Crown Group’s top 10 favourites for March 2019:
1 Shrove Tuesday, 5 March (All over London)
Tuesday 5 March is Shrove Tuesday – historically the day we empty our larders of all sweet goods and turn them into pancakes! London has some excellent pancake shops – My Old Dutch near our Tottenham Court Road and Bloomsbury Hotels and The Breakfast Club near our Liverpool Street Hotel. Don’t forget to book!
2 WOW: Women of the World Festival, 8 – 9 March (Southbank Centre)
To celebrate International Women’s Day, the Southbank Centre is hosting a two day festival with Naomi Klein and Angela Davis
3 St Patrick’s Day Celebrations, 17 March (Trafalgar Square)
Join in the Irish celebrations in London by taking part in the parade or the Trafalgar Square festival.
4 Spring Time officially starts, 20 March (All over London)
Spring officially starts this month – make the most of it by heading to some of London’s popular parks and gardens.
5 London Landmarks Half Marathon, 24 March (All over London)
Support the runners as they run past London’s historic monuments in Westminster and the City of London. With 13,000 runners, the atmosphere is guaranteed to be electrifying.
6 Van Gogh and Britain, 27 March (Tate Britain, Pimlico)
Taking a different approach from most Van Gogh exhibitions, this show focuses on the British influences from his younger years. But don’t fret – you’ll still see some of his signature pieces from later in his life including Starry Night on the Rhone and L’Arlesienne.
7 London Coffee Festival, 28 – 31 March (Old Truman Brewery)
Returning to the Old Truman Brewery for its second year, the London Coffee Festival promises more artisan coffee and interactive workshops! Book your places early to avoid disappointment!
8 Crystal Maze Reopens, 29 March (Leicester Square)
With 32 new incredible games, test your skills against the popular TV game show. Make a day of it and enjoy a night in London’s West End after your game.
9 Head of the River Race, 30 March (River Thames)
Support the rowers as they race from Mortlake to Putney. With over 400 crews taking part, it is one of the biggest races in London.
10 Mother’s Day, 31 March (All over London)
Mother’s Day falls on the third sunday before Easter. Book lunch at the Sky Garden or take her for a special afternoon tea.