Look out for choral celebrations, Welsh food festivals and special Welsh restaurant menus to mark St David’s Day in London - Dydd gwyl dewi hapus!
St David is the patron saint of Wales and on 1 March, London hosts special Welsh festivities to celebrate Wales’ national day.
According to legend, St David, or Dewi Sant, was a sixth-century bishop who spread his teachings and performed miracles around Wales. St David is said to have died on 1 March, which has become a significant day of Welsh national pride ever since. People often wear a daffodil or leek to mark St David's Day, as both are traditional symbols of Wales.
Where to celebrate St David's Day 2018 in London:
- Feast on a delicious Welsh Rarebit croissant from Dominique Ansel Bakery.
- Be part of the Welsh celebrations at Borough Market, featuring traditional Welsh produce, cooking demonstrations and a live performance from Eschoir. 1 Mar
- Cheer on the Welsh rugby team during the NatWest Six Nations championship. 3 Feb-17 Mar
- Look out daffodils in the city's pretty parks and gardens, or pick up a bunch from a London market.
- Join the 14th annual St David’s Day Walk in London. 24 Feb
- Head to the London Welsh Centre for fun and festivities on St David’s Day. 1 Mar