March in London: Weather and Events Guide

What to See and Do in London in March

Daffodils St James Park
••• Daffodils in St James's Park. Alex Segre/Getty Images

March is the start of spring so you should enjoy bright days and some blue skies. It won't necessarily be warm yet though so you will still need a warm coat and possibly gloves and a scarf too on some days.

But as we leave winter behind it's a good month for being outdoors. Take the chance to go on a guided walk or visit Kew Gardens to see the changing floral landscape. Hampton Court Palace and gardens is also good at this time of year, and it's also a lovely month for a cruise on the River Thames.

We get a lot to celebrate this month with flowers for Mother's Day (US visitors note, we celebrate our mums in March rather that May so if you are in London this month you can treat mom twice this year!) If mom is with you this is a perfect time to book an afternoon tea together as there are always Mother's Day specials on offer.

Easter is in either March or April and brings the first bank holiday of the year. We give each other chocolate eggs and put on Easter egg hunts for children with either small chocolate eggs, dyed hard-boiled eggs, or (more common these days) plastic eggs filled with treats.

Easter brings two bank holidays (Good Friday and Easter Monday) so we all enjoy a long weekend. Do note, Easter Sunday is treated rather like Christmas Day so shops are generally closed, but you will find museums and attractions open.

And we celebrate St. Patrick's Day in London on the nearest Sunday to March 17 with fun events in Trafalgar Square.

March Weather

  • Average High: 52°F (11°C)
  • Average Low: 39°F (4°C)
  • Average wet days: 10 days
  • Average daily sunshine: 3.75 hours

What To Wear

  • Plenty of layers and a waterproof jacket
  • You may need a hat, scarf and gloves on some days
  • Always bring an umbrella when exploring London!

March Highlight

    Any Public Holidays?

    • Bank Holidays: Good Friday and Easter Monday
    • Note: Easter can fall in March or April.

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