Where to celebrate Burns Night 2020 in London: the best events in the capital

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The best Burns Night events in London to enjoy whether you’re a Scot or not. After all, who could say no to a night of haggis addressing, whisky drinking and ceilidh dancing?

Come 25 January, bars and restaurants all over London will be springing to life with celebrations for the esteemed poet, Robert Burns. 

Whether you fancy knocking back a wee dram or indulging in a full six-course meal, there are plenty of events happening in our fair city that will appeal to your inner Scotswoman. 

So get your bagpipes at the ready and don your finest tartan, because this Burns Night is going to be one to remember!

  • M&W X Copper Dog Burns Shindig

    Burns Night: Mac and Wild

    How much? Tickets from £10 (includes cocktail on arrival).

    When? 25 January, from 6:30 pm.

    What? A gathering. A celebration. A general Scottish shindig. Live music, Scottish street food, haggis making masterclasses, whisky wall, bone marrow whisky Luge and more. 

    Where? Mac & Wild Pop-up (Old Pitt Cue where Smoky Barrels Festive Pop-up was), 1, Devonshire Square, Spitalfields, London EC2M 4YP.

  • Burns Night Bash at Skylight

    Burns Night in London: Skylight

    How much? Tickets from £8.

    When? 25 January, from 5pm.

    What? Enjoy live bagpipers and highland dancers, poetry performances and the chance to sip a wee dram of whisky, followed by a DJ all night. 

    Where? Tobacco Dock, Pennington St entrance, St Katharine’s & Wapping, London E1W 2SF.

  • Burns Night Whisky Tasting at Rotunda

    Burns Night in London: Rotunda

    How much? Tickets are priced at £31.50.

    When? 24 January, from 6.30pm.

    What? An evening of Glenlivet whisky tasting, small Scottish dishes and an opportunity to learn the traditions of Burns Night.

    Where? 90 York Way, London N1 9AG

  • Burns Night at temper

    Burns Night in London: temper

    How much? Tickets start at £50 for a four-course meal and welcome cocktail, or £75 to include whisky pairings. 

    When? 25 January, from 6pm.

    What? Expect quirky twists on Scottish classics, such as smoked salmon tacos.

    Where? 5 Mercer Walk, Mercers Yard, Covent Garden, London WC2H 9FA.

  • Festival Burns Night Comedy Gala at Leicester Square Theatre

    Burns Night in London: Festival Burns Night Comedy Gala
    Burns Night in London: Festival Burns Night Comedy Gala

    How much? Tickets are priced between £16-20.

    When? 27 January, doors open at 8pm.

    What? A special Scottish line-up with a preview of acts that will perform at the Whyte & Mackay Glasgow International Comedy Festival in March.

    Where? Leicester Square Theatre, 6 Leicester Place, London, WC2H 7BX.

  • Burns Night at The Rubens Hotel at The Palace

    Burns Night in London: The Rubens Hotel at the Palace
    Burns Night in London: The Rubens Hotel at the Palace

    How much? £95 per person. 

    When? 24 January, 6.30pm start.

    What? After being greeted with a glass of champagne and some canapes, sit down for a gorgeous six-course tasting menu including the finest Scottish beef fillet and – of course – haggis neeps and tatties.

    Where? 39 Buckingham Palace Rd, Westminster, London SW1W 0PS.

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Megan Murray

Megan Murray is a senior digital writer for, who enjoys writing about homeware (particularly candles), travel, food trends, restaurants and all the wonderful things London has to offer.

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