St Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival 2025

12:00pm – 6:00pm

For guaranteed fun and a good-natured party vibe follow the St Patrick’s Day Parade, complete with floats, marching bands and dance troupes. The route starts at Hyde Park Corner, passing through Piccadilly and then St James’s Street, Pall Mall, Cockspur Street and Whitehall.

This massive 50,000-person parade boasts national treasure, drag queen and activist Panti Bliss as Grand Marshal and passes many iconic London sights before ending at Trafalgar Square. From there the festivities continue with a full show from Irish acts and guests, culminating in a traditional singalong with London Irish Community Voices Choir.

St Patrick's Day Parade London Eye
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The 2024 festival line-up includes food demos from renowned Irish chef, restaurateur and Masterchef: The Professionals judge Anna Haugh, a fashion show from Junk Kouture and performances from the Maguire O’Shea School of Dance, Ruairi Glasheen and his bodhran players and the Irish Celtic Youth Orchestra.

Other St Patrick’s Day events and parties in London

The day is absolutely packed with walking tours, Irish cinema, art events and comedy. Check out our guide to the best St Patrick’s day parties for a full rundown of the best St Patrick’s Day has to offer!

Organisers may cancel events, alter schedules, or change admission requirements without notice. Always check official sites before heading to an event.

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