Sunday 17th March is a big day for the Irish and there will be plenty of you wanting to celebrate St Patrick’s Day in London. We’ve got the best Irish pubs in London, music, the St Patrick’s Day Parade, supper dances and gigs covered. So pull in a pint a Guinness and take your pick of stuff to do on St Patrick’s Day in London 2013…
St Patrick’s Day Parade
Irish floats parade along the usual suspect route: Green Park, Piccadilly and on to Trafalgar Square from noon. There will be marching bands providing plenty of brass and oom pah rhythm as well as dancers and representative from the Irish counties.
Much of action including stage performances will be held at Trafalgar Square showcasing traditional and contemporary Irish ceili dance, music, food and craft.
When: Sunday 17th March 2013, noon-6pm
Where: Trafalgar Square
St. Patrick’s party
Remember, it’s traditional, so embrace the Irish food market, film screenings, sport, music and dance over a three-day party weekend at the London Irish Centre in Camden. See the programme here.
When: Sunday 17th March
Where: London Irish Centre, Camden
Admission: £15 day pass (full details at programme)
A fine opportunity to toe tap to modern Irish music, Liam O’Connor and friends will be putting on a spectacular show with jigs a-plenty! More details here.
When: Thursday 15th March, 7.30pm
Where: Irish Cultural Centre, Hammersmith
Admission: Adults £20, concession £17.
A bargain 3-course menu makes a mouth-watering appearance at the Water Poet, a popular Spitalfields pub. Tuck into traditioanl Sunday lunch in a St. Paddy’s party atmosphere.
When: 17 March, 12-7pm
Where: The Water Poet, 9-11 Folgate Street, Liverpool Street
Admission: 3-course meal £15
Best Irish Pubs in London
Auld Shillelagh, 105 Stoke Newington Church Street
The Tir Na Nog, 107 Garratt Lane, Wandsworth
Coach & Horses, 42 Wellington Street, Covent Garden
The Cow, 89 Westbourne Park Road, Notting Hill
Ok, not so much a n Irish pub, but a brilliant place to knock back a pint of the black stuff and a few oysters.
Tipperary, 66 Fleet Street, City
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