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Where To Celebrate St Patrick’s Day in London

The Irish sure know how to celebrate

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Sadly, the annual London St Patrick’s Day Parade has been cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak. Some smaller scale events are still taking place around the capital though – here we round up a selection. 

The Little Yellow Door’s Paddy’s Portobello Crawl

The Little Yellow Door

Embark on a rainbow-themed cocktail crawl around Notting Hill. You’ll enjoy colourful tipples at some of the area’s most notorious bars, such as The Ginstitute and Trailer Happiness, before heading to The Little Yellow Door for the pot of gold – served here in the form of a Golden Martini.

Taproom Brixton Village

Taproom Brixton Village

Brixton Village’s taproom will be putting an Irish twist on their line-up of South London craft beers with a five-day Guinness takeover. Fun hats, bunting and 3D foam printing will feature, alongside whiskey samplings, Irish larger, and food deliveries from the global range of restaurants around the market. 12 – 17 March.


Bar 1661 has been creating plenty of buzz since opening in Dublin last year, and this St Patrick’s Day you can enjoy its delights in London too. For one night only, Bar 1661 founder Dave Mulligan and his team will be heading to Fitz’s at the Kimpton Fitzroy London to serve up a selection of Bar 1661’s cocktails, including their signature Belfast Coffee.

Milroy’s of Spitalfields

Milroys of Spitalfieds

Head to Milroy’s of Spitalfields for a night of Celtic treats, oysters, and whiskey cocktails from Teeling Whiskey. Entry is free on a first-come-first-served basis from 6pm, with complimentary nibbles and cocktails from £6.50. 17 March.

Corrigan’s Mayfair

Round off St Patrick’s weekend with lunch at Corrigan’s Mayfair, part of Irish chef Richard Corrigan’s culinary collection. You’ll enjoy a three-course lunch alongside live Irish music, with dishes including slow cooked pork with black pudding, wild mussels, and the famous Corrigan’s Royal Fish Pie. A selection of specials paying homage to Corrigan’s Irish heritage will also be available throughout the week. Three-course lunch available on 15 March for £65, some specials available from 15 – 22 March.

Gibney’s London

Gibney's London

This renowned Dublin pub has landed in London just in time for St Patrick’s Day. Located in the downstairs area of Richard Corrigan’s recently opened Old Street restaurant Daffodil Mulligan, they’ll be celebrating in true Irish style with a performance from Dublin-based fiddle and vocal duo Varo, alongside a special cocktail menu.

Mr Fogg’s Tavern

Mr Fogg’s Tavern will be serving a special whisky-based cocktail menu alongside some fine Irish grub, including Guinness lamb stew and a traditional Colcannon. While you’re there, you must try their special green Paddy’s Lager, a green beer made using Mr Fogg’s house lager. 17 March from 6pm.


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