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

Move It Dance Festival

Streetdance Move It
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A huge dance event with a wide range of styles and groups. As many as 30,000 people attended last year, making it one of the biggest London events in March. 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!

The Affordable Art Fair

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Affordable Art Fair, Battersea

The Affordable Art Fair is back at Battersea Park in London this spring, with thousands of artworks from leading UK and international galleries with prices from just £50. The UK’s number one art fair, it has works to suit every taste, space, and budget with art of all styles and genres, from original painting and sculpture to printmaking and photography.

Tomorrow’s Sound

Pirate, the world’s largest network of music studios, is setting up a pop-up DJ booth in Shoreditch from February 29th-March 2nd. Over 100 DJs are set to perform 15-minute sets, with longer sets from surprise headline DJs.

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.

Easter Trail at Sutton House

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Sutton House is offering lots and lots of space to let the little ones run wild and burn off that Easter egg sugar high! Follow a special trail to learn about Easter traditions through the ages at Sutton House, with a chocolate egg treat at the end. The trail costs £3.00 and entry tickets are required, costing £8.50 for adults and £4.25 for children.

The Horniman Easter Fair

a field full of small chocolate Easter bunnies

The Horniman Museum Easter fair features a whole host of events including Easter trails, craft workshops, live music, face painting, a bouncy castle and giant games. Tickets must be booked in advance; it is an outdoor event and will go ahead whatever the weather – give it a go, it is a fabulous family day out!

London Theatre Week

London Theatre Week returns for the sixth year running with its celebration of the West End’s fabulous theatre scene and the chance to experience incredible shows from as little as £15.00-£35.00.

House of Holi

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Head over to Cinnamon Kitchen City, step inside the purpose-built, paint-throwing pod and embrace the colourful chaos as you shower family and friends in a 30-minute powder paint fight to celebrate Holi, the Hindu festival of colours. Add on a cocktail or a feast if you’re feeling flush.

London Coffee Festival

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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, with Ray Mang on the decks. Tickets are cheaper online so plan ahead if you can!

London Gaming Market

London Gaming Market
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The city’s biggest and best market dedicated to retro games and merch. Whether you’re into video games, board games or tabletop RPGs, you’re sure to find something of interest. Head along to bag a bargain (or just for the nostalgia).

BFI Flare

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A powerhouse of LGBTIQ+ film, BFI Flare returns for another triumphant season of movies and events. The festival celebrates queer cinema of all kinds, with brand new favourites and well-known classics taking to the screen.

The Boat Race

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Cheer on competing rowers along with millions of TV viewers and thousands of spectators for one of the most famous spring traditions in London. The teams from Cambridge and Oxford will row from Putney to Mortlake in the ever-competitive race for the title. The women’s race begins at 2.46pm and the men’s at 3.46pm.

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BIO: Freelance writer, flâneuse and former blogger at London Girl About Town, Amanda is dedicated to sharing the latest on London's restaurants, bars, hidden quirks and general wonderfulness.
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