Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in London

St. Patrick’s Day remembers the death of Ireland’s patron saint. Evolving from a religious day of feasting, the day is now celebrated through a variety of festivals, day time drinking, music and dancing. You don’t have to go to Ireland to have a jig – there’s plenty going on in London for you to experience the full party atmosphere.

Somewhere to dance…

This year a three day St. Patrick’s Day parade takes to Trafalgar Square and across London. It promises to bring together 125,000 people as well as traditional Irish celebrations, food and a giant parade!

Location: Commencing at Trafalgar Square, 12:oo noon, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Tickets: Free with food stands and additional activities available.

Somewhere to drink…

The Peaky Blinders took the nation by storm, this year you can celebrate the Irish traditions with the ‘boys’. Join the 1918 mobs for a song, a dance and enough whiskey to raise the dead. Expect live music, a merry jig as well as gangsters, but don’t trust them. Go on – dance on the tables if you must!

Location: Waterloo Vaults, Launcelot St, Lambeth, London SE1 7AD

Tickets: £17.50 per adult – and they’re selling out quick. Book here.

Somewhere to learn…

This Saturday 17th join the special edition of the History of Drinking and Pub Tours. For an Irish twist on this Insider London classic, the tour will be pulling up a stool at a world-famous Irish pub with a seven-hundred year history!

Location: Various London locations

Tickets: £20.00 per adult – use the code march20 and get 20% off. Book here.

Somewhere to feast…

Pick up baskets full of tasty produce all the way from Northern Ireland as Borough Market is taken over by a whole host of Northern Irish food and drinks traders. Want to learn the tricks of the trade? Don’t miss the pop-up cooking demonstrations throughout the weekend.

Location: Borough Market, 8 Southwark St, London SE1 1TL

Tickets: Free entry, market opens at 10:00, Wednesday-Saturday.

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