The 17th March 2016 is St Patrick’s Day. Whether you are planning a trip to London as part of a school trip or with a club or social activity, why not book a hired coach to London in order to kick start your St Patrick’s Day organisations?
On the Sunday closest to St Patrick’s day, a parade passes through Piccadilly on a 1.5-mile long route, going through a number of iconic London landmarks such as The Ritz Hotel, Trafalgar Square and ending at Whitehall. This year the parade will take place starting at midday on the 13th March. The parade showcases the history of St Patrick’s Day, among joyous floats, marching bands, sports clubs and Irish dancing schools having travelled from all across the UK to participate.
For both Irish nationals and visitors to London, seeing the parade this year is not to be missed. It is also a great way to introduce a little bit of history to your kids in a fun and light-hearted way. If you fancy staying along for more festivities, the St Patrick’s Day festival is also being held on this day at Trafalgar Square.
Starting at midday in Trafalgar Square, the St Patrick’s Day festival has a whole lot to offer and better yet – entry is free!
Take part in a number of activities ideal for families and kids, with comedy and film festivals around to keep you entertained over the course of the day. There is also traditional Irish music and dance for those classical music buffs, and an artisan Irish food market for those looking at trying something new.
Pubs and Bars
The Irish love getting their drink on, so grab a pint in one of the greenest places in London on St Patrick’s day. There are a number of good old Irish pubs scattered throughout London, but popular places such as The Tipperary on Fleet St, Quinns in Camden, the Sheep Haven Bay in Mornington Crescent and the Auld Shillelagh in Stoke Newington will always hold a special place in the hearts of many. Make sure you make it your prerogative to visit at least one of them on St Patrick’s Day, even if you’re not a big fan of beer!
Getting into Costume
Nothing quite says St Patrick’s Day like green themed attire, a ridiculous hat or a shamrock style suit. For those looking to go all out, the many fancy dress shops across London will be happy to accommodate you. However if you prefer the small and subtle method, a simple green hat or green top will do nicely. Just make sure you’re getting into the spirit.
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