Things to do in London this Easter

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While the bank holiday weekend means shops will be closed, students will find plenty to keep them occupied in the capital on a budget.

Search the city for Easter eggs

One of London's newest Easter delights is the Lindt Big Egg Hunt; a city-wide charity event that debuted with great success last year. Various artists are commissioned to create their own giant Easter eggs, which are then hidden across London for people to find.

You can download a map that will help you find all the eggs, and there are samples of Lindt chocolate handed out along the way, making this an ideal way to enjoy the sights of London. Once the hunt is over, all the eggs are auctioned off for the Action for Children Charity.

The Boat Race

One of London's most famous annual sporting events, the Boat Race has been held between Oxford and Cambridge University since 1856, although the first event was actually in 1829.

It pits a team of rowers from each university against each other in a gruelling four-mile challenge, and the event is watched by millions on television.

The course runs along the world famous River Thames, and there are plenty of places to enjoy the action on the route. Some choose to get a prime spot on one of the bridges near the start or end of the race, while others favour the various traditional riverside pubs and bars that often lay on special offers for the occasion.

If the weather is fine, there are few more quintessentially English days out.

Enjoying the spring sunshine

For those set on studying during the Easter holidays, you can always take a break to de-stress in the spring sunshine in one of London's many parks. Finsbury Park is just five minutes from Pure Highbury, while there are plenty of options throughout the city.

Many of them are hosting special Easter events – for example on 1 April there will be a charity 10K run through Regent's Park, ideal for fitness fanatics.

There is lots to do within easy reach of our student accommodation. The area is full of museums and galleries which really come into their own during the Easter holiday. For example, Sadler's Wells Dance Theatre will host special productions, while many local bars provide students with special offers and events to help take advantage of the extended break.

If you're looking for something to fill the four day Easter weekend, there are few better cities to be than London when it comes to making the most of it.