10 things to do in London March 2023

Published: 06 Mar 2023
This article lists 10 ideas on what to do in London in March 2023.
Cherry blossoms in St. James's Park
Cherry blossoms in St. James's Park

1. Cherry blossoms

London blooms magnificently and beautifully during the annual cherry blossom season between March and May. However, the coldness of spring determines when these picturesque trees will eventually bloom. Yet, unfortunately, their splendour is only available for a short two weeks. Nevertheless, you can still find these gorgeous blossoms in the following locations: royal parks Greenwich Park, Kensington Gardens, Regent’s Park and St. James Park. In addition, it’s worth visiting the picturesque parks of Kew Gardens, Kyoto Garden at Holland Park, Battersea Park and the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Stratford. between March and May

2. International Women’s day

On International Women’s Day (March 8), we celebrate women all around the world. This year, the theme is “Embrace Equity.” This means that we want a society where everyone has the same rights, access to opportunities, and chances for success.

The Women of the World Festival is a yearly event in London. It celebrates women’s successes and spotlights the problems they face worldwide. Don’t miss your chance to join an international movement and see famous speakers, activists, musicians and comedians at the WOW London festival in Southbank Centre. 10 March – 12 March

3. Magnificent Movie Music By Candlelight

Join us and re-experience the most memorable movie moments of all time with a nostalgic concert proudly celebrating some of cinema’s best soundtracks. The extraordinary musicians hailing from Belmont Ensemble and Trafalgar Sinfonia will grace the stage to give you remarkable renditions of classic tunes that have been behind iconic scenes in movies like ‘Rocky’, ‘Psycho’ and James Bond’. Revel in an audio feast inside The Grand Temple, situated at the heart of Covent Garden, whose majestic beauty is graced by candlelight. 11 March, 15 April and 27 July

4. St Patrick’s Day

Every year on March 17, people worldwide celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day. This holiday honours one of Ireland’s most famous saints: Saint Patrick. He was very important to Irish culture and religion, as he helped spread Christianity throughout Ireland. On St. Patrick’s Day, you can go to special events like parades and céilís and wear shamrocks to show you are part of the celebration. To make the day even better, why not drink some Irish beer or whiskey with your friends? March 17

5. Eat & Drink Festival

Experience a food festival indoors, where you can enjoy modern cuisine, award-winning mixology and locally sourced products all in one place. The Artisan Producers’ Market, Eat & Drink Stage, and The Great Eat have something for everyone - from food connoisseurs to casual eaters. March 17 – April 2

6. Royal Coronation Walking Tour

To celebrate King Charles III’s Royal Coronation, walk with Dr Stephen King on a guided walk! Discover some of Britain’s most fascinating coronation stories along the way. In addition, you will visit key locations in London that are associated with past coronations. The walk will start at Westminster Abbey, where every British monarch has been crowned since William The Conqueror.

You’ll hear about how the royal family took the Windsor name and about a daring robbery during Queen Elizabeth’s coronation. You’ll find out more fascinating stories about Queen Elizabeth and take a 90-minute stroll through London to see key sites, like Buckingham Palace. Coronation on May 6, tours available before and after

7. The Boat Race

The renowned Boat Race offers a thrilling rowing competition between Cambridge University Boat Club and Oxford University Boat Club every year. The event takes place on London’s River Thames and features eights for both men and women participants, as well as reserve crews. Mark your calendars - the 168th Men’s and 77th Women’s Boat Race will be on March 26 2023, starting at 5pm for gentlemen and 4pm for ladies. March 26

8. London Games Festival

The London Games Festival is a massive celebration of video games and interactive entertainment. For many of the events, it’s possible to attend in person or join the event online. Examples of in-person events include W.A.S.D. showcasing PC and indie games at Truman Brewery on Brick Lane and LGF Lounge, a networking space at Shoreditch’s Platform Bar. Now Play This is an event showcasing experimental game design at Somerset House. March 29 - April 8

9. Sculpture In The City, City of London

Discover a global selection of artworks in the 11th Edition of Sculpture in the City. This annual sculpture park uses the urban environment as its own gallery! The event will run until spring 2023, featuring over 20 unique sculptures throughout London’s financial district. So be sure to mark your calendar for this unforgettable experience. Until spring 2023

10. Witness for the Prosecution

Have you ever read an Agatha Christie book or watched a movie, wondering how the events depicted would have looked and felt at the time and place. Now you can join the intense court proceedings of Leonard Vole’s murder trial in Witness for the Prosecution, an immersive theatrical production created from Agatha Christie’s captivating short story set in 1920s England. Be seated alongside other spectators and watch witnesses testify; opposing counsels passionately dispute their viewpoints as this riveting mystery unravels with its usual twists that have made Agatha Christie so renowned. Get ready to experience a thrilling mix of deceit, romance, and justice at the London County Hall in Southbank. Until April 28 2024