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, such as milk, butter and eggs.

Pancake Day falls between 3 February and 9 March, depending on the date for Easter. In 2018, Pancake Day falls on Tuesday 13 February.

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 – take a look below for pancake races in London on 13 February:

  • Spot famous faces taking part in the annual Parliamentary Pancake Race, where politicians take on journalists to be crowned champions in Victoria Tower Gardens, outside the Houses of Parliament. From 10am
  • Watch the teams take on the The Flipping Marvellous Pancake Race in More London, supporting the London Bubble Theatre Company. From 12.30pm
  • Head down to Borough Market to show your support for the teams racing in the Better Bankside Pancake Day Race. From 12.30pm

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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