Experience This: The Big Egg Hunt in London

By: Maxine Sheppard

February 17, 2012

Next up in our Experience This series of new adventures and upcoming happenings is something we’re rather excited about – the world record-breaking Fabergé Easter Egg Hunt across London – otherwise known as The Big Egg Hunt – which kicks off on Tuesday 21 February and lasts for 40 days and 40 nights.

Throughout central London, more than 200 30-inch tall individually-crafted fibreglass eggs will be on display, created by leading luminaries in the worlds of fashion, art, product design, architecture and jewellry, and it’s up to you to find them.

Fabergé Easter Egg Hunt © 2011 The Big Egg Hunt

Fabergé Easter Egg Hunt © 2011 The Big Egg Hunt


If you’re up for the challenge, get ready to journey through the city, picking up intriguing clues along the way for an original and truly interactive Easter experience. Keep a close eye on the website because from next Tuesday, details of where you can pick up a map and download the egg hunt’s app will be revealed.


Artist Julian Brown working on his egg in his studio © The Big Egg Hunt

Artist Julian Brown working on his egg in his studio © The Big Egg Hunt


Featuring unique creations from the likes of Bruce Oldfield, Zaha Hadid, Zandra Rhodes, Vivienne Westwood, Sir Peter Blake, Sophie Conran, Tommy Hilfiger, Mulberry, MIA, Nicky Haslam, Sir Ridley Scott and – our personal fave – Moshi Monsters, the big egg hunt will celebrate the diversity of creative talent throughout the capital and beyond.

There’s even a chance to own one of these collectable works of art when the event is over – they will all be auctioned with 100% of the proceeds going directly to the events two charities, Action for Children and Elephant Family.

For more information and pictures of a variety of eggs getting their finishing touches, visit the Big Egg Hunt’s Facebook page.


Maxine Sheppard

Maxine is the co-editor of the Virgin Atlantic blog. Travel and music are her joint first loves, and despite having written for Virgin for more years than she cares to remember she still loves nothing more than jumping on a plane in search of new sights and new sounds.

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