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London events in March

Your guide to the best happenings in London this March

© Jonathan Perugia

March in the capital brings with it a warmer tide of celebrations. From flowers on Mother's Day, through to eggs on Easter Sunday - and not to forget the first bank holiday of the year - there's plenty to throw yourself into as spring approaches. Here's our pick of the best events to keep you happy during the month of March.

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Our March highlights


Botticelli Reimagined

Sandro Botticelli (1445-1510), Florentine painter of exquisite mythological scenes (including that sad-eyed Venus being born from a sea shell), as well as graceful pictures of the Madonna and Child and countless flattering portraits of his Medici paymasters, was immensely popular in his lifetime.

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V&A , Brompton Until Sunday July 3 2016

Urban Food Fest

A Shoreditch car park is transfored into a food-focused party for this weekly night market which features a revolving cast of traders. Dishes from all over the world are served from stalls and trucks; regular options include Venezuelan beef arepas (maize flour flatbreads), vegan hand-made pasta, Brazilian chorizo wraps, Belgina waffles and the ubiquitous (but undeniably delicious) pulled pork in a soft brioche bun.

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Euro Car Parks , Shoreditch Until Sunday December 18 2016

People, Places and Things

Transfers to the Wyndham's Theatre for a limited 12 week West End run from 15th March. The set is white-tiled, Dettol-clean – a urinal or two would not look out of place there – but instead what we are greeted with is Chekhov. The woman on stage is playing Nina from ‘The Seagull’, yet quickly she begins to flail and plummet.

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Wyndham's Theatre , Covent Garden Until Saturday June 18 2016

The Clangers, Bagpuss & Co.

Parents can introduce their little ones to the programmes they watched and adored as wee nippers thanks to this retrospective exhibition of Smallfilms - Oliver Postgate and Peter Firmin's production company whose fantastic output includes The Clangers, Bagpuss and other creations such as Pogles Wood and Ivor the Engine.

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V&A Museum of Childhood , Bethnal Green Until Sunday October 9 2016

Les Blancs

Critics' choice

The black American playwright Lorraine Hansberry had a tragically short life, dying of pancreatic cancer aged just 34, in 1965. But she burned bright, inspiring Nina Simone's song 'To Be Young, Gifted and Black', and moreover penning the Broadway standard 'A Raisin in the Sun'.

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National Theatre , South Bank Tuesday May 31 2016 - Thursday June 2 2016

Land of the Lions

Construction of this vast new exhibit began back in 2014. Two years on, the zoo is ready to rehome its pride of endangered Asiatic lions in this enclosure which is styled on the ruins of an amphitheatre-like lion temple.

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London Zoo , Regent's Park Until Saturday December 31 2016
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Anthony C
Anthony C

Good day my name is Mr. Anthony Capron. Is there anyway that I can contact the personel in charge of the St. Patricks Day Parade event for 2017. I would like for my band to come and participate in the parade and enjoy the beauty that London has to offer. I am from the Bahamas by the way. My band is the Urban Renewal 2.0 Band. If the coordinators read this they can make contact with me at capron3403@gmail.com or polo_ace_91@hotmail.com and also 1 (242)328-1728/9

Thomas H
Thomas H

Traveling to London in mid- April.  Looking for cool, hip, art, restaurants, exhibits, events

Helen F
Helen F

@Thomas H East London is best for that kind of thing! Liverpool Street and Old Street. There are plenty of independent cafes, design shops and small gallery spaces in the area. Try "The Attendant" for coffee and brunch, the atmosphere is chilled and they play good music too.  Brick Lane is also an area worth checking out for cool street art, biiiiig vintage and record shops and more good food. It's a good place for creatives. If you're into music go to "Rough Trade".  Spitalfields market is a 5 minute walk from Liverpool Street station too so go there for lunch or something!
Shoreditch isn't far away from there either so you could head over in the evening for drinks (Queen of Hoxton and Bedroom Bar which is good for cocktails and live music) or for a bigger night out try XOYO or Cargo. It's definitely worth wondering around there in the day too for galleries etc. Just spend a day wondering about in East London!

If you're in North London try Camden Town for their markets and some cheap(er) bars and music venues.
I hope this helps!

Edwin L
Edwin L

Also there's a great festival-esq night of Jazz/ Afrobeat music on the 24th March, a great way to kick off a 4 day weekend! It's called Tantrums - Resident Advisor link here - http://ow.ly/XUa9L


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angela dawodu
angela dawodu

Oh I love Suede, I think Brad Anderton has got a terrific voice, a bit annoying sometimes but generally good. In Britpop I also like Shed 7 when they did Go For Gold.