This post is our list of the best things to do in London in March 2022, including a top 10 list, free, family-friendly as well as nighttime activities.
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TOP 10 EVENTS AND THINGS TO DO IN MARCH
Below, is our list of the top 10 things to do and see in London this month.
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If you are considering visiting many top attractions, then you should consider a tourist discount card or a bus tour combo ticket.
1) Go to a Concert
March can get quite cold, so it’s the perfect time to spend an evening indoors listening to your favorite artists.
- Tori Amos | Mar 11th, 12th
- Angels and Airwaves | Mar 18th
- Counting Crows | Mar 24th, 25th
- Genesis | Mar 24th - 26th
- Avril Lavigne | Mar 27th - 29th
- Barenaked Ladies | Mar 28th
- JPEGMAFIA | Mar 28th
You can find all the concerts in the city here.
2) See a Sports Event
London is known for its many football clubs, and you can get tickets on Stubhub to watch a number of those clubs play this month.
If you're a football fan who hasn't yet experienced a London crowd, don't miss one of these matches!
- The Six Nations 2022 England vs Ireland game is also taking place on March 12th.
You can find all the professional sporting events in the city on StubHub.
If you can’t make it to the stadium, don’t worry! These matches will be played on televisions in pubs throughout the entire city.
NOTE: Both a Chelsea and Arsenal Stadium Tour are included for free with the London Pass.
3) Enjoy the Theatre
London’s West End is famous for its many theatre productions and musicals.
From classic, long-running musicals to new, modern plays, there’s something for everyone.
One of the biggest shows of the month will be Swan Lake, hosted by the Royal Opera House. This show will be running from March 1st - 25th, 2022. If you're looking for something less costly, there are sure to be a lot of alternative options in London at this time of year.
Musical fans might want to look into a London Sightseeing Pass, as it includes an Encore Theatre Passport. This passport provides access to some of the most popular musicals on the West End, often including titles such as Wicked, Come From Away, The Book of Mormon, and more.
Here are a few shows that will be produced in London this month:
If you’re looking for cheap theatre tickets, check out our handy discount ticket guide to London theatre.
4) Take a Walking Tour With Us
March means spring is on the horizon and it’s the perfect time to get out and about with us as the winter chill finally starts to disappear!
We’ve got two recent additions to our tour schedule which are proving popular with visitors and locals alike so consider joining one of them this March!
Go through centuries of theatre history and get the behind-the-scenes stories about some of the world’s most famous west end shows on our Theatreland Tour.
Or experience the trials and tribulations of the Blitz and learn how Londoners survived during our World War II Tour.
Our tours are name your own price, so you decide at the end what they were worth - a deal for any budget! Look into other free things to do in March below.
5) Celebrate Mothers Day
In the United Kingdom, Mother’s Day is celebrated in March. In 2022, it falls on March 27th, which means restaurants and hotels will be very busy.
Perhaps think about taking your mum on one of our walking tours before or after a traditional afternoon tea – but be sure to book as soon as possible!
Check out our guide to affordable afterenoon teas to find out which one you’d like to experience.
6) Experience the Music of Hans Zimmer Live
Film buffs are probably quite familiar with the work of Hans Zimmer, as he has composed some of the most notable and beloved scores in the last 30 years of cinematic history.
If you're a fan of his music, you'll be happy to hear that he will be performing in front of a live audience at the O2 Arena in London on March 22nd and 23rd, 2022.
Even if you're not immediately familiar with his name, chances are you've heard his compositions. Here are some of the musical scores you can expect to hear during this live performance:
- Pirates of the Caribbean
- The Dark Knight
- Man of Steel
- And more!
If any of these movies are some of your favorites, you might want to consider getting your tickets as soon as possible to avoid missing out.
7) Take a Walk Through the Park
London is one of the greenest cities in Europe which means there are dozens of beautiful parks and square to spend some time in. Since the first day of Spring is March 21st, this is one of the best times to visit these wonderful parks!
From world-famous Hyde Park to Royal St James, charming Bloomsbury Square to the rustic Richmond Park, there is plenty to explore.
Expect beautiful flowers, picnic spots, paddle boating, or even deer and pelicans!
Check out our guide to London’s best parks to help you plan your visit.
8) Celebrate St. Patrick's Day With a Pub Crawl
The city of London celebrates St. Patrick's Day just like many other cities across the world.
In addition to the annual St. Patrick's Day Parade which runs from Piccadilly Circus to Whitehall, you can also expect all the major pubs to be offering green beer and other specialties for the holiday.
If you're not sure which pubs to visit, consider going on a London pub crawl. We have an entire list of the best London pub crawls available, including historic locations and even a bar bus!
There is also usually a festival in Trafalgar Square, and that's the perfect place to head either before or after you've had a few drinks in honor of the holiday.
St. Patrick's Day will be on March 17th, 2022. Most of the celebrations will take place on this day.
9) Enjoy Kew Gardens During the Orchid Festival
The annual Kew Gardens Orchid Festival is ending on March 6th, 2022, so you are just in time to catch this celebrated London festival.
Explore some of the world’s most beautiful and diverse flora during a celebration of Colombia’s plant life and culture.
Guests will get the chance to learn about the orchid’s significance in Colombian culture, find out how to save endangered orchids species and admire a beautiful Orchid Palace.
This is something children might like. Click here for more family-friendly activities in March.
