Velkommen - Welcome

Welcome to 17th May in London – the celebration of Norway’s national day. Join us 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.

And today?

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.

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.

Fancy a 6-Day Cruise Along the Norwegian Coast?

Every entry ticket gives you a ticket to the raffle - and the main prize is a fantastic 6 day cruise for 2 people, from Kirkenes to Bergen with Hurtigruten, along some of the most stunning scenery in the world - deep, dramatic fjords, sandy beaches, tall mountains and everything in between.

The prize:
Classic Voyage South for 2 guests – a 6-day voyage from Kirkenes to Bergen, in an unspecified inside twin cabin on a full-board basis.
(*terms apply)

More info


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

Get Your Tickets

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