Try out something different this Pancake Day by visiting one of the many events being held in London. Pancake Day this year is on Tuesday 4 March and would provide the perfect excuse for those not local to the city to book a short mid-week break to enjoy the festivities surrounding Shrove Tuesday.
One of the most famous events which takes place in London are the Pancake Races. These races take place at a number of locations throughout the city and are well worth going along to watch. Perhaps the most well known is the Parliamentary Pancake Race, now in its 17th year. Teams of MPs, Lords and members of the press race against each other to raise money for the charity, Rehab. The alternative races throughout the city are also in aid of different charities.
Once you’ve experienced the races, you could head over to one of the best London restaurants to eat pancakes in style. Restaurants such as Chez Lindsay and Crepe Affaire are renowned for serving up delicious pancakes in aid of Shrove Tuesday and whilst they aren’t the cheapest eating establishments in the city, it would certainly be worth booking a table if you can.
If you are looking for some after-hours fun then make a note to visit the Pancake Day Mardi Gras celebration in Shoreditch. Créperie and cocktail bar Shutterbug will be throwing a Pancake Day party fea
turing a flipping race, dancing and a DJ. You can take part in the flipping race or simply watch the other entrants whilst enjoying the food.
If you decide to stay for a mid-week break then be sure to look around the best deals. Events such as these prove very popular with visitors so good value hotel bookings, especially those close to the centre of London get snapped up very quickly. Don’t delay, and make sure you book as soon as possible to ensure you can enjoy the great Pancake Day fun London has to offer.