St Patrick’s Day in London
When it comes to St Patrick’s day in London, the City’s Irish community will certainly show you how it’s done. On a day to celebrate the Patron Saint of Ireland, expect an action-packed day full of dancing, parades, pub crawls and hearty traditional dishes to make your taste buds tingle. If you’re looking for a youth hostel to treat as base whilst you explore the city and culture, London Backpackers will certainly tick all of your boxes, offering a welcoming accommodation and providing you with everything you need as well as advice and tips to set you up for your travels. Located around Hendon Central and close to the Backpackers are a handful of great Irish bars, making it easy for you to enjoy the great Irish Culture without having to venture too far. Here are our most recommended places to discover this St Patrick’s day around London:
Parade and festival
Join the parade on Sunday 17th March to celebrate the awesome Irish Culture and heritage, starting on Hyde Park Corner and making its way through the City to Trafalgar Square, this wild parade will greet you with Irish bands, dancers, music, food and drinks stalls, workshops and so much more, perfect for a fun filled family day out. Get ready to throw on your best green attire and join up to 50,000 people parading through the beautiful city of London, before settling down at your local Irish Pub and enjoying a quality pint. St Patrick’s day is a popular time for travel and celebration, and it’s important to plan ahead when it comes to looking for accommodation. Backpackers Hostel provides you with a safe, budget friendly stay whilst you enjoy your weekend of festivities.
For those looking for a long night of partying and drinking, Bar Rumba is holding one of the biggest St Patrick’s Day events to hit London’s West End! Located only 20 minutes away from the hostel, it is one of the most popular nightclubs in the heart of West London and is best known for their lively atmosphere and great music taste, with DJs playing a variation of tunes to suit everybody. Be sure to show up in your finest green fancy dress and appreciate a lively night out, including a range of music from paddy party classics to throwback r&b, your finest beers and non-stop dancing throughout the night. Feel free to let loose and dance the night away with your friends on this festive holiday, it will definitely be a night to remember!
Camden Party Pub Crawl
Spend this St Patrick’s Day in Camden, indulging yourself in the mouth-watering foods they have to offer and endless drinking whilst you party Irish style down the streets and crawl from pub to pub. The town hosts one of the best pub crawls within London, providing you with a party host to help you out throughout the night and celebrate alongside you, as well as taking you to a range of different pubs and clubs with free shots and discounted drinks along the way. A photographer will also be with you throughout the night to make sure your capture your funniest and happiest moments so you can hold onto those great memories forever. Camden is already known for its unique character and great nightlife, so without a doubt celebrating St Paddy’s day here will be a wild and unforgettable night out. Easy for you, it is only a 10-minute tram away from the London Backpackers Hostel via the Northern line, so it really is an exceptional night out!
Receive a ‘warm Irish welcome’ into the award-winning Waxy O’Connor’s bar this St Patrick’s day and kick back to enjoy fantastic, traditional homemade dishes and an extensive range of spirits, beers and Irish Whiskeys. This beautiful bar is made up of six different levels each holding their own sense of character and personality, alongside 4 unique bars to provide you with elite drinks from spirits to wines or anything you desire. Located on the edge of Soho, Waxy’s are highly recognized for their friendly staff and warm hospitality, along with their classy dishes and refreshments, they will certainly fulfill your wants and needs. This St Paddy’s day they are hosting a wide range of music throughout the week, as well as free entry into the bar, giveaways and kegs on kegs of Guinness, it would be a shame to miss it. Backpackers also offer a suitable and secure accommodation for you to feel safe and comfortable whilst you dance the nights away and is also an ideal distance away from Central London so you aren’t having to travel too far.