Top Five Places to Celebrate Burns Night 2017 In Central London
For over 200 years, Scotland has turned out in force each January to celebrate the life and work of its most famous son, acclaimed poet and national treasure, Robert Burns. Yet just because you’re staying at our serviced apartments in Central London this year, that doesn’t mean you need miss out on all the festivities of the annual Burns Night tradition.
Whether you’re a proud Scot or simply a curious Sassenach looking to join in the fun, Smart City Apartments offer our pick of the top five places to celebrate this uniquely Scottish event in London in January 2017.
Cabot Place, Canary Wharf, London, E14 4QT
Boisdale’s unmistakable charm, high class menu, and regular schedule of live entertainment makes this vibrant restaurant and music venue a firm favourite with guests at our Canary Wharf serviced apartments.
The fact that the venue wears its Scottish heritage proudly on its sleeve also makes it the perfect choice for toasting to the Immortal Memory and digging into some delicious haggis.
From January 17th, Boisdale will offer their own Burns menu, complete with a number of variations on the traditional Scottish delicacy, as well as number of local favourites from north of the border.
On January 25th -Burns Night itself- the venue will play host to their very own Highland hootenanny, where the Burns supper will be followed by a night of live swing music and classic pop.
The Ceilidh Club
Hammersmith Town Hall, King Street, W6 9JU
For Burns Night with a difference, look no further than London’s famous Ceilidh Club, who will be celebrating the occasion with three separate ceilidh’s throughout the week.
This is your chance to dance the night away with a live band and a dance caller guiding you through each of the new dances.
The three hour event takes a break halfway through for the traditional piping of the haggis and toasts to the late poet himself.
The Caledonian Club
9 Halkin St, London, SW1X 7DR
Described as ‘a little bit of Scotland in the heart of London,’ the illustrious private members club commemorates the Scottish bard with an evening of exquisite fine dining and thought-provoking entertainment.
Though this is the one venue furthest away from all of serviced apartments in Central London, club members and guests alike will find much to make the short tube journey seem well worth it.
Former Scotland on Sunday editor and acclaimed literary critic, Stuart Kelly will toast to the Immortal Memory of Robert Burns, whilst broadcaster A L. Kennedy is also expected to give a toast.
Bourne & Hollingsworth
42 Northampton Rd, London EC1R 0HU
An annual hit with both Scots living in London and those who just want to soak up the truly enjoyable atmosphere, Bourne & Hollingsworth five course Burns supper and entertainment lives up to the brand’s reputation for glamour, style, and quality.
For those of a more adventurous nature, there will also be an opportunity to stand forth and recite some of the bard’s more complex lyrics, along with party games, a rendition of Auld Lang Syne, and dancing.
Mr. Fogg’s of Mayfair
15 Bruton Lane, Mayfair, London, W1J 6JD
A short distance from our luxury Oxford Street apartments in Soho, you’ll find this rather marvelous venue, boasting all the extravagance and eccentricity that you’d expect from a restaurant named after the title character of Jules Verne’s ‘Around the World in 80 Days.’
On January 25th, the venue will host its own Burns Night celebration, complete with bagpipe music, the traditional ‘addressing of the haggis’ and a poetry recital.
Mr. Fogg’s staff will be swapping their usual uniforms for authentic Scottish attire on the evening, and male guests are also encouraged to don Kilts and Sporrans for the occasion.
Please note that booking is advised for each of the venues listed above.
Burns Night 2017 takes place on Wednesday, January 25th. Celebrate this unique event with Smart City’s luxury serviced apartments in Central London. Book your stay online today, or call our team now on 020 7952 6088.