The Creme Egg Camp is another wonderful excuse to crack out the egg puns.
First there was the Creme Egg cafe. Then it was the Creme Egg hunting lodge. Now, the nation’s favourite Easter treat has returned to London with a new concept: the Creme Egg Camp. Setting up shop at Last Days of Shoreditch, this “immersive haven” is a forest hideaway concealing some pretty delicious secrets. The curious amongst you can follow a hidden path to a secret woodland tree house – kind of like Hansel and Gretel, but without the looming threat of cannibalism.
Whilst you won’t find a house made of sweets here, the Campfire Kitchen should keep you pretty well fed. You’ll find Creme Eggs incorporated into cookies, toasties, waffles, and even hot chocolate. As if that wasn’t enough to launch you into a sugar coma, there’s also a Creme Egg fongoo, which is basically fondue but with Creme Eggs instead of cheese. Oh yes.
That’s not even the end of the food. During opening week, you can also find a cracking Creme Egg cake created by enviably talented cake conjurer Georgia Green. A quick scan of her Instagram account shows exactly why you should scramble to get down there. Rumours abound that one of those money-winning white Creme Eggs is hidden in the camp too…
The Creme Egg Camp will be open for five weeks, beginning today, and there’s more good news. All of the profits made from the camp will be going to The Princes Trust, which supports young people seeking work. If gorging on chocolate eggs is helping charity, we say let your waistline take one for the team! The camp will be open on Thursdays & Fridays from 5-9pm, and Saturdays & Sundays between 2-6pm. Tickets will cost you £5 – if you feel like shelling out, you can book them via their Facebook event.
The Creme Egg Camp will run until February 18th. Find it at 288 Old Street, EC1V 9LA. Nearest station is Old Street.