10) Save Money with a Tourist Discount Pass
March means winter hours are over for some of London’s biggest attractions!
Longer opening hours mean you can get even more for your money with a London Discount Pass.
The London Pass is just one of several London tourist attraction discount passes available to you.
Passes include hop-on-hop-off bus tours, fast-track entry to numerous locations and entrance to over 80 attractions and tours.
The perfect compliment to our wonderful walking tours!
Included in many of the London tourist passes are great things to do in March such as:
- Kew Gardens
- Hampton Court Gardens
- The London Zoo
- Kensington Palace
- Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
- Royal Albert Hall
- SEA LIFE London Aquarium
London doesn’t stop when the sun goes down! Check out these activities that take place at nighttime.
Also, take note that the following section featuring free things to do also includes some evening activities!
For more ideas on night activities at any time of the year, be sure to read our definitive guide on things to do at night in London.
Turn Off the Lights on Earth Hour
The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) initiative is inviting people to turn off all their lights between 20:30 - 21:30 (8:30 pm - 9:30 pm) on March 26th, 2022.
This event has been planned in hopes of raising awareness of climate change.
But what makes this event truly worth watching is that all of London is going to join in!
Last year, Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, and the London Eye all went dark for an hour. Get the full details here.
Many restaurants are also participating this year in hopes of breaking last year’s record for the largest simultaneous candlelit dinner party.
Make a reservation at any of the dozens of London restaurants that are taking part in this historic meal!
Orchids After Hours
Want to do something a bit different after dark?
This year the Kew Gardens Orchid Festival is playing host to Orchids: After Hours, a behind-the-scenes peek into Kew Garden’s after-hours life.
Enjoy exclusive access to the Gardens (tickets are limited) and partake in gardener talks, delicious food and drink, live music and crafts - all surrounded by the world-famous flowers at Kew.
RESCHEDULED: London Book and Screen Week
This event coincides with the London Book Fair and brings together readers, writers, gamers, film fans and whoever enjoys the arts of book and screen.
There are a number of events throughout the city all week long, but you'll find the majority of film screenings take place around 7 pm (21:00) - and most include a drink!
Find out more about all the events for London Book and Screen Week here.
NOTE: This event has been rescheduled for April 2022.
Below we list some of the free things to do in London in March.
See a Free Comedy Show
Angel Comedy runs comedy shows 7 nights a week – and every single one is absolutely free.
Featuring well-known acts and those new to the scene, and Edinburgh Fringe Award winners, it’s almost always a guaranteed great night!
It’s located just off Upper Street in Islington (a stone’s throw from Kings’ Cross).
Shows start at 8:00 pm, but people start queuing early so make sure you give yourself time to grab a spot!
Watch a Debate at the Houses of Parliament
The Houses return from their summer recess during the first week of March which means the public galleries in the Palace of Westminster is opening their doors to visitors once again.
Take in a debate in the iconic House of Commons, or surround yourself in opulence in the historic House of Lords.
There’s no fee to enter, so take an opportunity to visit a royal palace for free!
Our guide How To Visit The Houses of Parliament will surely come in handy.
(Our Westminster Tour finishes across the street from the Palace of Westminster so consider making this the next stop after your walk with us!)
Walk Across Abbey Road
Recreate the famous album cover by the Fab Four who recorded their material at the Abbey Road studios, located right beside the most famous traffic crossing in the world!
They didn’t go far to reach the crosswalk and neither will you.
It’s located just a short walk from the St. John’s Wood Underground station. We detail how to get to Abbey Road in a blog post.
You might also be interested in our self-guided tour of Beatles sights in London, which includes this stop.
For London music lovers, you may be interested in taking our pay-what-you-wish London Rock N Roll Tour, which includes many Beatles’ sites Thursdays and Saturdays at 15:00 (3:00 pm).
Below are just a few of the ideas for things to do with kids in March in London.
You can find even more ideas from our full post about visiting London with kids.
POSTPONED: Stay the Night at the Natural History Museum with Dino Snores
This is one on the tamer-side of Dinosaur life!
A unique sleepover arranged for kids aged 7 to 11, guests are invited to bring their torches and sleeping bags as they stay the night in the Natural History Museum.
Educational activities, t-shirt making, and a live science show complete the evening’s programmes and all guests leave after a full breakfast the next morning.
In 2022, the next sleepover has been postponed to July. You can get the details from their website Dino Snores.
Go on a Harry Potter Tour
We’ve already explained why March is a great time to get walking with us, but we have a few tours that little ones seem to love especially, the main one being our Harry Potter Tour!
Let us introduce you to the behind-the-scenes world of Harry Potter.
Our walking tour takes guests through locations used in filming, areas mentioned in the book, and everything in between.
Walk in the footsteps of the world’s most famous wizard with us!
We also have a full post with great information on how to get to the Warner Bros Studio Tour in London.
Take Part in St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations
This March, Trafalgar Square will once again play host to some family-friendly St. Patrick’s Day celebrations.
Children will love the parade, and afterward can convene in the square for traditional Irish snacks, Irish dancing, and crafts and activities specifically aimed at little ones!
Visit A World-Class Aquarium
The London Sea Life Aquarium is home to over 500 species from all across the world, including 40 different sharks.
Guests are led through the building to visit over 65 different displays and 14 themed zones spaced out over 3 floors.
For more ideas on keeping your family entertained, see our family-friendly section in our Free Things to Do in London.