IN PICTURES: Farage And UKIP Mayoral Candidate Whittle Celebrate St. George’s Day At Leadenhall Market

LONDON, United Kingdom – UK Independence Party (UKIP) leader Nigel Farage and the party’s London mayoral candidate Peter Whittle took to Leadenhall Market in the City of London today to celebrate St. George’s Day, the annual celebration of England and its patron saint.

The pair exchanged jokes with local business owners, pub-goers, and Morris dancers while Prime Minister David Cameron prepared to entertain U.S. President Barack Obama who has been in the United Kingdom to tell Britain to stay in the European Union (EU).

Mr. Whittle is likely to become a London Assembly Member for UKIP, while Mr. Farage is spending most of his time campaigning for a ‘leave’ vote in Britain’s upcoming EU referendum.

Mr. Farage reiterated his call for St George’s Day to be a national bank holiday, and UKIP today released its new political party broadcast for the London elections.

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UK Independence Party (UKIP) leader Nigel Farage attends a St George's Day celebration in Leadenhall Market in London on April 22, 2016 holding a Saint George's Cross flag, the flag of England. Saint George's Day is the feast day of Saint George, the patron saint of England, in Christian tradition. UKIP leader Nigel Farage called for St George's Day to be a national bank holiday. / AFP / NIKLAS HALLE'N        (Photo credit should read NIKLAS HALLE'N/AFP/Getty Images)

UK Independence Party (UKIP) leader Nigel Farage attends a St George’s Day celebration in Leadenhall Market in London on April 22, 2016 holding a Saint George’s Cross flag, the flag of England. Saint George’s Day is the feast day of Saint George, the patron saint of England, in Christian tradition. UKIP leader Nigel Farage called for St George’s Day to be a national bank holiday. (Getty)

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Morris Dancers (Rachel Megawhat/Breitbart London)

UK Independence Party (UKIP) London mayoral candidate Peter Whitte holds a Saint George's Cross flags, the flag of England, as her attends a St George's Day celebration in Leadenhall Market in London on April 22, 2016 Saint George's Day is the feast day of Saint George, the patron saint of England, in Christian tradition. UKIP leader Nigel Farage called for St George's Day to be a national bank holiday. / AFP / NIKLAS HALLE'N        (Photo credit should read NIKLAS HALLE'N/AFP/Getty Images)

UK Independence Party (UKIP) London mayoral candidate Peter Whitte holds a Saint George’s Cross flags, the flag of England, as her attends a St George’s Day celebration in Leadenhall Market in London on April 22, 2016 (Getty Images)

UK Independence Party (UKIP) London mayoral candidate Peter Whittle (L) and UKIP leader Nigel Farage (R) drink pints of beer as they attend a St George's Day celebration in Leadenhall Market in London on April 22, 2016 Saint George's Day is the feast day of Saint George, the patron saint of England, in Christian tradition. Nigel Farage called for St George's Day to be a national bank holiday. / AFP / NIKLAS HALLE'N        (Photo credit should read NIKLAS HALLE'N/AFP/Getty Images)

UK Independence Party (UKIP) London mayoral candidate Peter Whittle (L) and UKIP leader Nigel Farage (R) drink pints of beer as they attend a St George’s Day celebration in Leadenhall Market in London on April 22, 2016 (Getty Images)

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Mr. Farage examines his empty glass (Rachel Megawhat/Breitbart London)

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Our photographer didn’t have any beer… we promise (Rachel Megawhat/Breitbart London)

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Morris Dancing (Rachel Megawhat/Breitbart London)

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Whittle has a giggle (Rachel Megawhat/Breitbart London)

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Mr. Farage’s ties have been known to sell out online when he’s pictured with them (Rachel Megawhat/Breitbart London)

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Having a laugh (Rachel Megawhat/Breitbart London)

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Chatting with Morris Dancers (Rachel Megawhat/Breitbart London)

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The historic Leadenhall market is decked out in bunting (Rachel Megawhat/Breitbart London)

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Mr. Whittle (Rachel Megawhat/Breitbart London)

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The likely lads (Rachel Megawhat/Breitbart London)

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Nice dress sense (Rachel Megawhat/Breitbart London)

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I think Peter prefers wine (Rachel Megawhat/Breitbart London)


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