Not only have we had the Queen's 90th birthday this week but tomorrow is St George’s Day, a time to celebrate our national patron saint. Here are some of our suggestions of what you can do on the weekend to take part in the patriotic celebrations
St George was also the patron saint of farmers, butchers and shepherds so it makes perfect sense that Borough market will be holding some fantastic celebrations between 12pm-4pm. Expect food, music, cooking demonstrations and traditional entertainment as well as traditional English dishes such as pie and mash and St George’s Day cakes.
There will also be a visit of some of the Market’s Catalonian friends, marking the fact that St. George is also patron saint of that region. You can expect the exchanging of roses and books as a sign of respect, as well as traditional music and entertainment.
Feast of St George in Trafalgar Square
Of course the big celebrations will be taking place in Trafalgar Square where there will be a range of English food and free activities, from storytelling to dancing and family games. Trafalgar Square will be decorated in red and white and there will also be live demonstrations from celebrity chefs.
To make things even more exciting, this year’s event will have a Shakespearean twist to mark 400 years since the death of William Shakespeare.
Head down to the Lamb Tavern for a two-day celebration, starting on Friday with a performance by the Ewell Street Morris Dancers. The fun will continue on Saturday where you can raise a glass to St George between 12pm-6pm. Young’s bitter and London Stout will be served for £2.50 all day and if you join there mailing list you will receive a Free pint voucher.
Indulge in an afternoon tea, after all what could be more British than this. Think freshly baked scones and divine cakes. There are an array afternoon teas in London to celebrate the Queen’s 90th Birthday. We like the look of the Queen’s 90th Birthday limited edition tea at Fortnum & Mason. The menu consists of royal favourites and dishes inspired by the Monarchy such as Monarch Marmalade Glazed Ham & Royal Blend Smoked Salmon finger sandwiches, Shortbread and Scottish Strawberries, and their famous Royal and Jubilee Blend teas. To make things even better, included in the booking is a 3 months subscription to tattler magazine.