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What’s On in London in March

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Updated: 23 March 2017

Ah March, and it’s all to play for in London this month, as the winter chill is shaken off and we get back to what we do best; festivals, gigs and any excuse for an afternoon tea.



© Márcio Cabral de Moura / Townsquare Media / Southbank Centre

© Márcio Cabral de Moura / Townsquare Media / Southbank Centre

📅  MUSIC | Rock out classically

Wednesday March 1st, from 7pm

Finnish quartet Apocalyptica are at the Southbank Centre to play Metallica. Yes really. The classically trained cellists take on heavy metal classics like you’ve never heard them before.

Tickets: £18.50

📍 Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London 

📅FOOD | Ladies that cook

Tuesday March 7th, 6pm & 8pm

To celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8th, Balls & Company has devised a special tasting menu, with each course cooked by a different amazing female chef. The ladies lining up include Freddie Jansses, Margot Henderson and Tania Steytler.

Tickets: £50

📍 Balls & Company, 58 Greek St, London

📅FESTIVAL | Women of the World Unite

March 7th-11th

The annual WOW festival is back at the Southbank Centre and bigger than ever. Workshops, debates, lectures and games that relate back to equality in the workplace and the wider world are all there, and you won’t find a better list of women anywhere in the capital. A highlight is Nu Civilisation Orchestra playing Joni Mitchell’s album Hejira.

Tickets: £22 for a day pass

📍  Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London 


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© Ushvani / AisforAmy91 / Chawawat Chans / Flickr

📅ART | Get down with the Renaissance

Until June 25th

The National Gallery’s blockbuster summer exhibition is a classical delight. The Credit Suisse Exhibition Michelangelo & Sebastiano explores the 25 year relationship between these two Renaissance masters and includes Michelangelo’s The Risen Christ on loan from Bassano Romano.

Tickets: £18

📍The National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London


📅FOOD | Basque out for brunch

Every Saturday and Sunday, 11.30am-2.30pm

Forget the avo, there’s so much more to brunch. Book into Eneko at One Aldwych for a Basque-inspired take on London’s favourite meal. Choose between street food like suckling pig on brioche, endless egg dishes and regional classics like Guernica beans with Savoy cabbage.

📍Eneko, 1 Aldwych, London


📅WELLNESS | Discover your feminine side at a yoga workshop

Tuesday March 14th, 6.30pm-8pm

Ushvani spa runs weekly workshops to celebrate International Women’s Day, focusing on the warrior series to set intentions around leadership and goal achievement. It includes a 90 minute empowerment yoga class and refreshments designed to strengthen the body’s immune system.

Tickets £30

📍Ushvani Spa, 1 Cadogan Gardens, Chelsea, London


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© Company Chameleon / Leo Hidalgo, Yuriy Akopov / Flickr

📅GIG| Get Born Slippy with Underworld

Friday March 17th

The 90s favourite dance act are back with a gig at the Alexandra Palace. Think big visuals, lasers and whatever post-Techno is.

Tickets £52

📍Alexandra Palace, Alexandra Palace Way, London

📅DANCE | Witness the dance fitness

Thursday March 17th & Friday March 18th, from 7pm

One of the UK’s leading independent dance companies, Company Chameleon, brings its latest production to the Laban Theatre. ‘Witness’ tells the story of a choreographer’s battle with bi-polar disorder.

Tickets £16

📍Laban Theatre, King Charles Court, Old Royal Naval College, London

📅FILM | Fall in love with the Ginger line

Thursday March 16th, 7pm-9pm

The London Transport Museum has a special film night to celebrate our love of the Overground. The film retraces London writer Iain Sinclair’s journey with film maker Andrew Kötting. See London in all its glory.

Tickets £10
📍 London Transport Museum, Covent Garden Piazza, London


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© Diamond geezer, Martin49, Ewan Munro / FLickr

📅CRAFT | Get stitched at the Stitch Academy

Saturday March 25th – Saturday April 22nd

Hackney Walk, the luxury outlet district, will host Stitch Academy for four weeks, bringing workshops and talks to the area.  Ashley Williams, Piers Atkinson and Christopher Raeburn will be there to advise up-and-coming designers and creatives.

📍Hackney Walk, Morning Lane, London

📅LECTURE | Learn something about London

Tuesday March 28th

Head to the Dulwich Picture Gallery for a one-off talk about London’s suburbs, the vast sprawl contained by the M25. Learn about how London’s suburbs have been there ever since the Romans, and how the impact of them ebbs and flows.

📍Dulwich Picture Gallery, Gallery Road, Southwark

📅HOLIDAY | Buns and buses for Mother’s Day

Sunday March 26th, noon, 2.30pm or 5pm

Treat your mum to spot of pampering and sightseeing with an afternoon tea bus tour. B Bakery serve up all the sandwiches, scones and cakes while you point out the essential London sights, and there’s also a tour guide.

Tickets £45

📍Victoria Station, Victoria St, London