Best Events in March
Another winter draws to a close and it's time to pat yourself on the back; you made it. As the days get longer and the temperature ramps it up a few degrees, there's plenty of reasons to get out of the house and celebrate. This month, we're talking about the city's greatest cocktail party, Holi festivals, Game of Thrones parties and some of the biggest and best St. Patrick's Day events in the UK. There's absolutely loads to look forward to, so be sure to check out our completely hand-picked guide to things to do in London this March.
Last updated on 23rd February 2017
Cinnamon Kitchen are saying goodbye to winter with their very own House of Holi. The perfect solution to the horribly grey winter months, Holi will inject colour into your life in this March event featuring delicious Indian food, cocktails, and Kingfisher Beer. But of course no Holi celebration is complete without their pop-up, where you’re encouraged to throw powder paint onto each other in a colourful explosion.
The Bloody Brunch Club is turning two this year and is pulling out all the stops for its birthday blowout. Taking over Haunt in Stoke Newington, guests will be treated to glasses of bloody marys and a course of delicious brunch food that's created by the expert chefs in the kitchen. If that wasn't enticing enough, the venue's resident DJs will be playing all your favourite tunes and the bartenders will be flairing together all your favourite cocktails behind the bar.
If you are a beer lover, there’s only one place for you to be this March: DrinkUp.London’s Beer Edit in Hackney’s Oval Space. The sell-out pop-ups from London Beer Week will come together with exciting newbies to deliver the best in ale, lager, stout, mead and more. You’ll get a free beer on arrival, all drinks are at a special price and there’s delicious food waiting for you.
Experience a peaceful morning of fantastic yoga at the Sky Garden this March, as the venue hosts Sunrise Yoga. Workout to the routine while surrounded by the beauty of the sun and the venue, before being treated to a delicious, healthy buffet breakfast at City Garden afterwards.
Ever wanted to eat dinner in Faulty Towers with Basil, Sybil and Manuel attempting to serve you? Join this immersive theatre production, which features plenty of spontaneity, participation and a delicious three course meal, as you try to get A-star service in this ridiculous hotel.
Head to the Brewhouse in Hackney and soak up all the fun and entertainment of London's first hip hop and RnB bingo gameshow night. Featuring lip sync battles, dance-off competitions and even a great MC calling the numbers, this March night out is perfect for anyone looking for something a bit different in East London. Expect phat beats and crazy prizes.
Little Nan’s Rio Bar is a kitsch nostalgia explosion and they want you to join. One of the best March events in London, join the crazy venue for a night of photo booths, 90s tunes, unlimited Pic ‘N’ Mix, cinema popcorn, and bottomless teapot cocktails, beer and cider. With a free welcome punch and all the opportunities you need to take the best Instagram shots, Little Nan’s is exactly where you need to be.
Cabaret rarely is as sophisticated and entertaining as The London Cabaret Club. Diving into the rich cultural history of British culture, with each performance centred on a British theme, the company aims to deliver a sophisticated night of live entertainment while you dine on exquisite food.
Try something new this March with Bourbon & Butchery! The night includes a demo with a professional butcher who will break down the carcass and tell you what to look out for when buying meat; followed by tasting some of the finest American whiskeys with a professional. Later, you’ll be treated to some of the finest meat-focused food and drink pairings.
Having invited Idris Elba in the past, Library in Central London now invites Goldie to discuss three books from his bookshelf; one book from his past, one from his present and one that they'd recommend to the next guest in the series. Each special guest will sit down with the BBC's Nick Higham and will discuss in length why they chose those books. This event is perfect for any literary fans looking for a new book to dive into.
The Queen's Head has pulled it out of the bag again as they throw a massive night of '90s Hip Hop. No Scrubs is taking place in their backroom, with their top DJs spinning hours of TLC, Puff Daddy and The Fresh Prince.
Temple Cinema shows iconic cinema in one of London's most unique venues. Taking place in Andaz London's secret masonic chamber, the fourth season of this film club is showing horror films. Prepare to scare yourself silly watching Psycho and Poltergeist in this historic setting.
Crash landing into March is a comedy clash you never knew you wanted: performance poetry Vs stand-up comedy. Six acts will be going head-to-head to see if one art form is superior with spoken word, and the results are hilarious. Which one wins? That’s up to you!
The Larder at Butlers Retreat is a cosy, out-of-town spot located in the middle of Epping Forrest. Mad about all things chocolate related, the team of chefs have been hard at work, creating a menu of quirky dishes and flavoursome drinks. Serene, cosy and full of great flavour, this chocolate-mad, quirky afternoon tea is sure to leave a lasting impression on you.
Become a reggae star this March as the Queen of Hoxton host Reggeoke Live. Not only will you be able to sing along with the other performers and patrons, you can get on stage and sing to your favourite Reggae songs with the help of a live band. Presented by DJ Barse and MC Dazzla, this is an event for reggae super-fans and fun-lovers alike.
Cabaret, cards, and burlesque and a number of other forbidden pleasures are to be expected Cellar Door's High Tea & Tease night. Open every Saturday, experience one of the most raucous displays of cabaret London has to offer from such performers Miss Daisy Page, Vicious Delicious and the legendary Beatrix Von Bourbon. Tickets include the show, casino chips and high tea with bubbles, finger sandwiches, cupcakes and tea.
