What to do in London in March?

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Are you coming to London in March to celebrate the arrival of spring? Good idea ! On the program: festivals, sporting events, flea markets, not to mention the famous St Patrick!



Mamma Mia! The Party


Mamma Mia! The Party is a theatrical dinner in a setting that is intended to be the replica of the tavern from the film with Meryl Streep.
For four hours, enjoy a spectacular show, a gourmet three-course Mediterranean meal and an ABBA nightclub to dance to !!!

Information and reservations on the London Box Office website.

When? Until 31 May 2020
Or ? The 02 Arena
Price : 180 €


Metro bus North Greenwich 108, 129, 132, 161, 188, 422, 472, 486

An exhibition dedicated to ABBA at the O2 Arena



An exhibition dedicated to ABBA presents personal objects, photographs and an immersion in the life stories of each member of the group.

For the first time, emblematic objects such as a limited edition replica of the “Star Guitar” played at Eurovision 74, the school book of member Bjorn Ulvaeus as well as photos, gold records and clothing are on display.

The ABBA Super Troupers exhibition immerses visitors through its music, lyrics, creative process and influence on the musical landscape of the 70s and 80s.

Information and reservations on the Lastminute website

When? Until August 31, 2020

Or ? 02 Arena

Price: £ 20 instead of £ 27 when booking through Last minute.


Metro bus North Greenwich 108, 129, 132, 161, 188, 422, 472, 486

 



David Hockney at the National Portrait Gallery

David Hockney is known for his paintings of swimming pools as,
Portrait of an Artist, Peter Getting Out of Nick's Pool or A Bigger Splash, his most famous painting (photo above).

Since February 27, 2020, the National Portrait Gallery presents works less known to the general public of the British artist.

Through the exhibition David Hockney: Drawing from Life, the museum exhibits for the first time 150 drawings and more particularly self-portraits and portraits of four people close to Hockney: his mother, Laura Hockney, his muse Celia Birtwell, his friends Gregory Evans and Maurice Payne.

 

Information and reservation on the museum website

 

When? March 1 - June 28, 2020
Or ? National Portrait Gallery
Price : £ 17- £ 20


Metro bus Charing Cross, Leicester Square3, 6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 23, 24, 87, 91, 139, 176

 


Orchid Festival at Kew Gardens

The tropical greenhouse of Kew Gardens every year hosts the Orchid Festival, a true tropical spectacle of elaborate floral creations. where creative workshops, film screenings, and tours are offered

Information and reservations on the See Tickets website

When? Until March 8, 2020
Or ? Kew Gardens
Price: £18

 

Exposition Body Worlds

Conceived by the German professor Gunther von Hagens, the Body Worlds exhibition aims to explain the mysteries and the transformations of the organism by relying on real human bodies.
This traveling exhibition presents a total of 200 bodies and organs kept intact thanks to plastination, a technique for preserving human bodies invented by Gunther von Hagens.

With over 45 million visitors, Body Worlds Vital is one of the most visited health exhibitions in the world. Often described as a "life changing experience", Body Worlds will give you a better understanding of the complexity of the human body.

Information and reservations at the British Tourist Office 

When? Until October 1, 2020
Or ?  London Pavilion at Piccadilly Circus
Price : 27 €


Metro bus Piccadilly Circus3, 6, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 19, 22, 23, 38, 88, 94, 139, 453

 

Exhibition "Tutankhamun, the Pharaoh's treasure"

After its immense success in Paris, the exhibition “Tutankhamun, the Pharaoh's treasure” travels to London for the third meeting of its world tour, which began in 2018, on the occasion of the centenary of the discovery of the tomb.

From November 2019 to May 2020, the Saatchi Gallery of Contemporary Art will host 150 objects found in 1922 in the tomb of the young pharaoh, 60 of which are coming out of Egypt for the first time.

Information and reservations on the Ticketmaster website.

When? November 2, 2019 - May 3, 2020
Or ? Saatchi Gallery
Price : £ 37.40


Metro bus Sloane Square 11, 19, 22, 49, 137, 211, 319, 360

 

March and St Patrick

St Patrick's Day is the largest celebration of Irish culture and community in London.

For 3 days, London sees green by showcasing Irish culture through exhibitions, a film festival and a food market to discover Irish culinary specialties.

But the highlight of St Patrick's Day in London is undoubtedly the parade which is held on March 15th. More information on the City of London website.

 

When? March 13- 15, 2020

 

Semi-marathon to Hampton Court Palace

The “Palace Half” Half Marathon is a flat and picturesque course. The start is given in front of the magnificent Tudor facade.

Once your race is over, you can visit the famous plant labyrinth and the oldest vine in the world. Access is free for participants on this day only.

Information on the event website 

 

 

When? March 15, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. to 13:00 p.m.
Or ? Hampton court palace
Price: £38

 

Hunting at Adams Antiques Fairs

One Sunday per month, Adams Antiques Fairs brings together more than 140 antique dealers specializing in jewelry, silverware, ceramics, paintings and many other objects.

It is advisable to come in the morning as soon as it opens to avoid crowds.

When? 15 mars 2020 – 10h00 – 16h30
Or ? The Royal Horticultural Halls
Price: £4


Metro bus St Jame's Park, Pimlico11, 44, 170, 211, N11, N44, C10

 

Gay and Lesbian Film Festival


BFI FLARE is the largest gay and lesbian film festival in Europe and one of the most famous in the world. Over 11 days, film screenings and debates are held at the British Film Institute (BFI).

When? March 18-29, 2020
Or ? BFI Southbank
Price : £ 16- £ 8

 


 

The London Festival of Railway Modeling: the model railway show


The London Festival of Railway Modelling is the meeting place for model railroad enthusiasts who can discover exceptional pieces but also buy trains, equipment and accessories on the 100 stands present.

Demonstrations and lectures are also on the program.

 

When? 21 - 22 March 2020
Or ? Alexandra Palace
Price: £ 11 when booking online
Bon plan! Book your ticket online and save £ 1!


 

Head of the River Race

Head of the River Race is an international rowing race that follows a 6,8 km course on the Thames from Mortlake to Putney.

Every year, 400 crews from all over the world come to participate in this famous race.

The best places to see the race are Hammersmith Bridge, Putney Embankment and on the south side of the Thames. It is advisable to arrive early to have good visibility.

When? March 21, 2020 from 14:45 p.m.

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