Pancake Day falls on Shrove Tuesday each year — the last Tuesday before Lent. Since Lent is a period of abstinence, it’s traditionally associated with cleaning out the cupboards of sugar, fat and eggs — the perfect ingredients for pancakes.
This year, Pancake Day falls on 1 March.
Where to eat pancakes on Pancake Day
To celebrate you can either make your own pancakes or you can head out for a pancake at your favourite pancake shop. For vegan pancakes check out the Gallery Cafe in Bethnall Green. Looking for something a little different? Check out our guide to London pancakes from around the world.
A more recent London Tradition is the pancake race—a race run while flipping a pancake in a frying pan. If you’d like to try yourself, head to Greenwich. Want to see the pros in action? Check out the Liveries (merchant guilds) of London as they go head-to-head in all their old-timey finery.
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