St Patrick's Day in London 2023
Join us for a raucous night of Guinness, Whiskey, Dancing, Games, Delicious food and more
6 pm to 12 pm
17th March 2023
Tickets from £5 per person
(free shot of Baby Guinness if you're dressed in green!)
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"Celebrate a Fun Paddy's Day 2023"
Free Baby Guinness Shots, Free Face Painting, Irish Whiskey & yes, a bit of Guinness
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Ah, St Patrick's Day in London 2023!
A day of merriment and festivities celebrated across the city
Does the UK celebrate St. Patrick's Day?
As Ireland's closest neighbour, it is an especially special day in England and has become a feature of London's cultural calendar.
London is home to a vibrant Irish community that enthusiastically celebrates the occasion. It is one of the city's biggest and most exciting days of the year.
March 17th is the annual celebration of Irish culture.
Irish or not, London’s St Patrick’s Day events, like ours at Neverland, will give you a unique and unforgettable experience. Whether you are looking to celebrate with your friends and family or have a good time, London is the perfect place to experience the magic of St Patrick's Day.
Is St Patrick's Day 2023 a big deal in London?
London is one of the best places to celebrate St Patrick's Day. The city is filled with st patrick's day celebrations, Irish pubs, st patrick's day parties and a thriving Irish community.
Every year, Londoners and tourists alike get together to celebrate this special day with great enthusiasm.
From enjoying a few Irish drinks to celebrating in Patrick's day parade, participating in traditional Irish music and traditional dances, or having a good time, London has plenty of activities to enjoy on St Paddy's Day.
Where should I go for St. Patrick's Day in London?
The best place to go on St. Patrick's Day, on Friday night, is the lively Guinness party at Neverland in Fulham - the booking link is here.
But St.Patrick's day is much more than a single night or event - this year it is spanning the entire week.
This year the annual London parade is taking place on the Sunday prior, yes that's right on Sunday 12th March 2023 - so you can get into the Irish spirit nice and early. More details on the parade are below.
Lastly - there is the highly anticipated rugby match Ireland vs England at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin on Super Saturday 18th March. This will be the final match of the 2023 Six Nations Championship where Ireland can take the Grand Slam.
These two teams have contested 139 rugby test matches since their first meeting in 1875, so this one will be an epic finale. Neverland is also showing this on their big screen - don't miss the exciting finale to a fun St. Patrick's Week! Book your tickets before they go!
History and Significance of St Patrick's Day
St Patrick's Day is a global celebration of Irish culture and heritage. It is celebrated on the 17th of March in honour of Saint Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland.
Initially, a religious holiday, the day has become a celebration of Irish culture and heritage, with many people worldwide coming together to celebrate the day.
The Legend of St Patrick
St Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland, and the legend of St Patrick is an integral part of Irish history.
According to Irish legend, St Patrick was a 5th-century missionary who brought Christianity to Ireland. He is also said to have driven the snakes out of Ireland and is famous for using the three-leafed shamrock to explain the Holy Trinity. Today, St Patrick's Day celebrants wear a shamrock to reference this Irish legend.
Religious and secular events are held to celebrate St Patrick's Day, including festivals, church services, public parades and traditional dances.
How to Celebrate St Patrick's Day in London in 2023?
In London, St Patrick's Day celebrations are marked by many festivities, such as day parties, parades, live music, dances, delicious Irish food and Irish Beers.
There is something for everyone, from traditional live bands to Irish poetry and dancing in bars and restaurants.
Here are some of the best ways to celebrate St Patrick's Day in London:
Enjoy a Pint at an Irish Pub: There are many Irish pubs in London, and they are the perfect places to enjoy a pint of Guinness or Irish whiskey.
Join an organised Paddy's Day party (like ours!)
Visit an Irish pub to participate in a ceilidh or enjoy live Irish music and dance.
Is there a St. Patrick's Day parade in London 2023?
Yes! London's St Patrick's Day parade is one of the biggest in the world and is a great way to get into the spirit of the occasion and is held early on Sunday 12th March 2023.
The 2023 St. Patrick's Day Parade in London is expected to draw more than 50,000 visitors to Hyde Park Corner on the Sunday before the 17th of March. The parade starts at Hyde Park Corner and then travels through Piccadilly, St James's Street, Pall Mall, Cockspur Street and Whitehall.
This grand event is filled with marching bands, dance troupes, pageantry, musical acts, comedy and theatrical performances, arts and crafts fairs, food vendors, and special displays.
