Top 5 Things to do in London on St Patricks Day

11 March 2016

Oy it’s the luck o’ the Irish! On March 17th we are most certainly Irish all day and all night. And let’s face it… it’s all about the night out.

We’re going to be throwing St. Paddy’s Day shindigs all across Londontown to celebrate. And while we wish that London would dye the river Thames green for the occasion like our pals stateside, it’s OK because we’re going to grab a Guinness and get our Cèilidh on.

 

Here are the top 5 things you HAVE to do in London to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

 

1. WATCH

The St. Patrick’s Day Parade takes place on Sunday 13th March. Grab yourself a Guinness and get over to Piccadilly to watch the start, before making your way to Trafalgar Square for the St. Patrick’s Day festival. That’s our Sunday sorted.

 

2. SING

Yes, we’re encouraging venturing out on the TFL. Seriously. They’ve teamed up with the Irish Embassy to bring our usual miserable spots to life with live performances. Expect Irish music, dancers and poetry to takeover on the 12th and 13th of March. Time to party with The Pogues on the tube!

 

3. GO GREEN

Trafalgar Square’s Fountain is going green in honour of St. Patrick’s Day. Yep. It’s green. Go look at it. Take a selfie, get on Snapchat. Make all your friends outside of London jealous. Check.

 

4. DANCE

St Patrick’s Day Céili at Borough Hall in Greenwich is back. It’s all about the traditional stuff, go for a lively knees-up at the traditional Céilí. Presented by Greenwich Dance, the festivities will take place in the art deco surroundings of Borough Hall accompanied by live music. It’s the closest you’ll get to a real Irish jig.

 

5. DRINK

It’s all about the Guinness baby. And for the hardcore Irish, get on your whiskey. We’re going to be partying all across London on Thursday 17th March. The ‘Shamrock-er Party’ over at Grace Bar or ‘What’s the Craic?!’ at Gem Bar and ahem – ‘We’re Up All Night to Get Lucky’ at Foundation. YES PLEASE.

 

We can’t wait to get our green on, celebrate the Irish and forgot the fact that we’ll be getting up for work the next day… or calling in sick. Our suggestion? Time to call off now for a ‘doctor’s appointment’.

 

And we have even more St. Paddy’s Day parties on tap over in our What’s On section here.

 

Go Irish or go home.

The Editor

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