Burns Night in London 2025

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Eat, drink and dance to celebrate the life and work of Scotland’s national bard on Burns Night 2025 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 and music on or around the anniversary of his birth, 25 January, in Scotland and across the UK.

Many London restaurants and bars hold Burns Night events, serving up suppers of haggis and tatties with a wee dram of Scottish whisky. More elaborate London Burns Night celebrations also include poetry readings, toasts and bagpipe music, before everyone joins in the ceilidh dancing.

Whether you choose to don your finest tartan outfit or otherwise, there are plenty of things to do on Burns Night in London, from whisky bars to full-out Scottish festivities.

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Iconic Burns Night experiences and events

Whisky tasting experiences in London

Bottles of whisky on a small table with glasses and plates of cheese, fruit and chocolate.

Discover a whisky tasting experience on and around Burns Night.

Celebrations in London

Each January many of London's top venues put on a memorable party for Burn's Night. Events for 2025 are yet to be announced but here's what people got up to in 2024:

  • Attended the annual Burns Night celebrations at Boisdale with Frank and Dean by S.Triffitt and M.Adams
  • Laced up their ghillies and headed to the Scottish Cèilidh at Imperial War Museum London for a night of scottish dancing and music ahead of Burns Night.
  • The Cadogan Arms in Chelsea and The George in Fitzrovia paired up with the iconic Aberfeldy Whisky to offer guests a three-course feast with plenty of whisky, a live bagpiper and a traditional reciting of the famous Burns' 'Address to a Haggis' poem. 
  • Enjoyed a memorable evening at The Nest Collective, sipping a glass or two of whisky and dancing to live music from their house band, the Ceilidh Liberation Front.
  • Head to Skylight rooftop bar for an evening of drams and dramatic skies, as guests are welcomed by the sound of bagpipes with whisky tasting and a highland dance performance.
  • Devoured haggis and aced dance steps with the lot from the Ceilidh Club in a three-hour evening of food, dancing, piping and poetry.
  • Sampled the very best of contemporary Scottish cuisine from five talented chefs with a fine dining evening at Carousel London

Check back nearer the time for more Burns Night celebrations or discover more iconic events across London in 2025.