London tourism shines with St Patrick’s Day celebrations
Locals and visitors together are celebrating St Patrick’s Day with a parade through Central London, a free festival in Trafalgar Square and many more special events.
London hosted a St Patrick’s Day Parade yesterday, March 15 this year, which featured spectacular pageantry, wonderful floats, marching bands from across the UK, sports clubs and Irish dancing schools. This year the Parade made its way down Piccadilly at midday, on a 1.5 mile route passing some of London most iconic Landmarks including The Ritz, Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square and onto Whitehall.
The free St Patrick’s Day Festival in Trafalgar Square yesterday was a great chance to experience Irish culture with an artisan Irish food market, comedy and film festivals, children’s activities, ceilidhs, music and dance.
St Patrick’s Day is celebrated across the capital, with parties in many London pubs and bars. Expect green decor, traditional Irish drinks and lots of fun! You might also find a special menu or two at London’s restaurants.
Saint Patrick is one of the patron Saints of Ireland and the day is traditionally celebrated with a feast and a national holiday in Ireland. St Patrick’s Day is also celebrated all over the world, by people of both Irish and non-Irish descent.