Though it's not a national holiday, Londoners love to celebrate St . George's Day every 23 rd of April with as much fun as possible. We have scoured the web for some of the most enjoyable things you can do to commemorate the patron saint of England. These events are generally FREE but you have to budget for fares, food and drinks and some shopping!
Visit the V&A Museum of Childhood
Want to make this special day a teachable moment? Take your kids to the Childhood Museum to watch some traditional English performances, folk dancing and arts and crafts activities. The festivities start at 10 am so you can spend your morning here before joining the party at the Feast of St. George, to be held at Trafalgar Square in the afternoon.
Party on Trafalgar Square (FREE)
Shop at St George's Day at Borough Market
Londoners and Catalans converge at Southwark's Borough Market at this very special market day on April 26th to honor their shared patron saint. Book lovers will enjoy participating in the romantic Catalan custom of exchanging roses and books with loved ones and shopping at the stalls of Newham Bookshop and Institut Ramon Llull. The rest will appreciate performances from sardanes dancers, a Catalan choir and the theatre company of Bots & Barrals. A highlight of the event is the telling of the story of St George and the Dragon by Catalan actress-singer Laia Martinez.
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