What to see, do and experience in March
From Mothering Sunday floristry lessons to the highly anticipated V&A exhibition, here’s how to entertain yourself this month.
Enjoy a few cocktails at Sweeties: The Standard, London has launched a new cocktail bar and late night venue, Sweeties on the 10th floor.
The menu, which was curated by The Standard in conjunction with award-winning mixologists Jack Sotti and Todd Austin, features signature cocktails including the pink Frothy Boi with lacto-rhubarb, gin, raspberry, pink pepper and gut-friendly fermented amazake oats. , the Pick Me Up made with a blend of 8 adaptogenic mushrooms, brown vodka, cocoa butter and coffee, and the Crystal Healing – a blue cocktail made with spirulina, dulse pepper seaweed distillate, bergamot and electrolyte-rich coconut ice cream.
As for the music, expect a line-up of international DJs playing a range of genres from classical to contemporary, on its bespoke stack-style Funktion-One sound system.
Address: The Standard London, 10 Argyle St, London, WC1H 8EG
See the latest V&A exhibition: Opening on March 19 and running through November 6, 2022 is the highly anticipated exhibition, Shaping Masculinities: The Art of Men’s Fashion in partnership with Gucci.
The first major V&A exhibition to celebrate menswear will feature iconic looks from legendary and emerging designers including Harris Reed, Gucci, Grace Wales Bonner, Alexander McQueen and Raf Simons. These will rub shoulders with historical treasures and acclaimed works of art, classical sculptures, Renaissance paintings and iconic photographs.
“Men’s fashion is experiencing a period of unprecedented creativity. It has long been a powerful mechanism for encouraging conformity or expressing individuality. Rather than a linear or definitive story, it’s a journey through time and genre. The exhibition will bring together historical and contemporary looks with art that reveals how masculinity was realized. It will be a celebration of the male wardrobe, and everyone is invited to participate. Claire Wilcox and Rosalind McKever, co-curators of Shaping Masculinities: The Art of Men’s Fashion
Address: V&A, Cromwell Rd, London, SW7 2RL
Celebrate International Women’s Day at the Ned: The Ned has partnered with Women for International Women to celebrate International Women’s Day 2022, by hosting a special dinner at the Malibu Kitchen with a menu created by Chef Madeleine Haysey and Pastry Chef Sophie Lorenzetti.
The menu is £60 per person and 25% will be donated to Women for Women International with funds raised to empower marginalized women.
Address: The Ned, 27 Poultry, London, EC2R 8AJ
Take part in a ‘techno-delic’ experience: Selfridges has teamed up with sensory reality experts, SENSIKS. So you’ll find a sensory reality capsule in stores across the UK, including the Oxford Street outpost. The multi-sensory modules have been outfitted with bespoke scents, infrared light, heat and sound sensors that will provide a relaxing digital experience, designed to promote well-being and improve mental health, much like a short meditation.
Address: Selfridges, 400 Oxford St, London, W1A 1AB
Learn how to make a hand-tied bouquet for Mother’s Sunday: Daylesford Brompton Cross is holding a floristry course on March 24, 6-8pm. Here you will learn how to make a hand-tied bouquet that combines all the scents and beauty of spring flowers – it will be a thoughtful gift for your mom, or bring her too and experience it together.
Address: Daylesford Brompton Cross, 76-82 Sloane Ave, Brompton Rd, Chelsea, London SW3 3DZ
Take a tour of the Royal Opera House: Take a tour of the incredible building and the incredible women who shaped, managed and directed both the Royal Opera and the Royal Ballet Companies.
During a 1-hour tour, learn about the history of the space and the art forms that have been made there, as well as inspiring stories from women in its history.
‘HerStory of the Royal Opera House’ will run from 12 to 26 March 2022.
Address: Royal Opera House, Bow St, London, WC2E 9DD
have a good laugh: Everyone’s Favorite Classy Boy on the Comedy Circuit and TikToker, “The Honorable” Tom Houghton travels across the UK with his ‘Honour Tour’ and this includes three dates in London. Taking place at 21Soho from March 25-27, enjoy its sharp wit, mischievous humor and stories that come with growing up in the Tower of London (yes, you read that right).
Address: 21 Soho, Manor House, 21 Soho Square, London, W1D 3QP
Take a trip through Portugal to London: Renowned Portuguese wine bar and restaurant, Bar Douro is launching its new supper club series “Journey Through Portugal” at Bar Douro City this month, so expect an abundance of Portuguese delights.
Local wines and dishes from the Alentejo region, including Gazpacho à Alentejana and Carne de porco à Alentejana (aka pork with clams) will be served on the first Saturday of every month until November. After each supper club, dishes and wines from the region of the month will also be available on the specialty board of the two restaurants of Bar Douro.
Address: Bar Douro City, 1 Finsbury Avenue, Unit 3, London, London
Enjoy a day at the spa with your mom: The Akasha Spa at the 5-star Hotel Café Royal’s is offering a Mother’s Day spa package on Sunday March 27, which will include a 60-minute treatment for two, a healthy two-course lunch and a glass of champagne each, as well as all-day access to spa facilities and homemade chocolate truffles to take home.