St. Patrick's Day Parade - FREE - ★★ - March, 2020


This isn't the spectacle that one might associate with many London parades. It is an expression of national pride by Irish ex-pats and showcases the businesses they have developed and the Irish county groups they belong to. There are some bands and, of course, some step dancing. More than a few of the participants and spectators have clearly been partying for a while, and it all ends at Trafalgar Square with a number of booths where you can purchase Irish products, get ideas about visiting Ireland and try an Irish stout or, perhaps, a whiskey. This can be a nice way to declare the onset of spring and the end to what often seems like a very long London winter.

Reviewed by J.C.

 Our Score:  ☆☆ 


WHEN, WHERE, GETTING THERE:
March
From Hyde Park Corner through Piccadilly to Trafalgar Square
Nearest tube: Hyde Park Corner or Piccadilly Circus
https://www.london.gov.uk/events/2020-03-15/london-st-patricks-festival-2020-cancelled

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