Here are the full listings for all the best St Patrick's Day events across the capital.
Friday, March 14
Join London’s biggest nightlife event for a special St Patrick’s Day Crawl, visiting the biggest bars in the West-End, ending at world famous super clubs featuring top DJs & performers. 7.30pm-3am. Verve, 1 Upper St Martin’s Ln. £15.
Expect lots of traditional Irish songs plus poet and entertainer Racker Donnelly. Musical Traditions Club, The King & Queen, 1 Foley Street W1W 6DL. 8-11pm. £7/£5.
Irish Cultural Celebration
A trio of leading Irish acts on the British comedy circuit gather at The Duchess of Cambridge, Hammersmith, W6. 7pm.
Lewisham Irish Pensioners Association Lunch
Aifreann an Lá (Mass of the day) at 11:30am followed by a St. Patrick’s Day Lunch of Irish stew and soda bread from 1pm. Live music with Lonestar, Tickets £5 /concessions £3. All are welcome.
For details call 020 8695 6264 or see www.lewishamirish.plus.com
Saturday, March 15
St Patrick's Weekend Bash
Music from The BibleCode Sundays, The Monday Club and Lorraine O’Reilly. Under The Bridge, Stamford Bridge, Chelsea, SW6. 7pm- 2am. Tickets £10, from www.ticketweb.co.uk
Live traditional Irish music and Guinness, what more could you need this St Patrick’s Day?
Harefield Hall, Pateley Bridge, Harrowgate. 5pm.
Club de Fromage
London’s biggest pop and fancy dress night goes crazy over all things Irish. Club de Fromage, 10.30pm-3.30am. £8 before midnight. Islington, London.
St Patrick’s Day Sham-Rock
A packed weekend of free Irish-infused events starts at noon on Saturday until 2.15pm on Monday at Honky Tonk Bar & Restaurant, 6 Hollywood Road, Chelsea.
County of Irish Council Associations (London)Banquet
The Council of Irish County Associations (London) will hold their St Patrick’s Night Banquet in the McNamara suite at the London Irish Centre, with a reception at 7.30pm followed by dinner and dancing with music from the Sadie Howe Band. Tickets are £35.
To purchase tickets, or for any other enquiries please contact: Maura on 0208 8863967.
London Irish Centre, 50-52 Camden Square, London NW1 9XB
Saint Patrick’s Festival Ball
The St Patrick’s Festival Ball kicks off with a champagne and Guinness reception followed by dinner and an evening of entertainment. Intercontinental Hotel, Park Lane, London, W1J 7QY. Table of 10 is £1,500, individual tickets are £150.
To book contact [email protected] or 01895 671 886. www.stpatricksfestivalball.co.uk
Sunday, March 16
Patrick’s Eve Céilí
Get your jig on at the London Irish Centre. Open to all ages and abilities. The Presidential Suite, London Irish Centre, 50-52 Camden Square. 8pm-11pm. £5.
St Patrick’s Day Parade/Festival
The world-famous parade starts at Piccadilly at noon and finishes in Trafalgar Square at 2pm.
London Irish Comedy Festival Marquee
Get ready to be tickled green at The London Irish Comedy Festival tent. Once again there will be a free afternoon of craic and laughter for all of the family from some of Ireland and Britain’s top class established and emerging Irish comedians.
North Terrace, Trafalgar Square, London, 2.15 - 5.15pm. www.london.gov.uk/stpatricks
A series of readings of works by the late Irish writer and poet, plus an open discussion. The Cockpit, Gateforth Street, London. 7pm. £7.
Full Irish Breakfast and St Patrick’s Mass
The Council of Irish Counties Associations will get the St Patrick’s celebrations off to a good start with a mass and full Irish breakfast on the morning of the London St Patrick’s parade.
Breakfast is served at 9.30am, following a mass at 9am.
Tickets £6, book online at www.londonirishcentre.org or call 020 7916 2222.
Monday, March 17
Celebrate St Patrick’s Day with Irish rockabilly/blues/jazz singer-songwriter Imelda May. Imelda’s unmistakable cool, quirky ’50s style and her uniquely modern fusion of classic musical genres make her one of Ireland’s most exciting live performers.
Following the success of Mayhem, her fourth studio album is set to be released in early 2014. Expect the new album to take centre stage at the Roundhouse, along with stompin’ anthems such as ‘Johnny Got A Boom Boom’ and ‘Inside Out.’
Roundhouse, Chalk Farm Road, Camden. 7pm. £29.50.
The Irish Community Services Lunch
A popular event with music and dancing. Tickets cost £3 and buying in advance is advisable.
1st Floor, above Firepower Museum), No1 Street, The Royal Arsenal , Woolwich SE18 6ST
Tel: 020 8854 4466, email: [email protected]
The Irish Centre Tottenham
A special salsa green party follows a day of St. Pat’s celebrations. Green Party starts at 8pm. The Irish Centre, Pretoria Rd, Tottenham.
Christine Tobin: A Thousand Kisses Deep
Jazz singer from Dublin sings Leonard Cohen songs. Plus CD launch of A Thousand Kisses Deep, with support from The Ronnie Scotts All Stars. Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club, 47 Firth Street, London. £18.00-£32.50. 6pm.
Irish Whiskey Masterclass
Taste 6 great Irish whiskeys led by Senior Wine Expert, Tom Forrest. £50. 7pm. Vinopolis, 1 Bank End, London.
Trad Irish & Roots Round Table Folk Session
Candlelit monthly session hosted by Eist. 8pm. The Gladstone, 64 Lant Street, London.
The Best St. Patrick’s Day Party in London
Celebrate as the London Irish Centre turns 60 with authentic Irish culture, community and craic guaranteed. From 5pm-late there will be free Trad sessions in the Hub bar.
At 8pm, a St. Patrick’s Gig with CrossHarbour and The Big Irish Table Quiz followed by a St. Patrick’s Party Gig with RTÉ Late Late Show House Band. Tickets £10. London Irish Centre, 50-52 Camden Square, London NW1 9XB.
Call 020 7916 2222 or see www.londonirishcentre.org
Tuesday, March 18
Celtic Session with Alastaire Caplain
Weekly Irish and Scots live music session at Jamboree, 566 Cable Street, London. 7pm.
Traditional music session
At the Kilkenny Tavern. 131 Merton, High Street, London SW19 1DE.
Wednesday, March 19
Irish language class
Try out Gaelic at Providence Court, Upper Street. N1 0RN. 7pm. Contact Michael on 07535 204700.
Friday, March 21
Hugely popular Dublin-based group play O2 Academy, Brixton as part of their UK tour. Doors 7pm, tickets £19.68 + booking fee.
For tickets see www.o2academybrixton.co.uk.
Saturday, March 22
London Irish St Patrick’s Party
A legendary St Patricks Party with a kick. The Village opens at 1pm with live music, DJ, competitions and fairground rides.
Food and drink stalls will be located around The Village providing a range of snacks, and of course Guinness before London Irish take on Bath at the Madejski Stadium, KO 5.30pm. After the final whistle blows the post-match party continues till late.
Call 0844 249 1871 or buy online at www.lidirect.co.uk