Pancake Day in London

February means pancakes! Even though we can have pancakes at any stage of the year, Shrove Tuesday is the time to enjoy this flipping marvellous food, and here's some ideas to help you celebrate it in style on the 13th February 2018. Hop-on our tours to join in the events and fun!

Parliamentary Pancake Race

Pitting teams of MPs, Lords and members of the press against one another, introducing the Parliamentary Pancake Race fundraiser in Victoria Tower Gardens, Westminster! Organised by the charity Rehab, which helps people with mental and physical disabilities and the vulnerable to rebuild independent lives, watch parliamentary figures flip pancakes, run and wear silly hats, all for a great cause. 

Attendance: Free

The Great Spitalfields Pancake Race

Egg on your favourite yokey fancy dressed team on Brick Lane's cobbled side streets to see who wins the coveted winner's engraved frying pan, and all for a good cause of raising funds for London Air Ambulance! Email to enter a team of four (or enter on the day if they bring a donation). All entrants will be rewarded with hot pancakes! 

Attendance fee: Donations

Leadenhall Market Pancake Race

Are your pancake tossing skills up to the task to enter the legendary Leadenhall Market race? Flip your way through one of the most picturesque markets in the capital whilst you tackle the 20m course with your chance to be the prized possessor of a frying pan trophy! Teams must register in advance or on the day at The Lamb Tavern or by email to

Attendance: Free

After you've spent the day tossing pancakes, why not enjoy eating them! Whether you're after something sweet or savoury, satisfy your crêpe cravings at these London pancake restaurants and creperies. 

The Breakfast Club

Get your pancake fix at the well-known and ever so popular Breakfast Club by going all out and enjoying a stack of American pancakes served with eggs, sausage, bacon and home-style fried potatoes! 

Creme de la Crêpe

Take your crêpe eating to the next level at Crème de la Crêpe in Covent Garden! Treat your tastebuds to a vast range of delicious, sweet and savoury gourmet crêpes that include toppings such as Mars Bars, Baileys, biscuits and Nutella!

Jackson + Rye

Representing a modern fusion of French flare and American dishes served in an elegant setting, indulge yourself in this delicious New York-inspired cuisine near the Bank of England. Whilst tasting their rye whiskies, tuck into house whipped cream, banana or maple syrup buttermilk pancakes, yum yum! 

My Old Dutch

Based in Kensington, Holborn or Chelsea, My Old Dutch offers you the chance to experience pancakes with a variety of toppings from berries to bacon to Nutella to maple syrup and chocolate chips, you won't be disappointed! Don't let the name fool you, as well as Dutch pancakes you can try Italian, Greek, Mediterranean, curry and fish inspired delights. 

Kensington Creperie

Located in the heart of South Kensington, try one of London’s finest French Crêperies with freshly made crêpes to order, waffles and homemade ice cream. With a great selection of cider, wine and soft drinks to accompany your food, you're sure to celebrate Pancake Day in style!