Things to do in London in March 2020

See London bloom as spring is welcomed this month with Irish cheer, festivals and Mother’s Day celebrations.
Daffodils bloom outside of the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich
National Maritime Museum in Greenwich. Image: Jon Reid. Image courtesy of Jon Reid.

The UK government has advised against all non-essential travel and instructed that people remain at home. 

Public transport must only be used for essential journeys. If you need to make an essential journey, it is advised that you walk or cycle where possible. 

Events have been cancelled, and attractions, restaurants, pubs, theatres, public spaces and other venues have temporarily closed. 

A nationwide ban has also been placed on public gatherings of more than two people.

Check the latest UK government information and travel advice for London.

  • Join in top events in March, including St Patrick’s Day, The Boat Races and International Women's Day,
  • Treat mum to a day out. Many London restaurants, tea rooms and attractions have events and offers for Mother’s Day.
  • Welcome spring with a walk or run in London's parks as the weather starts to warm up.

Although the weather may still be a little cold, the first signs of spring appear in March in London.

It's a good time to visit Kensington Palace gardens, Kew Gardens or any of London’s other top gardens, as seas of crocuses and daffodils bloom across the capital. You won't want to miss the chance to fill your Instagram feed with pretty cherry blossom trees this month. 

March events in London

Annual March events and celebrations

Cool things to do in London in March 2020

  • Immerse yourself in the beauty of planet Earth at the extraordinary spectacle of Planet Earth II Live in Concert at The O2.
  • Learn how to survive on our planet in the future through art installations, talks, striking performances and panels at FutureFest 2020.
  • Don't forget to join in Global Recycling Day with fun activities usually hosted at Carnaby Street.
  • Spot Mary Poppins, Mr. Bean and more film icons at the Scenes in the Square statue trail in Leicester Square.
  • Marvel at locally produced delicacies, create a culinary masterpiece at a class (then munch on it!) and meet foodie celebs at the Eat and Drink Festival at Olympia London.
  • London Handel Festival is themed Handel and the Hanoverians this year and brings a huge programme of events surrounding the Baroque musician's work.

Where to find inspiration this March

  • See the works of Cao Fei as the Blueprints exhibition – which explores themes of automation and technology – makes the Serpentine Galleries its home this spring.
  • Find inspiration in more than 25 of Helaine Blumenfeld's sculptures as her exhibition, Looking Up: Helaine Blumenfeld, turns Canary Wharf into an art trail.
  • Take your last chance to find out the truth about Troy and the 3,000-year-old tale in Troy: Myth and Reality at British Museum.
  • It's also your last chance to explore Tim Walker's inventive photography and fantastical imagination through the Wonderful Things exhibition.
  • Head to the Guildhall Art Gallery to ponder works as part of The Enchanted Interior which explores the enforced isolation of women through history.
  • Pop by Tate Modern to see the works of an American icon, Andy Warhol, presenting prints and interactive exhibits never seen before in the UK.
  • Drop by Lazinc Gallery to catch the last glimpse of painting demonstrations as part of the Watch this Space project.
  • Wander through Among the Trees at the Hayward Gallery, displaying sculptures, paintings and photography alongside installations themed around trees.
  • Or explore another forest resident through Mushrooms: The art, design and future of fungi at Somerset House.

Sports events in London this March

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 with our theatre guide. If you're into last-minute planning, check out what's on this weekend and find more ideas for things to do today

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

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