Shrove Tuesday, better known as Pancake Day is upon us, but how have pancakes taken their place as a British tradition?
Marking the day before Lent, traditionally a period of abstinence, it gives people the opportunity to clear out all things bad from the kitchen cupboards or the last day to indulge before starting the 49 days of lent.
From the day after Shrove Tuesday (Ash Wednesday) until Good Friday, people have the option to give up a particular vice, whether it be alcohol or chocolate.
Finding the perfect pancakes
So where in London can you get hold of this sugary carby goodness?
The Breakfast Club, Dotted around London
Can you take on the annual Pancake challenge?
12 pancakes stacked high to eat within the time of 15 minutes, complete in the time and it’s on the house. Otherwise cough up for the £17.50 bill, that goes to the charity Little Rays Of Sunshine.
Of course, they’re also offering speciality pancakes for the occasion if you don’t fancy the pancake race.
Kensington Creperie, South Kensington
Offering sweet and savoury creps, from English Breakfast to ice cream. The creperie offers a slightly lighter alternative to the traditional American stack.
Polo 24 Hour Bar, Moorgate
The stack speaks for its self really…
Chicken Curry pancakes anyone? If you want your favourite meal in a pancake, then My old Dutch can quite literally transform it into a Shrove Tuesday treat for you, all you have to do it ask…
Kova Patisserie, Soho
Renowned for its homemade Mille Crepes, with a custard filling in-between glorious crepes with all sorts of favours including matcha, vanilla and chocolate, a perfect alternative to your regular pancake.
Where will you be going to celebrate?