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St Patrick's Day in London

The Best Way to Celebrate St Patrick's Day in London

What is the meaning of St. Patrick’s Day?
St. Patrick’s Day is a celebration of Irish culture, held on or around the 17th March each year. The day marks the death of St. Patrick (c. AD 385–461), Ireland’s primary patron saint, who is widely regarded as the founder of Christianity in Ireland. Both religious and secular events take place to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day including festivals, church services, public parades and traditional dances.
St Patrick's Day in London
See the spectacular St Patrick's Day parade, catch free performances in Trafalgar Square and enjoy Irish food and Guinness, as you celebrate St Paddy's Day in London.
Watch St Patrick’s Day performances by well-known Irish acts, rising stars and special guests. Then, browse craft stalls, and tuck into traditional and modern Irish food from the market. There is also usually a family zone on Pall Mall East, hosting an array of free child-friendly entertainment, workshops and activities.
You can also celebrate St Paddy's Day with parties and Guinness in London's Irish pubs and bars, many of which are decorated in green for the occasion.

Hotels near St Patrick's Day


Rathbone Hotel

Claridge's

Radisson Blu Edwardian Bloomsbury Street Hotel, London

Charlotte Street Hotel

LSE High Holborn

Strand Palace Hotel



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