11 UNFORGETTABLE Things to Do in London in March

St. Patrick's Day, rowing races and the first hours of spring: What to expect in London in March

If you’ve been hibernating like a bear in a cave for the past few months, now is the time to get active again! In this article I’ve put together a selection of events in London in March that you shouldn’t miss!

Although London is still in its winter shoes in March, the gray clouds and wetness are slowly moving on and the first harbingers of spring are becoming visible in the city.

How’s London’s weather in March?

In great strides the weather and (the clouds) move towards sunny in London in March. After a winter that felt like it lasted forever, the sun shows up again more often and also provides the one or other beautiful spring days. But with temperatures between 6 and 12 ° Celsius (43 °F to 54 °F). I would not risk leaving the winter jacket at home and certainly not the umbrella.

Our TOP Events in London in March

Just in time the weather in London gets better in March, after all, this month is not only the big St. Patrick’s Day Festival with parade, but also on the Thames is again plowed through the water at the legendary rowing race. But read for yourself what the March event calendar has in store for London.

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    Swan Lake at the Royal Opera House (From the 6. March 2024)

    Theater in Covent Garden
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    Even those who are not into the art of ballet will certainly have heard of Swan Lake.

    For centuries, the story of the prince who meets a group of swans and one of the feathered animals turns into the young woman Odette has thrilled. Can he save her from the predicament and deliver her from the spell?

    After the ballet piece, you certainly won’t be able to escape the magic of the beautiful Tchaikovsky. Here you can see why Swan Lake is one of the most popular works of classical ballet!

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    WOW - Woman of the Word Festival

    Festival in Southbank Centre
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    2024 is a big year for WOW, because it is already the 14th edition of the event. So it’s no surprise that the organizers are really getting the bubbly flowing this year, and what’s more, have put together the most extensive program the Women of the World Festival has ever seen. What’s the March event all about?Activists and performers as well as speakers from around the world will spend three days reporting on the current state of gender equality, discussing it and pushing new thoughts forward.

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    ABBA Voyage

    Performances in Stratford
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    Sending out an S.O.S. to all ABBA lovers. If you never got the chance to see Agnetha, Benny, Bjorn, and Anni-Frid in real life – don’t worry!

    You can experience the nearest thing to a live performance of the iconic 70s-80s pop group by catching ABBA – Voyage at their purpose-built arena in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London.

    ABBA Voyage really does take you on a journey back in time, and the ABBA Arena has been specially designed to provide an experience like no other. You’ll get to enjoy ABBA’s biggest hits, handpicked by the band themselves, in a way you never thought possible – until now:

    You no longer have to imagine singing along to “Waterloo”,Gimme, Gimme, Gimme”, or “Dancing Queen” with the band, because if you’re visiting the ABBA Arena you’ll get the real-life experience.

    How is this possible? Because the original band members appear as digital versions of themselves. Amazing, right? With cutting-edge technology, ABBA Voyage blends the physical and the digital in a performance that has to be seen to be believed.

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    Exhibition for young and old - The Infinity Mirrored Room

    Gallery in Chelsea
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    The Infinity Mirrored Room is a real gem among the most modern and exciting exhibitions at the London Museum of Contemporary Art.

    In the midst of thousands of mirrors and ingenious colorful lighting effects, it seems as if you are in a huge room yourself! It is definitely an experience that will not only amaze adults, but will also light up the eyes of the very young.

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    Tate Modern

    Museum in City of London
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    The Tate Modern Museum is always worth a visit in London. In fact, it’s one of our favorite museums! The permanent exhibition of contemporary art is one of the largest and most complex in the world and always amazes me.

    Find out about temporary exhibitions beforehand and just take a look, because the best thing is that you don’t have to pay. Like many museums in London, admission is free, making it all the more worthwhile.

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    Affordable Art Fair in the Battersea Park (8th - 12th March 2024)

    Park in South London
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    Three times a year, the Affordable Art Fair in London invites you to experience art. You can snatch up works from as little as 50 pounds or discover up-coming artists and bag a work before it becomes priceless.

    Of course, affordable is relative. That’s why works of up to 6,000 pounds go over the table at the so-called affordable art fair. On display are photographs, sculptures, and prints.

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    Move it

    Festival in East London
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    Three days long in London is danced, which gives the brisk sole. All forms of dance will be brought to the floor at Move it in London in March. At the world’s largest dance event – around 30,000 are taking part – dancers, dance teachers and spectators will come together to be moved and impressed by all variants of the art of dance.

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    St. Patrick's Day Festival

    Street Fair in Covent Garden
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    At Trafalgar Square you can really party. On the main stage of the parade some bands play and on the Street Food Market you can fortify yourself with delicacies from Ireland – from Irish Black Pudding, Scotch Eggs, Irish Fried Chicken Sarnies to Irish Beef Burgers! And of course, Tea Time is not to be missed – you can take a break with tea and cakes in specially erected tea tents. The Trafalgar Square Festival usually takes place on St. Patrick’s Day itself.

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    Head of the River Race

    Sports Event in East London
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    This is one of the biggest sporting events in London! Up to 400 teams in eights take part in the rowing race, which is always rowed in March from Mortlake to Putney on the Tideway. That’s right, it’s the Championship Course over 4 1/4 miles.The Head of the River Race has been hosted since 1926 and is now a traditional event in London. You should not miss the spectacle on the water if you are in London in March. Especially since it’s the Germans who give the Brits the most competition in the race.

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    The Play That Goes Wrong (Duchess Theatre)

    Play in Covent Garden
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    The Play That Goes Wrong tells us the story of the theater department of the (fictional) University of Cornley and its first performance in a theater. Then just about everything that can go wrong at a premiere goes wrong.

    If you are looking for a hilarious play in London – the Duchess Theatre is the place to be!

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    Eat & Drink Festival London

    Festival in Kensington
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    It will be delicious in London in March! The great Eat & Drink Festival opens its doors and invites you to the ultimate feast! In the Olympia London finds the festival fortunately enough space to give all the cool and especially delicious stands their stage.But it is of course not only properly eaten here, but you can also take some of the culinary talents some. There are chefs like the TV chef Lisa Faulkner or Michelin star award-winning Greg Marchand dabei!

    Whoever is looking for a Food Heaven will find it at the Eat & Drink Festival!

FAQs about London in March

What is the weather like in London in March?

In March, London experiences transitional weather. Temperatures typically range from 6°C to 12°C (43°F to 54°F). Expect a mix of sunshine and occasional rain, so it’s wise to bring layers and for obvious reasons an umbrella.

Are there any major events in London during March?

Yes, London hosts various events in March, including St. Patrick’s Day festivities, cheap art exhibitions, and street festivals. Be sure to check the event calendar for specific dates and details.

Can I see cherry blossoms in London in March?

While cherry blossoms usually bloom in late March or early April, you might catch some early blooms in sheltered spots like Kew Gardens or Greenwich Park.

What should I pack for a trip to London in March?

Pack warm clothing, including a waterproof jacket, comfortable shoes for walking, and layers to adapt to changing weather. Don’t forget an umbrella and a travel adapter if needed.

Are tourist attractions open in London in March?

Most tourist attractions remain open in March. However, some outdoor attractions might have shorter operating hours or closures due to maintenance, so it’s wise to check in advance and plan accordingly. If the website isn’t any help try to write an email or give them a call.

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Ich liebe die Vielfalt Europas und kann von Edinburgh, Lissabon und London nicht genug bekommen! Aber mein größtes Glück ist immer noch das schöne Schweden. Eines Tages werde ich nur noch in meiner einsamen Hütte an einem See mitten im Nirgendwo zu finden sein ...

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