Things to do in London in March 2018

Spring begins in London in March with Irish cheer, river events and a celebration of mums.
  • Easter sometimes falls in March.

  • Events in March include St Patrick’s Day celebrations, London Beer Week, Head of the River Race, and Oxford and Cambridge boat races.

  • Restaurants, tea rooms and attractions have events and offers for Mother’s Day.  

Although the weather may still be quite cold, the first signs of spring appear in March in London. It's a good month to visit the Kensington Palace gardens Kew Gardens or any of London’s other top gardens, as seas of crocuses and daffodils bloom across the capital.

March events

In 2018, Easter falls between the end of March and early April. Start your Easter Weekend with Good Friday events in March, and keep the kids busy with family-friendly activities during the bank holiday weekend.

Every year on Good Friday, you can also watch a spectacular full-scale re-enactment of The Passion of Jesus for free in Trafalgar Square.

Celebrate St Patrick's Day in London in March with a parade through Central London and a free festival in Trafalgar Square, showcasing the best of Irish culture, food, dancing and music. Many pubs and bars around the capital also host St Patrick's Day events; check out London's top Irish pubs for the best atmosphere.

For more parties and drinks, get involved in London Beer Week which takes place in March. Try new beers and sample old favourites, attend masterclasses, brewery tours and parties, and mingle with other cider, beer, ale and lager fans.

Treat your mum to a day out in London on Mother's Day, which is celebrated in March in the UK. There's plenty of things to do with mum in London, from afternoon teas and river cruises, to shopping and musicals.

Secure a good viewing spot along the Thames Championship Course this month to see rowing crews from around the world take on the river during Head of the River Race; followed by the Oxford and Cambridge Boat Races later in the month, which sees the UK's two most prestigious universities compete in the annual rowing races. Both events are free to watch.

For more things to do in March in London, take a look at our events calendar and guide to what's on in London. And catch the best of the London stage this month with our theatre guide.

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

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