London is a hive of activity this March, with plenty of events to keep you entertained. Whether you’re planning trips with the family, getting the gang together for an overdue catch-up or travelling to the Big Smoke with a mixed group, be sure to check out some of these highlights.
Garden of Light – Paternoster Square – March 1st to 11th
See 4,000 illuminated daffodils at an awe-inspiring outdoor exhibition to support the work of the Marie Curie charity. Each of the blooms has been crafted by hand and will form part of a startling sea of yellow. Walk among the daffodils, listen to stories and share your own memories for a good cause.
March4Women – Trafalgar Square – March 4th
Be among the crowd marching on Central London ahead of International Women’s Day. The likes of Sue Perkins, Bianca Jagger and Helen Pankhurst will all be there to support gender equality and the right of women to be free from abuse. It’s set to be an even more poignant event due to 2018 being the 100th anniversary of the first women getting the vote in the UK.
Orchid Festival – Kew Gardens – until March 11th
Thailand comes to London with Kew Gardens’ annual Orchid Festival. The event, which is now in its 23rd year, showcases these exotic flowers in all their glory, with some species featuring in hanging displays and others in floating umbrellas. There will even be an orchid palace to wow the crowds.
Hope to Nope: Graphics and Politics 2008-2018 – Design Museum – from March 28th
Shining a light on the last decade in politics and the graphic design that has helped to shape events, this new exhibition is both fascinating and thought-provoking. From the Arab Spring to Brexit, posters, placards and even internet memes have all had their influence.
The Goblet of Fire – Warner Bros Studio Tour – from March 30th
It’s been eight years since filming finished on the fourth instalment of Harry Potter, and the goblet from the movie is returning to the set for the first time. It is part of an overhaul of the Warner Bros Studio Tour, which will include more props and costumes from Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.
Getting to London
Whatever you decide to do in London this March, be sure to make the journey as simple as possible. That means hiring a coach, which will take you from door to door, without the need to make connections, navigate roads you’re not used to driving or trying to fit your whole party in.
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