Lock-In Lunch is an full-on party that spans hours, from cocktails and chatting through to feasting and epic tunes until the early hours. Taking place in Grand Union Cafe in Southwark, the event is all about having fun with a communal and sociable feel, as well as a party that goes on until late.
Travel back into the time of baggy jeans and spiky hair as the 90s is coming back to life at The 90s Brunch. This throwback party features awesome food, an hour of bottomless cocktails and the chance to lip-synch battle with your fellow Nostalgia hunters.
Ever felt like your true calling is to be a wizard? You’re not alone, so get yourself down to The Wizard Inn for one of the most magical March events in London. One ticket gets you unlimited drinks, a cold buffet and a whole heap of entertainment to keep you busy – including some magical surprises and beer pong!
March just got a whole lot hotter as House of Kittens bring their seductive brand of burlesque to a secret townhouse in East London. Their third show is entitled MENAGERIE, 'Homage' and will bring all the heat and immersive cabaret they are famous for, sir down and strap in because you're in for one hell of a ride.
This Mother's Day, think beyond the usual box of chocolates and lame flowers when searching for a gift. Instead, head to the South Place Hotel near Liverpool Street and treat your mum to a hearty roast dinner, coupled with a pop-up cinema screening of the classic film Mamma Mia. Sink back into a cosy deck chair, enjoy a complimentary welcome cocktail and watch as the smile grows bigger and bigger on your mum's face.
Spend your nights in March running away from the long arm of the prohibition police or stealing the Crown Jewels in a daring bank robbery thanks to the imaginative minds at George Yard in the City of London. The team are hosting a series of immersive events, composed of tricky puzzles and daunting challenges, that will truly put your mental and physical skills to the test.
Revolutionising the way we brunch and changing everything we come to know about boozy karaoke exploits, the Hip Hop Brunch collective are here to show you how they do brunch ... and boy it is good. With a menu of 'Dirty South' inspired lunch goodies you'll be going big here with bottomless cocktails to match before hitting out some serious lyrical flow with their hip hop karaoke.
There are many good events in March, but none are quite as fun as St Patrick’s Day events. So make sure you get involved in some Irish BarHopping, where you’ll go to four different venues, get free shots, free pizza, and amazing drinks discounts before ending the night in a nightclub.
Add a touch of sophistication and class to your March at this fun afternoon tea in East London. Map Maison in Hackney are putting their unique twist on the tradition with tiers of cheeseburgers, mini baguettes and pastries, alongside teas, prosecco or their renowned cocktails.
For the sophisticated person who loves cigars, there’s finally the masterclass for you at Voltaire. Set on their dedicated cigar terrace that offers a selection of Cohiba, Motecristo and Romeo y Julieta cigars, you’ll be treated to a hand-rolled Havana perfect for all smoking connoisseurs. You’ll be greeted with a welcome drink and canapes followed by an interactive discussion with a cigar connoisseur, all while sipping on specifically picked paired spirits.
Treat yourself to an award-winning music and arts venue this month as The Forge continues to impress with its diverse range of events. Hosting anything from classical, contemporary, folk, storytelling, poetry, rap, workshops, jazz and many, many more, this is a venue to properly expand your perceptions. There’s also a Cantina upstairs serving delicious Latin American street food and cocktails.
For one of the funniest events in March, join Live at the Chapel as they bring the biggest, most dramatic acts from around the country into one place. Coupled with the house band, they put on a truly unique and spectacular show.
This is your chance to see the headline act of the 2017 City of Culture celebrations. The Gin Chronicles tells the story of amateur detective John Jobling as he enlists his housemaid Doris Golightly to help him uncover the whereabouts of missing gin magnate Cornelius Juniper. Hilarious, 1940s radio-style action comedy that comes with a complimentary boutique Gin & Tonic.
The Lady Ottoline in central London will be getting into the Welsh spirit with a special St David's Day event. Celebrate the national day with a four-course menu complete with wine pairing and even a few notes from the choir.
Get ready for the sporting match of the year as Infernos brings back the ultimate darts match for another year! Four darting legends will go head-to-head as the crowds go wild behind them. Either get a spot at the bar or on the long tables to get the truly authentic dart atmosphere.
It's all about the madness and fun of the '90s at Hot Since 91 in The Grand. From massive sing along karaoke through to a room dedicated to SEGA, Playstation and Nintendo, get involved in the decade in the best way possible.
With tickets from just £5, Natural Born Storytellers is a fun and quirky way to spend an evening in Camden. The evening is a collection of tales, from the absurd to the heart-warming, this is the perfect way to pull on those heartstrings.
What's better than a night of hilarious comedy? A night of rip-roaring comedy in a brewery, of course. Head East to Howling Hops as the brewery play host to Pickle Boy Comedy; the first show will feature professional comedians Lynn Ruth Miller, David Trent and Danny McLoughin; there will also be a pickled egg eating competition.
