Haggis, Bagpipes, and Tartan. Oh My! Indulge in all things Scottish to celebrate Burns Night!
Expats in London can shake off the winter blues this weekend with a traditional Burns Night celebration. Burns Night is originally a Scottish celebration held every year to honour the famous Scottish poet, Robert Burns. Robert Burns, born on January 25, 1759, plays a significant part in the country’s literary history and till this date, January 25 has become one of the most iconic dates in the Scottish calendar.
Typically a Burns Night celebration includes a “Burns Supper” where the guests eat a traditional Scottish meal of Haggis Neeps and Tatties accompanied with a glass of Scotch whisky while reciting Burns’ poetry. Traditional Scottish dancing known as Ceilidhs completes the proceedings.
Burns Night has become a world-wide celebration over the years and London is no less. Here’s a list of the best venues for a Burns Night Supper to celebrate “Rabbie” in style.
There are plenty of pubs and restaurants throughout London that are adapting to the Scottish plait, head on over to Boisdale for a night of poetry and bagpipes. If you really want to get into the Scottish spirit, make your way to Hammersmith where the Ceilidh Club is holding their annual Burns Night Party. The event includes hours of music, dance and food of Scottish origin. We recommend celebrating Burns Night in any manner possible, whether literary or festively, this is one UK holiday not to be missed.
Go ahead, indulge in a traditional Scottish meal with friends and family and bask in the glory of Burns’ poetry!