It feels like spring has finally sprung. About bloomin’ time! Alongside the promise of sunshine, longer days and a symphony of colourful blossoms, there’s plenty to look forward to coming up this season. Here are some of the highlights…
Friday and Saturday until March 22: eat and drink yourself silly at the last few weeks of Street Feast at Hawker House.
Mar 20: Warm times must be coming as Rooftop Film Club returns to Queen of Hoxton.
Mar 20-23: Hofesh Shechter’s SUN is a crazy dance celebration of sunshine, life, humanity at Sadler’s Wells.
Mar 23: Throw paint like there’s no tomorrow at Dishoom’s Holi Festival at Hawker House.
Mar 28-30: Delve into the age of elegance at Florimania, Hampton Court Palace.
Mar 29-Sept 28: Woohoo, it’s Summer Season at Kew Palace (even though it’s still spring!).
Mar 31-Apr 11: Drive in Film Club at Alexandra Palace.
Find another 101 things happening this March…
From the start of April: Watch This Space festival returns to the National Theatre.
Apr 2-Aug 31: Check out Pangea: New Art from Latin America at the Saatchi gallery.
Apr 3-6: Prepare for full caffeination at the Coffee Festival.
Apr 5: At long last Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford fully re-opens.
Apr 6: Get high for the annual Streatham Kite Day.
Apr 6: Cheer on the Boat Race.
Apr 6: Or perhaps you’d prefer the Goat Race at Spitalfields City Farm?
Apr 6: On your marks, get set, Pillow Fight!
Apr 9-Aug 17: Delve into the Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier at the Barbican Centre.
From Apr 10: Udderbelly Festival opens starring Omid Djalili, Tony Law, Marcus Brigstocke and so many more.
Apr 13: Run for your life, it’s the London Marathon.
Apr 17-20: ModStock: celebrate 50 years of mod culture. No rockers allowed.
Apr 17-Sep 7: Ooh-la-la it’s French artist Henri Matisse’s The Cut Outs at the Tate Modern.
Apr 19: Go down the rabbit hole into this Alice in Wonderland Pop-Up.
Apr 18: ‘The Amazing Spider-man 2‘ hits cinemas.
Apr 23: It’s the Feast of St George in Trafalgar Square.
Apr 24: ‘Transcendence‘ comes to the big screen.
Apr 28: Get up early for the Dawn Chorus at the London Wetlands Centre.
May 1: Blood-fest Titus Andronicus opens at the at the open-air Globe theatre (kicking off the whole open-air season).
May 1: New musical ‘Sunny Afternoon‘ about Ray Davies and the Kinks opens at Hampstead Theatre.
May 1: It’s the annual Carnaby Shopping Party 2014 knees-up.
May 3: The restored Kitchen Garden at Hampton Court opens.
May 3: Getting married? Get outfit inspiration at the V&A’s new show Wedding Dresses: 1775 – 2014.
May 3: Be loud and proud at the new series of NotSoSilent Rooftop parties.
May 3-5: Set sail for the Canalway Cavalcade.
May 11: Keep your hands to yourself at the Covent Garden May Fayre and Puppet Festival.
May 15: Evening cultural shenanigans at the Museums At Night Festival.
May 15 : London Wonderground opens with circus LIMBO.
May 16: Watch out, ‘Godzilla’ hits cinemas today.
May 16: Laughs aplenty at Channel 4’s Comedy Gala at the O2.
May 17/18: Animal magic at the London Pet Show.
May 15-25 : Nipple tassels at the ready for the London Burlesque Festival.
May 20-24: Flower power at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show.
May 20-June 5: London Literature Festival at the Southbank Centre.
May 22: ‘X-Men: Day of Future Past’ comes to a cinema near you.
May 24-28 : Whoa, it’s the soundtracks from ‘Gladiator’ and ‘Star Wars’ in concert at the Royal Albert Hall.