Chocolate eggs, Easter bunnies and the first sign of warmer weather. What’s not to love about Easter? Here are six of the best ways to celebrate in Mayfair and Belgravia this year with some of the most desirable treats around.
1. Let them eat cake
Peggy Porschen in Ebury Street has got a cupcake for every occasion, and Easter is no exception. Whether you’re looking for a delicious, fluffy cake topped with light, airy icing in pastel blues, greens or yellow, or if you need a big, chocolatey crowd-pleaser, Peggy Porschen is just the ticket. Why not go all out for the start of spring and get a selection of cupcakes with floral décor?
2. Hatch a plan
There’s no denying that Easter is the perfect time of year for chocoholics and you should expect to see Rococo Chocolates in Motcomb Street a bit busier than usual in the run-up to Easter. That’s because their Easter eggs are the envy of chocolatiers all over London and combine technical know-how and creative flair to produce delicious chocolate and make them look as good as they taste. If you’re feeling adventurous, pick up a couple and dot them around for an Easter egg hunt – just don’t forget where you hide them!
3. Fabulous flora
For Neill Strain on Halkin Street, Easter isn’t Easter without artfully arranged yellow tulips and you can order some from the store for your own dining table or reception room display. The bright colours will bring a splash of spring life to any room and fill the house with a scent that will make visitors stop in their tracks and sniff appreciatively. If tulips aren’t for you, why not order hyacinths in an array of bright and breezy colours to light up your Easter weekend?
4. More tea?
Claridge’s in Mayfair’s Brook Street puts on seasonal afternoon teas throughout the year and luckily for us, Easter is one occasion that permits a special afternoon tea. This year it’s available from 14-17 April and will tempt anyone with its fine selection of sweet pastries and savoury treats, including delicious hot cross buns and the usual finger sandwiches and scones.
5. Seasonal treat
The Orange in Pimlico Road changes its menu to match the seasons and Easter will act as the opportunity to see spring offerings come out of the kitchen. That’s not all, either – there will also be a selection of Easter specials to sample for anyone who doesn’t want to spend all weekend in the kitchen. A perfectly relaxing Easter weekend is just around the corner in Pimlico.
6. A box of treats
Mayfair’s Charbonnel et Walker can be found in Old Bond Street and is a haven for anyone who knows their way around a chocolate truffle. From dark sea salt caramel truffles to Bucks Fizz-inspired delicacies, a box of these will make an excellent Easter gift for a friend or loved one. The whisky truffles are also a popular choice for anyone who likes the finest things in life.