Our entertainment editor, Martha Hayes, has picked out some of the best events going on this Bank Holiday
1) Have a choc-fest. Obvs.
Chocolate! No, I’m not just shouting in excitement about the weekend of sweet treats that potentially lies ahead (Lindt. Please. Anyone?!), that’s actually the name of a museum show at M Shed in Bristol. So if you’re a culture vulture and a chocoholic, you’ll love the chocolate-making machine, and the screening of cult 1970s classic Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. And if I don’t get an Easter Egg? Two words: Veruca Salt. Just sayin’.
2) Go through the looking glass
Another week, another secret Dalston bar… yawn. But stay with me; the magical Looking Glass Cocktail Club is, like, proper curious (and curiouser). Appearing to be a typical candle-lit vintage-style lounge on arrival, just wait until you get taken ‘through the looking glass’. Cocktails like Storm in a Teacup are weird and wonderful, fusing Bergemot liqueur with vodka and lavender earl grey. Drink me, indeed.
3) Head on an egg-cellent Easter hunt
Ever since Harry Styles and Taylor Swift were spotted in the World of Beatrix Potter in Cumbria, old Peter Rabbit’s been given a new lease of cool. The Great Peter Rabbit Easter Egg Hunt should technically be for kids, but with a treasure hunt mapped around the beautiful scenic lakes and arty ceramic eggs (how grown-up) to be found, I am so there.
4) Have a 1990s Brit pop revival
Were you Blur or Oasis? I was Suede. Which is why I’m super excited for the alt-rock band’s one-off gig at Alexandra Palace on Saturday. Not heard their comeback (sixth) album Bloodsports yet? Get a good introduction here – along with a serious nostalgia trip. ‘Oh whatever makes her happy on a Saturday night?’ This is it.
5) Eat a good old roast
In search of nothing more than a bloody mary and a bloody good roast on Easter Sunday? My new favourite place is The Pig and Butcher in Angel (from the people behind The Princess of Shoreditch). As renowned for its craft beers as its meat (butchered on site), it’s the perfect place to take afternoon drinking into night. Happy bank holiday.