The Coolest Things To Do In London This Month: March 2024
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The Coolest Things To Do In London This Month: March 2024

What to see, eat and do this month

By Tessa Dunthorne & Olivia Emily | 1 month ago

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There’s a very special day on the horizon, bringing people together over steaming hot plates of deliciousness, whether in chic restaurants across the city or nestled away in their own homes. Here are the coolest things to do in London this month, from supper clubs to sing songs at the top of your lungs.

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Things To Do In London This Month: March 2024

Cluster Jewellery Art Fair

Check Out Cluster Jewellery Art Fair

One for the magpies and other lovers of shiny things: the fourth edition of the Cluster Jewellery Art Fair lands in London this month – a great opportunity to discover the work of 60+ international jewellery artists (and maybe pick up a brooch or two).

Details: Open to the public 12pm-8pm 21-23 March 2024 at the Chelsea Old Town Hall, cluster-london.com

Fortnum & Mason Masterclasses

Looking to cook more? Book onto one of Fortnum & Mason’s Food & Drink Studio’s masterclasses, which invite experts from across the globe to introduce guests to new foods, drinks, recipes and skills. Upcoming sessions include:

  • Thursday 7 March: Irina Georgescu cooks up a Transylvanian feast (6.30–9pm; £45).
  • Friday 22 March: Easter recipes with Cherie Denham and The Irish Bakery (12pm–2pm; £45)
  • Sunday 24 March: Ed Smith shows us how to make Easter (breakfast) eggs (11am–1pm; £40)
  • Thursday 28 March: Make showstopping Easter desserts with Julie Jones (12.30pm–2pm; £40)

Details: All events take place at Fortnum & Mason Piccadilly (181 Piccadilly, St. James’s, London W1A 1ER). See the full list of events at fortnumandmason.com

Beyond Reality gallery at Frameless. © Jordan Curtis Hughes

Art Talks At Frameless

The UK’s largest immersive art experience has launched a series of Art Talks, complementing its four multisensory galleries. Each month, an esteemed art historian will delve deeper into stories behind the art inside Frameless, with mid-week afternoon lectures in partnership with ArtscapesUK.

Details: The next talk takes place on 26 March at midday at Frameless (6 Marble Arch, London W1H 7AP), and the ticket includes admission to the gallery afterwards. Tickets are £35 and can be purchased here.

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Cosy Up In The George In The Strand

It is a truth: a Brit loves a pub regardless of the weather. There is something special, though, about cosying up when it’s cold, and finding safe harbour with a craft ale or warming glass of red. The George in the Strand has history in its bones (and beams), and is the perfect bolthole for chilly citygoers. Its Tudor facade promises great beer on tap, and its little leaded windows are portholes by which you can enjoy some gloriously warm English fare. Think a ‘pie of the day’ menu – or steaks from the grill with hand cut chips.

Details: 213 Strand, Temple, London WC2R 1AP. georgeinthestrand.com

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Try One Of Donutelier’s Viral Donuts

Donutelier is what would happen if an en mode fashion atelier had an exceptional sweet tooth, and a killer patisserie chef: the most stylish sweet treats in town. Their colourful, hand-piped donuts went viral over the summer, but it’s their Christmas collection we’re mad about. The Santa Berry Kiss is an ooze of mascarpone cream with a frutti di bosco filling; the Frosty Mont Blanc has a gooey blackcurrant and Chantilly filling, topped with a chestnut ganache; the rest are all worth a look in for their structural ingenuity (think snow globes and Christmas trees, but it’s a donut). All are divine, and worth the inevitable queue stretching out the door.

Details: Donutelier is open 8.30am–10pm everyday, and is located right by Leicester Square tube station (48-50, Charing Cross Rd, London WC2H 0BB). donutelier.co.uk

 

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Wine & Small Plates

Cut through the winter blues with a heady mixture of delicious small plates washed down with a crisp glass of wine. If you’re looking for a new go-to in London, try Humble Grape, with six venues across London all somehow retaining the je ne sais quoi of a chic, neighbourhood wine bar. All dishes are sustainable, organic and seasonally inspired, with mouth-watering options like crispy chilli fried chicken, moreish burrata and rich baked camembert with a hunk of sourdough bread. Don’t miss the crispy cauliflower with chilli ketchup and aioli: you’ll be batting forks with your peers to snag the last bite. On the drinks side, Humble Grape is all about organic, sustainable wine, whether you’re a connoisseur, a casual wine drinker, or a newbie to the scene. It’s got the perfect low-key vibe for a Valentine’s date, a gossip with your pals, or simply select a bottle from the shop and drink it in the bar.

