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Brilliant things to do in London in March 2024

01 Mar 2024 | Updated on: 04 Mar 2024 |By Annie Lewis

Herald the arrival of spring with flowers, supper clubs and art fairs

March promises to be a big month in the capital. Not only does it kick-start the new spring season, but it also marks International Women’s Day, Mother’s Day and St Patrick’s Day. Needless to say, it’s going to be a busy one. Here are the best new openings, events, cultural must-sees and things to do in London in March 2024. 

The art fair: The Other Art Fair

A prominent date in London’s art calendar, The Other Art Fair returns to the capital from 7-10 March at Shoreditch’s Truman Brewery for a weekend of showstopping collections. This is the place to discover up-and-coming artists that will no doubt be on your radar in years to come, as well as a range of installations, from oil paintings to photography. For 2024, the space has been reimagined with a mix of interactive experiences, performances, music, and even a wine bar – so visitors are encouraged to make a day of it. Keep an eye out for London-based artist Kit Lintin, whose work is a masterclass in magical realism, abstract landscape artist Carrie Jean Goldsmith, and Ukrainian illustrator Kate Matsevych, who celebrates all things femininity and womanhood. 

The Other Art Fair is open from 7-10 March 2024 at Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane, E1 6QR, visit

The restaurants: Mortimer House Kitchen and Josephine

Mortimer House Kitchen
Mortimer House Kitchen

From the team behind Soho’s Nessa comes a new Italian concept, Mortimer House Kitchen, which has just opened in Fitzrovia. Helmed by executive chef Tom Cenci, the menu draws on his foodie memories of summers spent in towns along the Amalfi coast. Here, Cenci developed an appreciation for the simplicity of Italian cooking, with its emphasis on the freshest ingredients and family-style dining. 

The menu starts with a selection of scarpetta (a bread course ‘to scoop’ up sauces) and antipasti plates designed to share, followed by larger pasta dishes and classics reimagined, championing both British and Italian produce. Highlights include zucchini Caesar with parmesan and pangrattato, classic aubergine parmigiana, and ‘Torta 900’, a traditional chocolate cake from Turin. The breakfast menus are worth sampling, too, featuring the likes of punchy n’duja bruschetta with whipped ricotta and poached eggs, and Tuscan beans on toast. 

Another exciting opening comes from Michelin-starred Claude Bosi and Lucy Bosi, who are set to open their charming neighbourhood French bistro, Josephine, on Fulham Road on 2 March. Inspired by and named after Claude’s late grandmother, this will be the couple’s first joint venture and their most personal project to date: a restaurant reminiscent of the traditional bouchons frequented by Claude and Lucy in his hometown of Lyon.

Bosi – who recently opened Brooklands at The Peninsula – will oversee the menu, which features classics such as French onion soup, and rabbit in mustard sauce. Larger plates are inspired by regional Lyonnaise specialities with a daily plat du jour, including chicken liver terrine with vin jaune, and rich Lyonnaise sausages baked in brioche and served with a beaujolaise sauce. In keeping with the classical French feel, the wine offering will feature the typical bouchon-style metre wine, which allows guests to only pay for what they drink, encouraging them to try something new. Happy dining! 

Mortimer House Kitchen is open at 37-41 Mortimer Street, W1T 3JH, visit; Josephine opens on 2 March 2024 at 315 Fulham Road, SW10 9QH, visit

The bars: The Bloomsbury Club Bar, Dalloway Terrace and Mr Fogg’s City Tavern

Bloomsbury Club Bar

Nestled beneath The Bloomsbury Hotel on Great Russell Street and decked out in glamorous Twenties-inspired decor, The Bloomsbury Club Bar has long been a destination for those in the know, famous for its innovative and classic cocktails. Its latest concept, however, has tapped into the mystical allure of ancient Egypt. Choose your signature serve via the bar's unique pyramid and pendulum contraption, where guests are invited to swing the pendulum until it stops atop a sarcophagus, which can be cracked open to reveal a hieroglyph depicting the drink fate has chosen for you. We recommend the Ren, a crystal clear blend designed to help you find clarity – in the form of Whistle Pig 10-year-aged rye whiskey and Tio Pepe Fino sherry enriched with caramel miso.

dalloway terrace
Dalloway Terrace

As the capital gears up for the arrival of warmer weather and sunnier days, Dalloway Terrace has shed its winter coat to reveal an uplifting, spring-inspired haven. In collaboration with Maison Mirabeau, the terrace has undergone a transformation to showcase the mimosa flower, the official emblem of International Women’s Day. This vibrant display, arranged by Princess & Ko, features a blend of seasonal green foliage and quintessentially British botanicals intertwined with the bright yellow mimosas. Menus have also had a spring clean, introducing plates of venison carpaccio and sherry and smoked paprika cured monkfish, with the addition of a selection of rosé-inspired cocktails that celebrate iconic French actresses. Our favourite is The Brigitte Spritz, inspired by Brigitte Bardot, which features vibrant, fruity flavours that take you on a journey through the Mediterranean. 

