What To Do in London – March 2013

There’s only one city in the world where you can go and see tigers in the afternoon, and climb upon a ‘white elephant’ a few hours later: The City of London! In the month of March, you will be able to explore the animalistic side of London, so what are you waiting for? Get your rooms and tickets booked now!

Climb the O2

The 02, formerly known as the ‘Millennium Dome’ and the ‘white elephant’, in Greenwich has opened its roof to the public, and in doing so has unlocked a whole new point of view of the city. Get strapped up and enjoy a 360-degree view of the London skyline from the top of the dome. Tickets begin at £22, so get booking! http://www.theo2.co.uk/upattheo2

Chocolate heaven

The Easter bunny has truly pulled out all the stops for this year. Take a trip down to the South Bank and indulge yourself in some of the most decadent chocolate treats the city has to offer. Whether you are looking for chocolate tasting classes, or just looking to stuff your mouth with samples, you will not return to Amhurst Hotel without a satisfied sweet tooth. Do check the website for more details: http://www.festivalchocolate.co.uk/festivals/london/

The crafty fox can satisfy your sweet tooth too!

The crafty fox market in Brixton collates the most unique cakes and craft-making items in one historic old Victorian pub. There are workshops offering knitting, card making and origami classes, as well as luxurious cake stalls to get your teeth into. A must-see for fans of the creative arts. http://craftyfoxmarket.blogspot.co.uk/

Take to the water on the Serpentine

When in Hyde Park, walk across to the lake for a chance to just relax under the (fingers crossed!) blue skies. Why not buy a drink or an ice cream at the nearby stalls and treat yourselves to a lovely picnic upon one of London’s best lakes? The boats are available from 31st March, and tickets are £10 per person per hour.

Want to experience some real animals? London Zoo has some new guests waiting!

The iconic London Zoo in Regents Park will be the new home for a settlement of Sumatran tigers this March, where a £3.2 million 5-star home has been built for the jungle beasts. If you’re staying a little longer then why not overcome that fear of spiders and check out the ‘friendly spider programme’ in April? Book your tickets here: http://www.zsl.org/zsl-london-zoo/londonzootickets/

The Amazing Amazon

One of London’s best, but least known museums is the Horniman Museum and Gardens in Forest Hill (South East London – Zone 3). Discover the diverse landscape, unusual animals and fascinating cultures in their latest exhibition – ‘Amazon Adventure’. At the same time, be sure to take in their exceptional natural history collection, their aquarium and their gardens with impressive views over London – including the Shard, Wembley Stadium, Battersea Power Station and St Paul’s Cathedral. Tickets for the Amazon exhibition are just £6 for adults and entry to the rest of the museum and gardens is free! http://www.horniman.ac.uk/visit/upcoming-exhibitions/exhibition/amazon-adventure/exhibition-chapter/vicious-fishes-other-riches

Climb London’s newest skyscraper – The Shard

Admittedly this is going a little off the animal theme, but it’s still a must see if you’re visiting London. The Shard opened its doors to the public in February, so now if you want to go 1,000 feet up in the air and see London like you’ve never seen it before, then head down to Southwark and enjoy this architectural accomplishment first hand. http://www.theviewfromtheshard.com/

We hope you have a wonderful time if you are visiting London this March, and if you need a friendly, low-cost place to stay that’s convenient for all the above activities, please visit us at www.amhursthotel.co.uk

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