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Burns Night celebrations in South Bank

16 th January 2024

25 January marks the birthday of the iconic Scottish poet Robert Burns. In Scotland and beyond the date is celebrated as Burns Night, with haggis, bagpipes, poetry readings and a dram or two of whisky.

If you’re looking to celebrate Burns Night this year, take your pick from these South Bank events.

Burns Night party at 26 Leake Street

Get ready to be whisked away to Scotland with an unforgettable night of Scottish music, dance and food at 26 Leake Street’s annual Burns Night Celebration on Thursday 25 January, hosted at their brilliantly atmospheric underground venue hidden in the arches beneath Waterloo Station.

The evening begins with an indulgent five-course feast with Scottish salmon, haggis and cranachan all on the menu. There’s also a selection of whiskies from Scotland's finest distilleries, a traditional piper to pipe in the haggis and of course plenty of music and dancing with a live ceilidh band to take you long into the night. 

Thu 25 Jan from 7pm 
Tickets cost £95 for the full dining experience, £30 for the party only. Book online here.

Burns Night whisky tasting experience at Gillray’s

The elegant Gillray’s Steakhouse & Bar at the grand Marriott County Hall hosts a special whisky tasting evening in honour of Burns Night on Thursday 25 January. The renowned spirits experts, Berry Bros. & Rudd will be presenting their Classics collection, journeying through different key whisky regions and flavour profiles.

Discover four distinct, multi-award winning Scotch Whiskies including an Ardmore 2012, Islay Reserve, Glencadam 2011, and Sherry Cask Matured whisky. Each whisky will be carefully paired with a canape created by Executive Chef Jamie Welch and his team, complimenting the flavour profiles of the fine spirits and inspired by the Scottish landscapes from where they originate.

Thu 25 Jan from 6:30pm
Tickets cost £55 and space is limited! Book online here

Sunday Lyan at Lyaness – Burns Night edition

Lyaness at Sea Containers London, one of London’s most awarded cocktail bars, celebrates Burns Night with a special edition of their monthly Sunday Lyan party on Sunday 28 January.

For the Burns Night Sunday Lyan, Lyaness has partnered with Craigellachie Distillery to bring you delicious cocktails made with very special liquids (including their iconic 23-year-old - available on a first come first served basis!). In the words of Rabbie Burns himself — ‘Freedom an' whisky gang thegither, Tak aff your dram!’

Sun 28 Jan from 5pm 
Bookings and walk-ins are available from 5pm–11pm. Book a table online here.


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