So, this Friday is St. Patrick’s Day, which really means this entire weekend is going to be filled with green paddy glee. But what events are out here in the far flung and very un-Irish land of London for everyone to celebrate? Don’t worry yada’s got you covered.
Well, first let’s cover the actual day (although your hangover will last longer…)
Firstly, our favourite and thankfully very local space, Boxpark, is hosting a St. Paddy’s party sponsored by Ireland’s most famous Whiskey, Jameson. If you want Whiskey mixers, a beer pong tournament hosted by Porky’s BBQ and DJ Siggy Smalls on the decks proving a modern St. Patrick’s Day celebratory soundtrack the head here. All in all, if you’re looking for a chance to spend St. Paddy’s as you should (suitably boozed) then Shoreditch’s favourite pop-up hub is the place to go! Check out Boxpark here and for details to submit your Beer Pong team.
It’s not what you’re thinking, the tube isn’t some ‘hip’ new club the kids are going to. We do actually mean the underground. This one’s less of something to hunt and attend, but if you’re getting the tube from Westminster, Tottenham Court Road or Southwark Tube stations, you can expect to see renditions of Irish music and poetry to make your journey a bit more jolly. Take a look at this previous year’s celebration.
We all love a visit to Camden Market (if you haven’t been you need to go). You can take a look at the edgey garms, have a drink by the canal and have one of the best people watching sessions you’ll ever have in London. But what’s North London’s punk centre got planned for this year’s St. Paddy’s? By the looks of things… Everything. This Saturday you can see live Irish music across the market, experience family friendly fun such as dancing and crafts (A first for Camden), as well as screenings of the ENG v IRE Six Nations rugby final. And finally, live performances from top Irish bands MOXIE and Kíla… So, if you’re looking for a more alternative way to celebrate everything Irish, grab a Guinness and head down to Camden.
If you’re looking for something like Camden for some family friendly fun, but festivals are more your thing, then Trafalgar is the place to be. There will be performances by West End stars, Irish acts, a huge céilí on the Trafalgar Square stage. All hosted by Irish stand-up comedian Jarlath Regan. Of course, there will be ample opportunity to sample some Irish beverages throughout. (We know what the yada crew is about…)
There you go, whether you’re looking for a party Paddy’s day or something a bit more mellow for this weekend’s celebration, yada’s got you covered and make sure to spend your time wisely when the grass is just a bit greener this weekend.
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