1 March events in London

Need some inspiration for 1st March? The Bank of England was nationalised on this day in 1946. Have you ever looked inside the free Bank of England Museum round the side of it? It’s not all about money – they’ve also got a lot of interesting drawings and paintings of how London used to look in the past.

 

Theatre shows on 1st March

Here’s a guide to all the theatre shows playing in London on Friday 1st March

Animals And Children Took To The Streets at Lyric Hammersmith

The Animals and Children Took to the Streets

1 to When Agnes Eaves arrives late to the feared Bayou Mansions it either signals hope for the residents or horror
Edward Ii at Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

Edward II - by Christopher Marlowe

1 Mar to The Sam Wanamaker Theatre will be putting on a candlelit production of Christopher Marlowes Edward II
American Clock at Old Vic

Arthur Millers The American Clock

1 to The American Clock is Arthur Millers play about the nations unwavering faith in capitalism after the 1929 stock market crash
Come From Away at Phoenix Theatre

Come From Away - Phoenix Theatre

1 Mar to Come From Away tells the story of how a small Canadian town took in 7000 stranded air passengers after 9/11
9 To 5 at Savoy Theatre

9 To 5 – with the music of Dolly Parton

1 Mar to 9 To 5 uses the music of Dolly Parton to tell the story of three put-upon workers who oust their egotistical office boss
Fiddler On The Roof at Menier Chocolate Factory

Trevor Nunn directing Fiddler On The Roof

1 to Trevor Nunn will be directing the heartbreaking but ultimately joyous story of Tevye the milkman and his family
Hamilton at Victoria Palace Theatre

Hamilton - one of Americas Founding Fathers

1 to Alexander Hamilton was George Washingtons right hand man and one of Americas Founding Fathers

Family & Kid’s events on 1st March

Here are some good events for kids if you’re taking them to London on the 1st March

Medieval Banquet

Medieval Banquet with minstrels and knights

Enjoy a medieval banquet and be entertained by English knights and some singing minstrels and even King Henry VIII himself
London Zoo

Meet the animals up close at London Zoo

Heres your chance to enter the animal enclosures and get close to some of the friendliest animals at London Zoo
Royal Observatory

The night sky tonight (planetarium show)

The Royal Observatory in Greenwich puts on a daily show at their planetarium to show you what will be visible in the sky tonight
Museum of Childhood
free

A Pirates Life For Me

1 Mar to A child-friendly exhibition about pirates that will take your kids on a swashbuckling adventure and show them some real pirate coins
Namco Funscape

Play arcade games at NAMCO Funscape

NAMCO Funscape is like an indoor funfair with three floors of arcade games pool tables 10-pin bowling bumper cars and a sports bar
The Emirates Air Line (Cable Car)

Cable car across the River Thames

This cable car offers fantastic views as it carries you across the Thames from the O2 Arena to the ExCel Centre in five minutes
Science Museum

The Sun - Living With Our Star

1 Mar to The Science Museum will be telling the extraordinary story of the life-giving star that sits at the centre of our Solar System
Harry Potter And The Cursed Child at Palace Theatre

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

1 Mar to Palace Theatre will be showing Harry Potter and the Cursed Child -- a brand-new Harry Potter story by JK Rowling
Aladdin at Prince Edward Theatre

Disneys Aladdin – The Musical

1 to Disneys Aladdin has been turned into a West End musical and will be showing at the Prince Edward Theatre

Art & Museum exhibitions on 1st March

How about spending a few hours on Friday in one of London’s art galleries or museums?

