Top 10 Burns Night celebrations in London

21st January, 2016 by Annie Hayes

From celebrations to suppers, we round up London’s unmissable Burns Night festivities as the capital remembers Scotland’s national poet.

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Burns Night celebrates the life and works of the Scottish Bard

Burns Night – the annual celebration of Robert Burns birthday – is recognised on 25 January.

Known as the Bard of Ayrshire, his life and works are commemorated with poetry and song recitals – including his most famous work, Auld Lang Syne – while a hearty feast, including haggis, is washed down with a dram or two of Scotch whisky.

The celebration was originally started by some of his close friends a few years after his death, and is now a Scottish institution, with cities across the world throwing parties and hosting suppers.

Although it falls on a Monday this year, haggis’ will be ‘piped in’ and lassies will be toasted across the weekend and well into next week, so there’s plenty of opportunity to sample a delectable dram or two.

Click through the following pages to discover our pick of London’s top Burns Night celebrations. Have we missed your favourite? Let us know by leaving a comment below.

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