Every week of the year promises something new for London visitors. From the premieres of new plays and art exhibitions to unique festivals and cultural events steeped in tradition, the same thing will never happen twice any week of the year. This is just one of the reasons why a visit to the UK capital has such returnability as with enough forward planning and organisation, you could have a completely different experience each time you visit the city.
With the rich menu of amazing events taking place every week, guests at the Park Grand Paddington London will find huge benefits in their centrally located accommodation. When it comes to dates for your London diary, the coming March 2020 will provide plenty of choice for one of a kind experiences and exciting London attractions. Below you can find just a few of them.
8th Feb – 8th of March – Kew Gardens Orchid Festival
The famous Kew Gardens Orchid Festival is a unique month-long showcase of some of the most beautiful orchids in the world. For guests at accommodation in Paddington London and Hyde Park who are looking for even more greenery than that on their doorstep, the Orchid Festival promises around 5000 species from Indonesia and over 17,000 islands in the tropics. Priding itself as a celebration of biodiversity, this is one of the largest of its kind in the world. Housed in the Princess of Wales Conservatory, guests can get a glimpse into the colours, shapes and smells that are still being studied by scientists to this very day.
6th to 8th March – 6 Music Festival
Taking place in three different venues in Camden, this weekend-long festival sees a stellar line up of the best new music and alternative acts, handpicked by the music lovers at BBC Radio 6. With legendary venues such as the Camden Roundhouse, Dingwalls and the Electric Ballroom showcasing the likes of Ghostpoet, Anna Meredith and Squid, this is bound to be a hot pick for the start of the music festival season.
6th to 8th March – Women of the World Festival
The Women of the World Festival this year takes place alongside International Women’s Day on the 8th of March. The London festival is based at the South Bank Centre overlooking the River Thames and explores writing, performances and workshops from some of the leading female thinkers and speakers.
10th March – London Book Fair
Taking place this year on the 10th of March, the annual literary and publishing trade fair is an exciting way to explore the business of literature and publishing. From new companies to the publishing monoliths of London, the London Book Fair also explores video games and film and TV adaptations over the day from its conference centre in London Olympia.
15th March – St Patrick’s Day
St Patrick’s Day is a celebration of Irish identity which has certainly found a place in the heart of Londoners. From the St Patrick’s Day parade in Central London to the many bars serving up Guinness, you’ll find that the weekend before the 15th of March will transport the island of Ireland’s green colours to the UK capital. Music, festivities and a lot of hangovers will no doubt be the result.
19th to 22nd March – The Other Art Fair Truman’s Brewery
With guest artists like Noel Fielding getting into the mix alongside founders Saatchi Art, it’s no surprise to find that the Other Art Fair might just be edgier than the main events hosted by London. Taking place in Trumans Brewery in Shoreditch, the Other Art Fair showcases the work of around 140 artists, all emerging and all at the top of their game.
21st – 22nd – London Festival of Railway Modelling
It’s no surprise that this Festival takes place in Alexandra Palace in North London. The history and tradition of railway modelling might look quirky to the outside eye but in fact is steeped in tradition and history, making its historic venue the perfect spot for the conference. Showcasing almost 120 exhibitors in 40 internationally spanning layouts. With the perfect mix of specialised and must-have collector’s items, this a must for train, craft and engineering aficionados visiting London.
22nd March – Mother’s Day
The UK Mother’s Day usually takes place on the second to last Sunday of March and promises a range of events throughout the city. As a celebration of mothers across the country, there are plenty of ways you can spoil the woman who made you on this amazing day. From art gallery exhibits and Thames cruises to dinner deals at the Park Grand Restaurant London, this city is the perfect place to treat your mum this March.
Until 22nd March – Vault Festival
Vault Festival is the biggest fringe festival in London and promises a giddy menu of theatre, comedy and cabaret throughout February and March. With 12 different venues all connected through the labyrinthine Waterloo vaults, this underground festival is a must for culture lovers and those looking for a show with a difference.
Until 28th March – Samuel Beckett’s Endgame
See Daniel Radcliffe perform, this existentialist masterpiece int he flesh at the Old Vic Theatre. Staged until Late May, this is one of the most famous works by 20th-century dramatist Samuel Beckett, who changed the game for theatre throughout the latter half of the last century.
Until May – Meet Van Gogh Experience
The Van Gogh Experience is a unique showcase an immersive exhibition of the works of Van Gogh. With multimedia explorations of the famous dutch artist’s life, this unique collaboration with the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam is the perfect introduction to the painter. Suitable for all ages and beautifully interactive, this is an art exhibition like you’ve never seen it before.
26rg March till 6th April – London Games Festival
Taking place in London’s Tobacco Docks, the London Games Festival is one of the most exciting and innovative exhibitions of its kind in the world. This year will see 100,000 visitors explore the wide world of the gaming industry, from new innovations to age-old classics. Whether you’re new to gaming and want to find out more about the latest consoles and technology, or you’re a seasoned veteran looking to get involved in some competitions, this all-rounder of a festival is the perfect place to start.