What's on in London in March 2013?
Event of the month
Easter in London (29 – 31 March 2013)
Enjoy Easter in London with a special tour of Buckingham Palace and a traditional Easter treasure hunt at St Paul's Cathedral. - Find out more in our Easter in London blog post.
Barocci Exhibition: Brilliance and Grace (27 February – 19 May) - Throughout March Barocci's new exhibition "Brilliant and Grace" will be held at The National Gallery, showcasing some of his most extravagant altarpieces, along with his finest portraits, introductory drawings and oil sketches. This is your chance to witness one of the most celebrated artists of all time and enjoy Barocci's masterpieces, some of which have never been seen outside of Italy - National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London, WC2N 5DN - www.nationalgallery.org.uk/whats-on/exhibitions/barocci-brilliance-and-grace
BBC Symphony Orchestra Playing Beethoven (1 March 2013) - The BBC Symphony Orchestra will be performing at the Barbican on 1 March, located on the doorstep of Apex London Wall Hotel. Conductor David Robertson will lead the orchestra as they perform Beethoven's classical "Triple Concerto" and Tippett's traditional "Symphony No 3" - Barbican, Silk Street, London, EC2Y 8DS - www.barbican.org.uk/music/event-detail.asp?ID=13057
Girls Aloud (1-3 March 2013) - Calling all Girls Aloud fans, the UK's best girl group are back and are in high demand. With a new tour and new album, fans can also expect to see performance from some old material included the 2002 hit Sound of the Underground. Performing for three nights at The O2, Apex guests can enjoy the ease of the O2 Arena, conveniently located close to the Apex London Wall and Apex City of London Hotel - The O2 Arena, Millennium Way, Greenwich Peninsula, North Greenwich, London, SE10 0BB - www.theo2.co.uk/event/girls-aloud-20130301.html
La Traviata by Verdi (1 and 3 March 2013) - Watch one of Verdi's best-loved operas at the London Coliseum, home to the English National Opera and the English National Ballet. The production of Verdi's masterwork is built on the opera's premise of passion, love and tragic death. It combines a tale of society and morality, making it arguably one of the most emotionally engaging operas of all time - The London Coliseum, Saint Martin's Lane, Charing Cross, London, WC2N 4ES - www.eno.org/see-whats-on/productions/production-page.php?&itemid=2135
Madagascar live (1-3 March 2013) - The animated DreamWorks Madagascar Live is hitting Wembley Arena this March, bringing everyone's favourite Madagascar characters to life. Through the inventive sets and vibrant costumes the live production of the blockbuster hit Madagascar will allow audience members to let their imagination run free as they join Marty, Melmand, Alex and Gloria to their journey to Madagascar - Wembley Arena, Arena Square, Engineers Way, London, HA9 OAA - www.wembleyarena.co.uk/artist/madagascar-live-tickets
Twilight Tour of The Tower of London (Wednesday 6, 13, 20 and 27 March 2013) - Throughout selected dates in March the doors of Tower of London will open and invite you to take a Twilight tour, if you are daring enough. Experience some of the frightening sights and listen to some spooky stories. Situated on the doorstep of Apex City of London, enjoy this unique tour during these exclusive afterhours and wrap up warm as it is an outdoor tour - The Tower Of London, London, EC3N 4AB - www.hrp.org.uk/TowerOfLondon/WhatsOn/TowerTwilightTours
Late Night Jazz – The Robin Nolan Trio (7 March 2013) - The Royal Albert Hall's intimate Late Night Jazz series intorduces The Robin Nolan Trio, one of the world's most popular and most-loved Gypsy Jazz acts of all time. Enjoy the relaxed setting of the Elgar Room, sit back and prepare for some of the best guitar playing to ever grace your ears - Elgar Room, Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2AP - www.royalalberthall.com/tickets/late-night-jazz/robin-nolan/default.aspx
Singin' In The Rain (8 – 9 March 2013) - For two nights only, The Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra will be performing 'Singin' in the Rain' at one of London's favourite concert venues, The Royal Albert Hall. Showcasing the iconic film's soundtrack and original dialog the special performance will celebrate the 60th anniversary of one of the greatest musicals of all time - Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2AP - www.royalalberthall.com/tickets/singin-in-the-rain/default.aspx
Ideal Home Show 2013 (15 March – 1 April 2013) - The Ideal Home Show opens its doors for the 105th year and is jammed packed with seven dedicated show areas. For exclusive product launches and show offers this iconic British Home Show cannot be missed. This is the only place to visit for anything home associated, whether you are planning a large project or just looking for special finishing touches; make your house a home - Earl's Court Exhibition Centre, Warwick Road, London, SW5 9TA - www.idealhomeshow.co.uk
Oxford v Cambridge Boat Race (31 March 2013) - This March will see one of the oldest sporting events in the world take place as London celebrates the 159th Boat Race. This event has grown to become a much-loved date in London's social calendar as the iconic crews from the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge battle it out once more - River Thames (between Putney Bridge and Chiswick Bridge) - theboatrace.org/men