A bright, blossom-filled March is definitely on the agenda. The days are longer, the evenings are lighter and the buzz around London is picking up for the season. So, get your diary ready, because this lot will keep you busy for the entire month.
This is your last chance to catch the Battersea Light Festival. The eight spectacular pieces of artwork are displayed both outdoors and inside the iconic Grade II* listed Power Station, alongside Electric Boulevard, a new pedestrianised high street for London. The outdoor installations will be switched on from 8am until 11pm daily, with the installations inside switching off at 10pm. And the best part? It’s entirely free.
When: until 5th March
Credit: Queen Elizabeth II walking her dogs at Windsor Castle, 1994. Photo: Julian Parker/UK Press via Getty Images
Great news for lovers of royalty and canines. The Wallace Collection unveils a free new display, The Queen and her Corgis. The exhibition celebrates the late monarch’s passion for pooches with pictures of the Queen and her beloved corgis throughout her life.
When: 8 March-25th June
Head over to Evolution Battersea for the Spring Affordable Art Fair. Whether you’re an avid collector or a complete novice, it makes no difference as this festival is for everyone. Explore thousands of contemporary artworks from local, national and international galleries. Some pieces of artwork start at £50 so it’s never too late to discover the joy of collecting art. Besides artwork, there are special events including DJs, late-night openings, and a mural created live on-site.
When: 9-12th March
Because one art fair simply isn’t enough! The Other Art Fair is organised by Saatchi Art with the purpose is to support independent artists, so all the art that you’ll see exhibited is made by the best local emerging artists. The fair attracts thousands of art lovers and you can buy directly from the exhibiting artists, even if you are new to the art world.
When: 9-12th March
Londoners remember their Irish heritage each year and embrace it by getting involved in the St Patrick’s Day celebrations. The main event is the St Patrick’s Day festival and parade on 12 March. Expect Irish dancing, comfort food and a Guinness for good measure. Get involved and don your biggest green hat and shamrock – as they say in Ireland, the craic will be 90. The parade starts at Hyde Park Corner, then travels through Piccadilly, St James’s Street, Pall Mall, Cockspur Street and Whitehall and finishes in Trafalgar Square.
When: 12th March
For all the food lovers, this one’s for you! An indoor food festival celebrating the best in modern cuisine, mixology and independent produce at Olympia London. You’ll be able to learn new culinary skills; discover new spirits, wine and beer; see chefs cooking their best dishes; get advice from experts on how to pair drinks and food; shop fresh produce and much more. We’re calling it now, you’ll be in food heaven.
When: 17 March – 2nd April
For the first time ever in Europe, the Natural History Museum will showcase the magnificent titanosaur cast, Patagotitan mayorum – one of the largest creatures to have ever walked the Earth. Visitors will walk beneath this jaw-dropping titanosaur cast, the most complete gigantic dinosaur ever discovered, while getting hands-on with many other touchable specimens. Kids and adults alike are in for a real treat!
When: 31st March – Jan 2024