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London events in March

Your guide to the best things to do, exhibitions and events in London during March 2018

Adrian Snood

We’re fans of bright, blossom-filled March. Big fans. There are loads of great activities in London to get stuck into ready for spring. There’s International Women’s DaySt Patrick’s Day and Mother’s Day, too – which you can start planning in advance now you’ve remembered. 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 2018. Your social life is welcome!  

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Our March 2018 highlights

Playback Festival

Check out the work of the next generation of filmmakers at the Institute of Contemporary Arts’ Playback Festival. The exhibition will showcase more than 300 short films made by 16- to 24-year-olds – from documentary films about chicken shops to hand-drawn animations. 

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ICA , St James' Until Sun Mar 25

The Near Mint Record Fair

Browse squeaky-clean vinyl at this new record fair brought to you by the DJs behind Near Mint, a cleaning product for your dusty old collection. 

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Until Sun Mar 25


International Women's Day might be over but that doesn't mean the celebrations are. See a drag king cabaret show and groove to an all-female DJ mix at this feminist art festival. 

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DIY Space for London , Peckham Sunday March 25 2018

Ride the Roundhouse

Serious pedal power is needed to make it to the end of this charity gig. The idea is to cycle 100 miles on a stationary bike while bands play on stage. Love live music? Then get on your bike and ride. 

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Roundhouse , Chalk Farm Sunday March 25 2018

Ladybeard Presents Hysteria

Fancy a bit of feminist porn? Or a spot of creative nudity? Independent feminist magazine Ladybeard is putting on a series of events celebrating 'women causing trouble', and the programme looks quite racy. Events include an erotic film night, reclaiming porn for the female gaze; collaborative life-drawing, where participants are actually invited to get naked themselves. 

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Guest Projects , South Hackney Until Monday March 26 2018

Carnaby Arch WWF Earth Hour Takeover

Carnaby Street's iconic arch is getting taken over by turtles, polar bears, puffins, elephants and whole host of other exotic critters to mark WWF's Earth Hour - the annual initiative inviting people to turn off their lights between 8.30pm and 9.30pm GMT to raise awareness of climate change and the natural world. 

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Carnaby Street , Soho Until Tuesday March 27 2018

Sound Screen Film & Music Festival

Do you like your music loud and your lyrics confrontational? Then you'll love this new festival of concert films, gigs and stereo-busting movie nights featuring The Slits, Sleaford Mods, Lee 'Scratch' Perry and more. 

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Various , London Until Wednesday March 28 2018
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Anteena Tastemaker

the free events list is so handy, every now and again something new pops up

evanschris Tastemaker

Thanks TimeOut. Got excited about a Bank Holiday this month, only to be disappointed when I looked at the calendar. Try to not copy and paste from previous years!

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

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

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

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

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.