St Patricks Day In LondonWhat's the craic London?
St Patricks Day in London is a site to be seen, it’s a sea of green; green decorations, green cocktails, green people… don’t be green with envy that you miss it.
St Patricks Day 2018 is nearly upon us & this year it's on a Saturday, WIN! Now we know it's an Irish thing so naturally you'll want to head to an Irish bar, however these are guarnteed to be rammo. Here are our recommendations for non-irish bars that will still be up for the craic.
Mabel's | Covent Garden
If you've been to Covent Garden on St Patricks day you'll know how rammed the Porterhouse gets, and how long the queues are to get in. Luckily Mabel's is directly opposite, so you can sit there laughing at all the people on the queue sipping a cosmo. Saying that Mabel's will also get super busy, so we suggest booking in advance.
Alternatively you could brave these Irish gaffs to get you in the proper St Paddys spirit. We've said it before and we'll say it again, they will be absolutely packed!
Waxy O’Connors | Piccadilly
The team at Waxy O'Connors take St Patricks Day so seriously their celebrations span a whole week from 12th March - 18th. Monday to Friday they have several whiskey tastings, inclunding brands such as Jamesons, Dubliner, Teeling Whiskey Co. &Tullamore Dew.
Of course the big event is on the Saturday where they will be showing the 6 Nations Rugby in the day followed by Live music and giveaways in the evening. The party continues on Sunday 18th with the St Patrick's parade after party.
It will be a busy weekend at Waxy's so we suggest booking yourself an area.
With the slogan ‘O’Neill’s was born to celebrate the craic’, you know you’re gunna have a good time here. One of the features they have is beer straight from the tank, which are on display behind the bar.
The largest bar in London, is slap bang in Covent Garden and its Irish! Who would have thought it! However when you’re in the Porterhouse, you would think you are roaming around London’s largest pub. You’d think you were in a maze of lots of different bars. Just be mindful, when you’ve had a couple as it’s easy to walk round in circles looking for your mates.
Philomena’s is a welcome watering hole break on the short walk between Covent Garden and Holborn Tube stations. In the summer the outside area is normally heaving with people enjoying ‘the weather’, be wear there are very few seats outside so, make sure you’re wearing comfy shoes.
The Toucan Bar | Soho
The Toucan Bar in Soho is somewhat of a hidden pot of gold (see what we did there?), they do very little advertising, so it’s one of those, if you know you know kinda places. They have all the Guinness you could possibly want and a warm welcoming atmosphere.