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Today is the Spring Equinox (supposedly the ‘first day of spring’), here’s how to celebrate it

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The freezing weather outside might say something different but, technically, it's the first day spring! And today marks the equinox – when day and night are (almost) of equal length. Make the most of it at these new season celebrations

The Druid Order Spring Equinox Ceremony

The London Druid Order gather every year to mark this new season, scattering seeds for the year ahead. They won’t be hard to spot: look out for a group walking from Byward Street to Tower Hill Terrace in cosy white druidic robes. Tower Hill Terrace. Tower Hill tube. Tue Mar 20, noon. Free. 

Spring Equinox Promenade

The brilliant Review Bookshop has teamed up with the Peckham Refreshment Rooms for a literary supper club. Pagan storytelling and a reading by author Evie Wyld will help you work up an appetite for some springtime dishes. Peckham Refreshment Rooms. Peckham Rye Overground. Tue Mar 20. £35.

Spring All-Nighter 2018

Grab a blanket and an arsenal of snacks for a movie marathon at the Imperial – a small, student-run cinema. ‘The Florida Project’ (above), ‘Black Panther’, ethereal fantasy ‘The Shape of Water’ and three other new releases are on the bill. Imperial Cinema, Imperial College Union. South Kensington tube. Tue Mar 20. £15.

Spring Rites, Our St Christopher’s Garden 

Watch a timelapse video of snowdrops, tulips, muscari, fritillary, ranunculus and other flora bloom in the blink of an eye with a digital art installation by Flora Starkey and producer of Prettybird UK, Juliette Larthe. The film will be on continuous display at St Christophers Place from 10am-8pm from March 21-25. St Christophers Place. Bond St tube. Until Mar 25. Free. 

Not convinced? Here are some of the best spring events in the city

When you're ready to leave the house, make some time for these hidden green spaces in the city

 

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