Easter Carnival and Film Hop at the Book Club
ELLE favourites the Book Club and Experience Cinema are teaming up to create an epic three-day Easter extravaganza. Classics are covered with a sing-along to Grease (starting on Friday 29
Address: Leonard Street Car Park, Leonard Street, London EC2A 4RH, wearetbc.com
Dates: Friday 29th March Sunday 31st March; doors open at 4pm and screenings start at 6:30/7pm; the silent disco is on until 10pm.
Tanquerays Gin Palace
Excited about the four-day weekend ? This one would be great way to kick start the proceedings a little early. Gin favourites Tanqueray are set to open a one- off pop-up shop decked out like a re-imagined 19th century gin palace on Covent Gardens Floral Street. Therell be live acoustic music and a range of specially created cocktails shaken by some serious talent in the form of Erik Lorincz, head bartender at the Savoy, Tristan Stephenson, co-owner of Purl and Worship Street Whistling Shop and Diego Cabrera, head bartender of Madrids Le Cabrera. Tom Nichol (Tanquerays master distiller) will also be on hand running gin- tasting sessions.
Address: Tanqueray Gin Palace, 13 Floral Street, Covent Garden WC1.
Dates: Wednesday 27th and Thursday 28th March, 5pm 11pm; Free entry
Pop up Easter Dining Experience at the Shop in Kensal Rise
If you cant make it home for your mums Easter Sunday roast, then Fat Cheeks Easter Sunday Lunch in Kensal Rise is the next best thing. Their spring special will see chef Rolan Dack create an absolute feast. After a welcome drink, dinner kicks off with starter of lamb with edible garden vegetables and foraged spring flowers (violets, gerberas and cow parsley) in edible soil, followed by whole roasted chicken with garlic roasted potatoes, peas in pods and enormous Yorkshire puddings and a Choux Almondine for dessert. Delicious.
Address: 75 Chamberlayne Road, Kensal Rise, NW10 3ND, fatcheeks.co.uk
Dates: Sunday 31st March at 1.30pm, 4pm & 6.30pm; £30 pp
Londons favourite ping pong venue is opening its doors for an Easter Sunday party on March 31st. Buttoned Down Disco will be leaving their residency at KOKO for the night and heading down to Bounce, where resident DJs Christian Laing, Pete Wheeler and Richard Titchener will be playing indie/electro/pop. Therell be drinks, pizza and, of course, the ping pong tables, and if you turn up early youll get a free Creme Egg.
Address: Bounce London, 121 Holborn, London EC1N 2TD, bouncelondon.com
Dates: Sunday 31st March; 9pm 2pm, free entry
XOYO Loves at the South Place Hotel
If Buttoned Down Disco isnt really your thing then there are plenty of other places you can get your dancing shoes on in the capital this Bank Holiday. On Saturday 30th March, Skream are joining forces with XOYO for an all day, all -nighter. Hosted by Sgt Pokes, the event will start at 2pm in the South Place Hotel on the outdoor terrace and will head just down the road to XOYO to carry on the party until 3am. The night will host everyone from Skream to Loefahs Norwood Soul Patrol to Route 94, Copy Paste and Soul and Lakosa &10.
Address: 3 South Place, London EC2M 2AF; xoyoloves.com
Dates: Saturday 30th March; tickets from £12.50, evening only
Its no secret that Secretsundaze hold some of the hottest parties in town, and this Easter is no exception. Theyve put together another stellar line-up with killer talent from the brilliant Nina Kraviz (whos headlining the main event) to London- based Citizen, A Guy Called Gerald, fresh young talent in the form of Anthony Naples and Juno Plus and excitingly Detroit legend Mike Huckaby, who has just been confirmed. Itll be taking place in Brixtons Electric, which has state- of- the- art lighting and a pretty impressive sound-system. Well see you there.
Address: Electric, Brixton, SW2 1RJ, secretsundaze.net
Dates: Thursday 28th March from 10pm 6am
What are your plans for the Easter bank holiday? Let us know at @ELLEUK