What's on in London in March 2014
Event of the Month
Watch Tower Bridge Go Up (6 & 7 March)
One of the world’s most iconic structure, Tower Bridge is a must see on any tourist trip to London. Standing proudly over the Thames, Tower Bridge allows access to and from the Upper Pool of London for vessels reaching over 9m. The rising of the bridge is an experience not to be missed and, best of all, you can see it for free on both 6 March (7.30, 8.30 and 11.30pm) and 7 March (12.15am).
Location: Tower Bridge, London.
Tower Bridge Engineering Tour
If you’re looking to discover the history behind the bridge, to see the original Victorian Engine Rooms and also to experience striking panoramic views over St. Paul’s Cathedral - the Tower Bridge Engineering Tour will take you behind the scenes giving you a full insight into this world-famous attraction.
Location: Tower Bridge, London
St Patrick's Day Parade (16 March)
Witness a colourful parade of floats and marching bands with London’s 13th St. Patrick’s Day parade on Sunday 16 March. Starting at 12.00pm from Piccadilly and continuing to Whitehall, this magnificent event attracts over 100,000 tourists. There will also be a feast of Irish entertainment at Trafalgar Square after the parade with various performances, a food market and a comedy tent.
Location: Trafalgar Square, London, WC2N 5DS.
Russel Brand: Messiah Complex (2 March)
Russell Brand is back on stage for one night with this spectacular piece of comedy focusing on a disorder where the sufferer thinks they may be God. As always Russell’s cheeky humour combined with a quick wit, is sure to be a night of loud laughs.
Location: Theatre Royal Drury Lane (near Apex Temple Court).
The Sleeping Beauty (Selected dates in March)
A classic fairy tale adapted into a stunning ballet performance. Tchaikovsky’s beautiful score creates an atmosphere that is sure to draw the audience into this wonderfully told tale of a cursed princess and the handsome prince who awakens her.
Location: Royal Opera House, London.
Richard Hamilton at Tate Modern (13 February - 26 May 2014)
A key artist in the birth of pop art, Richard Hamilton was seen as one of the most influential British artists of the 20th century. Experience the full scope of Hamilton’s work at Tate Modern.
Location: Tate Modern, London, SE1 9TG. (5 minute walk from Apex Temple Court)
Bailey's Stardust (6 February - 1 June 2014)
Visit a landmark exhibition personally selected and printed portraits from David Bailey. As one of the world’s most distinguished and distinctive photographers, David Bailey captured both famous and anonymous faces throughout his career and is giving visitors the opportunity to experience this extraordinary display.
Location: National Portrait Gallery, London, EC2H 0HE.
The Great Spitalfields Pancake Race (4 March)
Get practising your pancake flipping for this event. All you need is your best flipping saucepan and three friends and you can join in the race. Flip your pancake as you run through the heats and into the grand finale for your chance to win an engraved frying pan. If you’re not so good at flipping you can always dress up and be in for a chance of best-dressed team.
Location: Old Truman Brewery (Less than a 10 minute walk from Apex London Wall Hotel)
GQ Comedy Extravaganza (10 March)
Calling all comedy lovers...get down to the Apollo for the 3rd annual GQ Comedy Extravaganza. With appearances from all your favourites such as Omid Djalili, Russell Kane, Jason Byrne and many more, this is sure to be a night of great entertainment and laughs.
Location: Evantim Apollo
Sir John Sloane's Museum by Candlelight (4 March)
A truly intriguing house, filled with Sir John’s collection of artefacts, antiques and works of art from around the world. This night time tour is a fantastically popular (and free) event so make sure you’re in line early to witness this magical tour by candlelight.
Location: Sir John Soane’s Museum
Ideal Home Show (14 - 20 March)
Are you looking for some home decorating inspiration? Or just fancy a great day out? The Ideal Home Show is coming to London’s Earl Court for its 106th year’s event. Expected to be the biggest and best event to date.
Location: Earls Court Exhibition Centre, SW5 9TA.
The Head of the RIver Race (29 March)
Witness a race along the Thames at the annual Head of the River Race. Over 400 teams of eight are taking part this year which, combined with fast paced action and a competitive atmosphere, is sure to make this 4 ½ mile race a highly anticipated event for all.
Location: Along the Thames from Mortlake to Putney, London, TW9 4EN.