Frying pans at the ready. Pancake Day 2018 falls on Tuesday February 13, meaning that some of London's best restaurants will be going flipping mad. Others will be perfecting their toss at a pancake race, whether sprinting towards the finish line or just spectating.
Here's our guide to Pancake Day and our pick of the best races, celebrations and other events across the capital. Remember there are events going on the weekend before Shrove Tuesday, as well as the day itself and afterwards.
Or if you prefer the DIY approach, don't forget to read our failsafe guide to making your own pancakes. Have fun whatever you get up to, just don't get too battered in the process.
What is Pancake Day?
Shrove Tuesday marks the last day before Lent, traditionally a period of abstinence, associated with clearing your cupboards of things like sugar, fat and eggs. It's known as Pancake Day because it represents a good opportunity to use up such ingredients. Easy peasy lemon squeezy.
When is Pancake Day?
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. This year's action is on Tuesday February 13 2018.
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