London is one of the best cities in the world for tourism. From the beautiful array of unique events and an incredible variety of cultural activities, the city has been long cemented as a diverse and eclectic destination for holidaymakers. Whatever month you’re visiting in, the UK capital promises events and experiences that will no doubt enhance and enrich, whilst also keeping in tune with the season.
With spring just around the corner, March can seem like a placeholder month when it comes to seasonal events. However, London’s vast repertoire of cultural events means that there’s plenty to look forward to in the coming weeks. From art exhibitions to exciting theatre festivals, here are some of the best events you can look forward to over March 2020, giving guests at the Park Grand Hotels in London a lowdown of exciting opportunities and family activities.
Running until the last week of March, Vault Festival is one of the city’s best fringe arts festivals and gives many emerging performers and theatre-makers the chance to showcase their talents. With comedy, theatre and cabaret all housed within the 12 venues underground labyrinth beneath Waterloo Station, the weekly lineups provide plenty of opportunities for all tastes, ages and mediums.
Women of the World Festival
Taking place on the weekend of the 6th of March, this weekend-long festival of events, lectures and workshops give guests an inclusive, mind-expanding and exhilarating foray into feminist literature, business, art and philosophy. With many legendary speakers over the weekend, this South Bank Centre based event is an empowering celebration of International Women’s Day and the perfect intellectual pursuit for Park Grand Paddington Court guests.
St Patrick’s Day
Taking place on Tuesday 17th of March, this celebration of Irish heritage will see a parade take place on the preceding weekend. Marching through the centre of the city, green-clad paraders will showcase Irish music, costume and culture, all while the many Irish bars of London will host special deals on Irish whiskey and stouts.
London Book and Screen Week
World Book Day will be preceded by this innovative week of industry, giving visitors to London with a literary or cinematic slant a chance to explore the close relationship between screen and literature. From talks with writers to networking events, London Book and Screen Week will take place all across London from the 9th to the 15th of March.
London Mother’s Day
Mother’s Day this year will take place on Sunday 22nd March, and whilst there are plenty of events celebrating womanhood and mothers, you’ll no doubt want to curate a special treat for yours. From our very own hotels, you’ll find Park Grand afternoon tea deals across our six hotels, alongside special packages for rooms that will provide you and your mother with the perfect Mother’s Day treat.
6 Music Festival
Taking place from the 6th till the 8th of March in Camden, the 6 Music Festival is the BBC’s celebration of new music and emerging artists. With a broad variety of singers, bands and rappers, Camden will come alive over this exciting weekend of innovative sounds. Taking place in 4 unique venues across the district, the lineup will undoubtedly be music to your ears.
London Games Festival
Over the last week of March (26th March to the 6th of April) the London games festival will showcase the newest talent and latest tech in the world of gaming. From innovative virtual reality games in the streets of Soho to talks and unveilings, the London Games Festival is a must for visiting gamers and tech-savvy tourists visiting the city. With plenty of events to choose from, check out the Games. London website for more details.
Oxford Cambridge Boat Race
From football derby days to cricket tournaments, London is well known for its sporting prowess and atmosphere. One event that always takes the city by storm is the annual Oxford Cambridge boat race. Taking place over 4.2 miles of the River Thames, this exciting event will see the best rowers from the world’s leading universities battle it out head to head. Easy to watch from the banks’ and bridges of the river, this is one not to miss on the 29th of March.
This exhibition at the Royal Academy is one of the most extensive explorations of the modern artists work that’s ever been shown outside of the Picasso Museum. Exploring the artist’s relationship with drawing and paper, it charts his work throughout his life and sees some rare pieces by the Spanish master. Curated by the Royal Academy near Green Park, this is the perfect way to spend a March afternoon, especially with the nearby Park Grand Restaurant in close proximity.
Andy Warhol at the Tate Modern
Andy Warhol’s exciting retrospective will be open from the 12th of March and will explore the life and works of the famous avant-garde and pop artist. Exploring his inspirations and his collaborators, this exciting exhibit will chart the rise of one of the most influential creatives to come out of New York, all from within the most striking London gallery out there, a building which Warhol himself would have loved.
Meet Vincent Van Gogh
Open all through March, this innovative exhibit gets visitors up close and personal with the works of Vincent Van Gogh. Through an immersive South Bank based gallery, the multimedia exhibit really digs into the inspirations, life and mindset of the troubled great.
West End Theatre
With shows such as To Kill A Mockingbird and the Prince of Egypt to look forward to in March, the beginning of springtime is no stranger to exciting theatre. Whilst you may be enjoying the sunshine and exciting art events opening, make sure not to miss shows such as Hamilton, the Book of Mormon and Mary Poppins, all ensuring a magical, dazzling and accessible experience that will cater to all ages.