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St Patrick's Day in London

Singing, dancing, a parade and a pint or two - the Irish have always known how to party and St Patrick's Day in London is no exception

If anyone knows how to party, it's the Irish, and to celebrate St Patrick's Day in London (Thur March 17 2016) they go bigger than ever. On the Sunday before the big day (Sun March 13 2016) follow the St Paddy's parade, then head to Trafalgar Square for a whole load o' craic. There'll be dancing, singing, Irish food, comedy and Gaelic-themed entertainment for the kids - so be sure to go green for one of the best London events in March.

What's the craic with St Patrick's Day?

St Patrick's Day is dedicated to the Patron Saint of Ireland. Along with the religious aspects of the Saint's day, the festival is traditionally celebrated with 'wearing of the green' and shamrocks. The biggest of the festivities take place in Ireland but St Patrick's Day is widely celebrated by Irish ex-pats around the world. 

When is St Patrick's Day?

St Patrick's Day is on Thur March 17 this year, with the main parade taking place on Sun March 13 2016. 

*We'll be updated this page with more events nearer the time*

Join in the St Patrick's Day London fun

St Patrick's Day Parade and Festival

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With Trafalgar Square as the setting for London’s official St Patrick's Day Parade in celebration of their patron saint, a blast is pretty much guaranteed. As it takes place on Sunday March 13, a sizeable proportion of the population is set to be looking appropriately green till at least Thursday, which is when St Patrick’s Day actually falls.

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Trafalgar Square , Trafalgar Square Sunday March 13 2016

Sink a Guinness at an Irish pub

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Denise W
Denise W

There is Father Ted Bingo going on at a place called the Six Yard Box in Elephant and Castle which sounds pretty Epic

Sean G
Sean G

You stated above "Follow the St Paddy's Day Parade floats and marching band, which begins in Piccadilly at 2pm". The parade started at 12pm, so I and many others missed it because you got it wrong. Thanks!