Trafalgar Square will once again host the capital’s official St George’s Day celebrations.
On St George’s Day itself, Wednesday 23 April, Borough Market will relocate to the Square for a special Festival of English Food.
Organisers also promise as ‘alternative cabaret’ from Greenwich Dance Agency, performances from the dance comedy group New Art Club and a theatrical exploration of the essence of Englishness from Jane Leaney.
Shakespeare’s Globe will be hosting a special celebration to mark the Bard’s birthday – whose birthday coincides with St George’s Day – with a unique floating theatre sailing up from Butlers Wharf. The Globe will also host an open day on Sunday 20 April, featuring the acclaimed and anarchic Footsbarn theatre company, workshops and the chance to perform on the famous Globe stage.
Other activities to mark St George’s Day include the annual Festival for St George at Covent Garden, with traditional English street entertainment, and a parade and wreath-laying event at the Cenotaph, both on Saturday 19 April.