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5 Ways To Celebrate St. Paddy’s Day In London
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5 Ways To Celebrate St. Paddy’s Day In London

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Updated: 24 April 2017
Everybody loves St. Paddy’s Day, and with good reason. No one knows how to party quite like the Irish, and their annual national celebration is almost as popular in London as it is in Dublin, Belfast or even Boston. So strap on a silly hat, fill that Guinness glass and enjoy a whole load o’ craic this St Paddy’s weekend.

Friday Late at the The Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising

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Friday Late at the The Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising

This Notting Hill museum has decided to get into the swing of St Paddy’s Day by hosting a late night Guinness celebration tonight. Visitors will be welcomed with a free drink and will then be able to enjoy themed drinks and cocktails, a variety of live entertainment, a Guinness themed treasure hunt around the Museum and a ceilidh duo. The perfect way to welcome in what is sure to be a raucous St. Paddy’s Day weekend.

Friday, 7pm, The Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising, 2 Colville Mews, off Lonsdale Road, Notting Hill, London, W11 2AR

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St Patrick’s Day Ceili 2015

What better way to celebrate St Paddy’s than a good old Irish jig, preferably after a few Guinnesses. There are several St. Patrick’s Day Ceilidhs planned around London, and each promises to a brilliant celebration of Irishness. Greenwich is hosting one such Ceilidh in its lovely art deco Borough Hall. An expert caller will guide dancers through their steps whilst live music will come from fiddle troupe Threepenny Bit. It is guaranteed to be a lively affair in which beginners and experts are both encouraged to take part.

14 March, St Patrick’s Day Ceili 2015, Greenwich Dance, The Borough Hall Royal Hill London SE10 8RE

Irish Silent Disco at The Shard

Party in London’s highest disco at The Shard, which is hosting a silent dance celebration specially devoted to St Paddy’s. Expect a classy affair, with plenty of Irish tunes thrown into the usual Silent Disco mix. Visitors get a free Jameson and ginger ale with their ticket, before they are provided with headphones and whisked to the 69th floor to get the party started.

10pm, Tuesday 17th March, The Shard

St Patrick’s Day Parade

The Irish love of a good party is legendary, and the St Patrick’s Day Parade is the perfect chance to dredge up those Irish roots for a day of revelry which leave you looking and feeling decidedly green. The parade will include pageantry, floats and a marching band and will begin at Green Park and head along to Piccadilly and Whitehall before ending in Trafalgar Square. In the Square there will be a food market and a host of musical acts as well as enough Guinness to last a lifetime. As a special treat, Nelson’s column will be lit green.

12pm, Sunday 15th March, Green Park

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Leprechaun Lego & Irishishy Goodness

For a more quirky take on traditional Irish celebrations, head to Kings Cross’ Drink, Shop & Do which is hosting a ‘Leprechaun Lego & Irishishy Goodness’ night on the 17th. There you can indulge your love of lego by building some Irish themed creations, whilst partaking in Guinness cake, washed down with O’Hara’s IPA. This will be accompanied by some Irish dancing and traditional Irish tunes, to ensure you see in St Paddy’s Day in appropriate style.

7pm, March 17 2015, Drink, Shop & Do, 9 Caledonian Road, Kings Cross, London, N1 9DX