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People playing Bagpipes at St Patrick's Day Parade 2017 Trafalgar Square
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St Patrick’s Day 2024 in London: events, parties and celebrations

You don’t have to go to Ireland to enjoy the party atmosphere of St Patrick’s Day 2024, there’s plenty going on right here in London

Rosie Hewitson
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Rosie Hewitson

The Irish really know how to celebrate, so when it comes to St Patrick’s Day in London, the city’s Irish community has no problem showing us how it’s done. A day to celebrate the patron saint of Ireland, the occasion is always one big welcoming bash. Expect lots of dancing, hearty traditional dishes, a huge parade and as many pints as you can handle.

Mayor of London’s annual St Patrick’s Day Festival celebration will take place on Sunday March 17 – the same day as the official holiday – and, as usual, thousands of revellers are expected to watch the parade wend its way from Hyde Park Corner to Whitehall, via St James’s Street, Pall Mall, and Cockspur Street.

If you don’t fancy the main event in the capital, there are still plenty of St Patrick’s Day parties and events to check out. We’ve rounded up the best St Patrick’s Day happenings below. So grab yourself a Guinness and get ready for a very green week!

🍻 The best Irish pubs and bars in London
☘️ Our ultimate guide to the St Patrick’s Day parade and festival.
🌱 The best London events in March

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