Top 10 St. Patrick’s Day Activities in London 2024

With St. Patrick’s Day swiftly approaching on the 17th of March, it’s time to don your best green outfit, grab a pint of Guinness, and join in on all the craic in the city! From traditional live music to hot chicken fillet rolls, and creamy pints of Guinness to Irish comedy shows, sláinte to a busy weekend celebrating all things Irish in London.

1. Join the St. Patrick's Day Parade

Ring in St Patrick's Day with the biggest celebration in the country at the city's free annual parade! This year, the parade will start at Hyde Park before travelling through Piccadilly and finishing at Trafalgar Square. Irish national treasure Panti Bliss will be Grand Marshal of the parade, with famous artists such as Ruari Glasheen, Jiggy, and Kestine all set to perform. Enjoy the best of Irish arts, culture, food, and music, with marching bands, choirs, dance troupes, and more.

Location: Multiple locations throughout London

2. Party at St. Patrick's Day Fest

Brought to Camden by the people behind Oktoberfest, St. Patrick's Day Fest is set to be a party like no other! You'll have multiple attempts to try and split the G with their bottomless Guinness offering, alongside their live Irish band, and plenty of space for a jig or two.

Location: The Stables Market, Chalk Farm Road London NW1 8AH

3. Watch Seven Drunken Nights - The Story of The Dubliners

Ah you’re drunk, you’re drunk, you silly old fool - or at least you might be whilst watching a show based on the iconic Irish band, The Dubliners. Highlighting their 50-year career, enjoy an evening of traditional Irish music full of talented musicians and singers.

Location: Dominion Theatre

4. Sing Along to B*witched at Boxpark

C’est la vie! Celebrate Paddy’s Day with beloved Irish girl band, B*witched at Boxpark Wembley. Teaming up with Jameson Whisky, you’ll be guaranteed plenty of alcohol, dancing, games, and of course, great craic.

Location: Boxpark Wembley

5. (Irish) Dance the Night Away at Big Penny Social

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with an epic party at Big Penny Social. With live music from Kilcullen, Irish dancers from Maggie O'Shea Dance Academy, pints upon pints of Pig Penny Social Stout, delicious bowls of coddle, and heaps of beloved Taytos, it's sure to be a celebration like no other.

Location: Big Penny Social

6. Tuck Into a Guinness Sunday Roast

Tuck into a hearty Sunday roast this Paddy's Day at The Four Thieves, who will be launching their new Guinness roast alongside live jazz music! Book your spot now for eight-hour Guinness brisket, house-made Guinness yorkie, and rich Guinness gravy, alongside the usual sides such as cheesy cauliflower, maple roasted parsnips, roast potatoes, and garlicky greens.

Location: The Four Thieves, 51 Lavender Gardens, Battersea, London, SW11 1DJ

7. Munch On Chicken Fillet Rolls at The Taproom

Irish chicken fillet roll from Emerald Eats food stall

Kicking off the weekend in style are The Taproom! With a street food pop-up from TikTok viral food stall Emerald Eats - we're talking hot chicken fillet rolls here - live traditional music from Stephen Michaels and Niall Eire, alongside stouts on tap and themed cocktails, it's sure to be a party to remember.

Location: Gipsy Hill Taproom, 160 Hamilton Road, SE27 9SF

8. Grab a Guinness at The Devonshire

There may be a queue for pints here, but there's good reason why. Having become the biggest seller of Guinness in the UK, The Devonshire comes from a duo that Londoners never knew they needed. One of the city's most known pub landlords, Oisin Rogers, has teamed up with Flat Iron founder, Charlie Caroll, to bring the pub to life. Set over two floors, a traditional pub setting with a kitchen is serving up homemade bar food and exceptional pints of Guinness, whilst upstairs you'll find a wood ember grill restaurant (that's usually booked out weeks in advance).

Location: The Devonshire, 17 Denman St, London W1D 7HW

Looking for the best pint of Guinness in the city? Make sure to check out our Top Irish Pubs guide for plenty of craic, live music, and even some Taytos…

9. Pay £2.50 for a Pint of Murphy's at Nancy Spains

A new Irish pub will be opening in Shoreditch just in time for St. Patrick's Day, offering Murphy's Irish stout instead of Guinness, an extensive selection of Irish whiskeys, live music, and delicious dishes. Sign up to Nancy Spains for £2.50 pints of Murphy's Irish stout with 2,500 pints available on Sat 16 of March from 12pm - first come, first served of course.

Location: 128-130 Curtain Road, London EC2A 3AQ

10. Hop Aboard The Jameson Bus with Aisling Bea

Head down to King's Cross to check out the brand new Jameson bus! For one day only, they'll be serving out free Jameson cocktails and playing fun games with cool prizes up for grabs, from exclusive merch to epic bar tabs, alongside appearances from Irish comedian and actress, Aisling Bea.

Location: King's Cross Station, Euston Rd., London N1 9AL

If you’re looking for more events to celebrate Paddy’s Day, then make sure to download the Bindy Street App to see the greenest celebrations in the city - all for free!

Continue the party into the late hours… or welcome the blossoming of Spring with the prettiest flower fields around.

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