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13 Ways to Celebrate St Patrick’s Day in London

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13 Ways to Celebrate St Patrick’s Day in London

In case you can’t make it across to Ireland to celebrate…


Looking for the best St Patrick’s Day celebrations in London for 2018? We’ve got the craic on the best events…

York & Albany beef and Guinness pie

York & Albany beef and Guinness pie

Irish Film Festival

A celebration of Irish Film and Animation in the UK is coming to London to paint the town green for St Patrick’s Day. The non-profit organisation will see Irish film screenings, industry workshops, and the annual Irish Film London Awards. For a different way to celebrate the day, head down the Prince Charles Cinema this weekend. 16 – 18 March,

Camden Market’s All-Female Irish Music Trail

Camden Market

Camden Market are collaborating with independent Irish craft brewers Porterhouse Brewing Company, to bring traditional Irish food and drink along to the festivities this Saturday. An all-female Irish Music line-up features the likes of Erica Cody in the Horse Tunnel, Pillows Green at Voodoo Ray’s and inside Dr Martens Boot Room, Pillow Queens and Le Boom. 17 March,

Wright Brothers

Wright Brothers St Patricks Day

Head down to any of the delicious Wright Brothers Seafood Restaurants this Saturday to spend your day celebrating like the Irish do. When two guests order a selection platter of 12 oysters, they will each be treated to a pint of Guinness on the house! What better way to celebrate the luck of the Irish? Available at all Wright Brothers locations on 17 March from 12-6pm,

The Zetter Townhouse

The Zetter Townhouse Clerkenwell

Jump on a train to Clerkenwell to experience some traditional Irish food and drink at uber chic Zetter Townhouse. Choose a traditional Irish stew with homemade soda bread to line your stomach before drinking some Irish Whisky cocktails, including ‘Everybody’s Irish’, ‘The Grasshopper’ and the ‘Red Breast Old Fashioned’.  Spend your St Paddy’s Day in true Irish style!

St Patricks Day Parade and Festival

Head down to Leicester Square this weekend to celebrate along with 125,000 others as London turns green from Friday to Sunday. For plenty of Guinness, a lot of food and even more partying, this is the place to be. The three-day festival will have a giant parade which will be filled with large floats and Irish music. Grab yourself a Guinness and join in!


NUALA St Patricks Day

The recently opened Irish restaurant and bar in East London will of course be celebrating Ireland’s patron saint this weekend. Head down and start your day the Irish way with an exclusive Irish seafood breakfast from 9am-11am which features an ice counter laden with fresh oysters, mussels and crab claws. The celebrations continue with Irish music in the downstairs bar until the early hours, so grab yourself a Guinness and dance the evening away. Breakfast costs £25 and includes a pint of Guinness.

The Bloomsbury Club’s St. Patrick’s Soirée

The Bloomsbury Club's St. Patrick’s Soirée

For an elegant shindig this St Patrick’s Day, head down to The Bloomsbury Club Bar as they host an immersive all-night celebration. Hear live acoustic Irish music and taste a specially curated food menu as well drinks from their Dingle Distillery bespoke cocktails menu. Fancy a beer instead? Try a tipple from the independent Irish craft brewer, Porthouse Brewing Company – their Porterhouse Bounty Hunter has been brewed specially for the occasion.

The Feast of St Patrick’s at Bentleys Oyster Bar & Grill

Taking the festivities over Friday and Saturday this year, Bentley’s oyster bar are hosting a four-course Irish themed feasting lunch menu designed by Executive Chef Michael Lynch. Beginning at 12 pm, guests can expect to enjoy four delicious courses, kicking off with Bentley’s rooftop smoked salmon, followed by traditional St Patrick’s Day dishes such as Irish Stew, Bacon and Cabbage and finishing with an Irish Apple Tart with Jameson Cream.

The Sun Tavern

The Sun Tavern

Home to one of the largest selections of Irish Whisky in London, The Sun Tavern will be teaming up with Dublin’s most popular Irish Whisky distillery, Teeling, to create several bespoke cocktails over the weekend. You’ll be sure to need some food to wash all of that alcohol down with, so it’s a good job that Oyster Boy has been called in especially to hand out complimentary oysters over the weekend!

Dickies Bar

Fancy a day full of Irish tipples? Of course you do! Head down to Dickies Bar this weekend to taste some Irish classics such as Black Velvet and Irish Coffee. They’re even hosting a special St Patricks’ Day masterclass at their cocktail school on Saturday so you can learn how to create classic and contemporary cocktails to enjoy year round.

Mr Fogg’s Tavern

Fogg Tavern

Opening its doors again this year for St Patrick’s Day, Mr Fogg’s will be welcoming a traditional Irish band to entertain whilst guests taste some special cocktails from Slane Irish Whisky. Prepare yourself for an evening of shamrocks and shenanigans whilst celebrating Ireland’s patron saint.

#IAmIrish Exhibition at City Hall

Lorraine Maher has launched a project in collaboration with photographer Tracy Anderson to celebrate mixed race Irish people whilst questioning the concept of ‘Irishness’ and how to define Irish identity. Twenty-four mixed race Irish individuals will be intimately studied through their lives and experiences. From 14 March – 13 April,


Swift Irish coffee

In honour of the Emerald Isle, Swift bar will be featuring a series of new cocktails on their menu which all feature Irish Whiskeys such as Jameson’s, Redbreast and Green Spot. Also on offer will be Swift’s signature Irish coffee, Irish themed live music throughout the evening as well as a special gift for those participating in the celebrations, a taste of a Barmbrack – a traditional Irish teacake.

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