I have to confess I’d not been as excited for an Easter Egg hunt since I was a small child, but Saturday saw me chomping at the bit eager to get outside in the sunshine and hunt for them in London.
Lent brings many things – normally the absence of chocolate, crisps, being mean or any other vice you could hope to give up, but this Lent something special is happening in London. There are huge Faberge eggs all across the capital, spread across 12 zones from Kensington to Canary Wharf. I chose to head to The City zone as I love the impressive architecture, plus I decided it was a good bet on a weekend for being relatively crowd-free.
You can look at all the maps online here and whilst they don’t tell you exactly where the eggs are – where would be the fun in that?! – they do name the streets so you can plan a nice route.
Now I don’t want to give away all the locations of the eggs that I saw but there are a few little clues along the way. I’m not giving away any of the words on the plaques though – there’s a big prize of a £100 000 Faberge Egg of your very own for the winner!
Don’t worry, for those of you that like your eggs traditional, there are some hen-themed ones too!
And some of the locations are just made to bring out the artist in you – like this one by the Lloyds Building, forerunner to the Centre Pompidou in Paris.
Which zone will I explore next I wonder? Perhaps a nice stroll along the Southbank taking in all the sights along the river, or maybe an exploration of Canary Wharf and all the really tall buildings around that area.
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