Your Ultimate Guide to 8 Fun Things to Do in London in March

Your Ultimate Guide to 8 Fun Things to Do in London in March

Wednesday, 28 February 2024
 Explore the vibrant side of London in March with our curated list of 8 fun activities! Immerse yourself in the city's charm while staying at Imperial London Hotels.
Fun Things to Do in London in March

Budget-Friendly Adventures for All

London is filled with plenty of exciting and unique things to do in March. From vibrant cultural events to outdoor experiences; it is the ultimate destination to visit in early spring. Whether you are a museum enthusiast or an avid walker, there is something for everyone. This guide will enable you to fill your itinerary with everything you love whilst in London – whether visiting for a short couples’ getaway, solo city break, or leisurely family holiday. There are so many activities that are free or very affordable, which will keep your wallet and travel group happy.
Where to start? Before even travelling to central London, remember to pack a light waterproof jacket, as it is a sunny time of year, but the weather can be changeable – with more cloud coverage and rain showers compared to the summer months in London. We recommend packing layers to stay warm, as there can be a light breeze especially if walking along by the river Thames. Across our hotels, we have umbrellas available to rent at reception, so you won’t be caught out by any random rain showers. Equally, when the sun comes out you may want to have your sunglasses at the ready!

Read on to discover hidden gems and our local tips:

Things to do in March
Fun Things to Do in London in March

1. Visit Free Museums and Galleries

Prepare to be dazzled by art and history! In the heart of London, you can explore world-renowned museums like the British Museum, National Gallery and Tate Modern which offer free entry to their permanent collections. The British Museum is a sight to be seen, this spectacular and regal building attracts thousands of visitors each day. This famous attraction has 6.5 million annual visitors and is known to be the UK’s most popular attraction. Why not stay in a hotel just a 2-minute walk from the British Museum’s gates? Or visit the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Science Museum and the Natural History Museum, all located in South Kensington, which also offer free entry to certain areas. Additional exhibitions may require a small fee, but if you are a museum lover – then every penny is worth it. Another worthwhile activity is museum lates, where you can immerse yourself in artefacts and collections at your leisure one evening. Perhaps you are travelling for business but still want to squeeze in some sightseeing? Head to the Sir John Soanes’ Museum for a candlelit tour, near Holborn station.

Spring Blooms
Spring Blooms and Parks in Bloomsbury, London

2. See Spring Blooms and Parks

In March, blossoms start to look like candyfloss in the trees, creating a pink canopy across London’s many parks. For spacious, sprawling greenery Hyde Park, Regent’s Park and Greenwich Park are ideal places to take an afternoon stroll or rent a bike. For perfect picnic spots and photo-worthy landscaped gardens, head to Russell Square, Coram’s Fields and Tavistock Square in Bloomsbury. Why not enjoy a stay overlooking the garden square at Tavistock Hotel? Their park view rooms are ideally located and comfortable.

markets in London
Markets in London

3. Wander around a Market

Find a vintage gem or delicatessen snack; by wandering through vibrant markets like Borough Market, Portobello Road Market and Camden Market. If travelling on a budget, although you may feel tempted to shop; strolling, soaking up the atmosphere and people-watching can be just as fun. In Borough Market, peruse the artisan cheeses and market stalls selling food from around the world. Or rummage through vintage clothes and trinkets on Portobello Road just like a local. Camden Market is an artistic area to pick up unique souvenirs.

Guided Tours in London

4. Enjoy Guided Tours

Take advantage of free walking tours that cover various parts of London. You can find themed tours focusing on history, street art, or specific neighbourhoods. From Jack’s Living London History to the Camden Guides, there is bound to be a tour that covers an interesting topic for you. From Harry Potter to the Suffragettes, enrich your mind whilst walking around the city.
London West End Theatre shows

5. Watch Theatre Shows and Performances
The London West End is one of the best places in the world for musicals. Book a hotel stay in central London for March and indulge in an evening of entertainment followed by a meal and drinks. Or why not immerse yourself in five-star comedy at the Faulty Towers Dining Experience in President Hotel? The perfect blend of showbiz and delicious food.
Explore Covent Garden too and find street performers showcasing their talents in the Apple Market. It's a lively area with a great atmosphere and completely free to watch the street performers. Families with young children are bound to love the magicians performing magic tricks to the crowd.

