St Patrick's Day Events 2015
London celebrates St Patrick's Day with with an impressive programme of entertainment, The Shard hosts a silent disco, The Water Poet has a bar dedicated to Guinness, and the free parade takes to the city streets on 15th March 2015, the Sunday closest to 17th March, along with free entertainment in Trafalgar Square.
The Mad Men style restaurant has created a special Irish Coffee-inspired cocktail.
Mad Men style restaurant Old Tom & English has created a special cocktail to celebrate St Patrick's Day 2015. The Irish Mist is a take on Irish Coffee, made with coffee essence, honey liqueur and Jameson, but is served cold with a swirl of rich whiskey cream on top. The cocktail will be not feature on the menu but will be available on request. Bucking London's no-bookings trend, Old Tom & English is a reservations-only restaurant from co-owners of The Arts Theatre Club, Costas and Maria Constantinou. Hidden beneath Wardour Street, it has been designed by the critically acclaimed Lee Broom - responsible for the décor of cocktail bar Nightjar - and brings together old Soho and new Soho, with the name referencing the 18th century British 'Old Tom' gin recipes. Broom's concept is a contemporary take on a 1960s home, with low lighting, a post-modern fireplace, sleek grey wool sofas and a vibrant red carpet. Served from bespoke decanters and glassware, the vintage cocktails are not to be missed. The food menu, meanwhile, consists of a number of small plates that allows guests to create their own tasting menu. Options include confit smoked guinea fowl, crispy cider braised pig cheeks and deep fried popcorn cockles.
21st September 2013 to 1st November 2015
Roddy Doyle's bestselling novel on the London stage.
Roddy Doyle's bestselling novel 'The Commitments', best known as a hit film in the 1990s, comes to the London stage more than 25 years after the book first published. The show, which took more than two years to make, has been adapted from the novel by Doyle himself and is staged at the Palace Theatre by award winning director Jamie Lloyd (the man behind the Trafalgar Transformed season at Trafalgar Studios and the recent production of Macbeth starring James McAvoy). The story is a heartwarming tale about a group drawn together by an advert to form the "finest soul act in Dublin". With the music playing such a key role in Alan Parker's 1991 film, and with Doyle and Lloyd behind it, The Commitments is a 'five-star smash hit musical' (Daily Telegraph).
16th March - 21st March 2015
Telling the story of an Irish busker, this musical is an appropriate St Patrick's Day outing.
The story of an Irish busker and a young Czech mother who connect over their shared love of music, the multi-award winning musical Once couldn't be more appropriate for a St Patrick's Day outing in London. Having taken Broadway by storm, winning eight awards at the 2012 Tony Awards including Best New Musical and Best Actor, Once proved hugely popular and transferred to the West End back in 2013. Closing on March 21st 2015, this is your final chance to see the show. Based on the 2006 Irish musical film of the same name, it has been brillliantly adapted by Enda Walsh and retains much of the film's original Grammy nominated soundtrack written by Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova. Ronan Keating is currently playing the leading role of Guy. Book tickets for Once, an unforgetable show which follows the development of an unexpected friendship which then becomes a complicated romance.
SNAP Studios, Wimbourne House, 151-155 New North Road, London, N1 6TA | Tube: Old Street Station
20th June to 5th July 2015
The cosy cinema presents a screening of The Commitments on St Patrick's Day.
After a successful initial season in January and February, the Pillow Cinema has extended its residency at the former Shoreditch Underground. Billed as the cosiest 'night in' night out, the event is ideal for those struggling to tear themselves away from the sofa during the cold months leading up to summer with an inviting combination of beanbags, pillows and good movies. The new residency kicks off with a Musical Mother's Day, screening a series of sing-a-long musicals such as The Lion King, Grease, Mamma Mia and Moulin Rouge on Sunday 15th March. Then on St Patrick's Day (Tuesday 17th March), there will be a screening of The Commitments, a musical tale of the rise and demise of a young Irish soul band. Further films on the line-up include Mr Turner, Interstellar, The Imitation Game, Gone Girl and Fight Club.
