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Pancake Day in London

Celebrate with decadent pancakes. Image courtesy of The Breakfast Club.
Feast on a mountain of pancakes on Shrove Tuesday and watch runners flip their pans in one of London's charity pancake races. Read More


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, such as milk, butter and eggs.

Pancake Day falls between 3 February and 9 March, depending on the date for Easter. In 2019, Pancake Day falls on Tuesday 5 March.

Pancake Day races in London

As well as eating pancakes and crepes, there's a long tradition of Pancake Day races in London which often raise money for charity. Enter your team into a race or cheer on the participants from the sidelines, as they toss pancakes in a frying pan while trying to complete the course as fast as possible.

The Parliamentary Pancake Race is not running in 2019, but you can find other races across the city, such as the Flippin’ Good Pancake races at Greenwich Market.

Pancake Day restaurants

Tuck into a Pancake Day feast at one of London's best pancake restaurants or creperies, and look out for special Pancake Day menus in restaurants and cafes across the capital. 

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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