Snapshot: 25 Photos of St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations in London

Whether you plan on celebrating St. Patrick’s Day by attending a parade, drinking green beer or eating corned beef and cabbage, everyone is Irish on March 17. And London, a city with 300 languages spoken and over 50 different nationalities, will feature some of the world’s best St. Paddy’s celebrations. Check out this snapshot of 25 photos illustrating Londoners getting their green on in honor of Saint Patrick:

Ballons in the colours of Ireland's tri-colour are released to fly above Trafalgar Square in central London, with the National Portrait Gallery building behind, during a celebration concert given in the square in honour of St Patrick's Day, Sunday, March 12, 2006. (AP Photo/Sang Tan)

Balloons in Ireland’s colors are released to fly above Trafalgar Square. (AP Photo/Sang Tan)

St. Patrick's Day Celebrations - London.The crowd in Trafalgar Square during the St. Patrick's Day celebrations in London. Picture date: Sunday March 15, 2009. Photo credit should read: Zak Hussein/PA Wire URN:7006132

Thousands gather in Trafalgar Square during the St. Patrick’s Day celebrations. (Zak Hussein/PA)

Thousands of people gather in Trafalgar Square in central London, where the fountains are coloured green during the free concert festival in celebration of St Patrick's Day, Sunday, March 12, 2006. Some thousands of people participated in a St. George's Day parade through the streets of London, ending with the concert in Trafalgar Square.(AP Photo/Sang Tan)

The fountains in Trafalgar Square are turned green during a free concert festival. (AP Photo/Sang Tan)

A spectator watches band members play bagpipes as they parade through central London during the St Patrick's Day celebration, Sunday, March 16, 2008. (AP Photo/Sang Tan)

A spectator watches bagpipers parade through London. (AP Photo/Sang Tan)

St. Patrick's celebrations.STANDALONE Photo. Participants at the Proud 2 B Pat celebrations in Trafalgar Square, London. Picture date: Sunday March 16, 2008. Irish bakery Irwin's break the world record for the most people with the same name in one place at one time at Proud 2 B Pat. Over 1100 Patricks were at the St Patrick's day celebrations in Trafalgar Square. Photo credit should read: David Parry/PA Wire URN:5781497

Participants in the Proud 2 B Pat initiative gathered together to break a world record for the most people with the same name, Patrick or Patricia, in one place at one time. They did it! Over 1100 “Pats” congregated in 2008. (David Parry/PA)

St. Patrick's day celebrations. Revellers watch the St Patrick's day parade and festival in Trafalgar Square, London. Picture date: Sunday March 17, 2013. Photo credit should read: Sean Dempsey/PA Wire URN:16065901

It just wouldn’t be St. Patrick’s Day without a Guinness. (Sean Dempsey/PA Wire)

Revellers dance on a float as it parades through central London during the St Patrick's Day parade celebration, Sunday, March 16, 2008. (AP Photo/Sang Tan)

A woman with green tresses dances on a float. (AP Photo/Sang Tan)

St Patrick's Day celebrations.A girl takes part in The Mayor of London's St Patrick's Day Parade and Festival. Picture date: Sunday March 14, 2010. Photo credit should read: Tim Ireland/PA URN:8508669

This parade-goer looks at life through shamrock-tinted lenses. (Tim Ireland/PA)

St Patrick's Day post.STANDALONE PHOTO. Actress Pauline McLynn best known as 'Mrs Doyle' from the classic Father Ted celebrates the upcoming Irish national holiday on Monday March 17 by sending a St Patrick's Day card in central London. Picture date: Wednesday March 12, 2008. 25,000 letters a day in the UK go into the postal system with just a first name so Royal Mail is urging people to address their cards correctly this St Patrick's Day. Costs for posting a card to Ireland from the UK start at 48p. Photo credit should read: Anthony Upton/PA Wire URN:5768936

Father Ted‘s Pauline McLynn celebrates the Irish national holiday by sending a St. Patrick’s Day card. (Anthony Upton/PA)

St Patrick's Day parade.Revellers takes part in the annual St Patrick's Day parade in central London. Picture date: Sunday March 13, 2011. Photo credit should read: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire URN:10360595

“What do we have that’s green? Futbol jerseys!” (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

St Patrick's Day. A girl with a painted face takes part in the St Patrick's Day celebrations in central London. Picture date: Sunday March 18, 2012. This year's parade took place on the day after St Patrick's Day. Photo credit should read: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire URN:13085810

This young girl has both sets of eyes on the festivities. (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

