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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A Harrow Indian restaurant specialising in Vegetarian food from South India, with a focus on dosa. According to the blurb on their website, all their chefs are from Chennai, which means the food should be nice and authentic. You'll certainly get plenty of opportunity to check if you try the all-you-can-eat buffet option. Expect dishes such as uthappam, vegetarian curries, sweets, rice and even upma – a traditional South Indian breakfast a bit like porridge. The dosa dishes at the buffet are served hot and fresh to order. The a la carte menu looks keenly priced. Options range from chilli paneer, bhel poori and samosas to vegetable biriyani and a selection of deep-fried lentil doughnuts (vadai). It's mostly about the dosas though, with more than 35 variants on offer. Desserts include rasmalai and matka kulfi.
Venue says: “Exclusive offer for TIme Out customers. 5% discount on our authentic Indian lunch menu from Monday to Friday!”