Whether you're from the emerald isle or not, it's always fun to go out and celebrate with friends and a drink on St Patrick's Day.
This year, the popular Irish celebration falls on Tuesday (March 17).
So, here are the best Irish pubs in west London to celebrate with a pint of Guinness (and don't forget to wear green!):
Royal Exchange, Edgware
Popular during the daytime due to its focus on the racing industry. Bet on a horse or, if that's not your style, relax with a Guinness (they have it on tap) and some comfort food. The pub serves homely meals like cottage pie and stew.
26 Sale Place, W2 1PU - 020 7402 4368
The Toucan, Soho
With floor-to-ceiling Guinness posters, Guinness on tap, and even a variety of Guinness cocktails, there's no denying the Irish credentials of this pub. The Toucan also boast rare Irish whiskeys and Celtic dishes such as colcannon. Rumour has it, Jimi Hendrix once played in the basement.
19 Carlisle Street, W1D 3BX - 020 7437 4123
T. J. Duffy's, Ealing
A traditional Irish pub in the heart of Ealing's bustling Irish community, offering live sport and comedy nights.
282-384 Northfield Avenue, London W5 4UB - 0871 951 1000
Flynn's Bar & Diner, Ealing
A wonderful Irish pub offering traditional food, with a beer garden and disco also on offer.
128 Broadway, West Ealing, W13 0SY – 020 8840 9430
An Irish bar offering live sports and music. The menu includes Celtic treats such as Steak & Guinness pie, Irish stew and soda bread.
1 The Broadway, Fulham, London, SW6 1AA – 020 7385 2003
They say: “Buckley’s has always been known as a lively and entertaining venue, popular with young and old alike. There is a very lively mix of Irish and English customers, and popular for local events, parties and charity nights.”
187 Streatfield Road, Harrow, HA3 9DA – 020 8204 4422
The Shepherd and Flock, Shepherd's Bush
Narrow, little, old-fashioned pub that knows how to pour a decent pint.
84 Goldhawk Road, London W12 8HA – 020 8743 4046
The O'Donoghue's, Shepherd's Bush
Old school Irish pub, offering events such as free jukebox on Tuesdays and a karaoke competition.
174 Goldhawk Road, London, W12 8HJ – 020 8743 1587
With 14 Irish pubs in north-west London, McGowan's is famed for its live traditional music and bright, colourful feel. Every landlord is recruited directly from Ireland to maintain the personality and feel of an authentic Irish pub.
217 Kenton Road, Kenton, HA3 0HD – 020 8907 4632
Porterhouse, Covent Garden
Traditional Irish bar in the heart of London, perfect for a drink after work.
They say: “Not only are we very proud of our beers but also we happen to brew The Best Stout in the World and we brew it here in Dublin.”
21-22 Maiden Lane, London, WC2E 7NA - 0207 379 7917