Details: Humble Grape has six London venues: Battersea, Islington, Canary Wharf, Fleet Street, Liverpool Street and Crouch End. humblegrape.co.uk

Delight London Immersive Exhibition

Immersive art exhibitions have been the hottest tickets over the past year – we suspect they’ll be sticking around for 2024. Delight London is the latest iteration of trendy immersive experience to land in the capital, combining visuals and sound evoking the spirit of Seoul. Having met approval first in the South Korean city, visitors will find 12 floor-to-ceiling digital installations in the unique space of Borough Yards.

Details: Running until spring 2024 at Borough Yards (Arch 221, Clink Street, London SE1 9DG). feverup.com

Cast of the Motive and the Cue in scene, Mark Gatiss raises a glass

Catch The West End Transfer Of The Motive And The Cue

Sam Mende’s high drama exploration of the collaboration between director and actor hits the West End after a hugely celebrated run at The National Theatre. If the draw of big hitters Johnny Flynn, Mark Gatiss and Tuppence Middleton as Richard Burton, John Gielgud and Elizabeth Taylor isn’t enough – then perhaps the expansive sets (by ES Devlin) or golden age costumes (by Katrina Lindsay) will make you meander your way to the Noël Coward Theatre for an impressive drama and visual feast.

Details: Booking until 23 March 2024 at delfontmackintosh.co.uk.

Sofitel smeg afternoon tea

Try The Smeg x Sofitel Afternoon Tea

The quirkiest afternoon tea in town has landed – Smeg (yes, like the toasters and fridges) has launched an afternoon tea experience at Sofitel St James. Expect your sandwiches straight from pastel pink toaster, panettone out of the mixer, and tea from a colourful kettle. There’s a surprise waiting for some lucky guests, too, as two guests will discover a golden ticket in the craft chocolate selection… The fortunate pair who find these will be gifted a Smeg stand mixer to take home, and enjoy an overnight stay at the hotel.

Details: From £70pp, book via sofitelstjames.com.

Shake Off The Winter Blues At ABBA Voyage

In need of a night screaming at the top of your lungs? One year on and over one million visitors later, ABBA Voyage is still going strong at East London’s ABBA Arena, providing a revolutionary concert experience like no other.

Details: ABBA Voyage takes place on Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings, and Saturday and Sunday afternoons at the ABBA Arena (1 Pudding Mill Ln, London E15 2RU). Currently booking until November 2024. abbavoyage.com

The new Moriarty Escape Room experience, Shepherd's Bush.

Break Free From An Escape Room

Looking for things to do with a group? Try one of London’s escape rooms, ranging from virtual spaces to terrifying traps to mind-bending puzzles.

Details: Start here, with our pick of the best.

Mini golf clubs around a golf hole

Keep It Casual At Mini Golf

If you’d like to try golfing a bit less seriously, try mini golf instead. From themed spots to high-tech games, these are our favourite places to putt in London.

Five people holding bowling balls

Go Bowling

Strike! It’s a classic pass-time for a reason, so why not go retro this month at a bowling alley? These are our favourite bowling spots in London.

Arcades in London

Play At An Arcade

There’s a retro revolution taking place in the gaming sphere, thanks to shows like Stranger Things re-popularising the classic arcade. Fancy getting involved? These are the best arcades in London, whether you’re looking for cocktail accompaniments, date-night spots or vintage machines.

LOL At A Comedy Club

Fancy seeing a budding comedian before they hit the bigtime? London’s comedy scene is buzzing. Plenty of bars now showcase the best of emerging comedy, including some with big names spotted regularly on the roster. Find our favourites here.

Darts

Hit The Bullseye At Darts

Looking for a new game to play this month? Why not pick up darts? There’s a whole host of venues that hit the target, from Wapping to Camden. Here are the best darts venues in London for your next flight of fancy.

Game On At A Board Game Cafe

If your home library of games is wearing a bit thin, London has a fleet of brilliant board game cafes to pick from. These are the best of the bunch, with the food and drink to boot.

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