1. St.Patricks Day
St Patrick’s Day is on 17 March but you’ll find special events taking place in London throughout the week.
The St Patrick’s Day Parade takes place every year in London. It involves marching bands, floats, street theatre and more. All 32 Irish counties are represented, dressed in their traditional county colours. Other parade participants include members of London’s Irish community and other Londoners.
This year’s parade takes place on 17 March, beginning at 12 noon in Piccadilly. It then proceeds toTrafalgar Square, where you can enjoy the free St Patrick’s Day Festival until 6pm. The festival celebrates Ireland’s culture, including displays of dance, music, comedy, films, and a farmers’ market.
2. BRITISH MUSEUM -POMPEII/28TH MARCH ONWARDS
Don’t miss the British Museum’s major exhibition on Pompeii and Herculaneum.
Pompeii and Herculaneum, two cities on the Bay of Naples in southern Italy, were buried by the cataclysmic volcanic eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79. The cities were lost until their rediscovery by archaeologists almost 1,700 years later, giving us a fascinating insight into Roman life.
This major exhibition at the British Museum brings together more than 250 artefacts from these Roman cities, including recent discoveries and celebrated finds from earlier excavations, most of which have never been seen outside Italy.
Visitors will be given a taste of the daily life of the people of Pompeii and Herculaneum, from the bustling streets to the family home.
The exhibition features casts of some of the victims of the eruption, including a family of two adults and their two children who are huddled together under the stairs of their villa, and another famous cast of a dog.
3. EASTER EVENTS – 29TH MARCH-1ST APRIL
Easter bunnies, Easter egg hunts and special Easter holiday offers… It must be Easter in London!
Keep your whole family entertained over the Easter holidays with a host of special events in London. And remember, Easter’s not just for kids; there are lots of Easter treats for grown-ups in London too!
Look out for special Easter events and activities for kids at London attractions, including:
4. LONDON BOAT RACE – 31ST MARCH
The Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race on the Thames is one of the world’s longest running sports events, and one of the most popular on the London sports calendar.
In 2012, Cambridge won the 158th Boat Race, taking their overall tally to 81 races won against Oxford’s 76. Several of the Oxbridge rowers also sought glory at the London 2012 Games.
Come and join the fun on the banks of the Thames between Mortlake and Putney and cheer on the rowers.
As one of the few free sporting spectacles in London, The Boat Race creates a festival atmosphere on the banks of the River Thames. Up to 250,000 people flock to the river each year to join in the celebrations and watch the Oxford and Cambridge University crews as they race over the famous four-and-a-quarter mile course from Putney to Mortlake.
5. GOLDEN TOURS: SIGHTSEEING TOURS AND ATTRACTION TICKETS
Great news! The Alhambra Hotel has teamed up with GoldenTours, a reputable company that specializes in tours, to provide our guests an even unforgetable experience in London or U.K. Why not visit the famous Stonehenge, Windsor Castle or the unique HarryPotter Studios? Why not experience the London Eye, Madame Tussauds or London Dungeon at cheaper prices than at the gate? See reception for more information or contact us on 02078379575.
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