Burns Night in London 2023: From suppers to ceilidhs five of the best events

For Scots living in London, or for fans of the Scottish bard wanting to join in on the fun, we have found a selection of the best events happening in the capital.

Burns Night always falls on January 25, celebrating the life and work of the Scottish poet Robert Burns.

The evening is usually celebrated with a traditional Burns supper of haggis, neeps and tatties, some whiskey tasting and a good old ceilidh.

For Scots living in London, or for fans of the Scottish bard wanting to join in on the fun, we have found a selection of the best events happening in the capital.

Burns supper at Arber Garden. Credit: Arber Garden

Burns night at the Arber Garden

Arber Garden, 1 Pearson Square, W1W 7EY January 25 Tickets £65 (with whiskey pairings)

The Arber Garden is hosting a five course Burns supper paired with some special whiskies from East London Liquor Company.

The menu includes a mix of traditional fare like crispy haggis and Single Malt ‘22 alongside more contemporary flavours with a Scots twist, like Arbroath Smokie Velouteì and six years old unreleased whisky casks.

Come along and raise a glass to celebrate the Scottish poet’s 264th birthday.

Enjoy a night of ceilidh dancing at London’s Ceilidh Club . Credit: London Ceilidh Club

London Ceilidh Club’s Burns Night

St Mary’s Church, Wyndham Pl, York St, W1H 1PQ January 20 to 28 Tickets £39 to £49

London’s Ceilidh Club will be celebrating Robert Burns’s birthday with a night full of traditional Scottish dancing at St Mary’s in Marylebone.

There will be a special Burns supper buffet with haggis, neeps and tatties (vegetarian and vegan options available), along with a bagpiping session and ceilidh dancing on the massive dance floor.

They are running a few events across the week so check their website for further details.

Burns Night at Barge East. Credit: Barge East

Burns night on the Barge

Barge East, River Lee, Sweetwater Mooring, White Post Ln, E9 5EN January 25 to 27 Tickets: From £55

Hackney’s floating bar Barge East gets in on the Burns Night action with three evenings of celebrations.

Tuck into a four-course Scottish supper including a dram of whisky, and enjoy live music, poetry and a toast to the haggis.

Burns night at Bourne & Hollingworth. Credit: Supplied

Burns Night Extravaganza

Bourne & Hollingsworth Buildings, 42 Northampton Rd, EC1R 0HU January 25 Tickets: From £40 to £95 per person

Celebrate Burns Night in style at Bourne & Hollingsworth Buildings, complete with whisky cocktails, ceilidh dancing, live music and an address to the Haggis.

Come donned in your finest tartan attire and enjoy a five course feast including cullen skink, haggis, neeps and tatties and deep-fried Mars bars.

If you’re feeling extra fancy you can pair each course with a delicious dram or delectable cocktail.

Burns night on board the Cutty Sark

Cutty Sark, King William Walk, SE10 9HT January 25 Tickets: £15

Celebrate Burns Night on board the iconic tea clipper Cutty Sark for a folktastic evening of music from The Salts.

The band features five seasoned musicians collectively performing a mixture of instruments as well as great harmonies, all guaranteed to get the crowd singing and dancing along.

A perfect way to celebrate Scotland’s most renowned poet and songwriter.