It’s Shrove Tuesday tomorrow and will you let the bad weather put you off getting your munch on? Will you, crepe!
Here are our top 10 family-friendly picks for Pancake Day in London 2013.
Race you to the frying pans!
The Great Spitalfields Pancake Race is an annual tradition that sees tossers of all descriptions racing for charity from the Old Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane, E1 from 12.30pm (Feb 12) (Shoreditch High St overground)
The Better Bankside Pancake Race kicks off at 12pm from Borough Market’s Jubilee Market, SE1 with teams racing to raise money for charity. (London Bridge tube)
The 2nd annual event of the Bexleyheath Charity Pancake Race promises to be ‘flipping marvellous’ with competitors racing around the Broadway, in aid of Greenwich and Bexley Community Hospice, SE2. From 11am. (Abbey Wood rail)
Look out for other pancake races around town including the Parliamentary Pancake Race, Victoria Tower Gardens in Westminster (10.15am) and the Leadenhall Market Pancake Race in Bank (1pm)
Authentic galettes made with 100% buckwheat flour, as well as traditional crepes both soft and crispy are the order of the day at Kensington’s Cafe Creperie on 2-6 Exhibition Rd, SW7 (South Kensington tube).
Hip, retro brekkie spot The Breakfast Club on 2-4 Rufus St, N1 hots is annual Pancake Eating contest (Feb 12) and serves up All-American Pancakes with maple syrup on its regular all-day, everyday brunch menu. Branches also in Angel (Camden Passage), Soho and Spitalfields, 8am until late. (Old St tube)
Shutterbug London is a hot new creperie in Shoreditch. For their Pancake Day/Mardi Gras party, they will be serving up yummy pancakes, Mardi Gras cocktails, live DJs and a Pancake Race starring the infamous Run Dem Crew. 6.30pm, 1 Rivington Place, EC1 (Old St tube).
Meet Crepeman at the Crêpeaffaire in Westfield, Stratford City for a Pancake Tossing contest, kids activities, celebrity photos, prizes and more! (branches also in Westfield White City, Soho, Spitalfields and Stanstead Airport).
The Diner on 21 Essex Road, N1 (more branches in Shoreditch, Soho, Camden, Kensal Rise) features its Pancake Day menu (from Mon Feb 11), stacked high with buttermilk pancakes and a host of exotic toppings. (Angel tube)
The King’s Road staple, My Old Dutch has been flipping pancakes for the public for 53 years. Head to their Chelsea restaurant or branches in Kensington and Holborn for traditional pancakes with sugar and lemon or more exciting combos. 221 Kings Rd, SW7 (Sloane Square tube)