Pancake Day in London
Pancake races and batter-based feasts come to London on Shrove Tuesday 2014
Get your frying pans at the ready folks, Tuesday March 4 2014 is Shrove Tuesday and this year's pancake action need not be confined to the kitchen. Pancake races across the city will see everyone from hipsters to MPs tossing their way towards the finish line.
This year, check out our failsafe recipe for the perfect pancake or simply track down the best places in London serving pancakes on Shrove Tuesday instead. Easy peasy lemon squeezy.
What is Pancake Day all about?
Shrove Tuesday marks the last day before Lent, traditionally a period of abstinence, associated with clearing your cupboards of goods such as sugar, fats and eggs. It's commonly known as Pancake Day because it represents a good opportunity to use such ingredients ahead of the fasting period.
Pancake Day takes place 47 days before Easter Sunday. Because the date of Easter Sunday is dictated by the cycles of the moon, Pancake Day can occur anytime between February 3 and March 9.
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