What’s on in March: 7 Things to do in London this Month

Abi Sritharan

4 March 2019

March brings warmer weather, new restaurant openings, Cillian Murphy on stage and a heap of culture in London

Your guide to exceptional things to do in London throughout March 2019

4 March 2019 | Abi Sritharan

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Adam Handling opens at the Belmond Hotel, Chelsea

Adam Handling has added to his restaurant portfolio with a new outpost within the Belmond hotel on Sloane Street. The historic building, which was once the watering hole of choice for Oscar Wilde and friends, has been redesigned by Russel Sage studio with an open kitchen, a cocktail bar, tea lounge and Art Deco glamour in spades. Head here for dinner, afternoon tea or a glass of Billecart-Salmon champagne. 

Location: 75 Sloane Street, Chelsea, London SW1X 9SG Closest Station: Sloane Street / Knightsbridge 

Grief is the Thing with Feathers, starring Cillian Murphy at the Barbican

Peaky Blinders' Cillian Murphy takes to the Barbican stage this month in Enda Walsh’s adaptation of Max Porter’s award-winning novel: Grief is the thing with feathers. The heartbreaking story focuses on love, loss and living, as two young boys struggle with the unexpected death of their mother. 

Date: 25 March-13 April Price: From £16.30 Location: Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y 8DS Closest Station: Barbican

Website: barbican.org.uk

Starstruck at Chelsea Box Galleries, Chelsea

Revered British photographer, Terry O’Neill, is celebrated at Chelsea’s Box Galleries this month with Starstruck. The retrospective exhibition focuses on fame and image and comprises 20 images spanning his amazing 60-year career. Famous faces on show include the Queen, Elton John, David Bowie, Audrey Hepburn, The Rolling Stones and every James Bond, from Sean Connery to Daniel Craig.

Read more about Terry O’Neill here

Date: 7-31 March Time: 10am-7pm (Tuesday-Friday), 10am-6pm (Saturday), 11am-5pm (Sunday) Price: Free Location: Box Galleries, 402 King's Rd, Chelsea, SW10 0LJ Closest Station: Green Park

Website: boxgalleries.com

Only Human at the National Portrait Gallery, Charring Cross

Another photographic exhibition is taking place this March is Martin Parr at the National Portrait Gallery. The British photographer's colourful work captures the idiosyncrasies of human nature, in all its grim and jolly glory. The exhibition displays his best-known photographs alongside new work, with a particular focus on the identity of modern Britain. The exhibition also presents Parr’s view on the social climate in Britain following the EU referendum.

Date: 7 March-27 May Time: 10am-6pm/9pm on Friday Price: From £18 Location: National Portrait Gallery, St. Martin's Pl, WC2H 0HE Closest Station: Charring Cross

Website: npg.org.uk

Holi Celebrations at Cinnamon Kitchen, Devonshire Square

Slip into a protective suit this March and enjoy a jovial paint fight at Cinnamon Kitchen by Liverpool Street. The Indian restaurant is marking India’s Holi festival of colour with a paint party pop-up pod. Afterwards, replenish with a cocktail (or mocktail) and some Indian bites in the restaurant. 

Date: 6-21 March Time: Varies Price: £22 (adults) £10 (children) Location: 9 Devonshire Square, EC2M 4YL Closest Station: Liverpool Street

Website: cinnamon-kitchen.com

Rivoli Pop-up Cinema, Crofton Park

The Rivoli Ballroom in Brockley continues its series of atmospheric film screenings this March, showing hits including Grease, Dirty Dancing, Pulp Fiction and Terminator within London's only remaining 1950s ballroom. Head down early for drinks, popcorn and an enjoyable dose of retro nostalgia. 

Date: 13 February-31 October Time: 8pm (Monday-Friday) Price: Location: Rivoli Ballroom, 350 Brockley Rd, SE4 2BY Closest Station: Crofton Park

Website: rivoliballroom.com

A Week With Marilyn at Galerie Prints, Wimbledon Park

Galerie Prints, nestled in Wimbledon Park, has collaborated with Getty Prints to showcase A Week With Marilyn, a new exhibition focusing on the Marilyn Monroe. The images were taken by photographer, Ed Feingersh in March 1955, during the hight of the iconic starlet's fame.

Image: Ed Feingersh/Getty Images

Date: 15 February-30 March Time: 10am-5pm/12pm-7pm on Thursday Price: Free Location: 152 Arthur Road, Wimbledon Park, SW19 8AQ Closest Station: Wimbledon Park

Website: galerieprints.com