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Pancake Day in London

Make the most of the flipping marvellous Pancake Day by bringing the best of London to you. Here’s our guide to smashing Shrove Tuesday

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Easter? Forget it. Christmas? Move over. Any truly discerning person knows that the best holiday of the year is Pancake Day. A whole 24 hours dedicated to eating stacks of syrup-soaked batter (aka one of the greatest meals ever) and none of the stress of having to buy cards or presents. We’re 100 percent behind it. So, get your frying pans at the ready for Pancake Day 2023. Of course, you can stick to your own trad recipe at home, but if you really want to celebrate the day in style hit up London’s best restaurants flipping out for Pancake Day this year. Or head to one of the weird and wonderful crepê-related events happening across the city to make the day even more memorable, including deals, flip-offs and races. 

What is Pancake Day?

Pancake Day, aka Shrove Tuesday, marks the last day before Lent, the period of fasting before Easter observed predominantly by Christians. Traditionally, Lent is a period of abstinence, associated with clearing your cupboards of things like sugar, fat and eggs. Batter was a good recipe to use up these ingredients, hence pancakes. 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 batter action takes place on Tuesday February 21 2023.

This page will be updated with more things to do and events as they are announced. 

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