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Where To Celebrate St. Patrick's Day This Year

Picture of Paula Koller-Alonso
Updated: 4 March 2016
St. Patrick’s Day is coming up, which means breaking open that bottle of your best Irish whiskey, dressing green from head-to-toe and dreaming of leprechauns and four-leaf clovers. If you want to have a real St. Paddy’s celebration in London, you don’t have to go to the parade – there are plenty of other fun-filled events that really are the gold at the end of the rainbow.
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B&H Buildings

Have you always wanted to learn how to brew your own alcoholic beverage? Well the B&H Buildings is offering a master-class in the Irish Poitín, with Reverend JW Simpson, who will be hosting a Spirited Sermons event alongside the class. Although the Poitín was originally banned for 300 years due to it acquiring a bad reputation after being a homemade beverage, it has been legal for almost 20 years again, and you can learn how to make it! Alongside brewing your own drink, B & H offers a delicious menu of Irish meals. Come along to a night, which mixes history, Irish culture and drinks, and learn something truly useful while celebrating the beloved St. Patrick’s Day!

Thursday 17 March 2016, 6.30PM

B & H Buildings, 42 Northhampton Rd, London, EC1R 0HU, +44 (0) 20 3174 1156

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Courtesy of B & H Buildings

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Proud Camden

There are, of course, those places in London that really know how to party on St. Paddy’s Day. Proud Camden is definitely the frontrunner in bringing the party from Ireland to London. The bar/club has a full line-up for a fabulous evening of drinking, singing and dancing. If you want to escape all the green, Proud will be showcasing the British Blues exhibition, which gives you the best in the British blues scene, featuring three top acts accompanied by the dancers of the Swing Patrol London. Later on that night, the weekly Thursday night magic will be on show. This includes a performance with a giant ball pit, many drinks deals, and inflatable fun. As well as this, the bar will have a mobile draft bar sponsored by Irish’s very own Guinness. Sounds like a party!

Thursday 17 March 2016, 6.30PM

Proud Camden, Camden Market, Chalk Farm Road, London NW1 8AH, +44 (0) 20 7482 3867

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Courtesy of Proud Camden

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Auld Shillegagh

If you’re from Ireland, you will most likely be feeling homesick on this national celebration. And even if you’re not from Ireland, you may want to escape the mainstream celebrations in London, and find a place that cherishes the true national tradition of St. Patrick’s Day. What better place to go than a traditional Irish pub? The Auld Shillegagh has been called the most authentic Irish pub outside of Ireland. The pub has a friendly atmosphere, and is said to have the best Guinness in all of London. You will be sure to have a truly national celebration at this pub, with the local Irish and the occasional Londoner who just cherishes authentic tradition.

Thursday 17 March 2016

Auld Shillegagh, 105 Stoke Newington Church St, London N16 0UD, +44 (0) 20 7249 5951

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The Water Poet

The Water Poet is going all out this year for St. Patrick’s Day. Acknowledged as one of the best pubs for this day’s celebration, the Water Poet has a line-up of food, drinks and music that will have you dancing on the tables by nighttime. This year’s menu will include Irish dishes such as Carlingford rock oysters (fancy!) and other Celtic classics, such as bacon and cabbage. To accompany your meal, the Black Velvet band will be rocking out the best Irish tunes in the garden. So you don’t have to stray too far to get a pint of beer, a Guinness Island will be set up in the garden as well, alongside a selection of other new craft beers. This pub will be sure to let you celebrate the day properly, with great music, food and drinks!

Thursday 17 March 2016

The Water Poet, 9-11 Folgate St, London E1 6BX, +44 (0) 20 7426 0495

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Courtesy of The Water Poet

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Irish Food Market

If you’re a foodie, we have just the place for you this St. Patrick’s Day. The annual Irish Food Market will be returning to Trafalgar Square, showcasing a variety of Irish cuisine. Traditionally, St. Paddy’s Day was seen as a day of feasting, which makes visiting this market even more appropriate! For sale will be famous farmhouse cheeses, traditional breads, smoked fish and luxury Irish confectionery. Of course, you will be able to wash down all this food with a variety of Irish wines and beers. Go from stand to stand on the market, try the samples, and buy whatever your heart desires, or your stomach. Afterwards, you will be able to enjoy the live entertainment and music that will be on show in the square. Make sure to buy one of those embarrassing green hats, and dance around with the leprechauns.

Wednesday 16 March 2016

Trafalgar Square, London Wc2N 5DN

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The Gallery

Have you always wanted to become one of those connoisseurs at dinner parties that can list the exact ingredient of the whiskey in the glass? Well we have the solution to your aspiration. The Gallery is hosting an evening of ‘Whiskey 101’, which celebrates the finest Irish whiskies of this day and age. In honour of St. Patrick’s Day, this venue wants to invite all whiskey enthusiasts and mavens for a whiskey learning experience, that will most likely put you in a good mood. The host of the evening will be The Gallery’s Bar Manager and whiskey aficionado, Daniel Pavey. Two fantastic Irish brands will be represented and discussed on this occassion: The Dubliner and the Liberties. Apart from tasting unique whiskeys, the participants will learn all about the history and production of whiskey, whilst also indulging on canapés and beer. All while still celebrating St. Patrick’s Day.

Wednesday 16 March 2016

The Gallery, 190 Broadhurst Gardens, NW6 3AY, +44 (0) 20 7625 9184

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Courtesy of The Gallery

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The Sun Tavern

The cocktail bar and pub The Sun Tavern is planning on throwing an all-around traditional Irish hooley for St. Patrick’s Day. Don’t know what a hooley is? Well, for those Irish men and women, it means a wild and noisy party. The Sun Tavern is expecting to fill this party with traditional Irish liquor, provided by Fourpure Brewing Co. They will be serving Oatmeal Stout and Bán Poitín. Of course, there will also be Irish food available. The pie & mash shop G. Kelly is offering a range of free food, including pies with Bán Poitín liquor, or with jellied eels. The atmosphere will be set with plenty of Irish traditional music to get everyone dancing and singing. If all of this wasn’t enough, The Sun Tavern has promised to create specially crafted cocktails that will be available for one night only! Such cocktails include the “Mountain Dew” (Bán Poitín, Lillet Blanc, Triple Sec, violette and lemon juice) or, the “Power To Your Elbow” (Bán Poitín, Lillet Blanc, Triple Sec, espresso and Oatmeal Stout). Whatever you decide to drink or eat, we can assure you that The Sun Tavern will keep to their word that this will be a right hooley!
Thursday 17 March 2016, 6PM – 1AM
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Courtesy of The Sun Tavern

Whichever event, pub or restaurant your celebration will take you to, we hope that you enjoy this holiday as much as the next Irish fella. Make sure to stay safe, and have a Guinness or two on us!

By Paula Koller-Alonso