March Mayhem.. and the run up to Easter

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With the Beast from the East firmly behind us, it’s time to restock our larders – and with the supermarkets full of mini eggs, creme eggs and lindt bunnies there really is no better time. And as you are getting set up to venture outdoors again, London has some excellent Easter themed activities lined up.

One Aldwych is hosting a Charlie and the Chocolate Factory themed afternoon tea.
Book online for chocolate caramel milk, candy floss and of course golden eggs!
http://www.onealdwych.com/food-drink/afternoon-tea

16th March – 25th April: Lindt Gold Bunny Hunt at Hampton Court
Bunnies will be hiding in the palace and the garden awaiting your discovery!
https://www.hrp.org.uk/media-and-press/press-releases-2018/what-s-happening-at-historic-royal-palaces-april-june-2018/

30th March -15th April: Peter Rabbit themed Easter at Kew
Follow the Peter Rabbit themed trail around the garden.
https://www.kew.org/kew-gardens/whats-on/a-big-day-out-with-peter-rabbit

But, if you’re already chocolated out, don’t fret – here are 7 other things to keep you busy in the capital this March.

1st – 11th March: Garden of Light appeal
From the 1st March,, 4,000 handcrafted daffodils will take over Paternoster Square near Liverpool Street. Each one will be illuminated at night as part of the Marie Curie Great Daffodil Appeal.
https://www.mariecurie.org.uk/daffodil/gardenoflight

8th March – 9th September : Picasso 1932 Love, Fame and Tragedy
Picasso’s first ever solo exhibition at the Tate is sure not to disappoint with over 100 painting, sculptures and drawings interspersed with a commentary on his personal life.
Book online to avoid disappointment.
http://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-modern/exhibition/ey-exhibition-picasso-1932-love-fame-tragedy

11th March: Mothers Day
London offers a whole host of lovely luncheons and afternoon teas to suit all tastes and diets.
Mum will really appreciate the gesture.

16th – 18th March:St Patrick’s Day
Join our Irish friends across the water and celebrate St Patrick’s day. The London parade will
run from Piccadilly to Trafalgar Square and will host leprechaun floats, traditional musicians and squads of Irish dancers. The area will be surrounded by street food markets and there will also be a ‘tea tent’.
https://www.timeout.com/london/st-patricks-day-in-london

24th March: Oxford v Cambridge Boat Race
The annual boat race for Cancer Research between the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge takes place between Putney and Mortlake along the River Thames. Viewers from all over the world gather on the banks to watch the prestigious competition.
http://www.theboatrace.org/

30th March – 23rd September: Harry Potter Goblet of Fire Expo
The Goblet of Fire installation will be joining the collection at Warner Bros for 6 months. The
new expo will showcast props, costumes and art from the Triwizard tournament – including the Goblet itself.
https://www.standard.co.uk/go/london/attractions/a-goblet-of-fire-installation-is-coming-to-the-harry-potter-studio-tour-a3773106.html

Ending 8th April: Winnie the Pooh: Exploring a Classic
With only a few more days left to see this exhibition, the V&A showcases some of E.H Shepherds fantastic drawings as well as much of the merchandise sold throughout the last century about our favourite Pooh bear.
https://www.vam.ac.uk/exhibitions/winnie-the-pooh-exploring-a-classic

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