Your Guide to London’s Most-Awaited St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations


Are you planning to celebrate St Patrick’s Day in London? Well, get ready to witness everything from a lively street parade to the cheerful Trafalgar Square festival, and cultural performances, offering a grand spectacle to remember!

Experience it all with a luxurious stay at Park Grand London Kensington in the bustling heart of the city. With stylish rooms, rich amenities and easy access to royal parks, iconic museums, and shopping destinations, make the best choice of staying right in the centre of the city’s vibrant Irish celebrations!

About St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated every year on the 17th of March in London and offers the best of Irish culture, food, and music for everyone to enjoy and love! The special day commemorates the death of St. Patrick, a primary patron saint in Ireland and founder of Christianity in the country. The annual parade, shamrock greens and traditional Irish music and dance performances are the highlights of the day.

The St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Celebrate as you join thousands of people from all walks of life gathering for the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade! There’s no better way to soak in the Irish culture and lively atmosphere complete with dance troupes, marching bands, and floats! The parade starts at Piccadilly and ends at Trafalgar Square, following a 1.5-mile route, guaranteeing a fun-filled experience, passing through popular London landmarks!

St. Patrick’s Day Festival

As the St. Patrick’s Day action moves to Trafalgar Square, moments away from premium hotels near Earls Court, experience a world-class line-up of events, organised in partnership with the London Irish Centre. The family concerts and children’s films (animated Irish cinema) are perfect for families travelling with kids, while the youth performances, community choirs and a singalong finale further add to the charm of the Trafalgar Square festivities!

Experience Irish Pub Culture

After you’ve had your fair share of great times at the St. Patrick’s Day parade and festival, head in for an authentic Irish experience at one of London’s best Irish pubs, a short stroll from your luxe hotel near Gloucester Road Tube Station! Suit yourself to a fantastic collection of drinks featuring top-notch Irish beer, whiskies, and Irish delicacies like oysters, for a memorable St. Patrick’s Day celebration!

Pro tip: For a truly authentic experience, some pubs also host a live ceilidh band performance, so you can look out for that as well!

Join the London St Patrick’s Day Run 2024

If you’re looking for a healthy way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, join in to complete the 5-kilometre lap on the perimeter of the picturesque Serpentine in Hyde Park, steps from luxury hotels near Hogarth Road. This year’s run is an attempt to break a world record, so you’re surely in for some healthy competition! The run usually ends with watching Ireland play the Six Nations against Scotland in a themed bar.

Here you go! Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day like a true Londoner with these experiences and make sure to wear your favourite green outfit to fit in perfectly on this special day, as green is the national colour!