ST. PATRICK’S DAY LONDON: WHAT TO DO AND WHERE TO GO

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St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner, and the festivities are about to begin! Make the weekend bigger and better than ever with these fun events.

1. A Lovely Day for a Guinness at the Museum of Brands

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On Friday, March 13th, the Museum of Brands will be hosting a themed late night opening with food, drinks and great entertainment. You can expect a FREE drink on arrival, themed drinks and cocktails, a whole host of live entertainment, a luck o’ the Irish treasure hunt around the Museum and some ceilidh music to dance along to.

2. St. Patrick’s Day Festival and Parade

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Head to Trafalgar Square on Sunday, March 15th for a St. Paddy’s Day festival that includes a food market, children’s theatre, a fashion show and film and comedy festivals, accompanied, of course, by the best of Irish music, song and dance on the main stage. Look out for the cast of West End musical ‘The Commitments’, ‘Lord of the Dance’ performers, rapper Lethal Dialect and readings to mark WB Yeats’s 150th birthday.

The parade, headed by boxer Barry McGuigan, will feature pageantry, floats and a marching band. It starts at Green Park and passes along to Piccadilly and Whitehall (from 12pm).

To close the day at 6pm, Nelson’s column will be lit green.

3. A Night Party at The View from The Shard

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Celebrate this St. Patrick’s Day with a spectacular view and a silent disco – Partygoers will be treated to a Jameson Irish Whiskey with ginger and lime on arrival, and there’ll be Guinness on tap at the bar as tradition would dictate. Once the headphones are on there’ll be three channels of music to choose from, one of which playing only Irish, folk and ceilidh music. Book in advance.

4. Party with Playboy

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This March 17th Salvatore’s Bar at Playboy Club London is pulling out all the stops to bring all this St Patrick’s Day energy to you. Salvatore’s Bar will be transformed into an Irish haven. Think green, white and orange lighting, Irish whiskey tasters, and the live music of contemporary Irish band Rollercoaster. Reserve a table for £15, or indulge in a Steak and Guinness Pie followed by an Irish whiskey flight available for one night only for £30. Doors open at 7pm and although we recommend booking ahead, anyone’s welcome to join the party assuming they’ve got the stamina.

BOE Magazine

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