10 things to do in London March 2024

Published: 29 Feb 2024
Everyone in London hopes for the spring to start and the weather to allow them to enjoy the beautiful London outdoors. Meanwhile, we've collected ten ideas to check out in March.
Victoria & Albert Museum
Victoria & Albert Museum hosts one of this months events

David Bowie – A London Day

A new exhibition at The Fitzrovia Chapel will showcase Kevin Davies’ collection of photographs capturing David Bowie during a single day in 1992. Titled “David Bowie – A London Day,” the exhibit aims to honour Bowie’s life and legacy with twenty intimate photographs set against the chapel’s stunning interiors. The exhibition is free, and there is no need for advance bookings. Until 20 March

The Art of the Brick: An Exhibition of LEGO® Art

Visit the world’s best-known LEGO® art exhibit featuring sculptures and reimagined masterpieces like Michelangelo’s David and Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa at the Boiler House on Brick Lane. Explore a 6-metre T-Rex skeleton replica and a unique LEGO photography collection. Additionally, a captivating multimedia collection of LEGO photography is showcased. Created in collaboration with the acclaimed photographer Dean West, promising a truly innovative experience. 6 March - 12 May - closed on Tuesdays

Affordable Art Fair

The Affordable Art Fair is a global platform that aims to make contemporary art accessible to a wider audience by offering a diverse range of artworks at affordable prices. The concept of the Affordable Art Fair began in 1999 in London and has since expanded to various cities around the world.

The major spring edition of the Affordable Art Fair in London’s Battersea Park unites the finest affordable contemporary art from 100+ top global galleries. The event features special exhibitions honouring International Women’s Day and showcases interior trends for 2024, incorporating the Pantone Colour of the Year: Peach Fuzz. Explore thousands of new artworks spanning various styles and mediums. 7 - 10 March

International Women’s Day

On International Women’s Day in London, various activities across the city are organised by different groups and institutions. These events, including panel discussions, workshops, art exhibitions, marches, and performances, focus on raising awareness about gender equality issues and celebrating the achievements of women.

The broader context includes a compelling global event organised by WOW’s founder, Jude Kelly, featuring notable figures like Elif Shafak, Liv Little, and Jordan Stephens. The diverse lineup aims to address challenges faced by women, girls, and non-binary individuals, with a key highlight being an interview with Annabelle Hirsch, author of “A History of Women in 101 Objects,” now available as an inclusive audiobook. This unique exploration adds inclusivity and diversity to the International Women’s Day events in London. 8 March

Women of the World Festival | Shoreditch

St Patrick’s Day

The St Patrick’s Day celebrations are a vibrant tapestry of Irish culture, marked prominently by the St Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival. This event is a spectacular showcase of Irish heritage, featuring traditional music, dance, and iconic emerald green attire symbolising the Emerald Isle. Streets come alive with the sound of bagpipes, the sight of elaborate floats, and the cheers of the crowd. 17 March

Head of the River Race

The Head of the River Race is a prestigious against-the-clock rowing competition that takes place every year on the River Thames in London. This event sees teams of rowers competing against each other in eights. It’s just one of the exciting rowing races held on the River Thames in March, including the Schools’ Head of the River Race, Women’s Head of the River Race, and Veterans’ Head of the River Race, each adding their unique charm to the vibrant rowing culture of the city. Main event on 23 March

The Boat Race

The Boat Race is an annual competition between teams from the University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge, taking place on the River Thames in London. The race course spans approximately 4.2 miles (6.8 kilometres) from Putney to Mortlake.

Originating in 1829, the Men’s Boat Race is one of the world’s oldest and most renowned amateur sports events. The Women’s Boat Race was inaugurated in 1927. 30 March

Andy Warhol: Beyond the Brand

An exciting exhibition awaits you at Halcyon Gallery on 148 & 29 New Bond Street, showcasing the captivating life and unparalleled artistic contributions of the iconic Andy Warhol. Join the exploration of his groundbreaking work and lasting influence on the art world. Until 7 April

Halcyon Gallery on New Bond Street
Halcyon Gallery on New Bond Street holds an exhibition about Andy Warhol

Diva at the V&A Museum

The exhibition DIVA at the V&A Museum celebrates the power and creativity of iconic performers. It delves into the multifaceted role of the ‘diva,’ exploring how this archetype has been both subverted and embraced over time across various realms such as opera, stage, popular music, and film. By examining the impact and evolution of the ‘diva’ figure, the exhibition provides insights into the broader cultural and artistic shifts that have shaped perceptions of powerful and influential women in the world of entertainment. Until 10 April

Fashion City — Museum of London Docklands

Museum of London Docklands
Fashion City exhibition is held at the Museum of London Docklands

Delve into the exhibition that unveils the stories behind the Jewish fashion makers who excelled in their industries and established retail chains that flourish on high streets today, helping to establish London as an iconic fashion city. Their creations adorned the rich and famous, from the iconic David Bowie and Princess Diana to the legendary Mick Jagger. Until 14 April