Boris Johnson has confirmed plans to celebrate St George’s Day with a “major” concert in Trafalgar Square on Saturday 25th April.
In addition to the concert there will be a Shakespeare celebration at the Globe theatre on Sunday 19 April, and Johnson says he will fly the English Flag outside City Hall on April 23rd.
In a statement issued on Sunday the Mayor claimed “St George’s Day has been ignored in London for far too long”, apparently ignoring the fact that the Greater London Authority has supported celebrations of the festival since 2004.
The Mayor said the day would be “a time to celebrate the very best of everything English and the Cross of St George will proudly fly outside City Hall on 23rd April. I look forward to hopping on a Routemaster and visiting Leadenhall Market for traditional English festivities. I encourage everyone to join in the fun and celebrate England’s great Patron Saint.”