National Gallery
free

Scenes of Parisian Life - National Gallery

1 Mar to French artist Louis-Leopold Boilly worked in revolutionary Paris and witnessed the rise and fall of Napoleon
Tate Modern

Dorothea Tanning retrospective

1 Mar to The Tate Modern will be putting on an exhibition that looks back over the long career of surrealist artist Dorothea Tanning
Royal Academy of Arts

Phyllida Barlow at the Royal Academy

1 Mar to The RA will be showing one of Phyllida Barlows large-scale installations in the new Gabrielle Jungels-Winkler Gallery
National Portrait Gallery

Elizabethan Miniatures by Hilliard and Oliver

1 Mar to The Elizabethan Treasures exhibition brings together many of the best miniature paintings from the 16th and 17th-century
Tate Modern

Franz West at the Tate Modern

1 Mar to This retrospective will showcase some large-scale works and sculptures by Franz West - one of the leading figures in European art
Victoria & Albert Museum

Christian Dior - Designer of Dreams

1 Mar to Some of the finest designs and dresses by Christian Dior tracing the impact that his fashion house has made over the last seventy years
Royal Academy of Arts

Bill Viola and Michelangelo

1 to This exhibition compares the work of two very different artists: the peerless Michelangelo and the video artist Bill Viola

Royal & Religious events on 1st March

See inside some beautiful buildings with one of these Royal or religious events

Queen’s Gallery

Russia: Royalty & The Romanovs

1 Mar to The Royalty & The Romanovs exhibition will explore some of the events and works of art that passed between British and Russian Royal families
Windsor Castle

Visit the State Rooms at Windsor Castle

Visit the State Apartments at Windsor Castle - the worlds oldest inhabited castle which has been home to the Royal Family for a thousand years
Westminster Abbey
free

Evensong Mass at Westminster Abbey

You can enjoy a choral Evensong service at Westminster Abbey which combines a traditional mass with a choir
St. Paul’s Cathedral
free

Evensong Mass at St Pauls Cathedral

If you attend a choral Evensong service at St Pauls Cathedral then you can see a small part of the Cathedral for free
Science Museum
free

The Last Tsar - Blood And Revolution

1 to The Science Museum will be exploring the life and death of the Romanovs — the last imperial monarchs of Russia

Political & Military events on 1st March

Parades are always popular with tourists, so here are some military events and political debates

Tate Britain

The photographs of Don McCullin

1 Mar to An exhibition of 250 photographs by Don McCullin showing scenes of poverty and war in Vietnam and Northern Ireland
Houses of Parliament
free

Listen to MPs in the Houses of Commons

Visitors can enter the Houses of Parliament for free and watch MPs debating in the House of Lords and House of Commons
National Army Museum

Alfred Munnings - Horse artist from World War I

1 to World War I paintings by Sir Alfred Munnings created when he was part of the Canadian Expeditionary Force
Queen’s Gallery

Shadows of War - Fentons Photos of the Crimea

1 Mar to The Shadows of War exhibition at the Queens Gallery reveals the futility of war through Roger Fentons photographs of the Crimean War
National Army Museum
free

Call in the Cavalry - National Army Museum

1 to An exhibition about the British Hussars exploring their history and shared traditions with the Hungarian Hussars
Churchill War Rooms

Private tour of the Churchill War Rooms

Enjoy a private tour of the Churchill War Rooms and experience Winston Churchills wartime bunker from behind the glass
Horse Guards
free

4 OClock Parade or Dismounting Ceremony

The Dismounting Ceremony (or 4 OClock Parade) is a short ceremony that takes place every day at Horse Guards
Tower of London

Yeoman Warder tour at the Tower of London

One of the best ways of seeing the Tower of London is alongside a Yeoman Warder (better known as the Beefeaters)
Horse Guards
free

Changing the Guard at Horse Guards

Changing the Guard at Horse Guards is similar to the ceremony at Buckingham Palace but is a lot less crowded and takes place every day

Classical music on 1st March

Friday sounds like a good day to go and watch an opera, ballet or listen to some classical music

St. Martin-in-the-Fields
free

Lunchtime concerts at St Martin-in-the-Fields

1 Mar to St Martin-in-the-Fields in Trafalgar Square usually puts on a free classical music recitals a couple of times each week
Royal Albert Hall

Guided tour of the Royal Albert Hall

This guided tour of the Royal Albert Hall will take you inside one of the balcony boxes for a fantastic view of the famous auditorium

Sightseeing tours on 1st March

When was the last time you sat on the top-deck of a sightseeing bus, or enjoyed a boat trip up the Thames?

