Wednesday, 02, March 2016

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Written by
Jessica Gibson

Celebrate St Patrick’s Day in London

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When it comes to St Patrick’s Day, The Doyle Collection knows a thing or two about Irish culture. As an Irish family-owned business, there is a little bit of Irish charm in every hotel. St Patrick’s Day is celebrated all around the world and London is no exception. From hotel specials to city events, we’ve rounded up our recommendations for how to spend St Patrick’s Day in London; 

1. Trafalgar Square St Patrick’s Day Parade
A visit to London the weekend before St Patrick’s Day would not be complete without taking part in the famous St Patrick’s Day Parade, which starts from Trafalgar Square at midday on Sunday 13th March 2016. Join locals, expats and international visitors to celebrate all things Irish with spectacles of Irish dance, music, food and drink.Top tip: wear something green!

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2. Catch a free gig with Irish band Na Leanai in Camden
If you’re after some lively Irish music then check out our favourite up-and-coming Irish band, Na Leanai. The 5-piece Irish family band will be performing a gig of modern folk music at 2pm on the 17th February at The London Irish Centre in Camden. Admission is free. 

3. Laugh out loud at Comedy Carnival, Soho
To mark St Patrick’s Day, a collection of Ireland’s best comedians will join forces at Bar Rumba in Soho. The event starts from 8pm on Thursday 17th March, 2016. Book tickets here.

4. Discover Irish Art at The Wallace Collection Museum
Just a 5-minute walk from The Marylebone, The Wallace Collection Museum will host an Irish themed tour of their art collection with Irish native, Ann O’Flanagan. The tour starts at 2.30pm on 17th March and lasts for 1 hour. Admission is free.

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5. The View from the Shard celebrates St Patrick’s Day 
Celebrate St Patrick’s Day at the highest point of the city at one of The View from the Shard’s Silent Discos on the 12th and 19th March. Be sure to keep an eye out for some iconic London landmarks illuminated with green lights to mark the occasion. For tickets and more information click here.

6. Papier-mâché your own Leprechaun
Ever wanted to make papier-mâché leprechaun? Well you can now at Drink Shop Do in Kings Cross. The event starts at 7pm on Thursday 17th March and is free when you purchase a drink.

7. Kick back with a whisky at K Bar
If being amongst the crowds isn’t your thing, step into the cozy, clubby atmosphere of the K Bar and enjoy the very best of Irish whiskey with no less than 11 to choose from. From Jameson to a Midleton Very Rare, The K Bar’s whisky selection includes some of the most exclusive whiskeys ever produced in Ireland. Alternatively, the expertly trained bar men will be ready to pour you the perfect pint of Guinness.

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The Bloomsbury will be serving Irish coffee to all guests checking-in on March 17th

What will you be doing for St Patrick’s Day in London? We’d love to hear your suggestions, tweet your ideas to @DoyleCollection 


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