45 Things to do in London in March 2024

See London bloom as spring is welcomed this month with Irish cheer, festivals and Mother’s Day celebrations.
  • Spend some quality time with mum on Mother’s Day. Many London top attractions have events and offers, or treat her to a luxury experience or special gift.
  • Enjoy top events in March such as The Boat Race, Head of the River Race and the London Games Festival.
  • Mark annual festivals such as St Patrick’s Day and International Women's Day with activities across the city.
  • Welcome spring and spot the blooms with a walk or run in London's parks, making the most of the warmer weather.

Although the weather may still be a little cold, the first signs of spring appear in March in London.

It's usually a good time to visit Kensington Palace gardens, Kew Gardens or any of London’s other top gardens, as seas of crocuses and daffodils bloom across the capital.

Don't miss the chance to fill your Instagram feed with pretty cherry blossom trees this month, as the city is swarmed with pastels left, right and centre.

Unmissable events in March in London

Two women are taking a selfie abord a City Cruises boat, with Big Ben on the background.

  1. Treat mum to a day out on Mother's Day: You’ll find plenty of fun things to do with mum, including luxury experiences and indulgent afternoon teas10 Mar
  2. Visit Hampton Court Palace to Meet the Tudors who made up Henry VIII's court: Discover the roles of those who ran the Palace. Weekends
  3. Get involved with the Six Nations celebrations at Flat Iron Square: This Camden Clubhouse rugby viewing experience offers fans table and drinks packages with private screens so you can make the most of this year's tournament. Until 16 Mar
  4. Take the kids to see The Amazing Bubble Man at Leicester Square Theatre: Louis Pearl returns to London with his spellbinding bubble tricks. From 29 Mar
  5. Explore the city's lively music scene this March: From Sunday Jazz lunches at Boisdale of Canary Wharf to Soul City House and Disco nights.
  6. Go behind the railings of the Albert Memorial in Kensington Gardens: Delve deeper into the history of the famous monument of Queen Victoria's beloved husband. 15 Mar
  7. Get your sci-fi, fantasy and cult film fix at the spring London Comic Con: See panels with incredible actors and writers, meet the characters from your favourite series, get up close with film props and much more. 2-3 Mar
  8. Celebrate World Book Day with a twist at Lift 109: Hide away in the Sky High Reading Nook for a relaxing evening of reading with the London skyline as your backdrop. 14, 28 Mar
  9. Line the banks of the river Thames for The Boat RaceThe world-famous battle between Oxford and Cambridge universities plays out once more in London. 30 Mar
  10. Head to Battersea for the Affordable Art Fair: Find your first perfect piece of art from the thousands of original contemporary artists showcased at this exciting art fair. 6-10 Mar
  11. Mark International Women's Day: Keep an eye out for events across London, at attractions, museums, galleries and more. 8 Mar
  12. Immerse yourself in the dazzling world of Roxie Rocks Chicago at the London Cabaret Club: Expect mesmerising dance numbers and be ready to sing along to your favourite show tunes from the hit musical. Until 22 Jun
  13. Celebrate St Patrick's DayFollow the parade through central London and enjoy a free festival in Trafalgar Square, showcasing the best of Irish culture. 17 Mar
  14. Head to pubs and bars across the capital for St Patrick's Day events: Make sure to check out London's top Irish pubs for ideas. On and around 17 Mar

Theatre shows in London in March

The cast of Guys & Dolls greet the audience as they surround the stage of the Bridge Theatre.

  1. Delight in the hilarious tale of a girl with special powers at Matilda The MusicalExperience the award-winning stage adaptation of Roald Dahl’s much-loved book.
  2. See the spectacular musical SIX at the Vaudeville Theatre: Watch Henry VIII’s six wives take to the stage and tell their stories.
  3. Be spellbound by Harry Potter and the Cursed Child at the Palace Theatre: Expect plenty of magical surprises from the world's favourite wizard.
  4. Laugh out loud at The Play That Goes Wrong at the Duchess Theatre: Will the accident-prone cast make it through to the final curtain call?
  5. Be gripped by Agatha Christie's Witness For the Prosecution at County Hall: Take your place inside the courtroom at London's County Hall and watch the drama unfold.
  6. Don't miss the award-winning Priscilla The Party! at HERE at Outernet: Dust off your wigs and heels and pull your best disco moves at this iconic musical.
  7. Enter a world of glamour and gambling at Guys and Dolls at The Bridge Theatre: This immersive theatre experience transports you to 1950's New York with love, laughter and drama.
  8. Follow the antics of Mrs Doubtfire at the Shaftesbury Theatre: Fun for the whole family, be sure to see this smash-hit musical that follows the antics of actor dad Daniel turned Scottish nanny.