A dog dressed up in Irish attire watches the parade move through central London in a celebration of St Patrick's Day, Sunday, March 12, 2006. Thousands are taking to the streets for the parade and festival in central London, marking the contribution of the Irish community.(AP Photo/Sang Tan)

This Cavalier King Charles Spaniel has the best spot, and hat, in the crowd. (AP Photo/Sang Tan)

St Patrick's Day parade.A reveller takes part in the annual St Patrick's Day parade in central London. Picture date: Sunday March 13, 2011. Photo credit should read: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire URN:10360604

Yep, this is the sort of fancy dress we expect to see on St. Patrick’s Day. (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

St. Patrick's day celebrations. Revellers watch the St Patrick's day parade and festival in Trafalgar Square, London. Picture date: Sunday March 17, 2013. Photo credit should read: Sean Dempsey/PA Wire URN:16065916

A group of young women gets in on the fun by donning green Hijabs. (Sean Dempsey/PA)

St Patrick's Day. A man takes part in the St Patrick's Day celebrations in central London. Picture date: Sunday March 18, 2012. This year's parade took place on the day after St Patrick's Day. Photo credit should read: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire URN:13085825

A shamrock hat with feathers? You can’t go wrong on St. Patrick’s Day. (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

St. Patrick's Day parade participant St Patrick's Day Parade, London, Britain - 18 Mar 2012  (Rex Features via AP Images)

St. Pat swung by the parade, taking a break at a London phone box. 
(Rex Features/AP)

A young performer takes part in the St.Patrick's Day Parade St Patrick's Day Celebrations, London, Britain - 17 Mar 2013  (Rex Features via AP Images)

It seems like this young guy has been waiting all year for the big day. 
(Rex Features/AP Images)

Spectators watch as the St Patrick's Day parade passes through central London, Sunday, March 16, 2008. (AP Photo/Sang Tan)

A father and son enjoy the parade. (AP Photo/Sang Tan)

Tahlia Mayer from Melbourne, Australia enjoys the St.Patrick's Day Parade St Patrick's Day Celebrations, London, Britain - 17 Mar 2013  (Rex Features via AP Images)

Tahlia Mayer from Melbourne, Australia is getting into the spirit. 
(Rex Features/AP Images)

St Patrick's Day. People take part in the St Patrick's Day celebrations in central London. Picture date: Sunday March 18, 2012. This year's parade took place on the day after St Patrick's Day. Photo credit should read: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire URN:13085814

Why walk when you can drive in a Morris Minor? (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

A performer takes shelter from the rain before the start of the St.Patrick's Day Parade St Patrick's Day Celebrations, London, Britain - 17 Mar 2013  (Rex Features via AP Images)

This performer came prepared. (Rex Features/AP Images)

Two dancers from Columbia wait for the start of the St.Patrick's Day Parade St Patrick's Day Celebrations, London, Britain - 17 Mar 2013  (Rex Features via AP Images)

These two Columbian dancers take a break and enjoy a giggle. 
(Rex Features/AP Images)

St Patrick's Day. EMBARGOED TO 0001 SATURDAY MARCH 17. Selfridges in London is lit up green to mark St PatrickÕs Day by Tourism Ireland. Issue date: Saturday March 17, 2012. Tourism Ireland has lit up Selfridges in both London and Birmingham, the London Eye, the Glasgow Eye, The Armadillo in Glasgow, the Hub and the Camera Obscura in Edinburgh to mark the festivities on March 17th. Photo credit should read: Anthony Upton/PA Wire URN:13065850

The festivities continue into the night with Selfridges department store shining bright. (Anthony Upton/PA)

St. Patrick's day celebrations. EDITORIAL USE ONLY: HMS Belfast is lit green for Tourism Ireland’s St. Patrick’s Day celebrations and to mark the ship’s 75th anniversary in London. Picture date: Friday March 15, 2013. Photo credit should read: Matt Crossick/PA Wire URN:16063943

The HMS Belfast lights up the sky with a lush hue. (Matt Crossick/PA)

St Patrick's Day celebrations.The London Eye is lit green on behalf of Tourism Ireland to celebrate St. Patrick's Day today. Issue date: Thursday March 17, 2011. The London Eye and Battersea Power Station will be lit for the entire 24 hour period of St. Patrick's Day along with Nelson's Monument in Edinburgh, Table Mountain in South Africa and the Empire State Building in New York. Photo credit should read: Carl Court/PA Wire URN:10382418

The London Eye is blinged out in emerald. (Carl Court/PA)

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