Pancake Day in London

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Treat yourself and join in the fun on Pancake Day in London.

In the Christian calendar, Pancake Day, or Shrove Tuesday, is a traditional feast day which precedes the 40-day fasting period of Lent that lasts until Easter. Pancake Day became a great way to use the foods that were given up for Lent: milk, butter and eggs.

Pancake Day falls between 2 February and 9 March, depending on the date for Easter. In 2017, Pancake Day falls on Tuesday 28 February.

Pancake Day Races in London

As well as eating pancakes and crepes, there's a long tradition of pancake races in London which often raise money for charity. Cheer on the participants as they toss pancakes in a frying pan while trying to complete the course as fast as possible.

There are London Pancake Day races across the city, and you can even spot famous faces taking part, such as at the annual Parliamentary Pancake Race, where politicians take on journalists to be crowned champions outside the Houses of Parliament.

Pancake Day Restaurants

Tuck into a Pancake Day feast at one of London's pancake restaurants or creperies. See our list of London pancake restaurants for the best pancakes in London, many of which serve up special Pancake Day menus.

If you can’t make it to London on Pancake Day, bring a little bit of London into your pancakes instead with a Big Ben shaped crepe!

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