london in March

Visiting London in

March

Although the March weather in London may still be chilly, the spring season starts to get underway, with Irish cheer, river races and a celebration of mums. The flowers are just beginning to blossom and many people enjoy walking outside. It is important to ensure you have the right clothing so you are comfortable when exploring London. Visiting London in March will be a delight and a wonderful memory you will have for years to come.

What to expect

Wetter

  • Average Daytime Temperatures: 50F (10C)
  • Average Overnight Temperatures: 38F (5C)
  • Sunny or partly sunny days: 15
  • Rainy days: 16

What to wear

  • Pack a warm coat and some additional warm clothes but on the warmer days some lighter spring attire might come in handy.
  • A good pair of comfortable waterproof walking shoes is a must-have.
  • London is a rather formal city. Some of what you want to pack depends on where you intend to visit.
  • Pack an umbrella, you will be happy to have it when it starts to rain.

London Prices in March

Many prefer to take vacations in the off-season, which often means that you save money on flight and hotel costs, but prices will go up around Easter holidays (of course only if it falls in March). March is the last chance to visit London when the crowds are lower. Book your flights and accommodation in advance for best prices and save up money by booking at the right times.

Planning your trip is a key to a balanced budget, use free online resources like our maps & guide or the itinerary tool, if you are going to visit some iconic attractions, get a sightseeing pass, it will easily save you 50% on regular admission prices – see more

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Getting around

With roughly 30 million travellers per year, London easily ranks as one of the most visited cities on earth. London is easy to navigate, but if you can't walk to your destination there are plenty of options

London Underground

The quickest way to travel around, London's Underground metro system is the oldest and most famous in the world. In total, there are 11 lines on the Tube within nine zones. On most days the London Tube is open between 5AM and 12AM, but there is extended services for Friday and Saturday. Fares vary widely for the London Underground depending on when you're using the service and how far you're going. The easiest way navigate the Tube is to invest in what's known as an Oyster Card. These re-chargeable card can be purchased at any Tube station. Put as much money as you want on your Oyster Card and scan it at the entrance of the Tube station. It’s much cheaper to use than single tube tickets.

Black Cabs - Traditional London taxis

These cabs can easily be found all over central London as well as by major train stations, bus stops, and by Heathrow Airport. Please ensure the yellow "taxi" light in the front of the cab is on when you're trying to hail a vehicle.
All taxicab services in London are metered and there's a £3 minimum charge. While you're not required to tip, it's always welcome, and most Londoners will round up their fare.

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Things to do in March

Check out the following list of ideas for fun things to do in London in March:

1. Changing the Guard at Buckingham Palace

One fascination that is not to be missed is the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace. It takes place outside Buckingham Palace, begins at 10:45 AM and lasts around 45 minutes (handover takes place at 11:00 AM). You can join the Change of the Guard walking tour to learn much more about this ceremony.

2. Orchids Festival at Kew Gardens

The Kew Royal Botanic Gardens has an annual Orchid Festival that starts during February and runs through early March. Escape the dreary winter at botanical paradise and admire the incredible displays of orchids and exotic flowers.

3. St Patrick's Day in London

The popular annual parade brings many spectators each year. Take a part in extravagant parade, join free events and performances in Trafalgar Square, enjoy Irish food and try the most Irish beer, Guinness. St. Patrick's Day is prime for partying and the action takes place every 17 March.

4.Easter in London

Celebrate your Easter weekend in London. Many shops and attractions in London put on special offers and exhibitions over the Easter weekend: from Easter egg hunts in a top London garden and special Easter events, to the best chocolate shops. Keep in mind, that many shops are not open on Easter Sunday, and the timetable schedules for public transport may be reduced over the Easter weekend.

5.Mother's Day

Say „Thank you” to your mom and celebrate Mothering Sunday in London. Choose from traditional afternoon teas to the dinner at one of Michelin-starred restaurants, cocktails or champagne with a view to the West End shows, walks in a beautiful gardens to shopping, and find something as special as she is. There are special events or special discounts at stores and restaurants during this special day. In Britain Mother's Day is celebrated three weeks before Easter Sunday.

Changing the Guard at Buckingham Palace 1
Orchids Festival at Kew Gardens 2
St Patrick's Day in London 3
Easter in London 4
Mother's Day 5

Rainy Day Options in London

Tower of London

Learn about the storied history of London with a trip to this epic tower. Visitors will delight in the exhibit of the Royal Family crown jewels, including the Imperial State Crown. The guards of the tower will regale visitors with tales of the bloody history of these times, enchanting everyone who walks through the gates. Visit to the Tower of London is free with the London Sightseeing Pass.

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West End Theatre

taking a West End show will chase away any rainy day blues during your visit to London. It might not be possible to get last minute tickets to every show, but you can find something a couple of hours before the show starts by visiting the Encore Box office. With every sightseeing pass purchased on this site we offer 55 GBP towards your theatre ticket

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London Museums

Your weather app says it’s going to be raining the whole day? Head over to one of the best London Museums or Galleries. Whether your interest is in art, science or history, there’s something for everyone in just about every neighbourhood. Pick from the British Museum, The National Gallery, Tate Modern, the Kensington Museums of Natural History or Science Museum – all offer free entry to the public.

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