Where to Celebrate Burns Night in London
Burns Night is nearly upon us and our friends from across the Northern border are gearing up to celebrate Scotland’s favourite poet Robert Burns! In memory of the Scottish bard our Gaelic brethren traditionally attend a Burns supper to eat haggis, guzzle plenty of whisky and usually top it off with a ceilidh for good measure! Yes, it’s a night where many clichés are embraced.
Not Scottish? It doesn’t matter – everyone is welcome and, no matter what crowd you’re swinging with, there are plenty of things to do on Burns Night in London. Here are a few of our favourites:
There are a few whisky bars in London that meet the high standards of the discerning Scots and one in Marylebone has over 200 whiskies to choose from! The Salt Whisky Bar can mix up any of your favourite drink combinations to make a delicious and suitably Scottish cocktail.
Kick out the jams with an all-star line-up that will be serving up a special Highland evening with Scottish guests, a piper and a few surprises!
There’s a distinctly Scottish theme to this Brixton live music institution on Monday night. Join the Hootananny crew for a whole host of musical fun.
The Albannach has a Scottish theme all year round but they go all out for national holidays! The restaurant are setting the scene with an extravagant 5 course gourmet feast and all the traditional Burns Supper Ceremonies.
Round off your evening with a historic Gaelic dance. Grab your partner and dance along to a traditional Scottish folk band. For the unfamiliar, a ceilidh is a bit like line-dancing except the steps are a lot easier to pick up and you don’t have to wear a stupid hat. Ceilidh are having a big revival at the moment and there are plenty hosted all year round across London.