Today is the day our Antipodean contingent banishes the reality of the grey, wet London January with thoughts of high summer Down Under and a skinful of beer. Want to join them?
The biggest Australia Day party in town takes place at the Shepherds Bush Walkabout where doors open at 10am and don't close till 3am tomorrow. Yep, you heard that right and the recommendation is to get there early. It's free entry all day with live bands, DJs, drink specials and giveaways. Fellow Walkabout pubs across town will be equally lively.
If you'd prefer an activity to distract from the drinking, the Jetlag Sports Bar at 125 Cleveland Street, W1T 6QB is showing Aussie films all day, starting with Strictly Ballroom at midday. There's a free bag of sweets if you make it and entry is free, although booking is recommended.
View London has more information on Australia Day events at other pubs, including the massive Waxy O'Connors, which is swapping Ireland for Oz just for the day.
Image by *junket* via the Londonist Flickrpool.