This year Shrove Tuesday falls on Tuesday February 25, so warm up your frying pans and get ready for some of London’s most fun Pancake Day races!
What is Pancake Day?
Shrove Tuesday is the last day before Lent, which according to tradition correspond to a period of abstinence, associated with clearing your cupboards of certain ingredients like sugar, fat and eggs. It’s called Pancake Day for this reason, because it represents a good opportunity to use up these ingredients.
Best Pancake Races in London
Greenwich Market: 22 and 25 February from 12pm – Greenwich Market, Greenwich Peninsula, London, SE10 9HZ
Livery Companies: 25 February from 10:30am to 2:30pm – Guildhall Yard, London, EC2V 5AE
Better Bankside: 25 February from 12pm to 2pm – Marlborough Sports Garden, 27 Union Street, London, SE1 1SD
Leadenhall Market: 26 February from 12pm to 2pm – Leadenhall Market, Gracechurch St, Langbourn, London, EC3V 1LT
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