Top 7 St Patrick’s Day events
Dig out those green garments because St Patrick’s Day is this weekend. Celebrate with bags of Irish charm at one of these fun-filled events
St Patrick’s Day parade and festival
Year on year, Trafalgar Square is awash with green as the Irish community congregate en masse at this iconic London landmark for a full day of festive craic. From Friday through to Sunday, there will be stalls selling Irish food, river dancing and performance, plus floats, music and a load of Guinness to celebrate the patron saint.
The Grand’s St Patrick’s Day Party, Clapham
Expect an evening of all the hits from the Emerald Isle at The Grand in Clapham. There will be onstage Irish dancers to keep the crowds entertained, an Ireland-themed photo booth and glitter makeovers available so you can be caked in sparkly orange and green
16 March, 10.30pm-3am; £5
St Patrick’s Day at the Coat and Badge, Putney
This Putney boozer will be celebrating St Patrick’s Day this Sunday with a day dedicated to the Irish patron saint. Expect live music and plenty of Irish anthems, Guinness for all and some excellent green-themed decor.
17 March, 12pm-10.30pm
St Patrick’s Day at Half Moon, Putney
This well-loved Putney pub has a selection of tribute bands in so you can spend the evening dancing to music from The Pogue Traders and Aisling Ft Paul ‘Mad Dog’ McGuinness, plus there will be a performance from Irish dancers to get you in the mood.
17 March, 8pm; £12
St Paddy’s at POP, Brixton
Don your greenest gear and head on down to Brixton’s shipping container al fresco bar and food market, POP to celebrate all things Patrick’s Day. On Saturday night, there will be a full-on Irish blowout party with live music from Fiddle Paradiddle, the London-famous ceilidh band.
16 March; 7pm-12am; free
St Patrick’s Day at The Windmill
For St Patrick’s Day weekend, The Windmill in Clapham will be putting on a spectacular 6 Nations themed party so you don’t miss a second of the Wales vs Ireland match on Saturday. There will be a big BBQ, plenty of live music from local band, The Modern Apes, plus screens aplenty. Be sure to book tickets ahead of the event to beat the ruck.
The Windmill, Clapham
St Patrick’s Weekend at the Barmy Arms, Twickenham
The riverside pub, The Barmy Arms, will be making the most of the final weekend of the 6 Nations plus the St Patrick’s Day celebrations with Irish tipples and live music across the entire weekend.
The Barmy Arms