London has a great atmosphere on bank holiday weekends. The sun always seems to be shining, people are out and about, and everyone's a little happier knowing they’re not going to receive work emails for a few days.
Whether you’re planning to see the annual performance of The Passion of Jesus in Trafalgar Square or have a relaxed Sunday pub lunch along the river, London has a lot to keep you occupied over the long weekend.
For those with kids, Kenwood House, in Hampstead Heath, is hosting an Easter adventure quest. Children will explore the site to search for clues and challenges, and take part in traditional games like egg rolling and an egg and spoon race.
Two roads away, an attractive maisonette on Hollycroft Street is on the market with Dexters. Just under a mile from Finchley Road station, the home has maintained many of its original features including high ceilings, period fireplaces and intricate coving.
While lots of families may use the bank holiday to journey outside the city, you don’t need to leave London to get a taste of country living. Spring is the perfect time to visit Hackney City Farm, where grown ups and children can meet well known residents such as Hazel the Pony and Clover the Donkey as well as all the farm’s latest newborn lambs, chicks and ducklings.
Less than half a mile away, in Sunlight Square, a contemporary apartment is on the market. Part of a former soap factory, this property offers 1,250 sq. ft of dual aspect living space just streets away from the shops of Bethnal Green and Paradise Row. A vast array of houseplants used to decorate the flat make it feel even more inviting, and are sure to be in full bloom this time of the year.
If you’re looking to experience art and culture, the Victoria and Albert Museum may be the place to head. While there’s much to marvel at in this historic establishment, the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition is open over Easter showcasing 100 nature shots that will appeal to all ages.
Around the corner on Stanhope Mews East, Dexters is selling a well-proportioned freehold mews house fitted with luxury features throughout. The four floor property is made to entertain with a home cinema on the ground level and a large decked roof terrace. New buyers could soak up the sun from the jacuzzi here or cook up an Easter feast in the outdoor kitchen.
‘Spring is always a busy time for the property market,’ says Chris Cady, Director of Dexters South Kensington & Knightsbridge. ‘Lots of homeowners and renters are eager to move out before the summer and at the moment, we’re arranging up to 50,000 viewing every month across our 70 London offices.’