St Patrick's Day celebrations where you are: London and the South East of England
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St Patrick's Day celebrations where you are: London and the South East of England


Saturday, March 19

The Fiddler’s Elbow St Patrick’s Street Party

For the St Pat’s street party, Boyce’s Street will be closed to traffic, and the partying will begin. Music, Irish dance and plenty of craic.

Time: 1pm until late

Admission: free

Venue: The Fiddler’s Elbow, 11-12 Boyce’s Street, Brighton BN1 1AN

Tel: 01273 325850



Sunday, March 13

St Patrick’s Day Mass

The Council of Irish County Associations (CICA) annual Mass at the Camden Irish Centre, followed by their traditional full Irish breakfast.

Admission: Breakfast £6

Time: Mass 9am; breakfast, 10am-noon

Venue: The London Irish Centre, 50-52 Camden Square, London, NW1 9XB

Tel: 020 7916 2222


Sunday, March 13

Mayor of London St Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival

Dancing, singing, Irish food, comedy and Gaelic-themed entertainment for the kids are all included in London’s free celebration of our national saint.

A highlight this year will be an appearance of spectacular Galway street performers Macnas. British-based Irish comedian Jarlath Regan will be entertaining the crowds at Trafalgar Square, along with DJs, Irish dancers, and céilí bands and traditional sessions. The very best of Irish culinary treats will be available at the street food market.

Route: The parade starts at Piccadilly and proceeds to Trafalgar Square.

Time: Begins noon

Admission: free


Thursday, March 17

The Clayton Crown

As befits any pub name-checked in the song McAlpine’s Fusiliers, “the craic will be good”. Traditional music followed by a hooley should do the trick.

Time: 3-5pm for the traditional session, followed by lived bands and a DJ. Finishes midnight.

Venue: The Crown Clayton Hotel, 152 Cricklewood Broadway, London, NW2 3ED

Tel: 020 8452 4175



Thursday, March 17

St Patrick’s Day Party

All day music from traditional to Country & Irish, featuring Dave Moore

Time: Begins noon

Admission: free

Venue: Reading Irish Centre, 96-104 Chatham Street, Reading, RG1 7HT

Tel: 0118 939 3096