What’s happening in London: March

March in London is bustling with annual events that cater to diverse interests. From cultural festivities to recreational pursuits, the city offers a range of activities for both locals and visitors.

In this article, we highlight some must-attend events, ensuring you make the most of London’s dynamic and vibrant scene in March.

St. David’s Day Celebrations (March 1st): March is welcomed by Welsh communities in London who mark St. David’s Day with parades, concerts, and traditional food. Pin a daffodil to your lapel, climb on your dragon and join the fun. 

  • Takes place 1 March
  • Welsh Culture

The Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race: A historic rowing race along the River Thames between the two universities. The Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race is an annual rowing competition between the University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge, held on the River Thames in London, England. This historic event, first raced in 1829, draws great attention as the two of the most prestigious universities in the world battle it out in an intense rowing battle, attracting spectators along the iconic Thames course.

  • Takes place in 2024 on Sunday 13th March 2024
  • Womens Race starts at 2:46pm
  • Mens Race starts at 3:46pm

St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival: A lively celebration of Irish culture with a parade, live music, and dance performances.

International Women’s Day Events: The city comes alive with a diverse array of initiatives, fostering a sense of solidarity and sparking imporatnat conversations to advance gender equality. Throughout the city there are events celebrating women’s achievements, including talks, exhibitions, and performances.

London Beer Week: Various pubs and breweries participate, offering special events, tastings, and discounts on craft beers.

  • Takes place every year in March 
  • Over 800 beers to try

Women of the World Festival (WOW) at the Southbank Centre: A global festival celebrating women’s achievements in arts, politics, and more, featuring talks, performances, and workshops.

The Affordable Art Fair: A chance to explore and purchase affordable contemporary art from a diverse range of artists.


London Book Fair: A hub for publishers, authors, and literary professionals, showcasing upcoming book releases and industry trends.

International Women’s Day Events: The city comes alive with a diverse array of initiatives, fostering a sense of solidarity and sparking crucial conversations to advance gender equality. Various events celebrating women’s achievements, including talks, exhibitions, and performances.

Ideal Home Show: A home and lifestyle exhibition featuring the latest trends in interior design, technology, and home improvement.

Fashion Week: London Fashion Week showcases the latest trends from top designers.

London Coffee Festival: A celebration of coffee culture featuring tastings, workshops, and demonstrations for coffee enthusiasts.

BFI Flare: London LGBTQ+ Film Festival: An annual film festival showcasing a diverse range of LGBTQ+ films and hosting related events and discussions.

Nowruz (Persian New Year) Celebrations: Events celebrating the Iranian New Year may take place in London, including cultural performances, traditional music, and food festivals.

Holi Festival of Colors: Celebrations of the Hindu festival of colors with vibrant powders, music, and dance events in various locations.

London International Ska Festival: A music festival celebrating ska, rocksteady, dub and reggae returns to the captial for its 36th year, featuring live performances, DJs, and dance events.

World Book Day: Events on the 7th March in bookstores like Waterstones and libraries celebrate reading with activities for children and adults.

Visitors to London should explore the city’s vibrant annual events that take place in March. Ensure an enriching experience by checking event details online, including schedules, venues, and any potential changes. Stay informed to make the most of your visit.

Some popular events in March include the Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race, the London Book Fair, and various St. Patrick's Day celebrations.

In March, London experiences mild temperatures, with highs averaging around 11-13°C (52-55°F) and lows around 4-6°C (39-43°F). It's advisable to bring layers as weather can be variable.

Yes, London typically hosts a variety of exhibitions and art shows in March. You can check out renowned galleries like the Tate Modern, the National Gallery, and the Victoria and Albert Museum for current exhibitions.

Absolutely! London hosts several St. Patrick's Day celebrations, including parades, concerts, and pub events. Trafalgar Square is a popular spot for festivities, with live music and food stalls.

Some top attractions to visit in March include the British Museum, Buckingham Palace, the Tower of London, and the London Eye. Additionally, exploring parks like Hyde Park or Kew Gardens can be enjoyable as spring begins to bloom.

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