Best Places to Drink on St. Patrick's Day in London, Flickr: aroberts

The Harp


As if anyone needed yet another excuse to go out for a drink in London, here comes St Patrick’s Day. Hoping for a great night out in London with a dash of Irish style? Check out this list of some of Central London’s most noted (and notorious) Irish pubs that’ll have your friends back home green with envy when they hear about the good times you had there. Be warned though. These pubs are popular any night of the year. As you might imagine they’ll be absolutely heaving on March 17th. Erin go bragh.
Filthy MacNasty’s
68 Amwell Street, Clerkenwell, EC1R 1UU
Serious drinkers need only apply at this real ale and whiskey bar where the likes of Nick Cave, Johnny Depp and Shane McGowan have been known to have enjoyed a drink or two. Real rock ‘n’ roll music and a punk attitude prevail.

The Harp
47 Chandos Place, covent Garden, WC2N 4HS
CAMRA (the Campaign for Real Ale) voted this Covent Garden pub the National Pub of the Year for 2010 and 2011 as well the London Cider Pub for 2011. When they did, it marked the first time a London pub was ever awarded the distinction. Spend just a few moments inside The Harp and it’s easy to see why it’s so highly regarded. Quaint, inviting and with an atmosphere that would soon have you forgetting you’re in the centre of one of the world’s largest cities, The Harp is an excellent pub deserving of its recognition.

The Tipperary
Fleet Street WC2 7NA
A stopping off point for WWI soldiers before heading to an almost certain death in France and purportedly the first venue to serve Guinness in Britain, The Tipperary is a historic pub for epic nights out.
The Toucan
19 Carlisle Street, Soho, W1D 3BY
A shrine to all things Guinness, this Soho pub is a strong contender for offering London’s best pulled pint of everybody’s favourite Irish stout.

Waxy O’Connor’s
14-16 Rupert Street, Chinatown, W1D 6DD
An Irish pub in Chinatown? Why not? Waxy O’Connor’s is one of those places everyone needs to visit at least once. With four bars, six floors, a labyrinth of staircases and passageways and even a gigantic tree in the middle of the place, just be sure not to get lost inside when you do.
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