March may not seem the most obvious month in which to head to our fair capital – after all, by this time of year, the sun hasn’t emphatically returned just yet, and nor are hotel prices quite as low as at the start of the year.
Despite that, there’s a lot to see and do in the capital this month, as our rundown shows.
London Drinker Beer and Cider Festival
Head to the Camden Centre from 12pm on 2nd, 3rd or 4th May to grab your ticket for the annual beer festival held by those seasoned real ale, cider and imported beer aficionados at the North London Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA).
Have a sip of some of the more than 150 drinks that will be available from the capital’s independent breweries, or wolf down all manner of homemade food from the changing menu.
Urban Food Fest
Many a fine under-the-radar event has happened down the years in a Shoreditch car park, and so the tradition continues with this perhaps slightly better promoted street party oriented around all things food from around the globe.
Organised by a City lawyer, Jessica Tucker, but free to enter, Urban Food Fest promises to be another London celebration of social and gastronomic diversity, with the likes of Belgian waffles, vegan handmade pasta and Brazilian chorizo wraps all likely to be scoffed across its assembled stalls and trucks. Be there or be square, at Euro Car Parks on Shoreditch High Street, every Saturday from 5th March – midday to midnight.
Or perhaps you’d like some slightly more stable, but no less soulful premises in which to tuck into the most honest food, made from high quality produce? There might be a lot of establishments in the capital that claim to offer just that, but surprisingly few that actually do.
The unassuming and informal L’Anima Café, however, may fall into that latter category. Whether you wander into the retail Deli for a ready-to-go meal, drop in at the happening all day bar or soak up the chilled vibes at the restaurant, for fun Italian soups, pastas, starters and main courses, there can’t be many more must-be-seen-at spots in March than this Appold Street destination.
The Boat Race
Of course – how could we forget? Nothing less than the traditional rowing race between teams from two of the greatest universities in the English-speaking world gets underway in earnest on Sunday 27th March. Even better, it’s completely free to watch, which gives you a bit more money for a hillside sarnie or some pub grub in one of the many fine establishments dotting the route.
Enjoy your March in London – whatever you visit, do or eat!