London Easter Weekend Recommendations

The weather in London may be miserable and testing everyone’s patience, but there are reasons to be cheerful as to the Easter weekend is approaching. So here are some picks for the first big party weekend of the year.

Thursday 28 March

In its short life, Manbar has developed a busy roster of weekly and monthly events. This Thursday night is Champion, a monthly sports night which on this occasion is held in aid of London’s bid to host the 2018 Gay Games.

Elsewhere in the West End, London’s “see and be seen” weekly party Room Service at Miabella is guaranteed to a road block.

If all else fails, for sheer watch-through-your-fingers entertainment (no exaggeration!), there’s G-A-Y Porn Idol at Heaven which has just started its run for 2013.

Good Friday 29 March

We would have hoped by now that PLAY>TIME would have found a new home following the sudden closure of Lo Profile earlier this year. But, alas it seeems not to be. And the void seems yet to be filled.

However, Horse Meat Disco returns to Dalston Superstore this Friday – a good chance to see its residents outside its usual London home at The Eagle.

For sheer unpretentious entertainment, Push The Button celebrates The Spice Girls at The Royal Vauxhall Tavern, with a screening of Spiceworld at 7.30pm.

Saturday 30 March

This Saturday, We Party London, returns to The Coronet Theatre for its first outing since the New Year. The theme is We Carnival. The Carnival theme has already appeared at another We franchise, and the visuals and staging should at least be impressive. The turnout should be barometer of the brand’s health and likely longevity in 2013.

Elsewhere, The Eagle in Vauxhall is holding a Divas night in aid of Antidote @ London Friend. Other Saturday regulars include XXL with its Easter party at Pulse and DJ Zach Burns at The Edge in Soho.

Easter Sunday 31 March

Horse Meat Disco on a Sunday at the Eagle is always a highlight of a bank holiday weekend and works perfectly on a no school tomorrow Sunday night. The “Bank Holiday Black Mass” starts at 8pm. As always, get there early as queues start building up (much to the delight of the off licence across the road!) outside before 7.30pm.

Down the road at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern, Jonathan Hellyer aka The D. E. Experience marks the end of his 14 year residency with a two hour retrospective at S.L.A.G.S/CHILL-OUT.

Easter Monday 1 April

Again, at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern, at a second S.L.A.G.S/CHILL-OUT of the weekend, Peyton celebrates 10 years in dance music from 5.30pm.

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