Celebrating St Patrick’s Day in East London tonight? Here is our pick of the venues

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Photo of St Patrick’s parade and celebration in London 2015. Pic: Garry Knight, Flickr

Sing, Dance, and drink beer, because St Patrick Day is here – these are some of the best ways join in the global celebration of St Patrick’s Day The day when everyone wants to become Irish and enjoys parades and festivals for an unforgettable experience.

Luckily East London is famous for its Irish pubs, bars and fantastic restaurants where people can gather to drink a pint, try out traditional dishes and dance all night whilst listening to Irish live music. If you’re still looking for a place to celebrate it, ELL will be your guide in finding the best spots in East London to celebrate St Patrick’s Day today.


Tower Hamlets

Parlour Bar

Where? – The Park Pavilion, 40 Canada Square Park

When? – 8am till late

Famous for its cocktails and seasonal food, the Parlour Bar is an ideal place to begin and finish a party! Upon your arrival, you will be greeted and offered a special menu on St Patrick’s Day, with shots of Guinness, hot toddies and cocktails. A selection of drinks will be included such as the famous Jameson’s Pickle back, which features a shot of Jameson’s with a Pickle back chaser. You may also enjoy professionally poured Guinness, traditional Irish pie and some chips.


The Narrow

Where? – 44 Narrow Street, Limehouse

When? 12pm – 10pm

If you want to try out new delicious desserts for St Patrick’s Day, Gordon Ramsay’s Limehouse restaurant will be offering a specially made Guinness cake as well as some creamy Irish cheesecake. If you want to celebrate St Patrick’s Day in a cosy environment this is the place to be.


Sun Tavern

Where? – 441 Bethnal Green Road

When? – 12pm until 1am

The cocktail bar will be covered in all sorts of green decoration to commemorate the national colour of St Patrick’s Day, guests can enjoy cold Guinness beers and listen to live Irish music. The Bar have some quite quirky names for their cocktails that are only available on St Patrick’s day. So don’t be put off if you are offered a Power to Your Elbow or a Beer and a Bump cocktail. Its all in good spirit,



The Water Poet, Shoreditch


Where? – 9-11 Folgate Street Spitalfields

When? – 18:00 – 20:00

The pub became well known across the country for organising the best annual celebrations and many think of The Water Poet Pub as of the ideal place for St. Patrick’s Day in East London. You can expect live music, yummy food and innovative gimmicks like ‘Guinness Island’. The Water Poet provides also have a special bar set up in their garden where people can sit back and drink Irish beer.


The Kingsland, Dalston

Where? – Kingsland Road

When? – 20:00 – 22:00

This old haunt of Dalston’s Irish community is a traditional place where people gather to maintain traditions and drink cold Irish beer.


Auld Shillelagh, Stoke Newington

Where? – Church Street

When? – 22:00 – 00:00

Get dressed as a leprechaun for the day to enjoy an irish beer in the pub’s beer garden. Auld Shillelagh is just around the corner on Church Street in Stoke Newington, this much talked about pub is said to be one of East London’s best nights out. This is a good place to be if you want to enjoy a party with friends whilst supporting Irish culture and their traditions.

Pic: Garry Knight, Flickr

Pic: Garry Knight, Flickr


Lewisham Irish Community Centre

Where? – Lewisham Irish Community Centre Davenport Hall, 2a Davenport Road

When? – 11am to 5pm

Lewisham Irish Community Centre invites people to celebrate St Patrick’s Day. The programme will include delicious Irish stew for the traditional lunch. There will also be a fantastic disco with John O’Brien, all in aid of St Patrick’s Day.


The Anchor Public House

Where? – The Anchor 165 lewisham road

When? – 2pm to 12pm

Why not join the celebration of St Patricks day at the Anchor public house. Traditional cuisine will be offered as well as Guinness at £2.50 a pint not forgetting live Irish music.



The Junction, High Street, Redhill

Where? 1 High Street Redhill , Surrey

When? – 5:30pm to 9:30pm

A band will be playing Irish music for a few hours from 7.30pm and if you want to sing or play an instrument, you can join their Irish open mic session. Just don’t forget to enjoy the Guinness beer and whiskeys whilst you’re there.


The Oval Tavern

Where? – Oval Road

When? – 12pm to 11pm

The Oval Tavern is famous for its great selection of Guinness and Jameson’s whiskey. You can enjoy sipping down whiskey whilst listening to Croydon’s hardcore band HomeBrood live from 8pm. Traditional songs will also be included. And if you want to start the celebration a little early The Oval Tavern are offering an Irish breakfast from 9am which lasts for the whole day. The pub was full during last year’s celebration of St Patrick’s Day so don’t miss out.


Goose Croydon

Where? – 1-4 Surrey House

When? – 11am to 11pm

It’s all about live music played by local musicians in the Goose. Expect hats, flags and a good atmosphere, traditional dancing, cold Irish beer and variety of snacks to sink your claws into.

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