We count down the finest places to celebrate Burns Night in London, in honour of legendary poet Robert Burns
On January 25, people across London will don their finest tartan check and raise a glass to Robert ‘Rabbie’ Burns, one of the world’s most recognised poets. Burns, The Bard of Ayrshire, was a romantic and a rogue; a maverick, a libertine and a lyrical pioneer, who penned Auld Lang Syne (1786), To a Mouse (1785) and Address the Haggis (1786), to name a few.
Celebrate Burns Night in London this year at one of the capital's finest restaurants with a bounty of poetry, haggis, clootie dumpings and ceilidh dancing. There are plenty things to do in London this January to honour the Scottish bard, from Fortnum & Mason's annual Burns Supper to a cheeky homemade deep fried Mars Bar at The Shed in Notting Hill. Scottish restaurant Mac & Wild is marking the centuries-old tradition with a whole week of Highland high jinks, while Boisdale is dishing up plenty Caledonian fare accompanied by live Jazz music. Elsewhere, Plum + Spilt Milk in Kings Cross is hosting a feast fit for a Bard and Outlaws at The Capital in Knightsbridge is welcoming a special Scottish guest chef.
The perfect antidote to the winter blues, Burns Night falls on the late poet’s birthday (25 January) and has taken place since his death in 1796. Dust off your kilt, roll your Rs and indulge in an evening of whisky-soaked merriment. Och aye!