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 2023

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 2023

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

Where's Wally Fun Run

March 2023 (Date to be Confirmed)

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

St Patrick's Day

17 March 2023

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 2023 - 12 March 2023: https://www.london.gov.uk/events/st-patricks-festival-2023

Chelsea Antiques Fair

3 - 5 March 2023

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)

19 March 2023

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

Ideal Home Show

17 March - 2 April 2023

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

25 March 2023

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/

Adventure Travel Show

11 - 12 March 2023

For anyone looking to veer off the beaten track on their next journey the London Adventure Travel Show is an unmissable event. Alongside some of the world's most unique and specialized travel companies will be seminars on improving your photography and planning your own journey, inspirations talks and a mini film festival.

Website: https://www.adventureshow.com/

The Oxford & Cambridge Boat Races

26 March 2023

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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