I know it’s only been 4 weeks since Christmas but if you’re already missing the festivities and finding January a drag, then fear not, dust off your party shoes as it’s time for another celebration! It’s Burns Night on Monday 25th January, and for those of you not aware of what that is, let me fill you in.. Burns Night is held in celebration of Scotland’s most famous poet – Robert Burns. This celebration has been tradition each year since his death in 1796. Remembering Rabbie Burns (as he’s often affectionately referred to), involves eating haggis, drinking whiskey and reciting his poetry. If you’re still none the wiser about his existence as a poet he wrote that famous song Auld Lang Syne which everyone knows, Scottish or otherwise, and is often sung on NYE or as the Scot’s like to call it “Hogmanay”.
Here at Davis Brown Estate Agents in Fitzrovia we like to keep our fingers on the pulse of what’s going on in our local area, and being the cosmopolitan city that London is you won’t find it difficult to find a spot where you can don your kilt and show off your Highland Fling! Fitzrovia hangout Bourne and Hollingsworth are putting on a 5 course Scottish banquet on the day starting at 6.30pm, and the Jones Family Project in East London are offering a Scottish-themed menu and whiskey cocktails served in a traditional Quaich, starting on 23rd. Otherwise you could try your hand at some home-made Scottish cooking, now I know you can’t pretty up a haggis not even with a tartan ribbon, but apparently it tastes good! Or why not try a cock-a-leekie soup, neeps and tatties (with your haggis of course) and a delicious Cranachan for pud!