Things To Do In London On St George's Day

Laura Reynolds
By Laura Reynolds Last edited 39 months ago
Things To Do In London On St George's Day

The 2013 celebrations in Leadenhall Market. Photo: psyxjaw

Guided walk

There's a St George themed guided walk with Go To Midtown, covering the areas of Bloomsbury, Holborn and St Giles. Visit the spot where England's national anthem was first sung publicly, and a former home and final resting place of the composer of Rule Britannia. Starts at the orange information kiosk outside Holborn station. Free, just turn up, 23 April, 1pm

Papier mache dragons

St George would be nothing without the dragon, and Drink Shop Do in King's Cross recognises this. That's why it's offering you a chance to make your own dragon companion from papier mache. All materials are provided, and the best dragon competition will be judged at the end of the evening. Free, just turn up, 23 April, 7pm

Coldstream Guards Concert

The Band of the Coldstream Guards, usually stationed at Buckingham Palace, puts on a special concert at Cadogan Hall, hosted by television star Christopher Biggins. All proceeds donated to ABF The Soldiers’ Charity. Concert includes the world premiere of Peter Meechan's piece St George's Day, as well as Henry Wood's Fantasia on British Sea Songs and Sir Edward Elgar's Pomp & Circumstance March No. 1. £18/£35, prebook, 23 April, 7.30pm

Supper Club

Ginger Jar Food hosts a St George's Day feast in West Norwood. The three course meal (plus cocktail) consists of classic English foods with a twist. £35, prebook, 23 April, 7.45pm

St George's Festival

Tea House Theatre and Vauxhall Trust have teamed up to offer the St George's Festival at Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens. The festival plays host to the inaugural London Tournament. International fighters from Battle of the Nations (an international medieval battles world championship) will compete to be crowned the first London Champion (dragon optional). Plus, Shakespeare performances, morris dancing, Punch & Judy shows, falconry, archery, a medieval market and live music from a medieval folk-rock band called  Princes In The Tower. Free, just turn up, 25 April, 12pm-8pm

Tea House Theatre's St George's Festival takes on a medieval twist

Feast of St George

The Mayor's Feast of St George takes place in Trafalgar Square every year, with traditional English food, family activities, music and more. Sit at the large banqueting tables to eat your choices from the English farmer's market. Live acts include the Crystal Palace Brass Band, and the cast from West End show Let It Be. Free, just turn up, 25 April, 12pm-6pm

Borough Market

The foodie destination hosts a festival of food, music, storytelling and theatre to mark St George's Day. It's in conjunction with the Catalonian Delegation of London (Sant Jordi is also the patron saint of Catalonia). Traders will be selling products from both cultures, and performers include English folk dancers and Orfeó Català — the most historic Catalan choir. Free, just turn up, 26 April, 12-4pm

Gala for St George

Get caught up in patriotism in the regal setting of the Royal Albert Hall where BRIAN BLESSED! will present a selection of favourite English songs, poems and readings. Expect to hear favourites such as The White Cliffs of Dover,  Jerusalem, Rule Britannia, and the Dambusters March. Various prices, prebook, 26 April, 3pm

Know of any other St George's Day events going on in London? Let us know in the comments below.

Last Updated 15 April 2015

Greg Tingey

Morris-Dancing @ "The George" in S Woodford
20.00 hrs approx