While London is a great destination to visit all year round, popping over in the month of March is perfect to enjoy the amazing natural beauty of the English countryside.
Spring is when the normally grey dull surroundings get infused with a riot of colour. There finally are prolonged periods of sunshine with the many gardens and parks showcasing flower species in full bloom. There also are plenty of festivities and outdoor events lined up in spring, owing to the pleasant weather and longer hours of sunlight.
The average temperature in the city is expected to hover around 8-degrees centigrade. The daytime temperature should be around 10o C, while at nights it will average between 4-6o C. Toward March’s end, the daily temperatures should rise to about 18-20o C. There will be slight humidity with occasional cloudy skies and the possibilities of light showers around twice in the month.
There is an excellent choice of accommodation across the city ranging from budget properties to 5-star hotels in Mayfair.
There also is the possibility of snagging any of those exciting luxury London hotels special offers, which is an excellent way to trim accommodation expenses. A good choice of location would be any of the hotels near the Marble Arch. Visitors could begin their tour of London by enjoying a sumptuous complimentary breakfast at a Marble Arch hotel before setting off to visit attractions like:
St. Patrick’s Day festivities:
Every March 17 is celebrated as St Patrick’s Day across the UK and North Ireland. It is celebrated with pomp and pageantry with Irish music, a ceilidh (Irish folk dance), a parade, carnival floats and a marching band. It starts at Piccadilly Circus and culminates at Whitehall. The main action takes place at Trafalgar Square with film festivals and art exhibitions on display.
Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race:
Every spring there is the annual charity boat race between the teas of Oxford and Cambridge Universities. The 7 km race begins at Putney and ends at Mortlake. The challenge for the rowers is they have to row upstream on the Thames before high tide sets in. There are several viewpoints along the route to enjoy the race and the lively atmosphere along with street food stalls, mobile bars and large screens.
Take a stroll around the city’s landmarks:
Besides world famous attractions, London has been home to some of the greatest writers and poets. There are a number of themed tours of the city’s sites catering to a wide range of interests. From the Dickensian Tour to the Jack the Ripper Tour, there is plenty to explore in central London.
Although, the weather is relatively warm there will still be a need for overcoats or jackets along with a hat, scarf and a comfy pair of walking shoes. Since many of the city’s restaurants do have a dress-code pack semi casuals as well. Carrying an umbrella will come in handy when there are sudden showers.