Get yourself down to the Fondue Lodge for one of the best food events in March. This Apres-Ski Experience serves delicious food, including cheese and chocolate fondue and a starter of your choice. With the venue decked out exactly like an alpine lodge and complimentary Schnapps included, this is the best way to experience a skiing holiday right here in London.
Archie's, the cheese truck, are bringing cheese and craft beer to the good folks of Deptford at this incredible tasting event. Join a beer guru as he talks you through various brews, gives you plenty of samples and lets you gorge on a selection of British cheeses - DREAMY.
Indulge your guiltiest pleasures at KOKO this March as the Camden nightclub play hours of the biggest pop hits, from Britney through to Queen Bey. As well as hours of cracking music, there will also be a confessional to whisper about all your naughtiness, entertainers and dance troupes to teach you some new moves.
What’s better than watching a great movie with your friends? Watching it in an amazing venue, like at Boondocks Cinema Club. Sitting just below Southern American style restaurant Boondocks, the venue plays a bunch of classic films from Independence Day to Big, making it a must-go event in London this March.
Strictly for the most debauched audience members available, Milk V is bringing an exclusive night of X-Rated burlesque and the sexiest live music and DJs. The faint-hearted should walk away but those of you brave enough to venture in, dress to undress.
Eleanor Conway is back in London with her hilarious and brave stand-up. Walk of Shame sees the comedian recounting stories from her life as a music journalist, from working with the Chinese mafia through to starring in a porn film.
Located in Farringdon, The Poetry Brothel is seducing you through their way with words as they tell you stories of Victorian London. Get lost in the three-storey brothel as the poetry whores wait to tantalise you with their stories and tall tales, all the while teasing your other senses.
Bottomless brunch and Indeedy Musical Bingo is a match made in heaven. While you tuck into endless bubbles, Bloody Marys and bagels, play the craziest game of bingo with the chance to win anything from a sandwich toaster to a giant inflatable banana. Their afterparty will be a slow-jam dance party.
Whether you're a novice or a connoisseur when it comes to vino, Bedales' Wine Tasting Workshop at Borough Market (March 9th) is a quirky, off-beat approach to wine-tasting and education that caters to all! Head down to take part in two hours of tasting whilst tucking into some light nibbles and sharing platters.
Inviting some of the finest and best chefs into their kitchens, Brother Marcus is putting on a series of delicious supper clubs. The South London venue will be serving everything from fancy Yorkshire Puddings to Mexican food.
Strap yourself in and get ready for a night of out-of-this-world tunes at SciFilent Disco, only at The Vaults. With three different stations to listen to and sapient beings from all of the galaxy, shoot off into the stars in one of the most fun events this March.
March 2017 sees the return of one of the UK’s biggest comedy acts to centre stage. Famous for his razor sharp wit on Mock The Week and his very own Russell Howard’s Good News, Russell Howard embarks on the biggest tour of his career, and you can catch him in London as he plays ten consecutive dates at the world-famous Royal Albert Hall.
Inspiring Chefs is one of the most interesting and varied cooking collaborations taking place in London. Learn how to cook the cuisine of Cameroon at a hands-on class filled with tasters and nibbles, or head along to the eight-course tasting menu prepared by four different chefs as they take you round the world.
This Autumn, gin-lovers from all over the capital can take part in a stunning masterclass that's taking place at the famous Half Hitch Micro Distillery in North London. Starting with a tasting of the distiller's best spirits, guests will then learn all about the history of this famous drink, before making their own bespoke gin using flavours and ingredients that they've brought from home. Relax, fill your head with intriguing facts and try your hand as a distiller at this fun North London event in March.
Join in with this fun masterclass at Chinese Cricket Club Restaurant as their team of expert chefs teach you how to make a dim sum feast, and then let you eat your delicious parcels. Things kick off with a glass of prosecco and talk on the history of dim sum, before the chef shows you how to make the Chinese cuisine.
Get ready for one of the biggest nights of comedy in East London as Pickle Boy Comedy comes to the Howling Hops. Prepare for some of the best acts from across the world in a night of unforgettable hilarity, and if you’re feeling a bit hungry, grab a bite to eat from Billy Smokes BBQ.
Sunday Jamm is a weekly reggae showcase taking place in Brixton that plays some of the best beats in South London. The venue will be cooking up a street food feast, mixing up bottomless rum punch and has cracking drink deals.
The Cuckoo are offering you a taste sensation this March with their Big Easy Supper Club. Travel to the deep south in Islington for a night of Cajun, Creole, French, Spanish and Native American influenced food. There will be plenty of bourbon to mark the occasion and funky jazz to keep you dancing.
With a passion for all things cosy and huge fans of arts and crafts, the team at the West Elm are hosting a series of knitting classes this March. From warming clothes to oversized heart cushions and plant hangers, these knitting classes offer a relaxed, easy-going way to let your creative side take control.
Hip Hop Brunch is coming with the same fun-filled afternoon session, packed with bottomless cocktails, a three course Dirty South brunch and their infamous Hip Hop Karaoke. There will be a resident their resident magician and tattoo artist as well. All the proceeds will be going towards DJ Daredevil’s rehabilitation after his battle with spinal cancer.