Burns Night in London

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Eat, drink and dance to celebrate Scotland’s national bard on Burns Night in London.

Born in 1759, Robert Burns was a Scottish poet and lyricist who became a national icon. Burns Night is marked with a traditional supper on or around the anniversary of his birth, 25 January, in Scotland and across the UK.

Where to Celebrate Burns Night in London

Many London restaurants and bars hold Burns Night events, serving up Scottish suppers of haggis and tatties with Scottish whisky. More elaborate celebrations are also accompanied by poetry reading, toasts and bagpipe music, and the evening occasionally ends with traditional dancing.

Feast on a special Burns Night menu at Boisdale between 17 and 25 January, from Highland salmon and Aberdeenshire beef, to Scottish broth, haggis and tatties; or celebrate with Frank and Dean's Burns Night Hootenanny at Boisdale Canary Wharf from 25 to 27 January.

Don’t miss a trip to one of London's best whisky bars to raise a toast to Burns with a wee dram.

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