What to Do in London This Month. March 2019
London is a huge city so it’s always hard to choose where to go to. If you want to go further away from the Oxford Circus tourist crowds, you should visit the places below:
Box Park is a trendy hang out spot in East London. Shoreditch has many trendy hotspots, and Box Park is probably one of the most popular ones. Nevertheless, it’s worth the hype. In this one big warehouse block, you will find a bunch of boutique stores on the ground floor level, and bars and restaurants on the first floor. Upstairs area has an abundance of street food style cafes, including even a vegan chicken wing one and it has two separate terraces where you can enjoy your food and drink in the sun (ish). You will be able to attend a bunch of events there too. They will run live music Sunday Sessions, yoga classes on Tuesday evenings, and host many performers throughout the weekends.
Portobello Market – Notting Hill
Meanwhile, on the other – West side of the city, you can find vintage gems at the Portobello Market. It’s normally open through the weekends if you are looking to find some great vintage clothes or homeware at the pop-up stores. But even during the week, Portobello road is great to explore. You can see the beautiful West London multicoloured houses, pop into old book stores and have some brunch in some of the best cafes in the city all gathered in one place. You can also find the Electric Cinema right on Portobello Road. This cinema is famous for its amazing vintage interior and only a great film selection.
Ronnie Scotts is an amazing jazz venue right in the heart of Covent Garden. You don’t need to wait for the weekend to enjoy some live music as Ronnie Scotts have live jazz bands on every single night. You can book some amazing events there this month. If any are sold out before you got the chance to get your ticker, you can always use Upstairs@Ronnies to listen to some great music without planning ahead.
Holland Park – Notting Hill
Escape from the noise and the crowds and head to Holland Park. This gorgeous park has so much green space for you to relax and have a picnic on. It has the main hall and a bunch of cafes around in case you get hungry? Feeling active? Feel free to use one of their countless tennis courts. One of the best parts of Holland Park is the Japanese Kyoto Garden. You will find yourself feeling very tranquil, surrounded by a small waterfall, a little Japanese lake with koi fish swimming in it and a few benches to relax on to enjoy the view.
Borough Market – London Bridge
This market is one of the largest trading spaces in London. There is a huge area called Three Crown Square, where traders sell fish, cheese, veg, fruit and meat. They also have a huge selection of famous in London street food pop-ups including Scotchtails, Soul Food – Caribbean cuisine, Balkan Bites serving vegetarian pastries or Spanish food importers Brindisa. But food is not the only thing you will find there. Borough Market is also home to plant and flower and homeware traders. They also run a bunch of events and in March you will be able to attend Borough Market Cookbook Club, Trader Workshops or see some guest traders only around for a limited amount of time.