London St Patricks Day Parade

Where: London at Trafalgar Square
When: Sunday nearest 17th March
Time: 11.30 - 2pm with other activities to follow



St Patrick

Irish culture and traditions are enthusiastically celebrated in London each year at the popular St Patricks Day Parade and Festival, held on the Sunday nearest to the Patron Saints feast day in March. Expect dancers, musicians, marching bands, lots of green clothes and hair, comedy nuns and leprechauns and all things Irish! The parade begins in Piccadilly and weaves its way over a mile-and-a-half route through Trafalgar Square to Whitehall. Later in the day there are performances from Irish comedians and bands (see link to event website for full details) and all afternoon there is an Irish food market selling a wide variety of produce from the Emerald Isle – we can recommend the Irish Stew.

Helpful Hints

In 2018 it will be held on Sunday March 18th.

When we went in 2016 the parade reached Trafalgar Square just before 1pm.

For the event facebook page click here:

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