The Water Poet, 9-11 Folgate Street, London, E1 6BX | Tube: Liverpool Street Station
9th - 17th March 2015
The east London boozer goes all out with its St Patrick's Day celebrations.
East London pub The Water Poet is going all out for St Patrick's Day with a whole week of celebrations. From 9th March guests will be able to enjoy Irish craft beer from Blacks of Kinsale, from 13th to 17th Mach there will be a dedicated bar in the garden serving lashings of Guinness, and on the day itself there will be traditional live music from three-piece band Black Velvet. There will also be an Irish food menu, with mutton stew served with boxty potatoes and Finnan haddock and mussel stew with garlic soda bread. On the weekend of 14th and 15th March the pub will also screen the Six Nations Rugby.
Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising, Colville Mews, Lonsdale Road, London, W11 2AR | Tube: Westbourne Park Station
13th March 2015
Celebrating our old friend Guinness with a touch of the ol' Irish charm.
In celebration of St Patrick's Day the Museum of Brands invites you to join them for their second Friday Late, a night dedicated to the advertising genius behind that great iconic Irish brand, Guinness. It's your chance to experience the Museum of Brands differently, a themed late night opening with a screening of Guinness ads, a treasure hunt, ceilidh music and live performances as well as a free drink on arrival - we'll settle for a pint of the black stuff. Cheers!
Greenwich Dance Agency, The Borough Hall, Royal Hill, London, SE10 8RE | Tube: New Cross Station (East London line closed. Bus service operates)
14th March 2015
Greenwich Dance Agency's Borough Hall is the place for a good old fashioned ceili.
Back by popular demand after last year's sell-out success, Greenwich Dance Agency's Borough Hall is the place to celebrate St Patrick's Day in true Irish style with a night of lively Ceili dancing and live music. Don't worry if you don't know how to do the arms-by-your-side dancing, you'll be guided through the steps by someone who does, calling out the moves. The beautiful 1930s Art Deco Greenwich Dance, Borough Hall is the perfect setting for this fun night of traditional Irish dancing, complete with live music and a bar.
O2 Academy Islington, N1 Centre, Parkfield Street, Islington, London, N1 0PS | Tube: Angel Station
14th March 2015
Fancy dress disco with Riverdance and music from Irish popstars
If Irish popstars of yesteryear are your thing, there's only one place to be this St Patrick's Day Eve: the Club de Fromage St Paddy's Day Party. The cheesy club night will see the likes of The Corrs, Westlife, Boyzone, U2, The Cranberries, Jedward, The Pogues and The Undertones blaring from the speakers, along with all the best classic pop and rock from the last 50 years. The night will also include a dramatic Riverdance moment which, with the dress code being leprechauns and Michael Flatley-esque clothing, will be a site not to miss. A meat pie will be up for winning in their 'world-famous' raffle and a Golden Alfie award will be given to the best fancy dress costume. So, dig out your finest leprechaun attire and prepare your feet for some fancy footwork.
The Coronet, 103 Notting Hill Gate, London, W11 3LB | Tube: Notting Hill Gate Station
15th March 2015
The infamous day club celebrates with Guinness guzzling and Irish singing.
Infamous day club The Church is celebrating St Patrick's Day with a raucous party of Guinness guzzling, Irish singing and bad behaving. Relocating to The Coronet for the occasion, it will be an even bigger affair than their usual parties, which are renowned for debauchery and fancy dress. So, pick out your best green gear, book the Monday off work and get ready to party.
The Shard, 96 Tooley Street, London, SE1 9SG | Tube: London Bridge Station
17th March 2015
The highest St Patrick's Day event in Europe.
The View From The Shard is hosting the highest St Patrick's Day event in Europe with a St Patrick's Day Silent Disco, in association with Craic It. Guests will be invited to start the night with a Jameson and ginger ale with fresh lime before ascending to the Level 69 viewing gallery where the resident silent disco DJs will play their usual selection of tunes with the addition of some Irish music - there will be the choice of three channels, one of which will only play Irish, folk and ceilidh music. Guinness will, of course, also be on tap.
31st July 2015
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