Things to do in March

Here at Truly, we are definitely pleased to see the back of the long, dark days of February. If, like us, you are ready to embrace bright, blossom-filled March; read on to get some inspiration for things to get you out and about in the sunshine (fingers crossed!)

St. Patrick’s Festival

It’s no secret that the Irish know how to celebrate, so why not join them in Trafalgar Square on the 15th March?  There will be a parade with plenty of dancing, traditional food and as many pints as you can manage!

When: Sunday 15 March 2020

Time: 12:00pm to 6:00pm

Venue: Trafalgar Square, Trafalgar Square, London, WC2N 5DN, United Kingdom

Cost: Free

Cherry Blossoms

The epitome of Spring, cherry blossom trees are a beautiful, yet fleeting moment in nature’s calendar.  Make sure you glimpse them at their best, whilst taking a walk in one of London’s parks.

When: March-April

Where: Greenwich Park, St Paul’s Cathedral, Kew Gardens

Cost: Free or £16.50 for an Adult at Kew

Andy Warhol, Tate Modern

The Pop Art of Andy Warhol goes on display at the Tate Modern this month, including some of his most famous pieces; Marilyn Monroe and the Campbell’s Soup Cans.  Some of his lesser known work from the 1970s will also feature, alongside his art in experimental media forms.  This could be one of the must-see exhibitions of 2020, so make sure you don’t miss out.

When: 12th March – 26th September

Time: 10am – 4.30pm

Where: Tate Modern, Bankside, London SE1 9TG    

Cost: £22

Earth Hour

Cities and towns in 178 countries, including London, will be switching off their lights in support of World Wildlife Fund’s Earth Hour.  Landmarks all over the capital, including The London Eye, Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, Piccadilly Circus, the Gherkin, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Westminster Abbey and the National Theatre will be participating and you can too. Turn off the TV, light some candles and join the 10 million people who took part last year for one hour.  It helps to raise awareness and money for climate and nature initiatives around the world.

When: Saturday 28th March

Time: 8.30-9.30pm

Where: London and your house

Cost: Free

The Boat Race

The annual Boat Race on the River Thames sees Oxford and Cambridge Universities battle it out in one of the world’s oldest sporting events.  Up to 250,000 people turn up to cheer on their favourite team, so make sure you get there early to grab a prime viewing spot.  You can watch from either side of the river the whole way along the 4.2 mile course from Putney to Mortlake, or alternatively find a pub somewhere along the way!

When: Sunday 29th March

Time: The Women’s Boat Race 3.44pm

         The Men’s Boat Race 4.44pm

Where:

(at the start) Putney Bridge, Putney Embankment and Bishop’s Park

(best for the first mile) Craven Cottage, home of Fulham FC

(mid-course) Hammersmith & Barnes

(at the finish) Dukes Meadows & Chiswick Bridge

Cost: Free

Aubrey Beardsley, Tate Britain

A new exhibition displaying the controversial Victorian artist’s work comes to the Tate Britain this month. It’s the biggest exhibition of Beardsley’s work in 54 years, showing the huge amount of work he created before his death, aged 25.

When: 4th March – 25th May

Time: 10.00-4.30pm

Where: Tate Britain, Millbank, London SW1P 4RG  

Cost: £16

Artisan Food Market

A new artisan market has opened in Buckinghamshire on the second Saturday of every month. It helps to support local, small-scale, independent food producers. Offering the very best in quality, fresh, seasonal produce and all locally sourced.  You will find vegetables, meats, fish, dairy, baked goods and much more. Please bring cash as some of the vendors do not have card machines.

When: Saturday 14th March

Time: 10am-2pm

Where: Waddesdon Manor, Waddesdon, Near Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP18 0JH

Cost: Free and free parking

Cliveden – National Treasure: The search for the Sancy Diamond

Have a day out at The National Trust’s Cliveden in Buckinghamshire and search for the lost treasure.  Somewhere in the woodlands is the missing Sancy diamond, waiting to be discovered.  Back in 1946 during a lavish dinner party, the Sancy diamond from Nancy Astor’s bejewelled tiara was stolen. The criminals hid the stolen diamond in the woodlands and left instructions for an accomplice to collect it at a later date, but during their escape they dropped the clue sheet and so never returned to collect their plunder. Decades later, these instructions have been rediscovered and now it’s your turn to try crack the codes and find Nancy’s Sancy diamond.

When: Every day in March

Time: 10am-4pm

Where: Cliveden, Cliveden Road, Taplow, Maidenhead, Buckinghamshire, SL1 8NS

Cost: £5 for a group ticket

Attend in style…

From loungewear to elegant blouses, we are sure you will find something you love to wear for all occasions, and if you are planning on attending one of these events, don’t forget to tag @Truly_lifestyle and share some of your images with us!