London events in March

Your guide to the best things to do, exhibitions and events in London during March 2019
A view of London through spring blossom from Alexandra Palace, north London.
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A bright, blossom filled March 2019 in London is definitely our bag. As spring arrives and the days start to get sunnier and longer, there's plenty going on in London to embrace the new season. Why not take a stroll around London's best parks and gardens as they start to burst with colour, check out the city's best restaurants or sink a drink in one of London's neon-filled bars. March in London 2019 is also the month of Pancake DayInternational Women’s DaySt Patrick’s Day and Mother’s Day. It also holds WoW: Women of the World Festival, Earth Hour, London Book and Screen Week, the London Coffee Festival and the big St Patrick's Day Parade and Festival in Trafalgar Square. For more fun in the city, check out our guide to the best events, free stuff, art and music. This lot should keep you busy in London for the whole of March 2019. You're welcome!  

Hey, and while you’ve got your diary out, remember that it's never too early to start planning for April either. 

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Our March 2019 highlights

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Art

‘Good Grief, Charlie Brown!’

icon-location-pin Somerset House, Temple
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This exhibition celebrates the work of the brilliant Charles M Schulz and the art he inspired. It's touching, iconic and reminds you of what it means to be human. 

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Time Out 50: 50 Years, 50 Covers exhibition
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‘Time Out 50: 50 Years, 50 Covers’

icon-location-pin Museum of Brands, Ladbroke Grove
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You won’t believe it, but Time Out is 50. To celebrate our big birthday, we’ve teamed up with the Museum of Brands in Ladbroke Grove to put together an exhibition of our best ever magazine covers. 

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Pancake Day in London

Frying pans at the ready. Pancake Day 2019 falls on Tuesday March 5, meaning that some of London's best restaurants will be going flipping mad. Others will be perfecting their toss at a Shrove Tuesday pancake race, whether sprinting towards the finish line or just spectating.

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International Women’s Day

International Women's Day takes place every year on March 8 (a Friday in 2019) to celebrate and commemorate the countless achievements of women around the world. As always, there will be events taking place across the UK, including lots of London activity. 

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Things to do, Festivals

WOW: Women of the World Festival

icon-location-pin Southbank Centre, South Bank
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Pulping up the patriarchy again this year, this feminist festival is back and does not disappoint. Over two days, there's another killer line-up that champions everything good and great going on in the world of women. Plus, expect two very special conversations with Angela Davis and Naomi Klein. 

Theatre, Experimental

‘I'm a Phoenix, Bitch’

icon-location-pin Battersea Arts Centre, Battersea
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Imagine a metaphysical glitter cannon of trauma being fired straight at your chest and you’re halfway to understanding the vast, agonising intensity of Bryony Kimmings’s new solo show. 

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Orchid Festival

icon-location-pin Kew Gardens, Kew
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Kew Gardens' celebration of the orchid returns for its 24th year, this time with a focus on the plant life of Colombia. 

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St Patrick’s Day in London

Fast-paced dancing, rowdy sing-a-longs, a parade and a pint or five - the Irish have always known how to party and celebrating St Patrick’s Day in London is no exception. Here's our guide on the best places to hit the streets and show the city the true meaning of the word ‘craic’. 

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Things to do, Festivals

St Patrick's Day Parade and Festival

icon-location-pin Trafalgar Square, Trafalgar Square
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The Irish are experts when it comes to partying. So, with Trafalgar Square as the setting for London’s official bash in celebration of their patron saint, a blast is pretty much guaranteed. 

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Festival of New Masculinity

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This brand new festival debating the pressures of modern masculine identity has a focus on male mental health. Join the packed programme of events including brunches, workshops led by the trans community, panel talks on music and mental health, live podcasts and secret gigs. 

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Whispering Gallery, St Paul's Cathedral
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