Days are getting longer, the weather’s getting warmer, and there’s a hell of a lot to get excited about.
1. Admire the daffodils at The Garden of Light
From 1st March until Sunday 12th, a field of hand-made daffodils will be in Paternoster Square (home to the First Dates restaurant and St Paul’s). This immersive installation is comprised of exactly 2,100 daffodils, representing each and every Marie Curie nurse and is part of the wider daffodil appeal for the charity. It incorporates audio messages from those who have benefited from Marie Curie’s end-of-life care as well as opportunities, not only to contribute by buying a Daffodil Pin, but also to write a message on the Visitor’s Wall.
2. Get tipsy at London Beer Week
From the guys that brought us London Cocktail Week (remember that insaaaane cocktail village in Spitalfields Market last year?), DrinkUp are now bringing us an abundance of beer related fun. This year, between the 13th-19th March, they’re introducing the Beer Edit — an immersive beer market at The Oval Space in Bethnal Green. Think street food, micro-restaurants, rickshaw beer tours, parties, pop-ups and lots of tipsy fun. Tickets start at £10, and include a free beer on arrival. Get them here.
3. Start getting excited about The Cheese Bar
To celebrate their imminent launch, The Cheese Bar is teasing us with a little takeaway hatch. They’ll be offering a lunch upgrade on Thursday 2 March (which you can find out more about here). The team will then reopen their hatch between the 4th and 22nd of March, serving up selected items from their menu… until the eagerly awaited grand opening on the 23rd.
Seriously, we’re not kidding. Head to the London Edition hotel and choose from either A Clockwork Orange, The Great Gatsby or Breakfast at Tiffany’s.
5. Spring will start to, er, spring into action
6. Treat your mum to something special on Mother’s Day (26th)
7. Head to House of Holi’s Cinnamon Kitchen pop-up
Launching on Tuesday 7th, Cinnamon Kitchen are teaming up with Kingfisher Beer to bring a colourful respite from the hustle and bustle of London life. As part of the Indian festival of colour, The House of Holi will be a “party pod” where guests will be invited to get covered in colour, before enjoying some amazing modern Indian food from Vivek Singh’s restaurant in Devonshire Square. It’s open to the public from the 7th March until Saturday 18th.
8. Drink Whiskey and Guinness on St Patrick’s Day (17th)
9. Scoff your face during British Pie Week
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From the 6th-12th March, you have a totally valid excuse to eat all the filled pastry delights you wish.
10. Celebrate all things feminine on International Women’s Day
11. It’s National Cleavage Day on the 27th
Because everything deserves its own day, right?
13. You can try and fail to give up chocolate/alcohol/gluten/cigarettes for lent
14. Help combat food waste with WastED
wastED is a community of chefs, farmers, retailers, etc, all working together to do something great with the “waste” that appears at every stage of the food chain. It’s an exciting project, creating inventive things out of ignored produce. It started off in New York, but from 24 February until 2 April, wastED will be taking over Selfridge’s iconic rooftop and showing us how it’s done.
15. Because it’s London, and no matter the month, things are always pretty great.
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