Most participants are based in London, but horses from as far away as Cumbria and even Ireland have appeared in past years.
Regardless of one's age, interests or religious affiliation, Easter activities in London 2011 are sure to provide entertainment throughout the holiday season.
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