Monday, March 03, 2014

Things to do in London in March

Every month in England’s capital promises a vast variety of entertainment opportunities, and March 2014 is no different. If you’re coming to study at Twin’s English Centre in London, the vibrant heart of the capital will be in easy reach, so you’ll be able to make the most of everything it has to offer.

If you love good food, London is the place to be on Tuesday 4th March 2014, for Pancake Day celebrations. There’ll be events across the capital to mark the occasion, and, of course, plenty of delicious pancakes. You could undertake a pancake challenge, (if you eat enough pancakes in a certain amount of time you won’t have to pay for them!), or witness one of the many pancake races taking place; you might even want to see members of Parliament running for charity while flipping pancakes!

On March 16th, London will be celebrating St. Patrick’s Day for the 13th time, and everyone is invited to join in at Trafalgar Square and witness a showcase of Irish singing, dancing, culture and art. This year’s theme is ‘World of Dance’ and the festivities will be overflowing with London dance troops embracing Irish dances; on the main stage you’ll be able to see some brilliant performances, including Riverdance and a snippet from the hit West End Musical, ‘Once’. If you visit the Irish Dance Tent you could even learn some moves yourself! There’ll also be plenty of free comedy to enjoy from both established comedians and rising stars, and some delicious Irish produce to try at the Irish Food Market.

For any fans of the Bond movies, or anyone who loves cars, from 21st March 2014 the London Film Museum is well a worth a visit, as it will be hosting an exciting new exhibition dedicated to the original, iconic cars from the James Bond films, from ‘Little Nellie’, (You Only Live Twice), to the Lotus Esprit/submarine, (The Spy Who Loved Me).

Momentum at The Barbican actually opened in February, but it’s worth mentioning as a great thing to do to pass a bit of time in March; plus, it’s free. It’s always worth checking out what’s on at The Barbican as there’s always something new and interesting on offer; it was previously home to the highly popular ‘Rain Room’, (now hosted in New York), which, through cutting edge technology, allowed you to wander through the rain indoors, without getting wet. Momentum provides the perfect place to get lost in. Through a show of light, movement and sound, your perception of the space you’re in is manipulated, and the calm soundtrack that runs alongside the spectacle really allows you a brief escape from the outside world.

With all of these exciting new attractions and upcoming events, as well as London’s year-round attractions, you’ll never be short of things to do. Whether you love films, food, learning about different cultures or just want to escape day-to-day life for 20 minutes, London has something for everyone.

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