St Patrick’s day is back and it’s time to show our love for our emerald neighbour! Or borderline insult them by painting ourselves green and downing stupid amount of Guinness. Whichever way you take it, London and St Patrick’s day are a match made in heaven and this year’s events seem extra special. Here’s our top picks for celebrating St Patrick’s day in 2017.

If you want to go green and get Scuttered…

1 Big Night Out – St. Patrick’s day Pub Crawl!

What better day for a bar crawl than St Patricks day? Judging by the standard of the bar crawls running this year, none! ‘1 Big Night Out’ know their pub crawls, and are running several this St. Paddy’s day. They’ve sold out three years running, but this year there’s three so get em’ while you can! Their biggest is located in central London, but the Irish & Proud Pub Crawl in Camden, and the To Be Shore, To Be Shoreditch Pub Crawl in Shoreditch (duh) are just as fun. There’s free entry, free irish props, a free t-shirt, free guinness, free shots and a ‘team of fantastic hosts, complete with questionable Irish accents” included in the ticket – what’s not to love?

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If you’re in it for the Guinness…


London beer week and St Patrick’s day overlapping is better than a double rainbow for beer lovers. The event’s described as the “ultimate food and beer pairing experience” and promises “great food on offer, live entertainment and not a shamrock in sight.” Head down to the London Pickle Factory, celebrate the brew with fellow Guinness enthusiasts, and enjoy exclusive access to special beers from Guinness’s Open Gate Brewery. Plus, if you thought it couldn’t get any better, they’ve paired up with KERB, one of London’s best street food providers. Your taste buds will thank you.

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If you’re really going for it….

St Patrick’s Week at Waxy’s

Waxy’s describe itself as “London’s biggest & best Irish Bar in the heart of the West End,” and by the looks of their St Patrick’s day lineup, we’re inclined to agree. Waxy’s love of St. Paddy’s day can’t be confined to a single day, so they have an entire week of Irish themed events and celebrations planned. From Monday 13th of March they’ll be celebrating the Irish’s contribution to the world of alcohol, with Jameson’s whisky tasting on Monday, Guinness tasting on Wednesday and a meet the brewer event and tasting with Franciscan Wells on Thursday. There’s live Irish music every night of the week, with the biggest celebrations, of course, reserved for the Friday, where trad legends Three Dollar Shoe and The Hares will perform. It’s hugely popular every year and if, as promised, they top last year’s St. Patricks week, this really isn’t one to miss.

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For some proper Irish music…

St Patrick’s Night at the LIC with KILA

Legends in Irish folk music KILA are performing at the London Irish Center this St. Patrick’s day and it promises to be epic. Rossa Ó Snodaigh, Colm Ó Snodaigh, Rónán Ó Snodaigh, Dee Armstrong, Eoin Dillon, Seanán Brennan, Brian Hogan and Dave Hingerty will perform the best of irish elecric trad, alongside other rising stars in the genre. Plus, the lyrics are all in Irish, so it doesn’t get more authentic than this.

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For a classier celebration of St Patrick’s day…

Nightcap with Teeling, a St Patrick’s Day Special

Guinness may take center stage on St Patrick’s day, but let’s not forget the pot of gold that is  Irish Whiskey. London Cocktail Club certainly haven’t, and they’re hosting a guided tasting session to show their appreciation. Dive into the History of Irish Teeling Whisky, sample their wide range of spirits, and make your own whisky cocktails in this classier take on St Patrick’s Day 2017.

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So there you have it. There’s no excuse to stay in this Friday with all these incredible events running, so get out there and celebrate with your Irish kin and neighbors. Of course, there’s so many incredible events and experiences on in London, there’s no excuse to stay in at all! Nightset are committed to helping you discover the very best of London’s nightlife, and making sure you don’t miss out on the crazy experiences the capital has to offer.


Your St Patrick’s day plans are covered, but what about the rest of the year? Check out the app for more events, or why not be inspired by some of our other top picks?


Rather the ‘Gin’ than the Guinness’? Check out these amazing gin events and venues in London:

And here’s some of our favourite bars you just can’t afford to miss this year:


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