Late
Feb
 2022

The Flippin’ Good Fun Pancake Race

Free

London’s Guilds might be well known for their annual pancake race. But if you’re keen to try out a pancake-flipping race yourself without joining a guild, this is the one for you. All in the name of a good cause, the Greenwich Pancake race is a team-event that pits hopefuls against each other—all desperate to get their hands on the winner’s medals. There are actually two days to compete. There’s the Saturday preceding pancake day (Feb 22nd) as well a Shrove Tuesday (Feb 25th) itself. Everyone who competes in fancy-dress receives a free pancake. And of course, there’ll be plenty more fresh pancakes available from market stalls nearby.

All this talk of pancake flipping get your appetite going? Check out our guide to London’s incredible pancakes from around the world.

Tickets for the Flippin’ Good Fun Pancake Race

This marks the first year you can register to participate online. Just sign up for the Saturday or Tuesday race and you’re good to go. There’s an option to donate to the hospice on the sign-up for—dig deep if you can! All proceeds go to the Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice. If you’re just watching, no tickets are required—just turn up and watch as folks try their best to flip and run.

Each event lasts an hour, with the Saturday run starting at 11 am and the Tuesday contest starting at 12 pm

Getting to the pancake race

The race takes place in and around the picturesque Greenwich Market. It’s an easy 5 minute walk from Greenwich station—just take the DLR and you’ll be there in no time. It’s a truly beautiful part of London that you might not explore all that often—so be sure to take a wander and check out the view from the hill if you’ve time. And while you’re there, check out our guide to cheap and free things to do in Greenwich.

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