For guaranteed fun and rowdiness, follow the St Patrick’s Day Parade (complete with floats, marching bands and colourful showmanship). The route is scheduled to start at Hyde Park Corner, passing through Piccadilly around midday. This massive parade passes many iconic London sights before ending at Trafalgar Square. From there the festivities continue with a full show from Irish acts and other guests.
This year’s festival line-up includes a boatload of live music and free entertainment. There are games, arts and crafts as well as walkabout performances. The main festival area around Trafalgar Square features an as-yet unclear line-up of Irish bands, culture and celebrities.
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.