Pancake Day London Races 2011
Celebrate the time honoured tradition of Shrove Tuesday or Pancake Day in London on the 16th of February 2011 by attending or participating in one of the Pancake Day London Races. Here you were thinking that Pancake Day in London is a civilised affair whereby the Brits prepare this delicious dish and top it as they so choose with sugar, chocolate, lemon, or jam etc. to celebrate the beginning of Lent. Hardly, because didn’t you know that it is a multifunctional food and there’s some sports to be had from this culinary yummy.
Thus, we suggest that you head down to Dray Walk for the Great Spitalfields Pancake Race so you can either cheer on teams of racers at these lively food events, or if you’re up for the challenge don an apron, grab a frying pan and get involved in a race yourself because an afternoon of fun and lots of flipping is definitely in store. There will be costumed racers in teams of four competing for the grand prize of an engraved frying pan all for the modest price of nothing.
The races will be run along Fray Walk at the Old Truman Brewery on Brick Lane and there will be an old site creperie on site as well so there’ll be plenty of pancakes for everyone and should you lose yours in the race.
Further races taking place in London on this special day include the one held at Tower Terrace, opposite the Tower of London and starting at 1 pm, a further food flipping race at Victoria Tower Gardens with members of the House of Parliament racing against members of the press (guaranteed to be a dirty race), and finally one held near Bank and St Pauls where competitors will be battling it out for a prize copper pancake pan.
If this sounds like your kind of thing then now you know where to go to practise your pancake flipping (and eating) skills!