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There’s no better place to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day (except Ireland, of course!) than London, a dynamic base to celebrate your heritage and learn about other cultures. As happens every year, 2024 brings many chances for business travellers who happen to be in the British capital on this joyous occasion to fully participate in the lively  St Patrick’s Day celebrations.

This guide is designed to help you make the most of your St. Patrick’s Day experience in London, from enjoying traditional Irish breakfasts to taking in vibrant parades and cultural events. So dress in green and prepare for a fun-filled day with friends, family or work colleagues as we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in classic London style.

Start the Day with a Traditional Irish Breakfast

Treat yourself to a traditional Irish breakfast to kick off St. Patrick’s Day weekend. Our serviced apartments allow you to make traditional Irish breakfast dishes such as black and white pudding, soda bread and hashbrowns in the comfort of your own fully equipped kitchen.

Or, if you want to venture out for the festive weekend, Whelan’s in Croydon and The Plough in Ealing are offering an Irish-inspired menu that comes complete with traditional Irish music and dance as you enjoy some of the country’s best dishes. And of course, getting a pint of Guinness at any of the city’s pubs is practically a St. Patrick’s Day must!

Discover Irish Culture at Events Around the City

Experience Irish culture through a variety of events scattered throughout London. The South London Irish Centre in Wimbledon offers a deep dive into Irish history and traditions, providing a rich cultural experience for locals and visitors alike. Additionally, Wimbledon Piazza is hosting a weekend pop-up event featuring live performances just around the corner from our apartments, promising a lively atmosphere for our guests to enjoy traditional Irish entertainment.

For history enthusiasts willing to take a stroll, Rebel Tours presents a 2-hour Irish-themed walking tour of central London. Learn about the history of Irish men and women who contributed to shaping London, starting from Parliament Square and winding through vibrant Soho. Along the way, you’ll have the chance to admire iconic London landmarks and wrap up the tour with a refreshing pint at a local pub. A blend of history and exploration, this is the perfect way to immerse yourself in the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day!

Catch the St Patrick’s Day Parade or Stream with the latest Irish-Inspired Media

Take in the vibrant St. Patrick’s Day Parade as it makes its way through the streets of London. With its vibrant floats, lively marching bands, and energetic Irish dancers, this colourful parade is a dramatic display of Irish culture in the heart of the British capital. Securing an early spot along the parade route ensures that you don’t miss any of the action, so make sure to arrive early enough! As the march makes its way through downtown London, prominent monuments are filled with the contagious energy of St Patrick’s Day, making this a unique opportunity for those visiting the city!

If you’d prefer to enjoy the St Patrick’s Day festivities from the comfort of your own home, our spacious living rooms and modern TV technology allow you to relax on the sofa while streaming the latest Irish-themed shows and films for a cosy St Patrick’s Day in.