Pinboard Extra: Easter Top 5

Not made plans? Half a dozen ideas to chuck into the mix over the long weekend

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It won't look this serene tonight: The Abbey, open till 3am
It won’t look this serene tonight: The Abbey

1. Free 4-day festie

Brace yourself for four nights of booze-fuelled live music, DJs and frolics from tonight until Sunday at legendary Chalk Farm Road boozer the Lock Tavern. And it’s free. Get a ticket upfront to ensure entry – or arrive super early (by 6pm, they say).

2. The Torriano Comedy festival

Easter Sunday sees an Edinburgh Fringe preview comedy-fest take over K-Town’s most underrated bohemian hangout. Seven performers, no less. And free! All day, 1-1030pm.

3. It’s Feaster

Seen this Easter bunny around K-Town? Contact The Grafton immediately..
Seen this Easter bunny around K-Town? Contact The Grafton immediately for a prize…

This portmanteau seems to be the buzzword for restaurants this Easter: try the BBQ in the secret “bear garden” at Bintang (think Filipino ribs, lambchops), or go upscale with a Victorian afternoon tea “feast” at the Gilbert Scott in St Pancras.

4. New weekly streetfood market

Tonight (Thurs) sees the arrival of Out The Box, a brand new weekly food bash at Camden Lock spearheaded by Honest Burgers and Big Apple Hot Dogs: expect DJs, free table tennis, and eight hip ironically-monikered vendors to rival anything at the Brewery. Yikes.


5. Go PoW!

Speaking of which, K-Town’s party stretch is set to be buzzing all weekend, with, er, bunny hunts at the Grafton, a streetfood spesh (Bill or Beak) tonight at Camden Brewery, and lateish licences aplenty (The Abbey, for example, will be open till 1am).

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'I'd like a creme egg, please.'
“Don’t forget me this Easter, Kentishtowners.”

For gentler seasonal pleasures, family favourite the Kentish Town City Farm is pulling out all the stops too. There are pony rides throughout the weekend, plus the return of the annual egg “blowing and decorating” workshop (Easter Sunday, £3) and, on Monday, a treasure hunt (1-3pm, suitable for under 8′s). And better still, there’ll be all sorts of cute baby animals to stroke and grin at. Perfect, in fact, to soothe the heads of those who’ve been following our other tips, above.


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