St Patrick’s day in London: parade and festival

St Patrick’s day in London, a great party that includes a large free festival where people share a bit of the Irish culture: traditional food, Irish beer, large screen cinema, recreational activities, children’s music and folk performances.

On the same day, a massive parade is held in central London with spectacular floats and performances by music bands from all over the United Kingdom.

Also, sports teams and Irish dance schools participate.

Even though St Patrick’s Day is officially on March 17th, the city is going to be hosting several parties throughout the weekend before. 

St Patrick’s day in London: The Parade

In London, there is no space for a big event without its corresponding parade. This year, the St Patrick’s Parade will take place on Sunday, March 15th from 12 pm.

According to tradition, making a big party is the best way to celebrate and honour St. Patrick.

So if you are into the Irish culture, or maybe into drinking lots of beer, you cannot miss this event. The colourful floats and musicians will make you live a magical moment.

The colour green will predominate in all the decorations, you will see it all over the streets.

Even the London Eye will light green to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in London. This is to represent a shamrock, the Ireland national symbol and that it distributes luck to everybody.

The St. Patrick’s Parade runs through some of London’s most emblematic places for more than 2.4 kilometres.

The parade starts from Piccadilly Street and passes through places like The Ritz Hotel, Piccadilly Circus and ends up at the great festival in Trafalgar Square.

St Patrick’s Festival

As the parade ends, the St Patrick’s festival starts in Trafalgar Square on March 15th. This is the most massive event held annually in London.

You don’t have to travel to Ireland, this place brings you all the vibes and Irish beer you need.

Each year, this festival receives more than 125,000 people, and they have one of the most fun and cosy parties in the whole country.

This festival will be full of live music, dancing, activities for children and films to watch.

You can attend for free from March 15th to 17th of the same month, from 12 pm to 6 pm

Address: Trafalgar Square, London, WC2N 5DN, United Kingdom.

But there are more celebrations dedicated to St Patrick’s Day in London.

Throughout the city, you will find pubs and bars decorated for the occasion. Where you can try drinks and Irish food.

Also if you are looking for more places to have fun in the city, you should visit Days Out in London now.


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