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St Patrick’s Day in London

You don’t have to go to Ireland to enjoy the party atmosphere of St Patrick’s Day 2022, there’s plenty going on right here in London

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The Irish really know how to celebrate, so when it comes to St Patrick’s Day in London, the city’s Irish community have 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 took place on Sunday, March 13 with thousands of revellers watching the parade wend its way from Hyde Park Corner to Whitehall, via St James’s Street, Pall Mall, and Cockspur Street.

Bit with the official holiday landing on Thursday, March 17, there are still plenty of St Patrick’s Day parties and events to check out midweek. 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!

RECOMMENDED: If want more cultural inspiration, check our pick of the best London events in March


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