March sees the start of spring in our fabulous city, and there is no better time to get yourself to one of London’s many green open spaces. As well as seeking out some scenic outdoor action, there are also a few special dates to be celebrated during March 2019, read on to discover what will be happening where!
This is one of London’s top-rated attractions, and in March it has a special spring-time vibe that shouldn’t be missed. While it is home to a living collection of a staggering 30,000 plants, March 2019 sees the annual Orchid Festival turn its focus on the colourful diversity of plants in Columbia. This event is on until 10th March 2019.
Pancake Day – 5th March 2019
The first Tuesday of March in 2019 sees the culinary action at some of London’s top restaurants take an unusual turn and serve up pancakes as their dish of the day! As well as bagging yourself a top table for a fantastic feast, make sure you get yourself to one of the many pancake races that happen throughout the city – you might spot a celeb or two raising money for a good cause.
St Patrick’s Day – 17th March 2019
In 2019 there is a three-day festival to celebrate St Patrick’s Day, with the main events scheduled to take place in Trafalgar Square. Expect Irish music, ceilidh dancing, Irish art and film screenings and, of course, some traditional Irish refreshments to keep spirits high! Events take place from 16th – 18th March.
Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Stratford
This is one of London’s great open spaces, and a wonderful place to soak up the spirit of spring. The park, which is home to attractions such as the ArcelorMittal Orbit and the London Aquatics Centre, is a 560-acre expanse of parkland with waterways, meadows and lawns – places to generally get close to nature.
Mother’s Day – 31st March
If you happen to be in the capital for Mother’s Day, you’ll be spoilt for choice with ways to make the day even more special. The top things to do for Mother’s Day in London include a Cruise on the River Thames with Lunch, Champagne Afternoon Tea, and taking in a Musical in the West End. Other popular activities are a visit to the Victoria and Albert Museum, shopping in Covent Garden, and buying a beautiful bouquet from the Columbia Road Flower Market.