Food, parades and dancing are just the beginning to London's St. Patrick's Day celebration this year. THe whole city celebrates the green holiday and you've got the luck of the Irish on your side because we've put together this handy guide for all of London's best events and Irish Pubs so you can celebrate the best way year.
St. Patrick's Day Parade and Festival in Trafalgar Square
Starting at Green Park, the St. Patrick's DAy Parade and Festival is sure to be a hit. From a food market to fashion shows. children's theatres and even a film and comedy festival, there is plenty to keep you entertained this Sunday. Be sure to head over to the main stage and check out perfromances from the cast of 'The Commitments' and members of 'Lord of the Dance.'
St. Patrick's Day Ceili in Borough Hall at Greenwich Dance
Head on over to Greenwich Dance to check out one of the most popular St. Patrick's Day celebrations in London. Thanks to the help of an expert caller, beginner's need not fear the traditional dances. Music will be provided by Threepenny Bit, who are known for their ceilidh tunes that make the perfect blend of traditional dance tunes and moder sounds.
Silent Disco at the Shard Viewing Gallery
If you're wanting to go all out for St. Patrick's Day, check out the special silent disco that is being held at the viewing gallery at The Shard. What's rumoured to be the highest St. Patrick's Day celebration in Europe (and possibly the world), will have 3 channels playing throughout the evening, with 1 featuring traditional Irish, folk and ceilidh music. Guest are given a complimentary Jameson drink (with one refill), and there will be plenty of Guinness on tap to keep the party going.
If you'd like to celebrate St. Patrick's Day with a little more Irish...spirit, here's three of the best Irish bars in London that will definitely be able to provide you with Irish spirits (and a little fun, too!)
Considered one of the best Irish bars in London, Auld Shillelagh is definitely one of the best places in London to get into the Irish spirit on St. Patrick's Day. It's considered one of the bars with the best Guinness in London, and for St. Patrick's Day there will be plenty to go around!
With loads of beers hand crafted in Dublin to the in-house brews, all 12 levels of the pub are sure to be packed with Irish spirit this St. Patrick's Day. With a full menu of delicious food to go along with their craft beers, The Porterhouse is the perfect place to grab a celebratory dinner over an Irish dinner.
Waxy O'Connor's is considered the biggest and best Irish bar in the West End and with their St. Pat's Trad Tuesday evening, it's going to be a fun place to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. With 4 bars on 6 levels and live music starting at 5pm, Waxy O'Connor's won't disappoint.