The first bank holiday of the year is on the horizon, bringing with it two extra days to explore all that London has to offer. So grab your diary and make a note of our top picks in Bloomsbury for the extended weekend:

Thursday 24th March: Fans of Star Wars, which includes almost everyone, can visit a special event to make the most of the 4-day weekend. A sci-fi expert panel will be analysing the iconic film’s key moments and characters, and the belief system of one of the most popular fantasy stories in the history of film. At Conway Hall, 7:30pm – 9:30pm, http://bit.ly/1UhTPFP

Friday 25th March: With Christmas now a distant memory, Easter is the new seasonal excuse for social catch-ups with family and friends. Fortunately Store Street’s branch of Busaba Eathai is offering 20% discount on food until 2nd April, ensuring you can socialize in style and save the pennies. Just quote ‘Bloomsbury Easter’, when you order. You can book your table here www.busaba.com

Saturday 26th March: Remain optimistic that BBC’s weather predictions are wrong and enjoy the spring sunshine with a cycle around London. Rent a bike from Store Street’s Cloud 9 Cycles and ride around Bloomsbury, one of the capital’s oldest and most beautiful areas.

Sunday 27th March: If you want to avoid spending Easter Sunday gorging on chocolate eggs, take advantage of Bloomsbury’s culture offer. The British Museum and Charles Dickens Museum are both open on Easter Sunday and Dickensian, the behind the scenes exhibition of the BBC drama series, is not to be missed.

Monday 28th March: Following a chock-a-block bank holiday, treat yourself to a tasty brunch at The Life Goddess, Store Street’s Greek deli, or get a caffeine boost at Store Street Espresso, one of London’s best coffee shops. Finish off your Easter weekend with a cinema outing at Curzon Bloomsbury, showing latest releases including Anomalisa and High Rise alongside gripping and informative documentaries such as Speech Sisters and Hitchcock/Truffaut.

We wish you a Happy Easter from everyone on Store Street!