Situated in the heart of Broadgate Circle, the latest addition to the Mr Fogg’s portfolio has opened as an ode to a traditional Victorian public house. Inside the City Tavern, interiors are decked out with bunting, Victorian boxing gloves, tankards, wooden hot air balloons and characterful portraits. Adjoining the Tavern is the Saloon and the Snug, both of which serve a cocktail menu featuring an array of punches, sharing drinks and ‘Matron’s Tipples’ that provide a modern take on classic serves. Highlights include the Mexican Berry Biff, featuring Patrón Silver tequila, vermouth, raspberry shrub and cranberry, as well as the stronger The Gilded Portfolio: think Hennessy cognac, orange liqueur, Guinness reduction syrup and Ardbeg 10yr Scotch whisky mist. Chin chin! 

Dalloway Terrace at The Bloomsbury is open at 16-22 Great Russell Street, WC1B 3NN, visit; Mr Fogg's City Tavern is open at 37 Broadgate Circle, Liverpool Street, EC2M 2QS, visit

The supper clubs: Pavyllon x Domaine Prieuré-Roch and Spago 45

pavyllon restaurant london
Pavyllon. Image: Veronse

On 12 March, head to the newly-Michelin-star-awarded Pavyllon London at the Four Seasons Hotel at Park Lane for an evening bringing together executive chef Yannick Alléno’s culinary expertise with the finest wines from Prieuré-Roch winery estate. With tickets priced at £850 per person, the collaboration between Alléno and Yannick Champ of Prieuré-Roch features a selection of dishes – think wild sea bass carpaccio and steamed comté cheese soufflé – paired with the finest wines from Prieuré-Roch’s collection. 

Spago, Wolfgang Puck’s flagship Beverly Hills restaurant, will make a three-day return to London this March for an exclusive takeover of Cut at 45 Park Lane. Byron Puck, Wolfgang Puck’s son and protégé, and Tetsu Yahagi, Spago’s executive chef, will come to London to collaborate with 45 Park Lane’s executive chef Elliott Grover, offering a menu that brings Californian flavours to Mayfair. The five-course menu, priced at £140 per person, includes signature dishes from Spago’s famed repertoire, including lobster and asparagus salad with yuzu miso vinaigrette, a fish course of bacon-wrapped monkfish, broad beans and chanterelle mushrooms, and an indulgent pasta dish of uovo in raviolo with French black truffles. 

Pavyllon x Domaine Prieuré-Roch will take place on 12 March 2024 at Four Seasons at Park Lane, Hamilton Place, W1J 7DR, visit; The Spago takeover will run from 20-22 March 2024 at 45 Park Lane, W1K 1PN, visit

The workshops: Savouring Scents workshop, Bodyism panel talk and Spring Bulb Planter workshop at The Petersham

Savouring Scents
Savouring Scents

Taking place on 2 March at Filet in Hoxton, the Savouring Scents workshop is a collaboration between plant-based culinary artist Barney Pau, and Jintana Khieochaum, founder of aequill perfumery. Attendees will first be presented with 25 scents which have been carefully selected by Jintana – alongside a bespoke menu of canapés and cocktails developed by Barney to complement the scents – and then create a perfume unique to their taste. 

Elsewhere, on 21 March, Bodyism – Notting Hill’s wellness hub – will host a special panel talk called The Art Of Positive Ageing, which will uncover the secrets of maintaining health and beauty inside and out. Hosted by Lisa Oxenham, the panel features Dr Craig Koniver, a specialist in biohacking methods designed to optimise cell performance and longevity, and Dr Vicky Dondos, author of The Positive Aging Plan and an advocate of subtle procedures and natural beauty. 

Next, on 23 March, the Spring Bulb Planter workshop at Covent Garden-based The Petersham will give gardeners the chance to create the perfect planter for a springtime display. A morning of inspiration and information, the workshop will be led by Petersham Nurseries’ horticulturalists, using flowering annuals and spring bulbs to create wistfully wild arrangements. Each guest will create their own display with carefully selected British-grown plants, held in a terracotta planter that can be placed outside to burst into bloom.

