You wouldn’t guess it if you look through the window (SO MUCH SNOW out there, not quite what I was hoping for in March Storm Emma!) but Spring is on its way…
And with it a lot of fun things to do are blooming up in London this month.
You know the drill – Calendars at the ready. Set. Goooooooooo!
Cool things to do in London in March
Holi in the City at Cinnamon Kitchen
Holi, the Indian festival announcing the arrival of spring and the passing of winter, is a time where families traditionally gather together and cover each other in coloured paint.
But Londoners needn’t miss out because #HouseofHoli is back at Cinnamon City- bigger, better and brighter than ever!
So step out of the grey City and step into the coloured powder madness of the House of Holi, followed by an Indian feast at Vivek Singh’s City outpost.
2-10 March, more info and tickets
St Patrick’s day
There’s no party like an Irish party! So put your best green outfit on and join the Trafalgar Square-centric celebrations.
Expect three days of fun, cultimating with the St Patrick’s Parade taking place in central London on 18th March.
16-18 March, more info
Kew Garden’s Orchid Festival
Now in its 23rd edition, Kew Garden’s annual Orchid Festival, brings a tropical paradise to London’s far-from-balmy environment.
In 2018, the festival is a celebration of Thailand’s vibrant colours, culture, and magnificent plant life and a unique opportunity to look into the significance of orchids in Thai cuisine, medicine and culture.
Until 11 March, more info and tickets
Garden of Light at Paternoster Square
To mark the launch of the 2018 Great Daffodil Appeal, Marie Curie has ‘planted’ a garden of 4,000 illuminated daffodils in Paternoster Square.
Representing all the people Marie Curie will support this March, the Garden of Light has been conceived as a place to reflect, as well as a place to showcase the organsation’s tremendous work. Whilst they walk among the flowers, visitors will be able to listen to letters from patient’s families, describing the vital care and support their relatives received from Marie Curie Nurses.
1-11 March, more info
Oxford & Cambridge Boat Race
A highly-disputed competition since 1829, the Boat Race is an annual contest between two rowing teams from Oxford and Cambridge universities.
The Boat Race is 4 miles, 374 yards or 6.8 Km long and stretches between Putney and Mortlake on the River Thames, giving observers plenty of room to follow the race from, as well as many opportunity to help fundraise money for Cancer Research UK, the event’s nominated charity.
24 March, more info
Delicious things to do in London in March
Mother’s Day Tipsy Tea at Mr Fogg’s
Show Mother Dearest how out of this world she is this Mother’s Day. The ultimate way to do so? Treating her to something equaly extraordinary: a spiffing Tipsy Tea at Phileas Fogg’s -not so- humble Mayfair abode.
There’ll be a teapot of luxurious libations, alongside a delicious selection of sweet and savory treats, to be enjoyed with the soft sound of a harpist and Phileas extraordinary collection in the background. For that added spoiling touch, Mothers will receive a box of chocolate truffles and complimentary ‘caricature’ sketch service.
11 May, more info & bookings
Honi Poké Fenchurch Street launch
To celebrate the launch of their second site in the City near Fenchurch Street, Honi Poké will be offering 50% off poké bowls on Monday 12th and Tuesday 13th March, all day long.
Dishing up Hawaiian poké, their signature bowls come served with flame-torched octopus, tuna, salmon, chicken teriyaki or tofu, on a base of sushi rice, brown rice or veg slaw, with yummy extra thrown in for added deliciousness.
So look out for the Honi Poké surf boards and ride the wave to a quick and healthy flavour-packed meal!
12-13 March, 4-6 New London Street, EC3R 7NA
Cultural things to do in London in March
International Women’s Day
Following last year’s highly successful International Women’s Day celebrations, a lots of events are popping up again in 2018.
Care International is organising a #March4Women on 4 March (more info). Seven Dials’ will be celebrating the inspirational women behind a number of the area leading brands (1-8 March, more info & events calendar). South Bank plays host to another edition of its Women Of the World festival, celebrating women and girls around the world, and looking at the obstacles stopping them from achieving their potential (7-11 March, more info & tickets). You can learn about the history of underwear whilst helping stop period poverty with Crimson Tea Parties (6 March, more info & tickets)….
So many great ways to celebrate the wonderful women in your life!
Hope to Nope: Graphics and Politics 2008-2018 opening at the Design Museum
With public engagement in politics having changed dramatically since 2008, the Design Museum’s latest exhibition looks into how graphic design and technology have played a pivotal role in dictating and reacting to the major political moments of the last 10 years.
From 28 March, more info & tickets
Know about more fantastic things to do in London in March? Get in touch!