7 Fun Things To Do On International Women’s Day That Will Make You Feel Empowered And Free

International Women’s Day is an annual celebration that celebrates women’s social, economic, cultural and political achievements worldwide. On March 8, women and their allies gather to lift each other and embrace equity. However, this day should not only be a day to reflect on what women have achieved and the challenges ahead but also to take a break from the social scrutiny they face daily and to breathe, have fun and let go. So, if you still don’t have plans for this day, here are seven fantastic things to do in London on International Women’s Day that will make you feel empowered and free.

Things to do on International Women's Day

On International Women’s Day, become a Dancing Queen as a sea of candles surrounds you. Celebrate women’s desires, in all their forms, in a stunning candlelit tribute to ABBA as you’ve never experienced before. Dance, jive and have the time of your life while classically trained musicians play Gimme, gimme, gimmeMamma Mia, Voulez Vous, and other ABBA anthems. S.O.S grab your tickets here!

2. Join an empowering DJ workshop at Florattica

Things To Do On Women's Day
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From March 9-10, Florattica rooftop bar in East London will host DJ workshops in collaboration with the women-led collective Hub 16. The workshops will be Samantha Nelson, the founder of Hub 16, and will run for three hours each day. The beginner-friendly workshops will cover essential mixing techniques, including the basics of beatmatching. The workshops include a welcome glass of Champagne, sushi platter, and a signature Florattica cocktail. Secure your spot and grab your ticket here!

3. Enjoy a delicious supper at Wahaca made by the holy trinity of chefs

Things To Do On International Women's Day
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If you’re a foodie, you will want to grab tickets to Wahaca’s Plates Shared: Supper Club. Pioneer chef and Wahaca co-founder Tommi Miers will join Masterchef: The Professionals critic Leyla Kazim and The Great British Bake Off finalist Crystelle Pereira to host the one-off supper club at Wahaca Shoreditch on March 8. You will enjoy a specially-created five-course tasting menu inspired by their culinary heritage. The evening’s profits will go to Practical Action, a charity fighting poverty and gender inequality in developing countries.

4. Celebrate womanhood at a Bottomless Drag Brunch

A drag queen performing to some audience members at Salsa! Temple, one of the things to do on International Women's Day
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For a truly unforgettable experience, then Bottomless Drag Brunches are not to be missed. Hosted by some of London’s most talented drag performers, these bottomless brunches combine delicious food and endless drinks with fabulous entertainment. You can expect a lively and inclusive atmosphere, plenty of laughter, and a celebration of diversity and self-expression.

Check out our picks for Bottomless Drag Brunches:
Bottomless ABBA Sing Along Brunch
💄Bougie Drag Bottomless Brunch
💁‍♀️Boss Brunch: Bottomless Drag Extravaganza
👠 Beyonce Drag Bottomless Brunch

5. Take the party downstairs at Clit Fest

Clit Fest

If you’re interested in exploring issues of sexuality, pleasure, and empowerment, then Clit Fest is the place to go. On March 8 from 6:30 p.m., London’s first sex and pleasure-focused literary festival at The London EDITION will feature panel discussions on medical misogyny and romantic relationships, along with a live poetry reading with Monika Radojevic, author of “Teeth in the Back of my Neck”, and 1:1 interviews on the subject of “The Future of Sex…with Robots”. Clit Fest celebrates all the writers, poets and activists whose work explores sex, love, desire and gender inequality. More info here!

6. Sweeten your day with a donut decoration class

Things to do on International Women's Day
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Looking for a more low-key plan? Then this light-hearted Female-Founded Drinks Flight  is a fun and creative option for you. On March 10 from 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm, you’ll raise your glass to women everywhere as you journey through a selection of great drinks created by women. Enjoy an intimate, small-group tasting experience, as you immerse yourself in the best of the best in low and no alcohol drinks. After this incredible journey through complex flavours and profiles, you can stay around for drinks and snacks at their Tasting Room bar. Grab tickets here!

7. Kick some butt with a free Krav Maga class

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Learn a new skill that will help you feel more empowered. On March 8 Brixton Krav Maga is offering a free self-defense class from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. This Krav Maga class, specially designed for women and LGBTQ+,  will teach you practical techniques for self-defense in real world situations. A great way to build confidence and strength while celebrating International Women’s Day. Make sure to register here!