March events in London

London starts to brighten up in March when the sun comes out, spring comes to the parks and gardens, and the happy St. Patrick’s Day Parade takes place in the the middle of the month. Maybe you can plan a family day out and try one of the kid’s attractions, or pick a nice day for a view of the skyline.

 

Theatre shows in March

The best plays and musicals running in London’s West End

Les Miserables at Queen’s Theatre

Les Miserables at the Queens Theatre

to Les Miserables is an epic tale of passion and destruction set against the backdrop of the French Revolution
Woman In Black at Fortune Theatre

Spend a night with The Woman in Black

to A man is obsessed with a family curse and hires a sceptical young actor to help him exorcise the fear that grips his soul
Phantom Of The Opera at Her Majesty’s Theatre

The Phantom of the Opera

to The Phantom of the Opera has some of the best sets in the West End and one of Andrew Lloyd Webbers finest scores
Lion King at Lyceum Theatre

Disneys Lion King - music by Elton John

to Based on the Oscar-winning Disney movie The Lion King tells the story of Simba and his adventures in the jungle
Mousetrap at St. Martin’s Theatre

The Mousetrap – Agatha Christie crime thriller

to Agatha Christies murder mystery crime thriller has been running in the West End for nearly 60 years
Wicked at Apollo Victoria Theatre

Wicked - Untold story of The Wizard of Oz

to If you like The Wizard of Oz then you will love Wicked -- it tells the story of what happened to the good and evil witches
Thriller Live at Lyric Theatre

Thriller - with the songs of Michael Jackson

to Thriller celebrates Michaels career in a spectacular show filled with songs and dazzling dance moves

Music, comedy & film in March

The best music, movie and comedy events in London this month

Paul Merton at Comedy Store

Paul Merton at the Comedy Store

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

Michael McIntyre - Warm-up shows

Michael McIntyre will be doing some warm-up shows at the Duchess Theatre in preparation for his Big World Tour
Ben Target at Battersea Arts Centre

Ben Target - Splosh

to Ben Target is promising us some doggy paddle lessons and synchronised aquatics at his Battersea Arts Centre pool party
Nathan Caton at Comedy Store

Nathan Caton at the Comedy Store

to The multi award-winning comic Nathan Caton does regular stand-up shows at Londons famous Comedy Store
Megan Davies at Bush Hall

Megan Davies – The Moonlight Tour

YouTube star Megan Davies will be coming to London when her Moonlight Tour arrives at Bush Hall in February
Ian Mckellan at Duke of York’s Theatre

Ian McKellan - 80th birthday solo show

Ian McKellan will be talking about his career and reprising some of his most memorable characters on the screen and stage
John Robins at Bush Hall

John Robins and Fin Taylor at Bush Hall

Radio X star John Robins will be topping the comedy bill at Bush Hall when he plays a comedy night with Fin Taylor
Mr Eazi at O2 Academy Brixton

Mr Eazi - Life Is Eazi - Lagos To London

The MOBO nominated artist Mr Eazi is back at the Brixton Academy playing tracks from his new album - Lagos To London
Lany at O2 Academy Brixton

LANY World Tour 2019

American band LANY are coming to London in the spring for their world tour and playing one night at the O2 Academy Brixton

Family & Kid’s events in March

When was the last time you took your kids to London for a family day out?

Lion King at Lyceum Theatre

Disneys Lion King - music by Elton John

to Based on the Oscar-winning Disney movie The Lion King tells the story of Simba and his adventures in the jungle
Wicked at Apollo Victoria Theatre

Wicked - Untold story of The Wizard of Oz

to If you like The Wizard of Oz then you will love Wicked -- it tells the story of what happened to the good and evil witches
Matilda at Cambridge Theatre

Roald Dahls Matilda - The Musical

to Roald Dahls Matilda tells the story of a child who rebels against the grown-ups when she discovers her amazing powers
Aladdin at Prince Edward Theatre

Disneys Aladdin – The Musical

to Disneys Aladdin has been turned into a West End musical and will be showing at the Prince Edward Theatre
Harry Potter And The Cursed Child at Palace Theatre

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

to Palace Theatre will be showing Harry Potter and the Cursed Child -- a brand-new Harry Potter story by JK Rowling
Science Museum

The Sun - Living With Our Star

to The Science Museum will be telling the extraordinary story of the life-giving star that sits at the centre of our Solar System
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
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
Museum of Childhood
free

A Pirates Life For Me

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

Art & Museum exhibitions in March

Here are some of the March exhibitions in London’s galleries and museums

Science Museum
free

Superbugs - The Fight For Our Lives

to Learn how scientists are fighting back against the bacteria that are growing increasingly resistant to antibiotics
Tate Modern
free

Magic Realism - Art In Weimar Germany

to Magic Realism is an exhibition of paintings created during the Weimar Republic years between World Wars I and II
Museum of London Docklands
free

Slavery Culture & Collecting

to This exhibition explores the connection between some of Britains oldest cultural organisations and transatlantic slavery
Bank of England Museum
free

Feliks Topolski - Drawing Debden

to The Bank of England Museum will be putting on an exhibition of work by Feliks Topolski about the Debden printing works
British Museum
free

Witnesses - Emigre medallists in Britain

to A free exhibition that showcases some of the finest examples in the British Museums collection of 70000 medals
Natural History Museum

Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition

to Wildlife Photographer of the Year returns to the Natural History Museum with this exhibition of the top 100 photos
Victorian Surgery Old Operating Theatre at Old Operating Theatre

Victorian surgery at the Old Operating Theatre

A demonstration about Victorian surgery inside the original 19th-century Operating Theatre at St Thomass Hospital

