Events in London – March 2019

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

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

to Fortune Theatre 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

to Her Majesty’s Theatre The Phantom of the Opera has some of the best sets in the West End and one of Andrew Lloyd Webbers finest scores
Mousetrap at St. Martin’s Theatre

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

to Apollo Victoria Theatre 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

to Lyric Theatre Thriller celebrates Michaels career in a spectacular show filled with songs and dazzling dance moves
Matilda at Cambridge Theatre

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

Music, comedy & film in March

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

Natural History Museum

Natural History Museum Put on some headphones at the Natural History Museum and dance along to the songs playing inside your head
Nish Kumar at Hackney Empire

Hackney Empire Nish Kumar is taking his new show on a nationwide tour including one night at the Hackney Empire

Family & Kid’s events in March

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

Wicked at Apollo Victoria Theatre

to Apollo Victoria Theatre 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

to Cambridge Theatre 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

to Prince Edward Theatre 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

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

to Science Museum The Science Museum will be telling the extraordinary story of the life-giving star that sits at the centre of our Solar System
The Emirates Air Line (Cable Car)

The Emirates Air Line (Cable Car) 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

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
Museum of Childhood
free

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

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

Art & Museum exhibitions in March

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

Science Museum
free

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

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

to Museum of London Docklands This exhibition explores the connection between some of Britains oldest cultural organisations and transatlantic slavery
British Museum
free

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

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

Old Operating Theatre A demonstration and talk about Victorian surgery inside the original 19th-century Operating Theatre at St Thomass Hospital
Somerset House

to Somerset House Fans of Charles M Schulz much-loved Peanuts cartoon will want to see the Charlie Brown and Snoopy exhibition at Somerset House

Royal & Religious events in March

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

Tower of London

to Tower of London 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

to Queen’s Gallery 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

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

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
Hampton Court Palace
free

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

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
Somerset House
free

Somerset House The Old Palace Tour will introduce you to three Stuart queens who had an association with the old buildings at Somerset House
Westminster Abbey
free

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

St. Paul’s Cathedral If you attend a choral Evensong service at St Pauls Cathedral then you can see a small part of the Cathedral for free

Political & Military events in March

Daily parades and political events taking place during March

Tate Britain

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

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

to Queen’s Gallery 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

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

Churchill War Rooms Enjoy a private tour of the Churchill War Rooms and experience Winston Churchills wartime bunker from behind the glass
Speakers’ Corner
free

Speakers’ Corner If you visit Speakers Corner at Sunday lunchtime you can listen to an orator stand up and discuss whatever they like -- all in the name of free speech
Guildhall
free

to Guildhall Attend a meeting of the Common Council at the Guildhall and see the Aldermen and Lord Mayor of London
Horse Guards
free

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

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 in March

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

Royal Albert Hall

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
Barbican Hall

Barbican Hall The London Symphony Orchestra will be performing some classical music by Verdi Puccini and Ponchielli at Barbican Hall
Barbican Hall

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

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

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

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

Barbican Hall The London Symphony Orchestra will be performing some classical music by Richard Strauss and Iain Bell 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 This tour has tales about Tudor intrigues and the extravagant entertainments laid on during Georgian times
The City

The City This guided walk will take you around some of the most memorable streets and locations that Charles Dickens used in his novels
The City

The City If you dont fancy spending 25-30 pounds on an open-top sightseeing bus then theres a much cheaper alternative — the No 11 bus
The City

The City 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 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

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

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

Millennium Bridge 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

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 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, 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, Stamford Bridge Walk in the footsteps of your football heroes with a guided tour of Stamford Bridge and the Chelsea Museum
Hackney Marshes
free

Hackney Marshes Hackney Marshes is the home of Sunday league football with over 70 matches played between dozens of amateur teams
Lord’s

Lord’s 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

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

Other London events during March

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

Albert Memorial

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

The City 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)

Docklands Light Railway (DLR) The driverless Docklands Light Railway train allows you to sit right at the front giving you a fantastic view of the track ahead
Trafalgar Square

Trafalgar Square Enjoy riding around on one of Londons old 1960s double-decker buses (the one with a conductor and an open platform at the back)
Portobello Road

Portobello Road Portobello Road is home to the UKs most famous antiques market where 100000 people browse hundreds of stalls every Saturday
O2 Arena

O2 Arena 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

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

The Ritz 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

Fortnum & Mason Put on your best clothes and enjoy an elegant Afternoon Tea in the famous Diamond Jubilee Tea Salon at Fortnum & Mason
St. James’s Park

to St. James’s Park 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
 
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