London’s Spring Spectacular: Art, Festivals, and Gigs Galore!

Posted February 17, 2024

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Spring is peeking around the corner, and London is buzzing with anticipation for the most vibrant season of the year. It’s time to shake off the winter blues and dive into the amazing events our city has in store. From iconic art to literary legends, blooming festivals to music gigs that promise to rock your world, there’s something for everyone. So, grab your calendar, and let’s mark the dates for an unforgettable spring in London!

Charity Concerts at Royal Albert Hall 🎵

Event: Teenage Cancer Trust Concerts

Date: March 18-24

Location: Royal Albert Hall

Music fans, rejoice! The Royal Albert Hall is hosting a series of concerts to raise funds for the Teenage Cancer Trust, featuring big names like The Chemical Brothers, Noel Gallagher, and even The Who. It’s not just about the music; it’s about coming together for a cause that matters. The finale on March 24, honouring Roger Daltrey, promises to be an epic night of legendary performances.


London’s Live Music Scene Rocks On 🎤

From Reneé Rapp and THE SMILE to Laufey, Raye, Tom Odell, and many more, London’s music scene is electric this March. With gigs spanning genres and venues, there’s a performance for every taste. Whether you’re into indie rock, jazz, or pop, London’s stages are set to deliver unforgettable nights.


Mini-Festivals Galore 🎉

Classical Vauxhall (February 29 – March 3) offers a classical music treat in various venues around Vauxhall, while South Asian Sounds (March 7 – 10) at the Southbank Centre celebrates the musical diversity of the South Asian diaspora. And for country fans, Country To Country (March 8 – 10) at the O2 brings the biggest names in country music for a weekend of unforgettable performances.


Patrick’s Day Fun 🍀

Date: March 17

From the Dram bar in Soho to The Auld Shillelagh and various celebrations across the city, St. Patrick’s Day in London is a green-hued spectacle filled with music, food, and, of course, plenty of Guinness. Whether you’re in it for the beer or the 5k run in Hyde Park, it’s a day where everyone’s a little bit Irish.


Art Extravaganza: LEGO® Like Never Before 🎨

Event: The Art of the Brick

Date: Opens March 6

Location: Check the official event website for the venue

Prepare to have your mind blown at The Art of the Brick, where over 150 LEGO® creations reimagine famous artworks. Imagine strolling through an exhibition where Michelangelo’s David and Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa are crafted from the world’s most beloved bricks. It’s not just an art show; it’s a childhood dream come to life, offering a fresh perspective on iconic pieces. This event is a must-visit for art lovers and LEGO® enthusiasts alike!


Dive into the World of Books 📚

Event: World Book Day Celebrations

Date: March 7

Location: Various venues across London

London’s literary scene comes alive on World Book Day with events that pay homage to the city’s rich narrative history. From author talks and workshops to literary tours that trace the steps of famous characters, there’s plenty to do. Dive into the heart of London’s story, explore hidden bookshops, and maybe even discover your new favourite author!


Floral Spectacle at Kew 🌸

Event: Kew Gardens Orchid Festival

Date: Ends March 3

Location: Kew Gardens, Richmond

The Kew Gardens Orchid Festival is an early spring highlight, showcasing stunning orchid displays that are a feast for the senses. It’s a perfect escape into nature, offering a glimpse into the diversity and beauty of orchids from around the world. This festival is a testament to the wonders of the natural world, making it a must-see before it ends.


Embrace the Hues at House of Holi 

Event: House of Holi

Date: March 15-25

Location: Cinnamon Kitchen, Devonshire Square

The House of Holi is back for its 7th year, promising a riot of colour and fun. Imagine being engulfed in clouds of vibrant powder, laughing and dancing with friends old and new. It’s an experience that’s as joyful as it is Instagrammable, so don’t forget to wear clothes you don’t mind getting a bit colourful!


Culture Vultures Rejoice: Exhibitions Galore 🖌️👁

March in London isn’t just about the outdoor fun; it’s also a haven for those looking to soak in some culture through various exhibitions across the city. Here’s a snapshot of what’s on offer:

Women on The Frontlines (March 2 – 31 at Buckle Street Studios) celebrates the pandemic’s unsung heroines through powerful portraiture.

Omar El Lahib’s mystical worlds come to life from March 6 – April 10 at Saatchi Yates, promising a blend of the real and the fantastical.

Women by Women (March 7 – 10 at gallery@oxo, Oxo Tower Wharf) showcases inspiring stories of refugee women, breaking stereotypes through photography.

Florent Stosskopf: The Mocking Bird (March 7 – April 13 at BEERS London) presents a unique take on avian subjects, blending reality with fantasy.

Bright Lights, Big City (March 7 -May 25 at Iconic Images Gallery Piccadilly) offers a photographic journey from 1950s Chicago to modern-day LA.

Constellations, Part 1: Figures On Earth & Beyond (March 14 – May 25 at Gallery 1957) connects London and Accra through collaborative artworks.

Art Without Heroes: Mingei (March 23 – September 22 at William Morris Gallery) explores the Japanese folk-craft movement, showcasing its evolution.

Charlotte Mei: Like A Melody: Myths, Memories and Fantasy (March 29 – June 2 at NOW Gallery) immerses visitors in a parallel universe filled with unique sculptures and paintings.

Each of these exhibitions offers a distinct perspective, allowing you to explore various facets of art, history, and culture. Whether you’re into photography, sculpture, or something more fantastical, London’s galleries have you covered this Spring.


Where to Stay? Astor Hostels! 🏠✨

After a day filled with art, music, festivals, and cultural exploration, you’ll need a cosy, vibrant place to lay your head. Astor Hostels offers just that, with a central location that puts you right in the heart of the action. It’s the ideal base for young travellers looking to experience London’s spring buzz.

To make your stay even sweeter, remember to book directly through and use the discount code 3NIGHTS. This little hack will get you discounted rates for bookings between 3 to 10 nights, ensuring you have more to spend on what truly matters – making memories in one of the world’s most exciting cities.


Wrapping Up 🌟

There you have it – a jam-packed guide to making the most of Spring in London. From breathtaking art exhibitions and literary celebrations to music gigs that’ll have you dancing all night and cultural festivals that paint the city in every colour of the rainbow, London is where you want to be this Spring. And with Astor Hostels as your home base, you’re all set for an unforgettable adventure.

So, what are you waiting for? Get those bags packed, tickets booked, and cameras ready. London’s spring wonders await. Let’s make this season one for the books!