London 2012 has been inspirational to all of us across all generations and for London 2014 we aim to build on the spirit of the Olympic Games when London proudly hosts the World Irish Dance Championships 2014, 13– 20 April 2014. The event will mark the first time that London has hosted the Championships, which will welcome between 15,000 – 20,000 people to the city over Easter 2014.
As an event of spectacular importance, we are already hard at work in the background trying to ensure London 2014 will be the best World Championships ever (well at least in our opinion!)
London 2014 will be held in the centre of London at the Hilton London Metropole hotel which is located just ten minutes’ walk from the West End, Oxford Street, Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens and a ten minute tube ride from London Westfield Shopping Centre for those of you who love to shop!
Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London, supports the event and stated “it is brilliant news that this globally admired and historic aspect of Irish culture is dancing right to our doorstep in London. With thousands of people expected to come and soak up the atmosphere, the Championships will be a fantastic jamboree of dance and a vital boost to London’s economy.”
We look forward to extending a really warm welcome to all those who will compete here in 2014.
To all Irish dancers and your families from around the world, we look forward to welcoming you to London to experience not only the privilege and honour that is associated with representing your region at the World Irish Dance Championships but also to enjoy our wonderful city and all it has to offer.
We hope you will all join us in London to celebrate a spectacular feast of the best that Irish dancing has to offer, along with a visit to one of the most amazing, diverse and historically-rich capital cities of the World.