Savouring Scents will take place on 2 March 2024 at Filet, 103 Murray Grove, N1 7QP, visit; The Art Of Positive Ageing will take place at 222-224 Westbourne Grove, W11 2RH, visit; Spring Bulb Planter workshop at The Petersham, 2 Floral Court, WC2E 9FB, visit

The party: Rixo Gold Party


Having stepped away from London Fashion Week to instead host customer-focused charity events to showcase its new collections, Rixo is hosting a Studio 54-esque party to celebrate the launch of its new occasion-wear collection, Rixo Gold, on 14 March. Don your gladrags for a fun-packed evening, consisting of a live fashion show, DJ set from Fat Tony, and an exclusive opportunity to shop the collection before the official launch. Tickets are priced at £95 and a percentage of sales will go to women's charity Smart Works. 

The Rixo Gold Party will take place on 14 March 2024 at Toklas restaurant, 1 Surrey Street, Temple, WC2R 2ND, visit

The luxury gym: Studio Fix

Having just opened on High Street Kensington, Studio Fix features three plush studios spread across a whopping 7,500 sq ft space to offer six different class concepts. After founder Najeeb Abunahl was temporarily in a wheelchair following an accident, he struggled to find user-friendly classes in the capital and has therefore designed Studio Fix’s boxing sessions to be inclusive, prioritising upper body strength and providing an opportunity where everyone can train together. Alongside boxing, you can also book yoga, HIIT, weightlifting and lagree classes too, making it one of the first luxury gyms in London to offer the latter. 

Studio Fix is open at 24a Old Court Place, W8 4PD, visit

The shopping experiences: Harvey Nichols gift experiences, The Cirkel X Eve Pop-Up and Lucy & Yak’s (Im)perfect Sale

harvey nichols

Thinking of treating your mum this Mother's Day? So you should. Luckily, Knightsbridge department store Harvey Nichols is on-hand to help, hosting an array of unique in-store experiences that make the perfect gift. Choose between a decadent afternoon tea, cocktail-making class, beauty masterclass, or even a fashion styling session. Whether you opt to catch up over a fine wine tasting or upgrade her wardrobe with the aid of an expert personal shopper, gifting a Harvey Nichols experience will make her day unforgettable.

Following a sell-out summer event in 2023, Eve Kensington will once again host The Cirkel pop-up from 16-17 March. Promising to be a one-stop destination for fashion enthusiasts seeking to update their wardrobe with the latest spring and summer essentials, the event will offer the perfect blend of shopping and dining. The Cirkel stocks discounted high-end high street and designer items from brands such as Ganni, Loewe and Gucci, while Eve will host guests for a three-course brunch, featuring Mediterranean-inspired dishes such as shakshuka with charred avocado and a cardamom pancake stack topped with molten chocolate sauce and cherries. 

lucy and yak imperfect sale

Eco-conscious lifestyle brand Lucy & Yak has announced its highly-anticipated (Im)perfect Yaks Sale event. Taking place in Peckham, the event will take place across four days from 14-17 March. The sale will showcase an exclusive selection of perfectly imperfect yaks, which may have minor issues or defects but remain entirely wearable. Also keep an eye out for exclusive samples, old favourites, and irresistible bargains – all helping to keep clothes in circulation. Happy shopping!

The Cirkel X Eve Pop-Up will take place on 16-17 March 2024 at 202-220 Cromwell Road, SW5 0SW, visit; Lucy & Yak’s (Im)perfect Sale will take place from 14-17 March 2024 at Unit 8, Copeland Park, SE15 4ST, visit

The sport event: Rugby Legends Breakfast at The Cadogan Arms

The Cadogan Arms has joined forces with Guinness to present an unparalleled matchday experience hosted by English sports pundit, Ugo Monye. On 9 March, the posh Chelsea pub will offer guests the opportunity to delve into the Six Nations with first-hand commentary, captivating anecdotes, and insightful predictions from Monye, current English Rugby Union player Anthony Watson and former Irish Rugby Union player Tommy Bowe. Tickets are priced at £50 and include pastries, a breakfast martini, and a full English (or Irish) breakfast with a pint of Guinness. The event will kick off at 10am, setting the stage for the England v Ireland game later that day. 

The Rugby Legends Breakfast will take place on 9 March at The Cadogan Arms, 298 King’s Road, SW3 5UG, visit

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