On January 25 the life, works and legacy of Scotland’s best-loved bard, Robert Burns, is celebrated with dining, toasting and dancing. Famously eloquent, outspoken and fond of the drink, Burns is the Scottish archetype that still has relevance even in these times of the remarkably sober Gordon Ramsay and improbably loose-tongued Malcolm Tucker. Even in the Sassenach stronghold that is London, Burns Night is celebrated by those who hold egalitarian values (and the enjoyment of a few bevies) dear. Of the surprisingly numerous Burns Night options in London, we’ve picked out some of the highlights where you can enjoy a supper with poetry, pipes, whisky galore – and even a ceilidh. So let’s raise a dram to Scotland’s favourite son.
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