If basking in February’s unusual sunshine hasn’t rung some bells for you, we’re here to reiterate it: it’s almost spring! The best half of the year is fast approaching and every Londoner knows that this is when the magic happens. From rooftop boozing to park schmoozing, we are so ready for the days to get longer and our worries to get lighter. To sum up this excitement, we’ve put together a list of unmissable spring events for all of you out there emerging from hibernation.
Various Venues Across London
Everybody’s favourite day is back and it’s coming drenched in syrup! With London’s effervescent food scene changing on the regular, every Pancake day is nothing like the one before, as any foodie will have you know. Whether you’re after a flippin’ good fun pancake race, or are ready to take on an indulgent eating challenge, the capital will provide countless opportunities. Even if you’re after a more classical Shrove Tuesday, plenty of East End favorites come to mind.
20 – 21 March
Various Venues Across London
The only day of the year when it’s acceptable to throw paint bombs at strangers is almost here and we can just tell, the pastel clouds will be flying all over the city. Get your attire ready to soil as pop-up celebrations will take the city by storm this March with DJs, dancing and general spring happiness. While there’s many events to choose from, some are already beginning to stand out. Swiss Cottage Leisure Centre’s celebration is not one to miss as the outdoor space will be flooded with colours, dancers, DJs and all-around good fun. Even if you’re not quite ready to embrace the outdoors just yet, then perhaps your favourite Indian restaurant can offer a thematic alternative.
Image: Southbank Centre
Women Of The World Festival
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX
Nearest Tube: Highbury & Islington
Opening Hours: 8 – 9 Mar. See schedule.
Amongst a packed International Women’s Day schedule across the city, one event still manages to stand out. Women of the World bring the organisation’s incredible body of work to London in a round-up of empowering events that culminate with the likes of Angela Davis and Naomi Klein, leading talks about the importance of this global movement in achieving equality. The IWD celebration also includes two afternoons of roundtables, appropriately titled What Now? and What Next? as women come together to discuss equality now and beyond.
Image: Time Out
Opening Hours: 28 Mar – 31 Mar 2019. See schedule.
Festival season is almost upon us and Re-Textured is an early taster of events to come. Experimental sounds will back this multi-sensory experience in iconic venues such as 180 the Strand, Southbank Centre and Village Underground, adding to the atmosphere of a truly unique installation on the capital’s music scene. Experience world class DJs as they shake up London’s electrically brutalist architecture in this unmissable first edition, one that promises to become a household name on the capital’s nightlife scene.
Image: The Chocolate Cocktail Club
The Chocolate Cocktail Club
202 Brick Lane, Brick Lane
Nearest Tube: Whitechapel
Opening Hours: Wed – Thurs 4:30pm – 10:30pm, Thurs 4:30pm – 12am, Friday: 3pm-12am, Sat 1:30pm – 12am, Sun 1:30pm – 7:30pm. Mon-Tues closed.
This Brick Lane pop-up is the only good reason we have for staying indoors when the March sunlight is beaming. The Chocolate Cocktail Club will have you sipping on complimentary Chocotinis and, before you know it, you’ll be gaining the courage to indulge in more chocolate-filled beverages. From chocolate beer to chocolate brownies and everything in-between, a ticket to this experience will give you the perfect excuse to drink away all things chocoholic. Trust us, you’ll savor every minute of it.
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