Things To Do In London On St George's Day 2016

Laura Reynolds
By Laura Reynolds Last edited 22 months ago
Things To Do In London On St George's Day 2016
The Feast of St George takes place in Trafalgar Square

Lamb Tavern

Leadenhall Market's Lamb Tavern celebrates St George's Day with a two-day party, kicking off with a performance by The Ewell Street Morris dancers on Friday lunchtime.

The festivities continue on Saturday, and it's worth signing up to the pub's email mailing list in advance to get yourself a free pint.
Free, just turn up, 22-23 April

Museum of Childhood

The V&A Museum of Childhood in Bethnal Green hosts a family-friendly day of English folk music and dance. Watch performances by the Trad Academy and the Becontree Brass Band, and take part in art and craft activities.
Free, just turn up, 23 April, 11.30am-4.30pm

Feast of St George 2016

The Mayor of London's annual Feast of St George takes place in Trafalgar Square with a Shakespearean theme. Expect celebrity chefs offer cooking demos, stalls selling food and drink, and family-friendly games — all to a soundtrack of live music.
Free, just turn up, 23 April, 12pm-6pm

Military Concert

For the first time, the Bands of the Coldstream & Grenadier Guards from Buckingham Palace are performing together at Cadogan Hall in Chelsea, for a night of pomp and ceremony.

Joining the bands is international trumpet soloist Philip Cobb. The icing on the cake is the evening's host: Christopher Biggins.
£19.50-£35, prebook, 23 April, 7.30pm

Bloomsbury Bowling Lanes

Bloomsbury Bowling Lane's 80s vs 90s party takes on a patriotic theme tonight. Expect a night of cheesy Britpop, with royal masks given out every time a Queen song is played.
£4-£7, prebook, 9pm-3am

Borough Market celebrations

St George is the patron saint of farmers, shepherds and butchers (as well as England), so it's no surprise that Borough Market takes St George's Day seriously.

Georgie was clearly a busy guy, as he is also patron saint of the region of Catalonia, so the celebrations include food, music, storytelling and theatre from both cultures — plus chef demos and more.
Free, just turn up, 24 April, 12pm-4pm

Last Updated 06 April 2016

Liz

The Vauxhall Trust have an afternoon of medieval entertainment, with St George and his knights, the infamous dragon, archery, folk and other dancing, old crafts including spinning and dyeing, blacksmith, hog roast and beer. Lots of children's entertainment amd market. Come down to Spring Park aka Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens on Saturday 23/4 from midday.