Things To Do In London On St George's Day 2018

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Things To Do In London On St George's Day 2018

The day of England's patron saint is almost on us again. If you're looking to celebrate St George, take a look at what's going on in London.

St George's Day, Museum of Childhood

St George's Day at the Museum of Childhood

Got little ones to keep entertained? Head out east to the Museum of Childhood for a family-friendly day of English merriment incorporating puppet shows, singing, dancing and storytelling. Full programme available here.

Free, 11.30am-4.30pm, Saturday 21 April

Feast of St George, Trafalgar Square

Pearly Kings and Queens at Feast of St. George

London's biggest and best-known St George's Day event is the Feast of St George, which takes over Trafalgar Square every year. Expect an overdose of red and white bunting accompanying the live music (both traditional, and a little more modern), children's workshops, and roaming entertainers. The Pearly Kings and Queens will be making an appearance too, along with Morris dancers. There's a food area where you can buy refreshments, and a banqueting table where you can tuck in.

Free, noon-6pm, Saturday 21 April

St George's Festival, Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens

St George's Day at Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens

The fun lasts for two days down in Vauxhall, in the form of a medieval jousting competition in Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens, plus plenty of other family-friendly entertainment at a medieval fair. Expect Morris dancing, falconry, Punch & Judy shows, fire dancing, a dog show, and more.

Free entry, Saturday 21 April noon-10pm and Sunday 22 April, noon-6pm

Feast of St George, Borough Market

Taste your way around Borough Market

Borough Market hosts a Feast of St George to rival that at Trafalgar Square, celebrating St George's influence all over the world — he's the Patron Saint of Lithuania, Ethiopia and Catalonia too. Sample themed products from the traders as you watch maypole dancing, theatre performances and cooking demonstrations.

Free entry, noon-4pm, Saturday 22 April

St George's Day at Leadenhall Market

St George's Day at Leadenhall Market

Morris Men (yup, more), a brass quartet and, oddly, a Winston Churchill impersonator, are features of St George's Day at Leadenhall Market, with special events and offers in businesses around the area, including the Lamb Tavern.

Free entry, 11am-6.15pm, Monday 23 April

Tea-infused beer, Croydon

The Cronx Brewery, a craft beer hotspot at Boxpark Croydon, is offering a limited edition beer for one day only. It's British bitter infused with tea, combining the full-bodied flavour of home-grown malt and hops with the classic tasting notes of Earl Grey tea.

£3.80 a pint, 23 April only

St George's Day concert, Cadogan Hall

If it's pomp and circumstance you're after, head to Cadogan Hall where the Band of the Coldstream Guards present an evening of music, with guests including Alan Thomas from the BBC Symphony Orchestra, and singer Sam Bailey. Money raised goes to Combat Stress, a charity supporting veterans with mental health problems.

£15/£20, book ahead, 7.30pm, Monday 23 April

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Last Updated 18 April 2018