London sees some big parties through a typical year, but none get much bigger than the St. Patrick's Day celebrations - this year taking place on Sunday 13th March. More than 100,000 revellers are expected to attend the extravaganza in central London.
Outside of Ireland, New York is famed for its spectacular St. Patrick's Day parade, but London is fast catching up, and this year the event is expected to be bigger and better than ever. The parade, which begins at midday, starts off at Piccadilly, taking a route down Lower Regent Street, along Pall Mall East, into Trafalgar Square before finishing up in Whitehall.
The festival takes place in Trafalgar Square, running from 11.30am till 6.30pm, and promises a range of traditional and contemporary Irish music and dance acts.