The parade will be followed by the St. Patrick's Day Festival held at Trafalgar Square until 6 p.m., giving attendees plenty of time to take in the festivities, including live Irish music.
This year's parade will have the special theme of "Everyone Is Irish for a Day."The parade starts at 1 pm sharp.
What are Popular Drinks on St Patrick's Day?
The traditional drink of St Patrick’s Day is, of course, a great pint of Guinness. This dark beer is the perfect way to get into the spirit and enjoy a few pints with friends. Bartenders frequently draw a shamrock on the top to celebrate the unique day.
Other popular drinks served on St Patrick’s Day:
Baileys Irish Cream: Baileys Irish Cream is a sweet, creamy liqueur.
Irish Coffee: is a delicious hot drink with whiskey, coffee, and cream.
Irish Stout: Guinness is the most popular stout, but there are many other great stouts available.
The Baby Guinness - A shot of Baileys and Kahlua.
Green Guinness - a mix of Guinness and lime cordial.
Or...Celebrate with Craft Beer
If you’re not a huge fan of Guinness or looking for something more unique, why not try craft beer?
Craft beer is a great way to sample some of the best beers in the region, and plenty of bars in London offer a wide selection. You can find everything from dark stouts to light lagers.
Famous Irish Whiskeys to try
While Guinness is the most well-known Irish drink, whiskey is one of the most popular choices on St Patrick’s Day. There are many great Irish whiskeys to enjoy:
Jameson Whiskey: One of the most popular whiskeys, Jameson is smooth and light, with a hint of sweetness.
Bushmills: Aged in oak casks for at least 12 years, Bushmills Whiskey is a full-bodied whiskey with a rich flavour.
Tullamore DEW: Tullamore DEW is a triple-distilled whiskey with a smooth and mellow flavour.
Enjoy a Traditional Irish Meal
There are plenty of restaurants in London serving up traditional Irish dishes.
From colcannon - creamy mashed potatoes paired with cabbage to savoury Irish stew to sweet bread pudding to the traditional comfort food that is coddle, there is something for everyone.
Traditional dishes are all about comfort and filling your belly, making them a favourite among locals and tourists.
Wearing Green and Face Painting
One of the most iconic images of St Patrick’s Day is people wearing green.
Whether it’s a traditional green or something more modern, it’s a great way to show appreciation for the day.
You can also try your hand at face painting, with some of the best designs being those of shamrocks and four-leaf clovers. Neverland has free face painting if you want to max-out that festive spirit feeling.
Alternatively, Go and Visit The Emerald Isle
The Emerald Isle is the nickname for Ireland, and the country is renowned for its stunning landscapes and rich culture.
From the rolling hills of the Connemara region to the rugged cliffs of the Aran Islands, Ireland is an enchanting place to visit, especially for a St Patrick's day party. The country is also famous for its traditional live music nights, as well as its pubs and of course, the Guinness Brewery.
Traditional Irish Music and Songs for St Patrick's Day
When it comes to traditional Irish music and songs, there is no shortage of great music to enjoy on St Patrick's Day.
The Irish have a rich musical heritage, from traditional Irish ballads to lively jigs and reels.
Spotify has some of the great traditional Irish songs like "The Wild Rove", "Danny Boy", and "I'll tell me Ma" and excellent playlists to keep you dancing a jig a day.
Taking Part in the Shamrock Sessions
The Shamrock Sessions are a popular event on St Patrick’s Day in London. These sessions allow people to get together and enjoy traditions like Ceilidh, dancing, and storytelling. It’s a great way to get into the spirit of the day.
Ceilidh (pronounced kay-lee) is a folk dance popular in Ireland.
Ceilidh is traditionally accompanied by acoustic music, often featuring a fiddle, an accordion, a tin whistle, and sometimes drums. In modern ceilidh dances, the caller will give instructions on the sequence of moves needed to perform each dance.
The most popular dances performed at ceilidhs include the Lancers, the Dashing White Sergeant, the Gay Gordons, and Strip the Willow. Ceilidh is a great way to get everyone up and dancing and a fun and energetic form of entertainment.
St Patrick's Day is a celebration and joy, and London in 2023 is the perfect place to experience the magic of St Patrick's Day.
From traditional Irish music and dances to famous Irish whiskeys and drinks, there is something for everyone in London.
So, why not book your Paddy's Day celebrations at Neverland - general entry is only £5 pp - and experience the magic of St Patrick's Day in London! When Paddy's day is over, have a look our Easter Weekender Party - up next!