What's On in March

Toast the arrival of spring, where budding blooms and fresh festivals brighten the city. From Irish-themed events to afternoon teas for mum, London is a lovely March destination.

What's On in March

The arrival of March means that those lovely first signs of spring are just around the corner in London. Soon the trees will be blossoming, spring flowers will be pushing through the ground in Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park, and the colors of spring will be in the air. March is full of festivals – books, music, cinema and arts. Find out all there is to see and do in spring in London!

St David's Day

1 March 2024

The Welsh national day is celebrated in abundance across the capital, with restaurants serving traditional dishes and plentiful entertainment on offer. St David is the patron saint of Wales, and because London has a large Welsh contingency, you’ll find a party atmosphere at the many events held across the city.

Website: https://londonpass.com/en-us/blog/st-davids-day-in-london-whats-on

Women's History Month in London

1 - 31 March 2024

Alternative Arts is putting together an extensive program of exhibits and events featuring female performers, artists, activists, writers, and more. Check out the Alternative Arts website for events happening in East London all month long.

Website: https://www.alternativearts.org.uk/events/womens-history-month

Battersea's Affordable Art Fair

Chelsea Antiques Fair

8 - 10 March 2024

Dedicated to 18th-21st century art, design and antiques, the always popular Chelsea Antiques Fair encompass an extraordinary seleciton of artwork and antiques. Held at the classic Chelsea Old Town Hall right on Kings Road, it's a must while you're in London if you love hunting for treasures.

Website: https://www.penman-fairs.co.uk/

Mother's Day (UK)

10 March 2024

Across the city there are various events to say thank you to that special lady in your life, and it’s worth booking your favorite restaurant well ahead of time, to ensure you’re not disappointed. The large London stores, such as Harrods, all have events on during the day itself, and you will find pamper packages at the big named spas and hotels also.

Website: http://www.visitlondon.com/things-to-do/event/7609007-mothers-day#dwpj26lzD4sjzxb4.97

The Cognac Show

22 - 23 March 2024

"Le Cognac, ce n’est pas qu’une affaire de goût… c’est toute une affaire d’Art ". Since arriving with French merchants at the start of the 13th century, cognac has enjoyed an ever-growing popularity in Britain, culminating today in The Cognac Show. Brought to you by the same people who established The Whiskey Show, the event celebrates this distinguished spirit and offers visitors the opportunity to sample some of the worlds finest cognacs.

Website: https://cognacshow.com/london/

St Patrick's Day

17 March 2024

Throughout the 17 March you will find a really Green and Irish feel about the city! Countless bars will have special offers on Guinness and you’ll be able to book in for a special meal at many of the restaurants in and around the capital. The fantastic annual parade takes place throughout the city and there are traditional cultural performances in Trafalgar Square.

St Patrick's Festival 2024 - 17 March 2024: https://www.london.gov.uk/events/st-patricks-festival-2023

Where's Wally Fun Run

24 March 2024

Dress up as the hard to spot Wally and raise money for the National Literacy Trust with a 5 or 10km walk, jog, or run. Your registration fee includes your costume and a completion medal. Register for the run, which starts at 8:45am at Clapham Common, on the National Literacy Trust website.

Website: http://www.literacytrust.org.uk/whereswally

Ideal Home Show

22 March - 7 April 2024

Whether you're looking to make major renovations or simply brighten your home with a fresh design, the Ideal Home Show will provide you with both the inspiration and tools necessary, with its show homes and gardens, DIY workshops and, of course, hundreds of Britains leading suppliers.

Website: https://www.idealhomeshow.co.uk/

Earth Hour in London

23 March 2024

The World Wildlife Fund is encouraging people to shut off their lights from 8:30pm to 9:30pm to raise climate change awareness, and help put people in touch with the nature around them. London will be joined by 7,000 cities and towns around the world. Some famous landmarks will also go dark.

Website: https://www.earthhour.org/

The National Wedding Show

23 - 24 March 2024

The biggest event of the year for all brides-to-be takes place at the Olympia this weekend, with over 300 of the UK's leading wedding suppliers, a Wedding Bakes Gallery, Groom's Room and the Wedding Catwalk showcasing the dresses of leading designers.

Website: www.nationalweddingshow.co.uk

The Oxford & Cambridge Boat Races

30 March 2024

Every year, about 250,000 people gather in southwest London to watch the rowing race between Oxford and Cambridge, which started in 1829. Rowers race 4.25 miles from Putney Bridge to Mortlake along the Thames, usually taking around 16-18 minutes. The women’s race starts at 4pm, and the men’s at 5pm.

Website: https://www.theboatrace.org/

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