London is always brimming with events and the upcoming month of March has more than its fair share of them.
This blossom filled month with spring at the doorstep has longer, sunnier days and is an excellent time to drop in for a visit. From strolling the city’s magnificent parks and gardens to hobnobbing at the many social events and festivals, there are a plethora of things to stay busy all through March.
The pleasant balmy weather draws in large numbers of tourists, so it is prudent to make hotel bookings in advance. A good area to stay in town would be central London, with the Lancaster Gate Hotel London a good choice of accommodation. It is well connected to the rest of the city and also has fabulous restaurants near Lancaster Gate Tube Station, London.
A must do experience while in the city is that of Afternoon Tea in London, an 18th-century tradition still going strong across the nation.
Some of the mega-events scheduled for March include:
Pancake Day (March 5, 2019): Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent and tradition-wise is a period of abstinence for Christians all over the world. Shrove Tuesday this year falls on March 5 and will be celebrated as Pancake Day. From trendy eateries serving the finest pancakes to races or just flipping pancakes at home, there will be plenty of celebrations featuring pancakes on the menu across the city. So indulge yourself and have a blast without getting battered in the process. Join the action at any of the restaurants or eateries across London and feast on the best pancakes served this side of the Atlantic.
International Women’s Day: An annual affair, International Women’s Day is celebrated every year on March 8. It is a celebration of the numerous achievements of women that have shattered the glass ceiling in their respective fields across the world. It is also a time to take stock of the blatant gender discrimination that still prevails in certain areas and parts of the world. It is time to get involved in a concerted dialogue to try and improve the working and living conditions of women the world over. While there are plenty galore across the UK, London of course, will be abuzz with plenty of events celebrating womanhood.
WOW Festival (Women of the World) at the Southbank Centre: Spread over two days the WOW Festival will wow visitors with a slew of events including performances, debates, discussions and plenty more. Last year saw a groundswell of movements like the #Me Too, Time’s Up and No Grey Area movements, which have further gained momentum in 2019. Women come together and speak up in on voice to fight against patriarchal domination and discrimination in all walks of life.
St Patrick’s Day: It is Shamrock time with sing-a-longs, dance and boisterous celebrations across London to celebrate St Patrick’s Day. Have a ‘craic’ good time Irish style, beginning on March 16-18 at Trafalgar Square, where the main event takes place. The shindig lasts three whole days with ceilidh dancing, lively Irish music, Irish street food etc. all of which will make visitors feel as if they are partying in Dublin or Belfast, rather than London!