Jumeirah Group’s guide to the best of the city for UAE visitors this Easter Weekend
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 22 March 2018: Easter is a magical time of year in London for families and friends and Jumeirah Group, the global luxury hotel company operating a world-class portfolio of hotels and resorts, has put together its ultimate guide to the most ‘egg-citing’ Easter weekend attractions for UAE visitors to the UK capital. Just a six-hour flight from the UAE, London is the ideal long weekend getaway for an Easter sipping hot chocolate under a blanket, walking amongst the golden daffodils, warming your hands in front of a roaring log fire and, this year, maybe even enjoying a dusting of snow.
Chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate
Easter Egg Hunts galore spring up across the capital at Easter. From finding the Lindt bunnies at Hampton Court Palace to British chocolate icon, Cadbury’s, Easter extravaganza at stately homes across the city. Then there’s the chocolate focused afternoon’s teas popping up at hotels and restaurants north, south, east and west and for chocolate connoisseurs dedicated tours of London’s finest chocolateries. The waistline is not one to watch in London this Easter.
A host of golden daffodils
A blaze of yellow daffodils are starting to appear across the city as Spring starts to take its hold. One of the best places to see them is the Royal Botanic Gardens of Kew where this Easter families can take part in a big day out with children’s book favourite, Peter Rabbit. St James’s Park is another great place to see the daffodils and enjoy a hearty afternoon walk to burn off the chocolate.
The famous Hot Cross Bun
Hot Cross Buns are an Easter Institution in London. The spiced raisin buns traditionally eaten toasted with butter on Good Friday date back to the 19thcentury and are enjoyed by British families across the country. This year the humble hot cross bun has a contemporary twist with cheese filled versions available at Selfridges Food Hall over Easter; Hot Cross Bun doughnuts popping up at British bakeries and even British gin brand, Sipsmith introducing a Hot Cross Bun flavoured Gin for those looking for an Easter themed version of their favourite tipple.
A traditional British Roast
A trip to London wouldn’t be complete without a great British Roast Dinner. On Easter Sunday, a roast is traditionally the dish of the day served with all the trimmings including fluffy roast potatoes and Yorkshire pudding. The Rib Room at Jumeirah Carlton Tower is offering a special Easter Sunday lunch created by Executive Chef, Simon Young. The hearty menu includes Loch Fyne smoked salmon, signature roast rib of beef from Donald Russell, trusted supplier to H.M. The Queen and a Hot Cross Bun Bread and Butter pudding. Guests should also leave room for the amazing selection of artisan cheeses from across the British Isles.
Where to stay
Jumeirah Carlton Tower is a Knightsbridge establishment at the heart of one of the city’s most iconic shopping districts. With stunning views of the London skyline, access to private gardens and one of London’s most exclusive health clubs, the luxury hotel is the ideal location for an Easter Weekend in London.
Grosvenor House Suites by Jumeirah Living combines the refined services of a luxury serviced apartment with the privacy, comfort and generous living space of a contemporary Mayfair residence. Situated on London’s exclusive Park Lane, overlooking iconic Hyde Park, Grosvenor House Suites is just moments from the best London has to offer including shopping, museums and nightlife.