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Where will you be for St Patrick’s Day on March 17th? London is laced with Irish culture and if you’re lucky enough to be in the capital for the celebrations, there are plenty of traditional Irish pubs to sip your Guinness in. Here are the Doyle Collection’s Top 5 Irish Pubs in London;
Waxy O’Connor’s – Soho,14-16 Rupert St, W1D 6DD
A vibrant Irish bar guaranteed to get you in the party mood. Waxy O’Connor’s has 4 bars over 6 floors and offers live music 3 nights per week. This is a famous London venue to visit all year round, not just on St Patrick’s Day.
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The Porterhouse - Covent Garden,21 - 21 Maiden Lane, WC2E 7NA
Split over an impressive 12 levels, The Porterhouse is great if you are in a big group as there are plenty of large tables to set up camp on for the evening. Serving their own Dublin-brewed beer and regular live music, The Porterhouse offers a truly authentic Irish experience in London.
The Toucan – Soho,19 Carlise St, W1D 3BY
An Irish pub taking its name from the famous Guinness mascot, The Toucan is a tiny pub in buzzing Soho where you’ll be sure to enjoy great craic. Trip Advisor reviewers have rated this pub 4 out of 5 stars for quality and atmosphere and it’s only a 7 minute walk from The Bloomsbury.
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The Bolton- 326 Earls Court Road, Kensington, SW5 9BQ
A short walk away from The Kensington you will find this cosy gastro-pub dating back to 1892. Although the name does not sound typically Irish, the pub is described as having an Irish influence. Marvel at the original decorative features, double height ceilings and comforting open fire.15 mins walk from The Kensington
Waxy's Little Sister – Soho, 20 Wardour St, W1D 6QG
As the title suggests, this is the younger, spin-off sister of Waxy O’Connor’s. Although it’s located right in the heart of Soho, you can expect to find a smaller and more intimate pub with comfy sofas, open fires and a relaxed atmosphere. And if the Irish flavours all become too much, you can always nip around the corner to China Town!
Embrace St Patrick’s Day in London and don’t forget to say Sláinte when you raise a glass! (meaning good health/cheers in Irish Gaelic).
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