Feast of St George 2016
Come and celebrate St George’s Day, with its special Shakespearean theme, plus a feast of English food, live music and free fun for everyone. There’ll be cookery demos from celebrity chefs, stalls selling mouth-watering treats, a beautiful banqueting area and a host of indoor and outdoor family games.
The event this year will mark the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death, so expect plenty of activities to celebrate his life and legacy. Actors from the Shakespeare’s Globe will be performing a selection of Sonnets at the Feast of St George. The actors who will be performing amongst the crowd will be holding Globe umbrellas so they can be spotted easily. Make sure you keep an eye out during your visit!
Princes in the Tower, Chameleon Brass Band, The Paddock Singer, Allcock and Brown, Covent Garden String Quartet, and the English Cafe will provide the perfect soundtrack to your afternoon at the Feast of St George. The live music will take place from 12pm - 6pm.
We are pleased to announce that the 2013 MasterChef winner, Natalie Coleman and Britain's Best Dish judge, Ed Baines will be joining us in the Cook’s Corner at this year’s Feast of St George. Make sure you drop in during your visit for a cooking demonstration! Natalie's and Ed's recipes are available to download below;
There will be lots of fun children’s activities in the “Enchanted Forest” at this year’s Feast of St George!
Fairies will bring you fun and games, which will include falconry, poetry, dance, and music. Children will be able to play percussion at the Musical Magic Tree and create their own elfin headress to wear on their visit.
Make sure you bring the kids along!
The Feast of St George is organised by the Mayor of London.
The Mayor puts on and supports a range of events to celebrate the many cultures and communities of London. To find out what’s coming up sign up for our Events newsletter.
The Complete Walk
As well as the Feast of St George, make sure you join Shakespeare’s Globe for a free, interactive journey through Shakespeare’s plays.
From the 23 – 24 April, 37 specially-created short films, starring the world’s finest actors, will transform the Southbank into a celebratory walk through ‘The Complete Works’.
Visit www.shakespearesglobe.com/400 to find out more.
The Complete Walk is supported by the Mayor of London.
Charing Cross (Bakerloo and Northern lines) is the closest Tube station, with an entrance/exit on Trafalgar Square.
The following stations are within a few minutes' walk:
Leicester Square (Northern and Piccadilly lines)
Piccadilly Circus (Bakerloo and Piccadilly lines)
Embankment (Bakerloo, Northern, District and Circle lines)
Charing Cross mainline rail station is about a three minute walk from the Square.
Routes 3, 6, 9, 11, 12, 13, 15, 23, 24, 53, 77A, 88, 91, 139, 159, 176, 453 go past Trafalgar Square. Also routes 22 and 94 terminate nearby at Piccadilly Circus. Many of London's night buses serve Trafalgar Square. The following routes start/end near the square: 53, N2, N5, N18, N20, N21, N26, N29, N41, N47, N50, N89, N91, N97, N279, and N381, and these routes go past the square: 6, 12, 23, 24, 88, 139, 176, 453, N3, N9, N11, N13, N15, N36, N44, N52, N77, N155, N159, N343.
Visit the Transport for London bus maps page to access information on bus routes from Trafalgar Square, for both day-time and night buses.
Accessible facilities at Trafalgar Square
There is a wheelchair accessible lift. It is on the north-west of Trafalgar Square. Event stewards will be available to help wheelchair users travelling between upper (north terrace) and lower terrace levels of Trafalgar Square.
Wheelchair accessible public toilets are available on the lower terrace of Trafalgar Square. This is on the west side of the square to the left of the central staircase. These are open daily from 8am to 8pm. You’ll also find a temporary wheelchair accessible portable toilet near the accessible viewing area for Africa on the Square.
Trafalgar Square’s cafe is wheelchair accessible, and has a low-level counter and induction loop.
Additional accessible facilities for Feast of St George
All staff and stewards will also be briefed on disability awareness.
The wheelchair accessible viewing area will be at in front of the bandstand stage.
Some seating will be available for companions in the wheelchair viewing area, and for less abled people who are not necessarily wheelchair users.
Guidance dog welfare area will be available next to the lift on the north-west terrace.
Watch a St George's Day message from the Mayor of London.