Fun things to do in London in March

Embrace the charm of London in March as the city emerges from the winter chill with a burst of energy and excitement. In this blog, we’ll be your guide to the range of fun activities and events that await you in the capital.

From cultural experiences to outdoor adventures, March in London offers a delightful array of options for locals and visitors alike.  Get ready to discover the best of London this March and make the most of your time in this dynamic and ever-evolving city.

Kew Gardens Orchid Festival

3rd February – 3rd March

Kew Garden Orchid Festival - Things to do in London in March 2024Escape the winter blues by stepping into the tropical paradise of Kew Gardens. The Orchid Festival is a feast for the senses, with thousands of vibrant orchids transforming the Princess of Wales Conservatory into a riot of colour. Immerse yourself in the exotic beauty of these delicate blooms and pretend, just for a moment, that you’re in a warmer climate. This is certainly a very Instagrammable exhibition!

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 The Art of the Brick LEGO® Exhibition

March – May 2024

Lego T-Rex exhibitThe world’s most famous LEGO® exhibition has arrived on Brick Lane (the perfect location we think!). Touring over 100 cities in 24 countries and captivating over 10 million people worldwide, The Art of the Brick has become a beloved exhibition that plunges visitors into the creative world of LEGO®.

This spectacular exhibit boasts 150+ LEGO® sculptures, including reimagined masterpieces like Michelangelo’s David and Van Gogh’s Starry Night. Immerse yourself in a world of over 1 million bricks and prepare to be amazed by countless other incredible creations. Our favourite is the giant, 6-meter-long T-Rex skeleton! It’s the perfect day out for LEGO® fans of all ages.

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BFI Flare: London LGBTQIA+ Film Festival

13th – 24th March

If you’re looking for an unforgettable cinematic experience that celebrates diversity and love, look no further than the BFI Flare: London LGBTQIA+ Film Festival. Get ready to immerse yourself in a vibrant kaleidoscope of stories that explore the rich tapestry of queer life.

From powerful dramas to heartwarming comedies, this festival showcases the very best in LGBTQIA+ cinema. It’s not just about movies – it’s about celebration and embracing the beauty of different perspectives. Don’t miss out on this fabulous celebration of queer storytelling!

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Live entertainment

Jason Derulo at The O2 – Wednesday 6th March (book tickets)

John Bishop at London Palladium – Friday 22nd March (book tickets)

Sasha Velour at London Palladium – Friday 8th March (book tickets)

Lukas Graham at O2 Shepherds Bush Empire – Friday 22nd March (book tickets)

Michael Ball at Eventim Apollo – Sunday 17th March (book tickets)

Gemini Boat Race (Oxford v Cambridge)

30th March

Oxford v Cambridge boat race - things to do in London in March

Saturday 30th March is set to be a fun-filled day for both the Oxford University Boat Club and the Cambridge University Boat Club, as locals and visitors enjoy the annual boat race. This takes place on the River Thames in London and sees open-weight eights go head-to-head in rowing boats.

An event boasting 185 years of history, the Gemini Boat Race 2024 marks the 78th women’s boat race, and the 169th men’s boat race. Fancy a trip to the capital to join over 250,000 spectators? This is a one-of-a-kind event for all the family to enjoy!

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Frameless LondonArt galleries are no longer just a feast for the eyes. Situated in Marble Arch, Frameless is the largest permanent multi-sensory art gallery in the UK, where art breaks free from its confines. Four galleries showcase some of the world’s greatest works of art in an immersive, 360-degree experience. As moving images are projected onto the walls, ceiling and floor, you’ll be able to examine every brush stroke in minute detail.

Step into blossoming landscapes, urban cityscapes and surreal new worlds from iconic artists including Cezanne, Kandinsky, Monet, Dali, Van Gogh, Canaletto, Rembrandt, Klimt and more.

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International Women’s Day

8th March 2024 

International Women's Day March 2024Taking place on the 8th of March, International Women’s Day is an annual event celebrating the countless accomplishments of women from around the world. The theme of International Women’s Day 2024 is #inspireinclusion, and intends to ‘inspire others to understand and value women’s inclusion to forge a better world’.

With an array of events across the UK, why not celebrate the day with a BBC performance experience honouring the IWD 2024? With guest conductor Ellie Slorach, this moving performance will feature Indian classical music and Western choral symphonies.

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Women in Revolt! at Tate Britain

Brace yourselves for a groundbreaking experience at the Tate Britain’s Women in Revolt! exhibition – a one-of-a-kind celebration of feminist art that will sweep you off your feet. Over 100 incredible women artists from the UK take centre stage, showcasing how their radical ideas and rebellious methods made an indelible mark on British culture. Get ready to be immersed in creativity from the 1970s and 1980s, a time when a fierce new wave of feminism was born.

Despite their significant contributions, many of these artists were overlooked in the artistic narratives of the time. Now, for the first time since the 1970s, their powerful works will grace the gallery walls. Pay homage to these trailblazing artists who transformed the face of British culture and laid the foundation for future generations.

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St Patrick’s Day Festival

17th March

Person taking a photo at Saint Patrick's Day Festival in MarchWith London being such a multicultural and vibrant city, it’s hardly surprising that it does St. Patrick’s Day in a big way. On the 17th of March, the capital will come alive with a huge St Patrick’s Day festival in Trafalgar Square. The Irish-themed weekend will bring together locals and tourists alike for a huge celebration of everything Irish.

All the best of Irish arts, culture, food and music will be showcased across with the celebrations culminating in a spectacular St Patrick’s Day parade. Sample some of the best Irish food, folk stories, activities and games – perfect for a fun family day out!

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Opening Night starring Sheridan Smith – Opens 6th March (book tickets)

MJ The Musical – Opens 6th March (book tickets)

Harry Clarke starring Billy Crudup – Opens 9th March (book tickets)

Lost in Music – Opens 12th March (book tickets)

KAREN – Opens 19th March (book tickets)

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Mothers Day Concert at Landmark Arts Centre

10th March

Mother's Day March 2024Looking for the perfect way to celebrate Mother’s Day? Well, look no further than the Mother’s Day Concert at Landmark Arts Centre – a heartwarming FREE concert! Elevate the experience with a scrumptious cream tea for just £10.95 – because what’s a celebration without some delicious treats, right? All are welcome to join in this joyous celebration this Mother’s Day. So grab your tickets and make memories to cherish!

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