Corrigan's Mayfair will be hosting a week-long celebration for St Patrick's Day with a menu based on traditional Irish fare. The market lunch menu will include options such as a collar of bacon with truffle and cabbage, crispy crubeens with beetroot and horseradish, and treacle and Guinness tart with whiskey cream. The week's celebrations will conclude with the main event on Sunday 17th March with all day dining, a live Irish singer, stout on tap and a Sunday lunch menu.
St Patrick's Events
A week-long serving of Irish themed food.
Corrigan's Mayfair, 28 Upper Grosvenor Street, Mayfair, London, W1K 7EH
Tube: Marble Arch Station
Dates: 11th - 17th March 2013
The well known illustrator is the subject of a retrospective.
The Cartoon Museum, 35 Little Russell Street, Bloomsbury, London, WC1A 2HH
Dates: 1st May to 21st July 2013
British cartoonist Ralph Steadman, best known for his work with 'Fear and Loathing...' author Hunter S. Thompson has illustrated such classics as 'Alice in Wonderland', 'Treasure Island' and 'Animal Farm'. The illustrator, who starred in For No Good Reason, a documentary made about his laudable life and career which premiered at the 2012 London Film Festival, is the subject of a retrospective exhibition, Steadman at 77, at the London Cartoon Museum in 2013.
A major new project from the Turner Prize winning artist.
Tate Britain, Millbank, Westminster, London, SW1P 4RG
Tube: Pimlico Station
Dates: 12th March to 20th October 2013
The Turner Prize winning artist Simon Starling has been selected to create a major new project for the 2013 Tate Britain Commission. Winning the Turner Prize in 2005 with ShedboatShed - in which he dismantled a wooden shed on the banks of the river Rhine, created a boat and sailed it down the river before reassembling it in a museum - Starling is tasked with creating a new piece for the Tate's Duveen Galleries which should address the heritage of the space as a sculpture gallery.
The popular Londoner's 80th birthday is celebrated with a major exhibition.
Museum of London, 150 Wall, City, London, EC2Y 5HN
Dates: 13th March to 14th July 2013
As Sir Michael Caine celebrates his 80th birthday, the Museum of London reflects on the life of the prolific actor and iconic Londoner. Born in Southwark on 14th March 1933 as Maurice Mickelwhite, Caine burst into the limelight as a soldier in Zulu before taking on myriad roles from Alfie through to Alfred. Renowned for his distinctive cockney accent and famous for blowing the bloody doors off, Caine was voted London's favourite Londoner in 2008 and said in his acceptance speech: "If you're born in London you're one of the luckiest people on earth. This is a city that I will love to the day I die and I'm so proud to be a Londoner." This exhibition focuses on key moments in both Caine's personal life and his career as an actor and explores how his background as a rebellious working-class Londoner influenced his path to stardom.
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: 16th - 16th March 2013
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.
A day of sport, drink and BBQ burgers.
The Roof Gardens, 99 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London, W8 5SA
Dates: 16th - 16th March 2013
Celebrate St Patrick's Day weekend with a day of Six Nations Rugby, drinks, music and a BBQ at London's Roof Gardens. Kicking off at 2.30pm, the venue will screen the three rugby games - Italy v Ireland, Wales v England and France v Scotland - back to back with a side serving of Guinness, Black Velvet cocktails and burgers.
Two bumper days of Irish food, music, sport and drinking.
The Water Poet, 9-11 Folgate Street, Spitalfields, London, E1 6BX
Tube: Liverpool Street Station
Dates: 16th - 17th March 2013
The Water Poet will be hosting a whole host of Irish themed festivities this St Patrick's Weekend, with two bumper days of live music, sport, authentic dishes and plenty of drinking. Saturday will see the cavernous pub serve up a full Irish breakfast, complete with black and white pudding and soda bread, and then a St Patrick's Day lunch menu, including Irish stew, boiled bacon and cabbage, and whiskey trifle, will be available from midday. The garden will be transformed into Guinness Island, a bar that's dedicated to serving pints of the beverage, and from late afternoon there will be the chance to feast on spit roast hog baps, yet more Irish stew and screenings of three Six Nations Rugby games. Sunday will see the return of the Irish lunch menu, hog roast baps and Guinness Island, and will also welcome Auburn Fox and their array of Uilleann pipes, tin and low whistles, and guitars to play two live sets of traditional Irish music.
A series of special events to celebrate the famous ship's anniversary.
HMS Belfast, Morgan's Lane, Tooley Street, Bankside, London, SE1 2JH
Tube: London Bridge Station
Dates: 16th - 17th March 2013
Sunday 17th March 2013, St Patrick's Day, marks 75 years since HMS Belfast was first launched in 1938. Now the floating military museum located on the River Thames, between Tower Bridge and London Bridge, is a reminder of the role of the Royal Navy ships during the Second World War. During the weekend of 16th and 17th March, there will be a series of special events and activities (free with admission) to mark this monumental occasion.
The multi award-winning play comes to London.
Phoenix Theatre, Charing Cross Road, Soho, London, WC2H 0JP
Dates: 16th March to 30th November 2013
Having taken Broadway by storm, winning eight awards at the 2012 Tony Awards including Best New Musical and Best Actor, the musical Once comes to London's Pheonix Theatre and previews from 16th March 2013. 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. It tells the story of an Irish busker and a young Czech mother who connect over their shared love of music and develop an unexpected friendship which then becomes a complicated romance.
An evening of Irish food and stand-up comedy.
The Hercules Pillars , 18 Great Queen Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2B 5DG
Dates: 17th - 17th March 2013
In celebration of St Patrick's Day, Take the Mike will present an evening of traditional Irish food along with entertainment from top comedians on the club circuit. Taking place at the Hercules Pillars pub, the event will begin after London's main day festivities to enable revellers to round off a party weekend with even more celebrations. Resident MC Mike Belgrave will provide "effortless patter that puts the audience in a good mood" (Chortle) in between acts such as Christian Reilly, Aisling Bea and headline act Caimh McDonnell.
A celebration of innovative works that lead the way in the design world.
Design Centre Chelsea Harbour, Lots Road, London, SW10 0XE
Tube: Fulham Broadway Station
Dates: 17th - 22nd March 2013
Showcasing the latest styles and ideas, London Design Week invites designers, architects, the media and tastemakers to come together at this international event to discover and admire innovative ideas that will lead the way in the design world. The first three days are trade only, but with the final three days open to the public, there will be lectures by industry professionals, workshops and demonstrations all on offer, creating the perfect opportunity for visitors to learn new style tricks and uncover the 2013 Spring/Summer trends. If you're travelling to the show by train, take the Overground to Imperial Wharf Station. And if you need somewhere to stay whilst visiting, check out our London Design Week hotels guide.
18th May 2013
IN THIS ARTICLE
St Patrick's Day at Corrigan's
Steadman at 77
Tate Britain Commission: Simon Starling
Michael Caine: 80th Anniversary Exhibition
Club De Fromage St Paddy's Day Party
St Patrick's Day at the Roof Gardens
St Patrick's Weekend at The Water Poet
HMS Belfast: 75th anniversary
Take the Mike to the Pillars
London Design Week
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