3 March events in London

Need some inspiration for 3rd March? The Barbican Centre was officially opened by Her Majesty the Queen on this day in 1982, so why not go and see an arty movie in the Barbican Cinema? Or an art exhibition in the Barbican Gallery? Or listen to some classical music at Barbican Hall?

 

Theatre shows on 3rd March

Here’s a guide to all the theatre shows playing in London on Sunday 3rd March

Richard Ii at Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

Shakespeares Richard II

3 Mar to The Sam Wanamaker Playhouse will be putting on an intimate candlelit production of William Shakespeares Richard II
Rip It Up at Garrick Theatre

Rip It Up - 1960s song and dance show

3 Mar to Harry Judd Aston Merrygold Jay McGuiness and Louis Smith will be dancing their way through a 1960s soundtrack in Rip It Up
Fiddler On The Roof at Menier Chocolate Factory

Trevor Nunn directing Fiddler On The Roof

3 to Trevor Nunn will be directing the heartbreaking but ultimately joyous story of Tevye the milkman and his family
School Of Rock at Gillian Lynne Theatre

School of Rock

3 Mar to The Jack Black movie School of Rock has been turned into a West End mind-blowing musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Julian Fellowes
Harry Potter And The Cursed Child at Palace Theatre

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

3 Mar to Palace Theatre will be showing Harry Potter and the Cursed Child -- a brand-new Harry Potter story by JK Rowling
Comedy About A Bank Robbery at Criterion Theatre

The Comedy About A Bank Robbery

3 Mar to The writers behind The Play That Goes Wrong are back with The Comedy About A Bank Robbery at the Criterion
Play That Goes Wrong at Duchess Theatre

The Play That Goes Wrong - Duchess Theatre

3 Mar to The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society put on a West End show but will they crack under the pressure?

Music, comedy & film on 3rd March

Have a night out at one of these rock and pop concerts, comedy gigs, or film shows

Paul Merton at Comedy Store

Paul Merton at the Comedy Store

3 to Have I Got News For You star Paul Merton will be appearing with the Comedy Store Players at Londons Comedy Store

Family & Kid’s events on 3rd March

Here are some good events for kids if you’re taking them to London on the 3rd March

Medieval Banquet London at Medieval Banquet

Medieval Banquet with minstrels and knights

Enjoy a medieval banquet and be entertained by English knights and singing minstrels and King Henry VIII
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

3 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 London at Namco Funscape

Play arcade games at NAMCO Funscape

NAMCO Funscape is like an indoor funfair with arcade games pool tables 10-pin bowling bumper cars and a sports bar
Emirates Air Line Cable Car at 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

3 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

3 Mar to Palace Theatre will be showing Harry Potter and the Cursed Child -- a brand-new Harry Potter story by JK Rowling
Matilda at Cambridge Theatre

Roald Dahls Matilda - The Musical

3 Mar 2019 to Roald Dahls Matilda tells the story of a child who rebels against the grown-ups when she discovers her amazing powers

Art & Museum exhibitions on 3rd March

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

Royal Academy of Arts

The Renaissance Nude

3 Mar to Explore the evolution of nude painting in the 15th and 16th-century through Renaissance painters like Titian Raphael Michelangelo and Leonardo
National Gallery
free

Scenes of Parisian Life - National Gallery

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

Dorothea Tanning retrospective

3 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

3 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

3 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

3 Mar to This retrospective will showcase some large-scale works and sculptures by Franz West - one of the leading figures in European art
Hayward Gallery

Kader Attia - The Museum of Emotion

3 Mar to The Hayward Gallery is putting on an exhibition of artworks by Kader Attia called The Museum of Emotion

Royal & Religious events on 3rd March

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

St. Paul’s Cathedral
free

Sunday organ recitals at St Pauls Cathedral

Listen to one of the countrys finest organists play on the Grand Organ at St Pauls every Sunday
Tower Of London Twilight Tour at Tower of London

Twilight Tour at the Tower of London

3 Mar to See the Tower of London after dark and be led around the grounds by a Yeoman Warder as he tells you all the stories
Queen’s Gallery

Russia: Royalty & The Romanovs

3 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 Tour at Windsor Castle

Visit the State Rooms at Windsor Castle

Visit the State Apartments at the worlds oldest inhabited castle which has been home to the Royal Family for a thousand years
Hampton Court Palace
free

Choral Mass at Hampton Court Palace

Attend a Sunday service in one of the countrys most beautiful chapels -- Henry VIIIs Chapel Royal at Hampton Court Palace
Tower of London
free

Sunday service at the Tower of London

You can attend a Sunday service at the Chapel Royal in the Tower of London -- one of the most historic churches in the City
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

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

Political & Military events on 3rd March

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

British Museum
free

The World Exists To Be Put On A Postcard

3 Mar to An exhibition of artists postcards that have been used to highlight political and social issues from the 1960s onwards
Tate Britain

The photographs of Don McCullin

3 Mar to An exhibition of 250 photographs by Don McCullin showing scenes of poverty and war in Vietnam and Northern Ireland
National Army Museum

Alfred Munnings - Horse artist from World War I

3 Mar 2019 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

3 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

3 Mar 2019 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
Speakers Corner Hyde Park at Speakers’ Corner
free

Listen to a speech at Speakers Corner

Visit Speakers Corner on a Sunday lunchtime and hear orators discussing whatever they like in the name of free speech
Dismounting Ceremony At Horse Guards at 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)

Classical music on 3rd March

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

Barbican Hall

Sir Antonio Pappano conducting Verdi Puccini

3 Mar 2019 The London Symphony Orchestra will be performing some classical music by Verdi Puccini and Ponchielli at Barbican Hall
St. Paul’s Cathedral
free

Sunday organ recitals at St Pauls Cathedral

Listen to one of the countrys finest organists play on the Grand Organ at St Pauls every Sunday
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 3rd March

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

London Bike Tour at BrakeAway Bike Tours

Guided tour of London on a bicycle

Forget the sightseeing buses and jump on your bike and see the sights and landmarks of London from your saddle
See London By Night Tour at 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 Tour London at 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 at 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 at 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 Boat Cruise London at 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 Tour London at 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 at 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
Tower Of London Twilight Tour at Tower of London

Twilight Tour at the Tower of London

3 Mar to See the Tower of London after dark and be led around the grounds by a Yeoman Warder as he tells you all the stories

Sports events on 3rd March

Here are some football tours, cricket games and rugby matches being played on Sunday 3rd 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
Hackney Marshes
free

Sunday football on Hackney Marshes

Hackney Marshes is the home of Sunday league football with over 70 matches played between dozens of amateur teams
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 3rd March

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

St. James’s Park

Hire a deckchair in one of Londons parks

3 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
Thames Clippers at 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
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
No 15 Heritage Bus at Trafalgar Square

Ride an old-style double-decker bus

Ride 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
Boris Bike Hire In London at 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?
Albert Memorial

Get a closer look at the Albert Memorial

Go inside the Albert Memorials railings and see one of Londons finest looking monuments from up close
 
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