Let loose your inner Leprechaun this weekend as St Patrick’s day comes to town. If you cannot stop the ensuing craziness you may as well join it. Don your best green hat, find a partner in crime and hit the hottest Irish spots in London. Haven’t got a date yet? Well you’ll hopefully you’ll have the luck of the Irish on St Patrick’s day…
For one Sunday this year Trafalgar Square will become home to the Irish. Do not miss the start of this St Patrick’s Day Parade, that makes its way from Piccadilly to Trafalgar square. It starts at midday with colourful performances, live music, storytellers and a friendly crowd guaranteed. Even better – comedian Jarlath Regan will be hosting the main stage! Irish food market will be available for those in need of some good grub.
Impress your date with The St Patrick’s Film Festival which runs from 17 to 19 March, in various venues all over London. Irish short films will be shown at the London Film School on March 17. The admission is free, always a win win. Enjoy a taste of Irish animation and bring your date to the Song of the Sea at Regent Street Cinema this Sunday.
If you are an Irish music lover and generally never miss an opportunity for a good Irish jig, drop by Portico Gallery this Friday. Great people, Irish dances and of course an Irish bar stocked with the best beers makes for a fantastic date. If you ran out of the excuses of how to lure your quieter friends or a date to an Irish night, just mention Charlie Chaplin once performed on the stage of Portico Gallery.
Celebrate St Patrick’s day like the good old days. 40ft Drewery in Dalston is gathering a crowdfor a pint or four of good beer and the best treats Gaelic cuisine has to offer. You can be sure that the music will be good as producer Arveene Juthan himself has been selecting a line-up of top-notch DJs. Dress green, dance, chat, drink, enjoy the vibe – and get lucky, of course.
If you want to gift a magic day to your little ones, be it your own kids or cute and cute-only-when-asleep nieces and nephews, drag them to the St Patrick`s Day Festival at Camden Market. Face painting, Irish dance lessons, arts and crafts and many more – are found at the Atrium Kitchen until 4pm. Heads up: Oscar-nominated Irish folk band Kila will be performing live from 12 to 2 on that day. Might be one and only chance to attend the live concert of the world-class band during the daytime with kids – so don`t miss it. To round up the festival, the extremely handsome guys from MOXIE with its modern, fresh folk music will sweep you off your feet. Reckon they’re single?