March should be putting a spring in your step: blue skies (sometimes), pancakes, daffodils and (slightly) longer evenings mean there’s more time and energy for all the great London events in March.

Women of the World Festival

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Celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, this annual festival promotes gender equality and shouts out the achievements of women across the world. Using performances, workshops and debate, they explore barriers faced by women and have had speakers including Annie Lennox, Caitlin Moran and Malala Yousafzai in the past. There are some ticketed events and some free ones, so be sure to check the full schedule.

Move It Dance Festival

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A huge dance event with a wide range of styles and groups, up to 30,000 people attended last year. With workshops, performances and a chance to get on stage yourselves, this is the event of the season for dance enthusiasts.

St Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival

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One of the rowdiest days in the London events calendar, St Patrick’s day is now a weekend of green pints, green hats and green parades. There will be marching bands, floats and colourful performances along Piccadilly, ending in Trafalgar Square with a whole host of entertainment, food and of course, plenty of drink!

Head of the River Race

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Watch as 400 crews of eight keen rowers compete along the Thames championship course on a Sunday afternoon. Started in 1926, there were initially only 21 crews from Cambridge and Tidesway but now teams travel from around the world to attend. The winners usually cross the finish line at Putney Bridge after about 20 minutes but the event as a whole takes around two hours.

Recommended London Accommodation

London Bike Show

London Bike Show
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If you prefer your wheels un-motorised, this is the event for you. Showcasing all the latest bikes and gadgets to go along with them, there will be talks from experts and riders alike. Browse the stalls, get tempted to trade in and learn a few things while you’re at it. The show is pairing up with the Triathalon show – so you never know what you’ll find yourself signing up for…

London Coffee Festival |  Aldgate

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In Old Truman Brewery, your coffee loving dreams will come true—for four wonderful days, at least. There will be over 250 artisan coffee and food vendors there, serving up coffee cocktails and running workshops and demos. Tickets are cheaper online so plan ahead if you can!

Last chance events

Vault Festival | Until March 17th | Waterloo

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