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St George's Day in London

Joust, slay and drink plenty of ale on St George's Day in London with these events in celebration of England's patron saint

Get your jousting lance sharpened for St George's Day (Monday April 23 2018) because the capital is putting its dragon-slaying skills to the test again. We've rounded up London's best St George's Day themed festivals, events and activities below - and the best part is, many of them are free. How very English. 

When is St George's Day?

St George’s Day in London is one of the many events in April and this year falls on Monday April 23 2018

What is St George's Day?

St George's Day pays tribute to England’s dragon-slaying patron saint and is recognised as the country's national day. St George's emblem, a red cross on a white background, is the flag of England and part of the British flag. 

Where is St George's Day celebrated in London? 

There are St George's Day festivals across the city, with many popping up in London's parks to make enough space for all the jousting action, but the main event is held in Trafalgar Square at the Mayor of London's party. Check out our highlights below for more details - and watch out for those dragons. 

We'll be updated this page with events as soon as they're announced. 

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Matt D

Despite your claims, St George's Day is not a national holiday. As he is a Turk and is also the patron saint of Germany, why don't we switch to St Alban, who is English.  We can then claim a national holiday as it's the perfect time - 22nd June (the longest day!) to get the beers in.