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.
St Patrick's Day Events 2015
The Mad Men style restaurant has created a special Irish Coffee-inspired cocktail.
187b Wardour Street, Soho, London, W1F 8ZB
Roddy Doyle's bestselling novel on the London stage.
Palace Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, Soho, London, W1A 4AF
Dates: 21st September - 01st November 2015
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).
Telling the story of an Irish busker, this musical is an appropriate St Patrick's Day outing.
Phoenix Theatre, Charing Cross Road, Soho, London, WC2H 0JP
Dates: 16th March - 21st March 2015
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.
The cosy cinema presents a screening of The Commitments on St Patrick's Day.
SNAP Studios, Wimbourne House, 151-155 New North Road, London, N1 6TA
Tube: Old Street Station
Dates: 20th June - 05th July 2015
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 east London boozer goes all out with its St Patrick's Day celebrations.
The Water Poet, 9-11 Folgate Street, London, E1 6BX
Tube: Liverpool Street Station
Dates: 09th - 17th March 2015
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.
Celebrating our old friend Guinness with a touch of the ol' Irish charm.
Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising, 111-117 Lancaster Road, London, W11 1QT
Tube: Ladbroke Grove Station
Dates: 13th March 2015
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!
Fancy dress disco with Riverdance and music from Irish popstars
O2 Academy Islington, N1 Centre, Parkfield Street, Islington, London, N1 0PS
Tube: Angel Station
Dates: 14th March 2015
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.
Greenwich Dance Agency's Borough Hall is the place for a good old fashioned ceili.
Greenwich Dance Agency, The Borough Hall, Royal Hill, London, SE10 8RE
Dates: 14th March 2015
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.
The infamous day club celebrates with Guinness guzzling and Irish singing.
The Coronet, 103 Notting Hill Gate, London, W11 3LB
Dates: 15th March 2015
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 highest St Patrick's Day event in Europe.
The Shard, 96 Tooley Street, London, SE1 9SG
Tube: London Bridge Station
Dates: 17th March 2015
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.
IN THIS ARTICLE
Old Tom & English
St Patrick's Day at The Water Poet
Lovely Day for a Guinness
Club De Fromage St Paddy's Day Party
St Patrick's Day Ceili
The Church St Patrick's Day Party
St Patrick's Day Silent Disco
St Patrick's Day in London 2015
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