St Patrick’s Day in London
It’s important to be as green as possible all year round, but when Londoners celebrate St Patrick’s Day in March, things get very emerald indeed.
Ireland’s world-famous national day culminates in London with the St Patrick’s Day Festival (15 Mar). It takes over Trafalgar Square from noon until 6pm with Irish food stands and art showcases. There’s also plenty of live music on a large, temporary stage beneath Nelson’s Column.
There’s also a vibrant, boisterous parade (15 Mar) which winds through central London, starting at noon from Piccadilly.
It’s all in honour of Ireland’s foremost patron saint, who died on 17 Mar 461 AD and famously used Irish shamrocks to explain the Christian holy trinity.
If you want to pay tribute to Ireland’s patron saint, it’s vital that you visit London pubs celebrating St Patrick’s Day.