The best 3 hours of fun in LondonWhat is Burns Night London all about?
Burns Night London is a real highlight of the year. It's a chance to celebrate the life of Scotland's National Poet, Robert Burns, in a way he would have wanted – eating, drinking, dancing, piping and poetry. Burns wrote some of the world's most famous songs and poetry including Auld Lang Syne and we celebrate his birthday on the 25th January 1759.
So how does the Ceilidh Club celebrate Burns Night?
Ceilidh Club will have a traditional 3 hours of dancing to a wonderful band and caller. If you have never danced before then don't worry, there's a caller who will let you know the steps. You'll pick them up in no time and part of the fun is learning them. At half time the haggis is piped in and Burns' poem – the Address to the Haggis is recited. If anyone wants to recite any other Burns poetry or songs then let us know. During the evening Haggis, Neeps (turnips) and Tatties (potatoes) are served buffet style. There is meat and vegetarian versions available.
What's the running order for the night?
Doors open at 7pm and haggis, neeps and tatties is served buffet style between 7:15ish and 10ish. The dancing starts at 8pm and at half time (about 9:20pm) the haggis is piped in and there is the address to the haggis. The dancing then goes on until 11pm. The night all end with Auld Lang Syne.
What should you wear?
There is no dress code but tartan is always appreciated and people tend to dress up a bit more for Burns night. Wear something comfy for dancing. You won't look out of place whatever you wear – some people dress up in the full highland gear and posh frocks, others come in their work clothes. If you make a bit of an effort you'll appreciate it - and so will everyone else.
Tickets and non refundable and non transferrable. Over 18s only. Valid ID required.