It’s March, it’s spring, it’s sunny! And this means London is coming alive this season with an array of event all across the city. From celebrating St Patrick’s Day, to Mother’s Day, and from Cocktails in the City at Bourne and Hollingsworth, to Imad’s Syrian Kitchen. Here is my guide for the month of March for events, activities and celebrations happening around the city. And the best is yet to come, EASTER!
Cocktails in the City, Bourne & Hollingsworth
30 March – 1 April
The UK’s biggest cocktail celebration, taking place in London from Thursday 30th March to Saturday 1st April. Cocktails in the City, the UK’s biggest cocktail party, is back in London for another three-day cocktail extravaganza on the 30th of March 2017. Inviting both cocktail aficionados and curious bar-gazers from all over the world to celebrate its 5th anniversary, Cocktails in the City showcases the world’s greatest bars, finest drinks and creative bartenders all under one roof.
Mother’s Day in London
Get ahead of the game and plan the perfect Mother’s Day in London pronto. From the best restaurants in London, to mum-friendly exhibitions and lovely free London events to explore – steal our fail-safe ideas and itineraries for Sunday March 26 2017 and treat your mum to the mother of all Mother’s Days. Read my Mother’s Day Gift Guide here.
London Beer Week
Monday 13 March – weeklong
See the launch of this year’s edition of London Beer Week, a city-wide celebration of all things hop-tastic. Alongside a vast range of breweries breaking out their goods, there’ll also be beer-pairing dinners and brewery tours – with a rickshaw service to zip between them – a ‘dedicated beer village’, parties, masterclasses and much more. Cider drinkers – there’s plenty on offer for you too, as well as the jaw-dropping selection of ales, lagers and other beery bits and bobs.
St Patrick’s Day in London
Singing, dancing, a parade and a pint or two – the Irish have always known how to party and celebrating St Patrick’s Day in London is no exception. St Patrick’s Day in London is a chance for Irish London (and, of course, anyone and everyone who’s Irish-at-heart) to hit the streets and show the city the true meaning of the word ‘craic’.
The House of Holi
Until 18 March
To mark India’s festival of colours, Cinnamon Kitchen’s special party-pod returns to Devonshire Square. The 12-day pop-up invites city workers to swap their ties and heels for protective suits before pelting each other with paint. No Indian festival is complete without a feast of delicious dishes, so Cinnamon Kitchen will be serving up a vibrant five-course Holi menu and coluful cocktails from their pop-up bar.
Imad’s Syrian Kitchen
Saturday 18 – 24 Friday March
Tuck in to some of Syria’s favourite dishes at this pop-up Syrian kitchen set up by Imad Alarnab, a Syrian chef and refugee living in London. This is a family style supper affair with a 3-course set menu designed for sharing. The menu includes traditional dishes such as Fattoush (toasted flatbreads, pomegranate molasses, tomato and cucumber), and Tabakh Rohoo (aubergine, squash and tamarind stew). Imad’s vision was made possible by Appear Here, Unicef NEXTGeneration and The Hampstead Kitchen Feeding Fund and 10% of the ticket sales will benefit Unicef and #CookForSyria.
Amy Winehouse Street Art Trail
Explore the area the late singer called home in this street art tour through Camden Town. Produced in collaboration with Global Street Art, the trail features Amy-themed street art by artists such as Captain Kris, Mr Cenz, Philth and Amara Por Dios. The walk leads to a newly commissioned installation at Jewish Museum London by renowned street artist Pegasus called ‘Love is a Losing Game’.
Beauty and the Beast
There probably won’t be any talking candlesticks in this version of the traditional fairy tale, but there will be Emma Watson, who’s sure to fire up the role of Belle. It’s an adaptation of Disney’s classic animated film, but given a sparky makeover and a starry cast – Ewan McGregor, Luke Evans, Emma Thompson, Dan Stevens and Ian McKellen all feature alongside Watson.
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