What's on in London this March

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28 February 2019 | Location

As we move from winter to spring, there are festivals and parades aplenty taking place across the capital.

Here are five top events to check out in March.

 

Pancake Day celebrations

If you’re a fan of Pancake Day – and let’s face it, who isn’t? – then head down to Greenwich Market for the annual Flippin' Good Fun Pancake Race. 

The event, which takes place on Tuesday 5th March is free to enter and will raise money for Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice.

Pans are provided and each competitor gets their own free pancake to enjoy after the race.

 

London Landmarks Half Marathon

Following a successful debut year in 2018, the London Landmarks Half Marathon returns on Saturday 24th March.

Spanning 13 miles, the route starts from Pall Mall and winds round the City of London and Westminster, passing famous sights such as the London Eye, The Shard and St Paul’s Cathedral before finishing by Downing Street.

Tommy’s, the charity behind the race, has also organised live dance acts and bands to perform throughout the route.

 

St Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival

London loves hosting a parade and the city will be putting on another big show to mark St Patrick’s Day on Sunday 17th March.

Full of flamboyant acts from Ireland, the UK and the US, the parade will make its way from Piccadilly Circus to Trafalgar Square, where the St Patrick’s Day Festival is taking place.

Now in its 17th year, the St Patrick's Day Festival attracts more than 125,000 spectators and is the highlight of the capital's celebrations.

The festival is free to enter with the first acts taking to the stage at 12pm.

 

Women of the World Festival

Part of a global movement celebrating women and girls, The Women of the World Festival (WoW), takes place at the Southbank Centre on Friday 8th and Saturday 9th March.

Day one of the festival, which coincides with International Women’s Day, will feature an evening with activist and writer Angela Davis, as well as comedian Jo Brand’s darkly funny guide to life as a woman. 

On day two, best-selling author and campaigner Chadera Eggerue will be discussing what it’s like to lead a popular online movement and WoW will be launching a major new anthology of writing by women of African descent.

 

London Coffee Festival

Coffee lovers of London rejoice! The London Coffee Festival returns to the Old Truman Brewery on Brick Lane in March and will feature more than 250 coffee and food stalls.

From Thursday 28th to 31st March, guests will be able to taste free samples from all over the world and even try their hand at creating some latte artwork.  

There will also be live music, DJs, interactive workshops and art exhibitions. For the full line up of events check out the festival's website.

 

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