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The best International Women’s Day Events in London

Celebrate International Women’s Day 2023 with the best things to do, events and activities happening across London

Rosie Hewitson
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Rosie Hewitson
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International Women’s Day celebrates and commemorates the countless achievements of women around the world. It’s also a time to recognise the many gender inequalities – gender-based violence, access to education and the gender pay gap to name a few – that still exist today, and talk about what we can do to combat them. 

As always, there will be talks and debates around for International Women’s Day 2023 in London, as well as parties, tours, networking events and career initiatives helping London’s ladies to smash that glass ceiling into smithereens.

Looking for some International Women's Day ideas to help you take down the patriarchy? Keep an eye on this page for the best events happening on and around the day.

RECOMMENDED: More great things to do in March.

When is International Women’s Day?

International Women’s Day takes place every year on March 8. In 2023, that’s on a Wednesday.

What’s happening in London for IWD 2023?

  • Restaurants
  • Mediterranean
  • Soho

Female-owned restaurant Firebird is marking International Women's Day by hosting a feast dreamt up by a killer line-up of powerful women in hospitality. Leading lights including Caia Head Chef Jessica Donovan and Where The Pancakes Are founder Patricia Trijbits will create small plates for the night, which will raise cash for the UN Women Ukrainian Fund. 

International Women’s Day - Women in Art Walking Tour
The National Gallery

International Women’s Day - Women in Art Walking Tour

This two-and-a-half-hour walking tour at the iconic National Gallery will shine a spotlight on female pioneers from the art world, while also challenging the way art history has traditionally been told through the male gaze. Along the way you’ll discover artists including Artemisia Gentileschi – a leading Italian Baroque painter influenced by Caravaggio – and Rachel Ruysch, whose still life commissions commanded more money than Rembrandt ever did. 


International Women’s Day 2023: Dear Black Women Festival

This one-day festival features an exciting mix of curated panel talks, interactive workshops and solution-oriented seminars, all dedicated to the intersecting identities of Black women. On-site, you’ll also find a variety of wellness and business-based events designed to highlight the historical and ongoing contributions of Black women.

More great stuff happening in March

London events in March
  • Things to do

Parties, festivals, St Patrick's Day, Mother's Day, new art exhibitions and theatre shows... There's plenty going on in London during March and we've got all the good stuff covered.

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