Royal & Religious events in March

For tourists interested in visiting London’s palaces, churches and cathedrals

St. Paul’s Cathedral

Berliozs Requiem at St Pauls Cathedral

The Philharmonia Orchestra and Chorus will be giving a performance of Berliozs Requiem at St Pauls Cathedral
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
St. Paul’s Cathedral

Cathedral Art Tour around St Pauls

to See two of Bill Violas modern-day altarpieces in their proper religious setting in this guided art tour around St Pauls Cathedral
Tower Of London Twilight Tour at Tower of London

Twilight Tour at the Tower of London

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

to The Royalty & The Romanovs exhibition will explore some of the events and works of art that passed between British and Russian Royal families
Crossbones Graveyard
free

Monthly vigil at Crossbones Graveyard

On the 23rd of every month people gather at Crossbones Graveyard to pay their respects to societys outcasts
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

Political & Military events in March

Daily parades and political events taking place during March

Gina Miller at British Library

Women in Power with Gina Miller

Gina Miller Rachel Reeves and Helena Kennedy will be discussing what it means to be a woman with influence at the British Library
Sadiq Khan at City Hall
free

Sadiq Khan at Mayors Question Time

to The London Assembly will be grilling Sadiq Khan at Mayors Question Time in their monthly meeting at City Hall
British Museum
free

The World Exists To Be Put On A Postcard

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

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

Houses of Parliament tour with afternoon tea

Enjoy a Saturday tour of Parliament and then enjoy an afternoon tea on the Terrace Pavilion overlooking the Thames
Houses Of Parliament Saturday Tour at Houses of Parliament

Saturday tour of the Houses of Parliament

The Houses of Parliament offers guided tours on most Saturdays when the MPs have returned to their constituencies
Prime Ministers Questions Houses Of Parliament at Houses of Parliament
free

Attend PMQs (Prime Ministers Questions)

You can watch the Prime Minister get grilled by the House of Commons every Wednesday at Prime Ministers Questions
Houses Of Commons Public Gallery at Houses of Parliament
free

Listen to MPs in the Houses of Commons

Visit Parliament for free and watch MPs debating in the House of Commons and House of Lords
National Army Museum

Alfred Munnings - Horse artist from World War I

to World War I paintings by Sir Alfred Munnings created when he was part of the Canadian Expeditionary Force

Classical music in March

All of the classical music, operas and ballets in London during March

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
St. Martin-in-the-Fields
free

Lunchtime concerts at St Martin-in-the-Fields

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

Sir Antonio Pappano conducting Verdi Puccini

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

Berliozs Requiem at St Pauls Cathedral

The Philharmonia Orchestra and Chorus will be giving a performance of Berliozs Requiem at St Pauls Cathedral
Barbican Hall

Bernard Haitink conducting Mozart and Bruckner

The London Symphony Orchestra will be performing some classical music by Mozart and Bruckner at Barbican Hall
Barbican Hall

Haydn Gershwin Ligeti and Berg at Barbican Hall

The London Symphony Orchestra will be performing some classical music by Haydn Gershwin Ligeti and Berg at Barbican Hall
Barbican Hall

Shostakovich and Strauss - London Symphony Orchestra

The London Symphony Orchestra will be performing some classical music by Shostakovich and Strauss at Barbican Hall
Barbican Hall

Shostakovich Rachmaninov and Balakirev

The London Symphony Orchestra will be performing some music by Shostakovich Rachmaninov and Balakirev at Barbican Hall

Sightseeing tours in March

If you’re visiting London in March then try one of these sightseeing tours

Somerset House
free

Somerset House Historical Highlights

This tour has tales about Tudor intrigues and the extravagant entertainments laid on during Georgian times
The City

Guided walk around Charles Dickens London

This guided walk will take you around some of the most memorable streets and locations that Charles Dickens used in his novels
No 11 Sightseeing Bus at The City

11 - Londons cheapest sightseeing bus

If you dont fancy spending money on an open-top sightseeing bus then theres a cheaper alternative — the No 11 bus
The City

City Highlights: The Top 10 sights

A two-hour guided walk around the Square Mile showing you some of the most famous historical sites and buildings in the City of London
Mansion House

Mansion House: The Lord Mayors Residence

Look inside the Lord Mayor of Londons official residence at Mansion House and see the interior courtyard and famous Egyptian Hall
St. Paul’s Cathedral

Guided tour of Wrens best churches

This guided walk will look at the outside of St Pauls Cathedral and at a selection of Christopher Wrens finest City churches
The City

Guided walk around Roman Londinium

Walk through the streets of Roman Londinium and see what remains of the old city walls military fort and amphitheatre
Millennium Bridge

Guided walk along Londons river

This guided walk will take you along a small stretch of the Thames to learn some history and see some of the rivers most famous landmarks
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)

Sports events in March

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
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
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
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
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
Natural History Museum

Yoga class at the Natural History Museum

Energise your body with an early-morning yoga class followed by a live gong bath at the Natural History Museum
Lord’s

Afternoon tea in the Long Room at Lords

to Cricket fans will love dressing themselves up for this Afternoon Tea because its held in the historic Long Room at Lords
Tower Bridge

Yoga class on the glass floor at Tower Bridge

to Start your day off in style with an early morning vinyasa-flow yoga class on the new glass floor inside Tower Bridge

Other London events during March

Here are some more great events that are worth trying during March

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
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?
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
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)
Portobello Road

The famous Portobello Road Antiques Market

Portobello Road is home to the UKs most famous antiques market where 100000 people browse hundreds of stalls every Saturday
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
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
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
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
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
 
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