17th May 2019 - London

Join us for 2019’s celebration of 17th May – Norway’s national day. As previous years, we are all set for a lovely day out in Southwark Park celebrating Norway and Norwegians, with a parade, marching band, live music and speeches – entertainment for the old and the young, delicious food and a rendition or two of Ja Vi Elsker, of course.


17th May in London

17th May in London has been going for several years, all thanks to the hard work from our committee, from volunteers and generous sponsors – and of course, thanks to everyone who joins us on the day and makes it a wonderful celebration.


17th May in London is all about creating a little bit of Norway for the day – and has come to be a great day out for the whole family. From face painting, hot dogs and ice cream for the youngest, to live music, brunch, bubbles and cake for the rest there is something for everyone and we look forward to seeing you.

17th May 2018

Video from 2018

Why 17th May?

17th of May is celebrated to commemorate the date Norway’s constitution was written – following 400 years of being in union with Denmark. In 1814, the union was dissolved, and Norway’s autonomy and national pride started to grow. It is one of the most important celebrations of the year for Norwegians; both in Norway and in ex-pat communities across the world.

The biggest and best raffle yet

This year as previous years we have some fantastic raffle prizes kindly donated by our sponsors. Entry ticket to the park gives you one ticket - click through to see what you could win.



Southwark Park, London SE16 2TXFriday 17th May11am - 4.30pmFor detailed map click here.

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Southwark Park, London SE16

How to get there

Nearest tube stations:
Bermondsey (Jubilee)
Canada Water (Jubilee + Overground)
Surrey Quays (Overground)

For travel directions depending on your starting point, please enter the postcode in e.g. Google Maps or Citymapper; SE16 2TX