The Great Spitalfields Pancake Race

 
 
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The Great Spitalfields Pancake RaceIn celebration of Shrove Tuesday, pancake enthusiasts leg it down Dray Walk at The Old Truman Brewery near Brick Lane with a frying pan and slab of batter for a relay race with a difference. All participants need for The Great Spitalfields Pancake Race is a team of four spirited souls dressed up in wacky costumes and armed with a frying pan (pancakes are provided). Heats kick off at 12.30pm, followed by the finals and ceremonial prize-giving (for the winners: an engraved frying pan, of course). All entrants receive hot pancakes and there's an award for the best-dressed team too so pick a theme and don the appropriate garb - however ridiculous. It's a really eccentric occasion made only better by the wandering clowns and string band playing in the background.

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About The Old Truman Brewery

Popular with the Shoreditch crowd on the weekends, The Old Truman Brewery houses more than 200 small, creative businesses, a bar and several areas for hire. It encompasses 19 buildings, linked by a series of alleyways and courtyards, but the main area - the Boiler House - is easily identified by its 49-metre chimneystack with 'Truman' written up the side. More about The Old Truman Brewery

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Underground Stations

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Aldgate East Tube Station
 
8 minutes walk
 
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
 
Whitechapel Overground Station
 
8 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Sclater Street Car Park
 
3 minutes walk
 
Spitalfields Car Park
 
4 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Backyard MarketBackyard MarketBackyard MarketOn weekends Brick Lane and, more specifically, the area around the Old Truman Brewery is a hive of activity with a series of market stalls adding to the street party vibe. Close to the Old Truman Brewery you get two markets on Sundays - the Backyard Market and the Sunday UpMarket. The Backyard Market, off Brick Lane and next to 93 Feet East, also o2016/02/07 Where:
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