Whether you’re looking to indulge to your heart’s content or have a wholesome weekend spent with family and friends this Easter bank holiday, there’s something for everyone in St John’s Wood. Take a look below to be inspired.
Indulge in your favourite Easter chocolates
Easter is one of those holidays that revolves around chocolate eggs and bunnies, traditional British hot cross buns, Simnel cakes and sweet treats, don’t you think?! Spoil your kids with some smoothy, silky and indulgent eggs from Rococo Chocolates. Sit down with your family and friends with an egg-shaped box of truffle chocolates, paired with a glass of wine. Or skip the wine because Rococo Chocolates just dropped a new addition to its Easter Collection – Whiskey Dark Chocolate Egg – a flaky shell crafted from 65% dark chocolate filled with warm and comforting whiskey liqueur. If you prefer something different, a combination of chocolate egg and biscuit dough from Leonidas can be the perfect choice!
Brunch it or cook it – you choose!
North-West London’s urban residential district of St John’s Wood is one of London’s top spots for a variety of restaurants, cafés and bars where you can dine your whole Bank Holiday weekend away! From the boulevard-Parisian-café-inspired Soutine, where you can enjoy authentic Parisian bistro staples without leaving the country, to the iconic Instagrammable spot The Ivy St John’s Wood with their limited edition Easter nest and the not-to-be-missed grilled lamb cutlets. Fancy a summer vacation? Board Chucs’ opulent yacht to the coast of Amalfi and the Cinque Terre and indulge in some Italian antipasti paired with a glass of vino.
If you fancy a cosy night in, drop by the neighbourhood’s finest delicatessen Panzer’s Deli or butcher Kent and Sons to stock up on artisan goodies and free-range meat. Kent and Sons grass-fed lamb is sourced from Smithfield at 4.30am every morning making it perfectly fresh to cook a big and hearty Easter feast for your loved ones!
Strike a pose at the Abbey Road Crossing
A trip to St John’s Wood is incomplete without setting foot on the famous Abbey Road Crossing. Abbey Road is the home of The Beatles recording studios, Abbey Road Studios, and ever since 1969, the four had the brilliant idea of having themselves photographed walking over the Abbey Road Crossing for what has now become one of the most iconic album covers of all time.
Recreate the iconic Beatles’ album cover at the Abbey Road crossing and get that Instagrammable shot. You may have to queue though – it’s that famous! After ticking off your bucket list with the shot, don’t forget to leave some lovely messages on the Abbey Road Wall, drop by the Abbey Road Shop and bring home exclusive tees, totes and memorabilia!
If your Mum is a fan of delightful French wine and champagne, look no further than Soutine. Taking After a busy bank holiday weekend, we all need a bit of chill time to recharge our energy before the busy week ahead. Why not grab a steaming cup of freshly brewed coffee and a pastry (or a hot cross bun – very Easter!) at one of St John’s Wood’s many bakeries and cafes. Take a walk to Regents Park, climb Primrose Hill and enjoy the fresh breeze of spring. If you want to get your heart racing and body sweating, or relax and revitalise yourself, Core Collective has a class – be it a circuit class or a yoga class – to your needs. Perhaps you’d like to treat yourself with a well-deserved pampering massage or infrared sauna to achieve a calmer state of mind and body at London Cryo.