BrakeAway Bike Tours

Guided tour of London on a bicycle

Forget the sightseeing buses and jump on your bike and see the major sights and landmarks of London from your saddle
See London by Night

See London by night - on a sightseeing bus

The See London By Night bus tour will show you Londons most famous landmarks beautifully lit up in the night sky
Ghost Bus Tours

Ghost Bus Tour around Londons dark past

The Ghost Bus Tour will take you on a journey through Londons gruesome past and into the dark heart of the capital
Thames Rockets

Roar down the Thames in a speeding boat

A trip on a Thames Rocket is something youll never forget speeding down the river underneath the Londons bridges
City Cruises

Boat trip down the Thames with City Cruises

City Cruises offer one-way return or all-day boat trips between Westminster and Greenwich stopping off at Tower Bridge
TRS River Cruise

TRS river cruise from Big Ben to Greenwich

Spend a leisurely afternoon on a TRS river cruise from Big Ben to Greenwich and see some of the sights along the river
Big Bus Tours

London Bus Tour - open-top sightseeing bus

This traditional open-top bus tour will take in all the best landmarks and attractions with a free river cruise and guided walk
Original Bus Tour

The Original Tour - Open-top sightseeing bus

The Original Tour is one of Londons most popular sightseeing buses and its also a great way to travel around the capital
Jack The Ripper Tour

Walk in the footsteps of Jack the Ripper

Walk the streets of Whitechapel and try and discover the identity of the Victorian murderer Jack the Ripper - if you dare!

Sports events on 1st March

Here are some football tours, cricket games and rugby matches being played on Friday 1st March

Lord’s

Guided tour around Lords Cricket Ground

Cricket fans will love having a look around the home of cricket with this tour of Lords Cricket Ground and the MCC Museum
Chelsea at Chelsea FC, Stamford Bridge

Chelsea FC - Tour of Stamford Bridge

Walk in the footsteps of your football heroes with a guided tour of Stamford Bridge and the Chelsea Museum
Arsenal at Arsenal FC, Emirates Stadium

Arsenal FC - Tour of the Emirates Stadium

Walk in the footsteps of your Arsenal heroes on a tour of the stadium and pitch and visit the Arsenal Museum
Wembley Stadium

Wembley Stadium tour

Join a Wembley Stadium Tour and see the changing rooms and pitch and walk up the stairs to the Royal Box and pretend to lift the FA Cup

Other London events on 1st March

Here are some other London events that will be taking place on Friday

St. James’s Park

Hire a deckchair in one of Londons parks

1 Mar to Hire out a deck-chair in one of Londons Royal parks and have a nice relaxing sit-down and do a bit of people-watching
Bateaux London

Dinner cruise on the river with Bateaux London

Bateaux London offers you great cuisine and live entertainment onboard the boat as it sails serenely down the Thames
Thames Clippers

Thames Clippers from Putney to Greenwich

Thames Clippers offer one-way return or all-day trips along a 15-mile stretch of the river between Putney and Greenwich
Fortnum & Mason

Enjoy an Afternoon Tea at Fortnum & Mason

Put on your best clothes and enjoy an elegant Afternoon Tea in the famous Diamond Jubilee Tea Salon at Fortnum & Mason
The Ritz

Afternoon tea in the Palm Court at the Ritz Hotel

Dress up in your Sunday best and enjoy an afternoon tea at the Ritz Hotel in the luxurious surroundings of the Palm Court
London Zoo

Be a zoo keeper for a day at London Zoo

Sign-up to be a zoo-keeper at London Zoo for a day and get close to the animals and help to feed them and muck them out
O2 Arena

Climb to the platform at the top of The O2

Climb to the top of The O2s tented roof and enjoy a spectacular 360-degree view of the London skyline from the viewing platform
Trafalgar Square

Ride an old-style double-decker bus

Enjoy riding around on one of Londons old 1960s double-decker buses (the one with a conductor and an open platform at the back)
Docklands Light Railway (DLR)

Have a ride on the Docklands Light Railway

The driverless Docklands Light Railway train allows you to sit right at the front giving you a fantastic view of the track ahead
The City

Hire a Boris Bike and cycle around London

If weaving your way in and out of the busy London traffic on a hire bike sounds like fun then how about hiring a Boris Bike for the day?
 
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