Discover more exciting theatre shows in London this spring.

Exhibitions in London in March

Exhibition room with artwork on walls at Andy Warhol: Beyond the Brand.

  1. Immersive yourself in famous artwork at Frameless: Walk upon Monet's waterlily ponds and sit under Van Gogh's midnight skies.
  2. Don't miss Direct from Graceland: Elvis: Delve into the life of the late great King of Rock n' Roll and explore an exciting collection of over 400 artifacts. Until 14 Apr
  3. Take the family to Disney100: The Exhibition: Learn how your favourite films were brought to life, meet the inspiration behind beloved characters, see iconic movie props and much more. Until 30 Apr
  4. Admire the works of Pesellino at the National Gallery: An exhibition that shines a light on this talented renaissance artist. Until 10 Mar
  5. Discover Impressionists on Paper: Degas to Toulouse-Lautrec at the Royal Academy of Arts: See paintings from the likes of Renoir to Van Gogh. Until 10 Mar
  6. Explore the work of Andy Warhol at Beyond the Brand at the Halcyon Gallery: From his famous soup cans to the iconic Marilyn Monroe pop-art portraits. Until 24 Mar
  7. See Women in Revolt! at Tate Britain: The first of its kind, this inspiring exhibition showcases a diverse range of artists. Until 7 Apr
  8. Enjoy the multi-sensory exhibition The Soft Animal of Your Body by Georgie Mason at RuptsureXhibit: Explore the sometimes toxic underbelly of the wellness industry. 26 Mar-1 Apr
  9. Enter the world of the DIVA at the Victoria and Albert Museum: Celebrate the power and creativity of iconic performers throughout time. Until 10 Apr
  10. Be inspired at Burtynsky: Extraction/Abstraction at Saatchi Gallery: See the largest exhibition ever of the world-renowned photographer's inspiring works from more than 40 years of dedication to his art. Until 6 May

Check out more top London exhibitions in London.

Top activities to enjoy in March in London

People wander the pathways under the pink spring blossoms in Greenwich Park.

  1. Join a themed night on the river Thames: Tuck into a three course meal while solving clues at a Murder Mystery Night or dance the night away as you enjoy performances by a top Elvis Presley tribute act.
  2. Take a walking tour of the city and uncover hidden gems on foot: Take the family on the Paddington Bear Walking Tour or discover the filming locations from the popular Harry Potter movies.
  3. Go behind-the-scenes of one of the world's finest working stables at The Royal Mews: See the royal family's state vehicles including motor cars and horse-drawn carriages.
  4. Check out the city's top things to do outdoors: Take the helm at the historic Cutty Sark, take a dip in one of London's public lidos and encounter the city's wildlife at a city farm.
  5. Spend an epic day out at a top UK Theme Park: Enjoy adrenaline-pumping rides at Chessington World of Adventures and take on thrilling roller coasters at Thorpe Park.
  6. Snap away at cherry blossom and other pretty blooms in London parks and gardensStroll through London and capture it at its most beautiful.
  7. Don't forget to join in Global Recycling Day: Help the environment with fun activities across London. Check out our guide to being sustainable in London for more tips. 18 Mar

Take a day trip from London this March

View from the river on Windsor Castle surrounded by a green canopy.

  1. Explore Shakespeare's Stratford and the Cotswolds: See the home town of the legendary playwright followed by a scenic wander around the quaint Cotswold villages of Bibury and Bourton-on-the-Water.
  2. See four exciting destinations on an Oxford, Stratford-upon-Avon, Cotswolds and Warwick Castle tour: Combine majestic architecture, beautiful countryside and intriguing history.
  3. Discover the best tours of Bath from London: Explore the city's fascinating heritage and unusual attractions, from the Roman Baths to Mary Shelley's House of Frankenstein
  4. Take a guided trip to the Lake District: On this memorable tour you'll enjoy a Beatrix Potter tour, tuck into a tasty cream tea at Lindeth Howe and relax on a Lake Windermere cruise.
  5. Visit the royal town of Windsor: For the ultimate royal excursion take a day trip to Windsor where you can visit the iconic Windsor Castle, explore the historic cobblestone streets and take a boat ride along the river Thames.
  6. Head to the coast on a scenic trip to Brighton: Experience this famous seaside town by taking a stroll along the promenade, exploring the many boutiques and its vibrant food and drink scene.

For more things to do in March in London, take a look at the events calendar and guide to what's on in London. And catch the best of the London stage with this theatre guide. If you're into last-minute planning, check out what's on this weekend and find more ideas for things to do today

WEATHER: For average seasonal temperatures and rainfall, see our London weather page.