Irish in London
Are you an Irish person in London or someone looking to experience Irish culture in the capital? If so here is where you will find everything related to Ireland in London.
Est Irish London Population: 100,000
Main areas: Twickenham, Ealing, Willesden, Harrow, Clapham, Fulham, Hammersmith
Main celebration days: St. Patricks Day (March 27th)
Embassy: 17 Grosvenor Place, London SW1X 7HR
Famous London Stranger: Abraham 'Bram' Stoker (author of Dracula)
Irish Community in London: The Irish community in London is huge which means expats shouldn't miss their homeland apart from the greenery and Guinness in Ireland of course. St Patricks day is celebrated with much passion usually with a festive concert at Trafalgar Square.
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Irish Bars in London
Waxy O'Connors (Piccadilly Circus) Is a very popular and charming Irish pub in between Piccadilly Circus and Leicester Square Tubes. The bar is easy to get lost in with many different areas, levels and even a tree! Live music often plays in the bar that oozes atmosphere.
Porterhouse (Covent Garden) Is a modern Irish bar with a unique layout that is split over 12 different levels but still maintains a warm intimate feel. The pub takes much pride in the beer selection on offer with a strong emphasis on quality. If you want a night listening to a band playing classic covers then head here on a Thursday, Friday or Saturday. Sunday night is a traditional Irish music session night. The pub is run and owned by the Porterhouse Brewery company that operates out of Ireland
Toucan (Soho) Is a very small Irish pub full of character in the heart of Soho split over two levels. Great for Guiness and full of atmosphere when busy or a band is playing down stairs.
Alexandra (Clapham Common) Is a charming Irish pub based right opposite Clapham Common station that serves some of the best Guiness in London as well as being one of the best sports bars in London. They have Irish Sky and show both hurling and Gaelic football regularly, call to see if they are can show the game you want to watch.
Irish Restaurants in London
Corrigans (Mayfair) Exceptional British/Irish restaurant run by highly acclaimed chef Richard Corrigan and famous for serving generous portions.
Irish Services in London
Irish Post: News for Irish expats living in the UK.
Aer Lingus: Ireland's best airline and the one that won't charge you for going to the toilet or breathing.
Irish Friendly Recruitment Agencies in London
Smart Teachers: is a boutique teaching agency in Covent Garden helping Irish teachers and TAs find work in London. Sign up for free CPD training and a generous referral scheme of £100 per teacher referred; refer 5 and we could be flying you to New York. If you’re a professional teacher with a sense of fun, join Smart before you miss out!
Vibe Teaching: The biggest 'little' teaching agency in London! Ask around … we just love making people happy! We place Teachers and TA's in Early Years, Primary, Secondary and SEN for Supply, Part-time and Full-time positions … and only in schools where we've taught ourselves! If you're after friendly service, a great job and excellent pay, drop us a line on 02031782000 or at firstname.lastname@example.org, or join the gang on facebook.
Irish Community Groups/Associations in London
London Irish Network: Irish expat club that runs social, sporting and cultural events
St. Mary's University: University in London with strong links to Ireland and with it their own Gaelic football team.
Irish Cultural Centre: (Hammersmith): Irish music, theatre, literary, film, arts and other cultural events.
The London Irish Centre: (Camden) Irish music, theatre, literary, film, arts and other cultural events.
Women's Irish Network: Social network for Irish women in the United Kingdom.
Irish Sports Clubs/Associations in London
London Irish Rugby Club: Professional Rugby club playing in the top flight in the English Premiership. This should be every Irish Expats rugby team in the UK. They play their home games at Madjeski Stadium in Reading a short journey from London by train.
London Irish Rugby Club: (Amateur) Irish expat rugby club based in West London.
Gaelic Football: This where you will find information on playing Gaelic Football and Hurling in London.
Croydon Camogie Club: based in Croydon their season runs from March to November.
Tara Camogie Club: is a good location for those living in west/north London.
Other Sports playing information: Go to our Play sport in London page.