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London events in March

Our guide to the best events, festivals, workshops, exhibitions and things to do throughout March 2019 in London
Cherry Blossom in Greenwich Park
Shadman Chowdhury
By Time Out London Things To Do |

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

Things to do, Late openings

Horniman X Goldsmiths Late

icon-location-pin Horniman Museum, Forest Hill

3D ‘mutoids’, magical display cabinets, a 1,000-year-long musical composition, interactive treasure hunts and digital palm readings are just some of the interactive installations taking over the Horniman. Join after dark for this special late in partnership with Goldsmiths College.

Things to do, Film events

Science Fiction Theatre presents: ‘Phase IV’ (1974)

icon-location-pin The Castle Cinema, Homerton

Fancy seeing a leftfield obscurity at one of the best film clubs in London? Catch this sci-fi thriller, directed by Saul Bass, about a supercolony of desert ants after hearing a scientist's bioinformatics talk about the insects.

Restaurants, Middle Eastern


icon-location-pin Soho

Ring in Nowruz, the Persian New Year, this week at new Soho Iranian joint Berenjak. To round off celebrations on Thursday (Mar 21), they'll be serving two traditional Nowruz dishes for one day only.

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Things to do, Exhibitions

The Institute of Primal Colour

icon-location-pin 5 Great Newport Street, Covent Garden

Go on a multi-sensory journey through a series of chromatic experiments developed by Oxford University. Use your senses – beyond just sight – to explore your relationship with colour. Reward yourself at the end with a cocktail matched to your favourite hue.

Things to do, Late openings

Game Over: Retro Games Night

icon-location-pin Holborn Library, Holborn

Neck a Donkey Kong Jungle Juice cocktail while zapping zombies and battling bosses at this retro games night. Mario Kart and Street Fighter will unleash plenty of nostalgia.

Things to do, Classes and workshops

Delight and Disgust

icon-location-pin Institute of Making, Bloomsbury

Try mozzarella-stretching, deodorant-making, coprolite turd-polishing (fossilised faeces, FYI) and learn what ‘mouth feel’ really means at this festival exploring materials that sicken and seduce the senses.

Theatre, Drama

‘The Ridiculous Darkness’

icon-location-pin Gate Theatre, Notting Hill

This post-postcolonial deconstruction of Joseph Conrad's ‘Heart of Darkness’ is an absolute bloody hoot, with a non-white, non-male cast lampooning Western imperialist pomposity with surreal abandon.

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Things to do, Markets and fairs

Scandinavian Spring Market

icon-location-pin Albion Street, Rotherhithe

Rotherhithe's Finnish and Norwegian Churches provide the backdrop from this annual fair with dozens of stalls selling Scandi snacks, crafts, homewares and toys. Load up on giant cinnamon buns and soak up the hygge vibes,

Art, Galleries

Spring Market at Stour Space

icon-location-pin Hackney Wick

The creative community hub is throwing open its doors for a spring sale where you can check out prints, jewellery, clothes and fresh flowers from indie sellers. While you're there, make a donation to help secure the lease at its Fish Island location.

Theatre, Experimental


icon-location-pin New Diorama Theatre, Regent's Park

Even if a play about fossils, dinosaurs and more doesn't sound like your cup of T-Rex, this Kandinsky creation (the fringe theatre company, not the artist) is real a must see.

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