Celebrate Scottish poet Robert Burns birthday with poetry readings, slap-up dinners and a toast with the best Scottish whisky in London.
Born in 1759, Robert Burns was a Scottish poet and lyricist who became a national icon. Burns Night is marked with a traditional supper on or around the anniversary of his birth, 25 January, in Scotland and across the UK.
Many London restaurants and bars hold Burns night events, serving up Scottish suppers of haggis and tatties with Scottish whisky. More elaborate celebrations are also accompanied by poetry reading, toasts and bagpipe music, and the evening occasionally ends with traditional dancing.