There are so many great things to do in London in March 2019.
As signs of spring pop-up hither and thither, embrace the season by venturing out and trying something new in London. From art exhibitions to gigs and quirky events, you’re bound to find the perfect event for you this March. Here’s what’s on in London in March 2019.
1. Have a lovely little time with The Little Orchestra
Promising a relaxed and accessible approach to classical music, The Little Orchestra will be rocking up to Alexandra Palace’s gorgeously restored theatre space, performing Beethoven’s 8th Symphony, Egmont Overture and Wellington’s Victory while you sip on wine and soak up the music. Get tickets here.
2. Flip out for Pancake Day (March 5)
If you ask us, pancakes are an always food, but we’ll still celebrate the start of Lent with a crepe big feast. Check out the best places for pancakes in London.
3. Join the Women of the World (March 8-9)
For the ninth year, the Southbank Centre marks International Women’s Day with a series of events celebrating the power and potential of women and girls everywhere. Maureen Duffy, Angela Davis, Jo Brand, Naomi Klein and Chidera Eggerue are among those speaking in 2019. Find out more.
4. Gogh to Tate Britain (March 27 onwards)
A major new exhibition will bring together 45 works from the legendary artist. £22. More information on their website.
5. Find some brutal beeps Re-Textured Festival (March 28–31)
40+ electronic music acts fan out across London, for three days of music at Brutalist and Modern venues, including Southbank Centre, 180 The Strand, Village Underground, Walthamstow Assembly Hall, E1 London, and The Silver Building.
B. Traits, Volvox, BenSims, Lucrecia Dalt, Objekt and Nina Kraviz are among the many acts taking part. Find out more.
6. Try the all-new Crystal Maze (March 29 onwards)
Take on physical, mental, and mystery challenges as a team, as the wildly popular game experience takes over a huge new site near Leicester Square. There’ll be 32 new games to frolick your way through, and your group, as always will be led a garrulous gamemaster to rival Richard O’Brien himself. More information here.
X. Treat your mum for Mother’s Day (March 31)
Don’t forget Mother’s Day on the very last day of the month!
7-11. See a new art exhibition
If van Gogh’s a hard no, what about one of these lot? The Renaissance Nude opens at the Royal Academy on March 3, photographer Martin Parr presents his Only Human exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery from March 7, and Sorolla: Spanish Master of Light is at the National Gallery from March 18.
12. Catch a big gig
The O2 plays host to Childish Gambino, Panic! At The Disco, George Ezra, Post Malone, Nicki Minaj v Future, Sheridan Smith and (somehow) Peter André in March. Anderson .Paak and The Free Nationals will be at Alexandra Palace, while Maribou State, Kamasi Washington, Yxng Bane, The Internet and NAO play Brixton Academy.
13-23. Spend a night at the movies
Plenty of intriguing fare reaches UK cinemas in March, a favoured spot in the calendar for films a little too weird for awards consideration. Us, the latest horror from Get Out director Jordan Peele, will have you sleeping with the lights on, while The Hole In The Ground and The Prodigy both offer spooky-kid chills of their own. (There’s a prodigy of a different kind in The Kindergarten Teacher, starring Maggie Gyllenhall as a pre-school teacher obsessed with a talented pupil.) And don’t forget this neat trick to score much cheaper Odeon tickets, if you’re heading that way. Here’s the full list of March’s releases, by Metascore:
86 Happy as Lazzaro
78 At Eternity’s Gate
76 Madeline’s Madeline
75 The Kindergarten Teacher
69 What They Had
66 Everybody Knows
59 Under the Silver Lake
– Captain Marvel
– The Aftermath
– The Hole In The Ground
– Miss Bala
– What Men Want
– The Prodigy
– The Informer
– The White Crow
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