What’s on in London for March 2012

Let’s hope the weather improves this month and it starts to warm up. With this in mind we have listed some of the special days as well as events that are taking place this month, such as Mothers Day and St Patricks Day. As well as days to remember we at Harmony Cars have also listed are our top events that will be happening in London this month. There is something here for everyone Sport, Theatre, Exhibition’s, and Music. So enjoy what London has to offer..

No. 1. March 1st St David’s Day in London. This is the National Day in Wales. Wear a daffodil or a leek to show your appreciation of all things Welsh. London turns itself over to the Welsh so look out for choral celebrations, Welsh food festivals and special Welsh menus in London restaurants and bars.

No.2. March 3rd “TNT Travel Show” Earl’s Court Exhibition Centre, Warwick Rd, SW5. One-day travel show with exhibitors offering everything from day trips and city breaks to backpacking (or ‘flashpacking’) tours around the world. Aimed predominantly at an audience aged 18 to 39.

No 3. March 4th  Tottenham Hotspurs play Manchester United at Whitehart Lane, in North London, in what is going to be one of the big Premiership matches of the season. Both clubs are trying to win the Premiership, Manchester United are currently second and Tottenham are third and with everyone looking to see if Spurs manager Harry Redknapp will be the next England coach, this game will have more interest than normal. Should Spurs win the league or qualify for Europe will Harry give up his Managership at Spurs and take the England job?

No 4.  March 7th till 11th  “Disney on ice: Princesses and Heroes” held at Wembley Arena. This is an ice spectacular. Capturing the magic moments from some of your favourite Disney films. Tickets are from £18 to £43.

No. 5.   March 11th  “Head of the River Race” is one of the London’s longest running sporting traditions. Every spring, 400 crews from around the globe take to the waters of London’s famous river Thames to compete in this historic boating event. The Head of the River Race (HORR) was started in 1926 by Cambridge and Tideway oarsman Steve Fairbairn. It was conceived as a way for crews to practice long rows during winter, in preparation for the summer regatta. The annual event now sees hundreds of boats, each manned by eight men, row over the 4.25 mile (6.8km) championship course from Mortlake to Putney. The race sees crews from all over the world competing, from Australia to Austria. The event is a great way for Londoners and visitors alike to celebrate the start of spring as they cheer on teams along London’s picturesque River Thames.

No.6.  March 16th till 1st April “Ideal Home Show” at  Earls Court, Warwick Rd , London, SW5 . The Ideal Home Show has been running for more than a century and it’s still going strong, with more than 600 exhibitors. Interiors, home improvements, gardening, gadgets, food and home wares are all represented. There’s a new Prince’s Pavilion dedicated to British brands and the popular Show Home Village featuring full-scale model houses. There will be advice and live demos. Tickets are. £12 weekdays, £14 weekends.

No. 7.   March 17th and 18th. “St Patricks Day” Party like the Irish, in London! St Patrick’s Day is on 17 March but you’ll find special events taking place throughout the week. Everyone loves the traditional celebrations that make up St Patrick’s Day. This event celebrates all things Irish, with laughter, fun and, of course, Guinness! The exciting St Patrick’s Day Parade will be on Sunday 18 March starting at 12 pm and starts at Green Park proceeding through central London to Trafalgar Square. The event finishes at 6 pm. The Parade includes marching bands, floats, street theatre and more. All 32 Irish counties are represented, dressed in their traditional county colours.  After the Parade you can then go on to the St Patrick’s Day Festival in Trafalgar Square, there you’ll be treated to the best of Irish music, dance and culture, and it’s all free.

No.8.   March 18th “Mothers Day” Say thank you to your mum and spend an unforgettable Mother’s Day in London. We’ve got it covered from pampering to gifts, special lunches to West End shows. Go ahead and spoil your mum. She deserves it! Mother’s Day, also known as Mothering Sunday, is the perfect excuse for Sunday lunch at a London restaurant. Find somewhere your mum would love, whether that’s a traditional London restaurant or a fancy Michelin-starred eatery! Top tip: Mother’s Day is a popular date for dining out so book restaurants in advance and make sure you mention any special offers at the time of booking.

No.9.  March  31st  till 29th April “Private Tours Of Buckingham Palace”. Explore Buckingham Palace on a private tour, led by an expert guide. The special tours, led by expert guides, give you the chance get close to the palace’s important collection of historic paintings, furniture, sculpture and porcelain. The tour lasts approximately two hours and takes place in the afternoon and evening on selected dates from 31 March to 29 April 2012.  Tickets must be pre-booked. There is limited availability, with a maximum of 30 people on each tour. Champagne, Shopping and Sightseeing at Buckingham Palace. The private guided tours begin at the Ambassadors’ Entrance on Buckingham Palace Road. See the gilded ceilings and glittering chandeliers of the 19 State Rooms, and admire masterpieces from the Royal Collection. The tour ends with a glass of champagne in the Bow Room or the Grand Entrance. You may also have a chance to visit the West Terrace overlooking Buckingham Palace’s garden, weather permitting. Your ticket also includes a copy of the official guidebook, plus 20% off in the gift shop. For more information www.royalcollection.org.uk or call +44 (0)20 7766 7322.

N0. 10.   Opening March 31st   “The Making of Harry Potter” at Warner Bros Studio, Leavesden. Bookings are being taken for this new attraction. The 150,000 square foot area includes two dedicated soundstages where the blockbuster film series was filmed over ten years, and visitors can walk through the sets that appeared on screen including the Great Hall, Dumbledore’s office, the Gryffindor common room and Hagrid’s hut. Costumes and props will also be on show, and guests can see animatronics in a ‘creature effects’ workshop that reveals the technology behind ‘Harry Potter’ beasts such as Buckbeak the Hippogriff, Fawkes the phoenix and the giant

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