WHAT’S ON LONDON: MARCHMarch 2, 2016
We’ve trawled the internet searching out the best of the transitory events happening in London this March, which we’ve lovingly compiled into your What’s On round-up. Highlights this month include throwing around a lot of coloured powder under the name of Holi Festival, boozy brunches on the cheap, an immersive zombie apocolaypse and a new freaky ghost walk to get your spine a-tingling. And that’s just a taste of what lies ahead.
Breaking Bad is over, so it’s your turn to start cooking. This pop-up DIY bar housed in an RV teaches you how to make a handful of trippy cocktails. Release the inner meth cooker within, don a Walter White set of overalls and get mixing some mad cocktails.
Details: Now – April | Cleve Workshops, Boundary Street, E2 7JE | £25pp
Holi in the City
To celebrate India’s festival of colours, Cinnamon Kitchen is building a pop-up party pod where you can pretend you’re not an adult and have fun throwing around all the hues of the rainbow. Each session lasts 30 minutes where you can experience the psychedelic puffs of paradise in the heart of the city. Setting up camp for just 12 days in Devonshire Square, you can also splash out on a five-course Holi-inspired meal complete with colourful cocktails.
Details: 11 – 22nd March, Mon – Sat | 9 Devonshire Square, EC2M 4YL | £8
Mother’s Day Brunch at Bourne & Hollingsworth
Mother’s Day has rolled around for another year and you’ve realised how fundamental she’s been to pretty much everything you’ve done, ever. From giving you life to the countless hours of advice she’s doled out to you on the phone, no matter how inane your problems. She’s pretty much a rock star and it’s probably time to give something back. Queue, a boozy brunch at Bourne & Hollingsworth. This one won’t break the bank, AND you get to throw back as many cocktails as you can in two hours.
Details: 10am – 4pm, Saturdays and Sunday | 42 Northampton Road, EC1R 0HU | £16 bottomless cocktails. Food from £8.50
Urban Food Fest
If brioche lobster rolls, fat juicy burgers and smarties fudge tarts sound like your kinda deal, get yourself down to Shoreditch car park every Saturday this month for a hearty dose of all of the food.
Details: Every Saturday from March 5th | Midday – Midnight | Euro Car Parks 162-167 Shoreditch High Street E1 6HU | Free entrance
Kinema and Kocktails
If you’re into assassination themed films, (and who isn’t?) Kinema and Kocktails is the place for you in March. Grab yourself a comfy seat, a bucket of unlimited popcorn and prepare yourself for cult classics such as V for Vendetta and La Femme Nikita. For a touch of old-school authenticity, every screening will be accompanied by a silent short with live piano performance.
Details: Every Sunday | Cellar Door, Wellington St, WC2E 7DN | £15, including a complimentary cocktail & unlimited popcorn
Outlier at Tobacco Dock
If we didn’t already love Bonobo, we do now that he’s put together a huge new event series kicking off on March 12th at Tobacco Dock. An all-day extravaganza of live DJ sets will span multiple rooms, including sets from Maya Jane Coles, Lone, Throwing Snow, Hodge and Trevino.
Details: Saturday 12th March from midday until 10.30pm | Tobacco Dock, 50 Porters Walk, E1W 2SF | From £42
Show of hands if you’re ready to come face-to-face with zombies in a post-apocalyptic London? The Virtually Dead immersive experience is coming to a secret warehouse location for two weeks from March 17th. Using a VR headset and a cast of 23 actors, you’ll be thrown headfirst into a dystopian world where your priority is to save us all from a deadly virus. All in a day’s work.
Details: 19th March – 3rd April | Top secret location, at a warehouse somewhere in East London | £30
The Royal Maritime Greenwich Ghost Tour
This new ghost tour promises to be all kinds of weird and freaky. In a two kilometre lantern-lit ghost walk, you’ll explore abandoned tunnels, hidden lanes, creepy old parks and erm, Charles Dickens’ favourite pub.
Details: Saturdays, January – December 2016 | Departs from Cutty Sark, Greenwich, SE10 9HT | £14
Cult Freak at the Andaz Temple
A night spent in a Masonic Temple sounds like it would be cultish and freaky. You’re right. The Cult Freak show at the Andaz Temple will be a series of seven performances including snake-charmers, fire throwers and burlesque dancers.
Details: Saturday 12 March | Andaz Hotel, 40 Liverpool Street, EC2M 7QN | Tickets from £30