Things To Do In London: March 2023
From new restaurants to theatre shows, there’s a lot going on this month, so you'd better read our guide to the best things to do in London in March 2023.
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Although March is still pretty chilly and may not be everyone's favourite month of the year, there are plenty of ways you can make it wonderful anyway.
From new restaurants to theatre shows, there’s a whole lot going on this month. Let's put the January blues miles behind us and look forward to a fun-filled month, with our guide to the best things to do in London in March 2023.
Skipped dry January? Have a sober spring instead!
Sober October may be the more catchy named of the alcohol-free months, but sober spring is at least very original. And it also feels like it has the most reason to exist. After all, the excitement of Valentine's Day is over and the sunshine isn't out yet, so March feels like the perfect month to do it! Well, if you want to go alcohol-free this month, here’s a few ways you can do it!
🍹 In the heart of Shoho, Thin White Duke has alcohol-free cocktails, including their Morir Sonando mocktail. A delicious mix of fresh orange juice, condensed milk, cinnamon, honey, and vanilla, it’s a perfect accompaniment to the bar’s tapas menu.
🍾 Daisy Green offers “tea-total” bottomless brunch, with all the pizazz of bottomless (even with the pop of a cork) just without the booze thanks to REAL and their naturally fermented sparkling teas!
🕹️ NQ64 is a retro arcade game that brings social gaming fun and delicious game-inspired cocktails together in one place. Dry January doesn’t need to bring a halt to the fun, however, as the bar has a brilliant selection of mocktails.
Looking for a new favourite restaurant?
There are tons of new restaurants and venues that have opened recently in London in 2023 for you to check out:
🐶 Pawsitive Café – Afternoon tea for dogs AND delicious Malaysian food? Count us in!
🍝 Jacuzzi – An all new, four-storey Italian dreamy restaurant from the 'Big Mamma' group is sure to be London’s most wanted reservation in 2023.
🍸 Bruno’s – It’s a cocktail bar ON A BARGE.
🥩 STK Stratford – The third restaurant for the STK Steakhouse, with rooftop views of London, reimagined American cuisine, and a world-famous cocktail menu.
🥂 Petrossian – Following the opening of the French brand’s first London deli, a caviar café is set to hit the capital in mid-January.
🔥 HUMO – A new wood-fired concept restaurant which opened in early 2023, with a four-metre long grill, with only wood and no electricity or gas utilised as cooking fuel. Practically cavemen!
🍞 Lulu’s – This is the new little sister restaurant of Herne Hill favourite, Llewelyn’s. Sat right next door, it promises to be a a laid back, intimate spot where you can stop by for provisions, grab lunch to go, or stay longer for dinner and tasty wines.
Pick a spot along the banks of the river Thames for The Boat Race
The world-famous battle between Oxford and Cambridge universities plays out once more in London in March 2023! Both the women's and men's races will be taking place on Sunday 26th March and riverside pubs will be hosting great outdoor festivals and drinks for the occasion!
Celebrate St Patrick's Day
Follow the parade through central London and enjoy brilliant festival in Trafalgar Square, showcasing the best of Irish culture on the 12 March. Then, on the 17th March (which is the official St Patrick's Day!) head to pubs and bars across the capital for events and celebrations.
Wrap up warm and check out London’s newest rooftop bar
Florattica, the latest addition to London’s rooftop bars, is a gorgeously floral paradise, up and away from London’s hectic streets. While you sip on our carefully crafted cocktails, you can snack on anything from oysters to beef tartare, sharing charcuterie boards, and more. It’s the perfect place to hide from all of your responsibilities.
Go vegan for the month
According to the UK’s Veganuary page, over 620,000 people from over 220 countries and territories tried out the vegan diet during 2023’s Veganuary campaign. This year, restaurants and venues around London are making it even easier for Londoners to give it a go with a whole host of special menus and campaigns. Here’s a few places to keep an eye on, or secure a booking for.
🥕 Holy Carrot has joined forces with the documentary, Cowspiracy, for a meat-less four course meat-free set menu. Tuck into dishes such as ‘steak tartare’ and a glazed doughnut with smoked BBQ mushrooms and harissa and 'bacon' jam.
🍽️ Controversial... but one of London’s best Sunday Roasts has been given the vegan twist, at Camden’s The Farrier with their hearty beetroot, tofu, and mushroom wellington served with all the (vegan) trimmings and the all important unlimited red wine gravy.
🍔 Get very messy at London’s newest extravagant burger place, Fat Hippo, where the limited-edition Sloppy Faux, and accompanying Sloppy Waffle Fries will have you reaching for an extra napkin (or twenty)
Get cultured and check out an art exhibition
There are few better places to escape the cold than one of London’s many museums and galleries. Take the chance, as you shelter from the elements, to take in some art or learn something new!
- Surround yourself with iconic art at Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience. You can sit under a thousands of stars, wander through sunflowers and discover his moving life story. This exhibition is running until 31st March.
- Definitely take the time to visit the Pip and Pop exhibition, which is actually included with your ticket to Kew Gardens. See brilliant artworks made from actual sugar and sweets, until 5th March.
- Delight in Africa Fashion at The Victoria and Albert Museum by exploring the global impact of the African fashion scene through visual arts, textiles, music and more until 24th March.
- Definitely don't miss: The Saatchi Gallery is hosting the exciting Beyond The Streets London exhibition. This curation of graffiti and street art is already so popular.
Head to the West End and catch some of London’s legendary theatre
💃🏾 Don't be put in the corner at Dirty Dancing at the Dominion Theatre
🎤 Sing your heart out to Mamma Mia! the Novello Theatre
🧙🏾 Follow the yellow brick road to Wicked at The Apollo Victoria Theatre
📚 Don't worry about studying for Matilda The Musical
🎹 Swoon over the dreamy harmonies of the Jersey Boys at Trafalgar Theatre
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