Spring Afternoon Tea

6. Tuck into a Spring Afternoon Tea
Whether celebrating Mother’s Day or welcoming the start of spring, then Afternoon Tea is a traditional and delicious English pastime which you will love during your March trip to London. Spread strawberry jam onto freshly baked scones, and sip tea with a lovingly made sandwich whilst catching up with a friend or loved one. Book your Afternoon Tea experience ahead of time and secure your table at Bedford Hotel, overlooking a relaxing garden.

city views
London City Views
7. Take in City Views

Soak up the city skyline whilst the spring sunshine warms your face. Head to Primrose Hill or Greenwich Park for mesmerising views across the city. And as the sun goes down, why not find a cosy London pub to while away the evening and tuck into a hearty plate of fish and chips with a local ale?
hotel room
Hotels in Bloomsbury, London

8. Book a Hotel Stay
Complete your London adventure by staying in the heart of the city centre. Find the ideal London accommodation for you, with the Imperial London Family of Hotels based in the Bloomsbury neighbourhood, near Russell Square. This historic and literary neighbourhood is surrounded by garden squares, boutique bookshops, universities, family-run restaurants and countless museums – attracting thousands of curious minds every day.
Solo travellers are bound to love the enchanting and natural decor at Bedford Hotel, a hotel with a leafy garden- where you can sit back with a good book and cup of tea. Perhaps you’re exploring the city as a family? We have interconnecting rooms in City Sleeper at Royal National Hotel– for double the space and double the fun. Or indulge in a cosy break at Morton Hotel just by Russell Square tube station – complete with charming decor and friendly staff ready to serve you your favourite tipple in the library bar. Book Today

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Is March a cheap month to visit London?
The answer is yes! During March you can find desirable deals on shows, attractions and hotel stays. Enjoy the smaller crowds whilst shopping on Oxford Street or secure your spot on the London Eye without queuing too long. For exclusive access to discounts and insider knowledge sent straight to your inbox, then come and join the 1837 Club – which is completely free to join and gives you access to lower room prices immediately.

What’s Bloomsbury like in March?
From the nightlife of SoHo to the elegance of Fitzrovia, there are central London neighbourhoods which offer accommodation for visitors. But nothing quite beats beautiful Bloomsbury in Zone 1. With its cobbled streets lined with bookshops, bohemian cafes and boutiques, close proximity to the British Museum, admirable academic institutions such as UCL, the winding paths in the neighbourhood’s 16 blossoming garden squares, farmer’s market every Thursday and train links from Euston, King’s Cross St Pancras and the Piccadilly Line from Russell Square station – feel at ease and stay connected with the Imperial London family based in Bloomsbury.

How to celebrate Mother’s Day in London?
Struggling with gift ideas for Mum? We're here to help. Gift your Mum an authentic Mother's Day celebration in London, this March. For the whole family to enjoy and treat the mother figure in your life, come stay and dine with the Imperial London family.

How to celebrate Easter in London?
London offers an abundance of family-friendly activities, including museums, parks, and attractions to visit. Why not attend the Easter Bonnet Parade in Battersea Park? Or create your own Easter Egg Hunt in Russell Square? The Easter holidays in London is the ideal time to explore; because the weather is sunny but not too hot. Remember to pack a raincoat and layered clothing so that you are prepared for downpours or chillier days. For a sweet treat, why not try Afternoon Tea? Complete the occasion with a decadent hot chocolate – it's the chocolate season after all!

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