It’s Shrove Tuesday on February 9th aka Pancake Day – here is a list of Pancake Day Race venues in London 2016.
aka Pancake Day, it’s also that time of year when folks, from city gents to MPs, don their aprons, dress up in silly costumes, let their hair down and with frying pans at the ready…. race to the finishing line flipping pancakes!
Scenes of Pancake Day at the Guildhall from 2013
A sight that should not be missed. You are spoilt for choice in London, with a number of races going on in different areas, you needn’t miss out! I went to watch at Guildhall in 2013 and it was highly amusing….albeit painful for some who fell (thankfully nothing broken so far as I know).
The Better Bankside Pancake Day Race, within Borough Markets’ Jubilee Market, 8 Southwark Street, London SE1 1TL (off Borough High Street).
Tuesday 9th February 2016 Starts 12:30pm. FREE to watch the races.
Nearest tube: London Bridge
The Great Spitalfields Pancake Race, Old Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane, Spitalfields, E1 6QL
Tuesday 9th February 2016. Starts 12:30pm. FREE to watch the races.
Teams of 4 will race up and down Dray Walk to raise funds for London’s Air Ambulance.
Nearest tube: Liverpool Street.
Greenwich Market Pancake Race, Off College Approach, Greenwich, SE10 9HZ
Saturday 13th February Starts 12PM. FREE to watch the races.
Teams of 4 will flip their way through a series of heats. Donations to The Sick Children’s Trust.
Nearest Tube: Cutty Sark (DLR)
The ‘High-profile’ Parliamentary Pancake Race, Victoria Tower Gardens, Millbank, SW1P 3JA
Tuesday 9th February. Starts 10AM. FREE to watch the races.
Teams of MPs, Lords and members of the Parliamentary Press Gallery will pit their tossing skills in teams as they race to raise funds for the charity Rehab: helping people with disabilities, brain and spinal injuries and mental health difficulties. http://www.rehab.ie/pancake-race/index.aspx
Nearest tube: Westminster.
The Leadenhall Market Pancake Race, Gracechurch Street, London EC3V 1LR
Tuesday 9th February. Starts 12pm-2pm. The legendary Pancake Races at Leadenhall Market starts at The Lamb Tavern. FREE to watch the races.
Nearest tube: Bank, Monument.
The Worshipful Company of Poulter’s Pancake Races, Guildhall Yard, Gresham Street, City of London, EC2
Tuesday 9th February 2016. Starts 12PM. FREE to watch the races.
With dozens of teams representing the Livery Companies, this colourful inter-livery event was inaugurated in 2004, and includes competitors running in their regalia and/or fancy dress.
Nearest tube: Bank, St Paul’s
More London: The Flipping Marvellous Pancake Race, between The Scoop at More London and Tooley Street. 9th February Time: 12.30 – 2pm. Free to watch
Nearest station: London Bridge
The annual Pancake Races are another of the UK’s quirky traditions that persist year after year….and thank goodness for that, what would we do without them.
Plan your journey: http://www.tfl.gov.uk/