Spring is just around the corner here in London, and as the winter chill begins to lift, the city awakens with a zest for life that translates into an exciting array of events, exhibitions, and activities. To make your stay at one of our London hotels as fruitful as possible, we have collated our selection of the best things to do and see this month. Whether enjoying a delicious Afternoon Tea or immersing yourself in the excitement of one of London's best musicals, enjoy all that London has to offer this March.  

Things to do

Mother's Day afternoon Tea at Egerton House

Celebrate Mother's Day in style with Afternoon Tea at Egerton House Hotel. From the 4th to 10th of March, Egerton House Hotel will be offering a special Mother's Day rendition of their Best of British Afternoon Tea, featuring traditional yet delectable flavours. Indulge in sweet and sticky battenburg cake, sumptuous coffee and walnut cake and a luxurious Eton mess, just to name a few treats. All this can be enjoyed in the intimate drawing room, making it a truly splendid affair.

The Oxford vs Cambridge Boat Race

The 30th March marks the return of the annual Oxford vs Cambridge Boat Race. First raced in 1829, this is an iconic day in the British sporting calendar. With centuries of rivalry already at the fore, the UK's two leading academic institutions will meet on the water once more to partake in one of the world's oldest and most famous amateur sporting events. It is a day of anticipation and excellence, and the 4.25-mile course along the Thames means that it is perfectly situated to be enjoyed by those visiting the capital this March.

Dazzling shows

SIX The Musical

Discover the tale of Henry VIII’s wives like never before with SIX The Musical. As they take to the mics to narrate their stories, enjoy the intoxicating ambience created by exquisite theatrics and musical remixes.


Watch as Orpheus embarks on a thrilling adventure into the underworld in order to rescue his beloved fiancée, Eurydice. Along the way, he encounters the formidable King Hades and the enchanting Persephone, adding twists and turns to this captivating tale.

Exciting new exhibitions

Zheng BO: Bamboo as method

© Somerset House 

This spring, Somerset House features an eco-conscious installation by artist Zheng Bo; the installation pays homage to philosopher Wang Yangming and promotes sustainable practices and respect for all life forms. Visitors can draw in the bamboo garden, guided by Zheng's voice through QR codes. The completed drawings are composted, symbolising a cycle of creativity and ecology. 

Trade winds: JJJJJerome Ellis

© Tate Mordern  

Trade Winds by JJJJJerome Ellis is a groundbreaking live performance taking place on the 7th March in Tate Modern's Turbine Hall. Ellis masterfully blends spoken word with saxophone, piano, hammer dulcimer, and electronics, pushing boundaries of Blackness, speech, music, and time. This immersive experience invites audiences to explore the intersection of performance, poetry, and music in a truly contemporary setting.

Activities for the entire family

Enjoy a St Patrick's Day parade in Trafalgar Square

© Sophie Popplewell

Experience an unforgettable celebration of Irish culture at Trafalgar Square on Sunday, 17th March. The heart of central London will be bustling with art, food, and festivities in honour of St Patrick's Day. Be sure not to miss the spectacular annual parade which will add an extra touch of magic to the day.

Twilight Tour at the Tower of London

Explore the Tower of London for a captivating experience filled with spooky tales of prisoners, extraordinary stories, and royal gossip. Animated theatrics bring gruesome events to life, especially enchanting under the cloak of nightfall. Let your imagination roam free as you immerse yourself in the history woven into the ancient walls of this magnificent and historic landmark.