What's On In London In March


We round up the best of what's on across the capital this month so you don't have to

The Coffee Spot: Boxcar 

It’s not often that you’ll come across an establishment that does a variety of things all very well, but Boxcar is an establishment that breaks that mould in style. Positioned in Marylebone, this local, independently-run butcher and grill has earned itself a reputation for sourcing premium-quality meat from British farms, so its week-night steaks and Sunday roast offerings are something of a local hero. Prior to when it’s traditionally acceptable to enjoy such delicacies, however, it also serves breakfast and some of the best coffee in the area. Why not settle in on route to the office to sample their nutty granola, sip a flat white and book your Sunday afternoon dinner there at the same time?

Boxcar, 23 New Quebec Street, Marylebone, London W1H 7SD

The Brunch: RETOX Brunch at W Hotel

The bottomless brunch started as a novelty and it’s now a London dining mainstay with new iterations popping up weekly. The latest one on our radar, however, is the Retox brunch at Leicester Square’s iconic W Hotel. Housed in The Perception restaurant with a DJ playing the venue’s signature electro music, it’s the perfect setting for two hours of bottomless prosecco as well as unlimited food, both hot and cold, and a lively atmosphere on the side. Looking for something a little more virtuous? Opt for the Detox brunch alternative which is of the same ilk but includes bottomless smoothies and juices instead of alcohol and more classic brunch dishes.

W Hotel London, Leicester Square, 10 Wardour Street, London W1D 6QF  

The Inspirational Evening: Hox How To

So much more than just a place to stay, each of the Hoxton Hotel branches focuses on a genre for the events that it hosts. Shoreditch specialises in music and in March it’s set to host a panel of professionals discussing ideas around how to make it in the industry. Topics covered include social and digital brand-building, honing and owning your sound and how to secure performance opportunities. Expect guest speakers such as Russ Tannen, the head of music at Dice and Lily Mercer, the VIPER Editor and Beats 1 radio presenter in the line-up. 

The Hoxton, Shoreditch, Great Eastern Street, London EC2A 3HU

The New Fitness Studio: BLOK, Shoreditch

The fitness industry is ever-evolving and it’s often hard to keep up with which new studios are worth knowing about and which to give a miss. One we highly recommend adding to your March bucket list, however, is BLOK in Shoreditch, which has recently opened its doors as an extension of the current Clapton studio. Expect an industrial feel, clean-cut stone interiors and just about any kind of class that you could imagine (there are seven styles of yoga on the timetable alone). If you’re new to the idea of classes as opposed to the gym then book in to a variety, from boxing to barre, to find your niche, and enjoy a post-workout refuel in the in-house café before you go about the rest of your day. 

Blok2 Hearn Street, London EC2A 3BR 

The Culture Hit: Adventure Films Underground

There’s a mini short film festival coming to London in March and it’s set to take place underneath the Thames at the Brunel Museum. From 7.30pm on selected Thursdays throughout the month, the venue will play host not only to three of the best adventure-themed short films but also to a campfire, street-food stalls and cocktails, all of which can be enjoyed during the interval and after the viewing. If you’re looking for something a little different from the norm then this is the event to book. 

Adventure Films Underground, Brunel Shaft Railway Avenue, London SE16 4LF 

the Restaurant: Town House at the Kensington

Town House at the Kensington is one to add to your dining bucket list whether you’ve got the pleasure of staying in this iconic west London hotel or not. Set in beautifully decorated drawing rooms whose interiors fuse modern British design with something a little more traditional, the aesthetic is welcoming yet elegant – so much so that you might not want to leave. The menu changes throughout the day and they offer a delicious-sounding afternoon tea menu, but it’s the a la carte offering that we’re particularly enticed by, namely the locally sourced seared tuna and grilled prawns from the Josper Grill. 

Town House at The Kensington, 109-113 Queen's Gate, Kensington, London SW7 5LR


Plant-based, casual and beautifully photogenic dining destination By CHLOE. has made the move overseas and opened its first UK-based doors in Covent Garden this year. An opening that many have been anticipating for some months now, it brings its New York city charm to Zone One along with delicious vegan recipes and oh-so Instagrammable interior features. Expect the restaurant’s established dishes such as tofu fish’n’chips as well as London-exclusive alternatives like the guac burger and quinoa taco salad. You can’t book so for now, we recommend visiting outside of peak times as it’s set to be a popular spot for its opening weeks, but if you’re happy to wait then it’s the brunch menu that we think looks particularly tempting, accompanied by a speciality green coffee blend in partnership with Caravan coffee roasters.

By CHLOE, 24-43 Russell Street, London WC2B 5HA