Burns Night is a traditional Scottish celebration marking the birthday of poet, lyricist and national icon Robert Burns, born 25th January 1759. Festivities will be taking place across London, with restaurants and bars serving haggis, neeps and tatties with a wee dram of whisky, so dig out your best tartan as we bring you our recommended events.
Boisdale – Various locations
Join Scottish themed chain Boisdale for the best annual Burns celebration this side of the border. From Frank and Dean’s Hootenanny in Canary Wharf and Soul Classics with Wayne Hernandez in Belgravia to Speakeasy Blues in Bishopsgate and Jazz classics in Mayfair, there’s something for all tastes at Boisdale.
Fortnum and Mason – The Royal Exchange
Fortnum and Mason’s Burns Inspired Dinner takes place at their City outpost on Thursday 23rd January. The Royal Exchange’s glittering central courtyard plays host to a 4-course menu of traditional and delicious Scottish dishes including including Fortnum's Piccadilly Smoked Salmon with Soda Bread and Haggis, Neeps and Arran Victory Tatties with Whisky Sauce.
Rotunda Bar and Restaurant – King’s Cross
Head towards North London on Friday 24th January for an evening of whisky tasting with Glenlivet, paired with Scottish classics. A Glenlivet ambassador will be on hand throughout the evening, as you banish those January blues with a selection of blended and single malt Scottish whiskies.
The Ceilidh Club – Porchester Town Hall
A Ceilidh is the name for a traditional Scottish or Irish gathering and London’s Ceilidh Club hold their annual Burns celebrations at Porchester Town Hall on 24th, 25th, 31st January and 1st February. With 3 hours of dancing lined up, fear not if you have two left feet, as their wonderful caller will be there to assist with the steps. Haggis, neeps and tatties are, of course, served buffet style throughout the evening.
Burns Night Comedy Gala – Leicester Square Theatre
Round off the weekend with laughter on Monday 27th January as a special Scottish line-up takes to the stage as a preview to the Whyte and Mackay International Comedy Festival taking place in Glasgow in March.
Don’t forget to book your Winter Warmer stay at Corus Hotel Hyde Park with 12% off, free breakfast and a warm chocolate brownie with ice cream on arrival.
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