The Great Spitalfields Pancake Race

 
 

THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 17TH FEBRUARY 2015

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12.30pm
 
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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.

If you're visiting the pancake race from out of London and need accommodation, take a look at our hotels near The Old Truman Brewery.

 

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

Underground Stations

 
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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Rich Mix Centre, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, Shoreditch, London E16LA | 5 minutes from The Great Spitalfields Pancake Race
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The Old Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane, Spitalfields, London E1 | Same location as The Great Spitalfields Pancake Race
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380 Old Street, Shoreditch, London EC1V | 10 minutes from The Great Spitalfields Pancake Race
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The Old Truman Brewery events

 
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 o2015/03/01 Where:
The Old Truman Brewery, 91  Brick Lane      E1 6QL
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event > Shopping
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VENUE  The Old Truman Brewery 
On 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 o... More about this event
 
Sunday UpMarketSunday UpMarketSunday UpMarketFor all you fashion fans and flavour-istas out there, here's another stop-off on your list. The Sunday UpMarket at the Old Truman Brewery is a treasure trove of jewellery, vintage clothes, handbags, accessories, lamps, art and photography, topped off with some delicious food and drink stalls. Inside the relaxed walls of the Truman Brewery, it's gre2015/03/01 Where:
The Old Truman Brewery, 91  Brick Lane      E1 6QL
Category: event
 

event > Shopping
DATES   
VENUE  The Old Truman Brewery 
For all you fashion fans and flavour-istas out there, here's another stop-off on your list. The Sunday UpMarket at the Old Truman Brewery is a treasure trove of jewellery, vintage clothes, handbags, accessories, lamps, art and photography, topped off with some delicious food and drink stalls. Inside the relaxed walls of the Truman Brewery, it's gre... More about this event
 
Sunshineconnected Networking DinnerSunshineconnected Networking DinnerSunshineconnected networking dinner.5th March 2015Thursday 5th March 2015 Where:
The Old Truman Brewery, 91  Brick Lane      E1 6QL
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Sunshineconnected Networking Dinner
Waking UpWaking Up11th March 2015Monday 16th March 2015 Where:
The Old Truman Brewery, 91  Brick Lane      E1 6QL
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
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No-One HomeNo-One Home16th March 2015Sunday 22nd March 2015 Where:
The Old Truman Brewery, 91  Brick Lane      E1 6QL
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
No-One Home
Sham-Rock Marathon Charity Gig (in support of the Rainforest Foundation UK)Sham-Rock Marathon Charity Gig (in support of the Rainforest Foundation UK)17th March 2015Tuesday 17th March 2015 Where:
The Old Truman Brewery, 91  Brick Lane      E1 6QL
Category: event
On Soon
Sham-Rock Marathon Charity Gig (in support of the Rainforest Foundation UK)
Elite Business Event, National Conference and ExhibitionElite Business Event, National Conference and ExhibitionElite Business Event is FREE to attend. Dedicated to fast track start-ups & high-growth SMEs, looking to expand, diversify or network, it addresses barriers of growth to help build smarter enterprises.18th March 2015Thursday 19th March 2015 Where:
The Old Truman Brewery, 91  Brick Lane      E1 6QL
Category: event
On Soon
Elite Business Event, National Conference and Exhibition
The London Coffee FestivalThe London Coffee FestivalThe London Coffee FestivalThe London Coffee Festival returns with new features including a pop up coffee shop, a roastery tour and the official UK Barista Championships. The new Coffee Masters competition is a fast-paced barista competition which will see sixteen world-class baristas compete for the much coveted title and a £5,000 cash prize. Across the Old Truman Brewery s30th April 2015Sunday 3rd May 2015 Where:
The Old Truman Brewery, 91  Brick Lane      E1 6QL
Category: event
 

event > Exhibitions
DATES  30th Apr to 3rd May 2015
VENUE  The Old Truman Brewery 
The London Coffee Festival returns with new features including a pop up coffee shop, a roastery tour and the official UK Barista Championships. The new Coffee Masters competition is a fast-paced barista competition which will see sixteen world-class baristas compete for the much coveted title and a £5,000 cash prize. Across the Old Truman Brewery s... More about this event
 
Milk & Sugar - A Showcase Of Craftsmanship & StyleMilk & Sugar - A Showcase Of Craftsmanship & Style30th April 2015Sunday 3rd May 2015 Where:
The Old Truman Brewery, 91  Brick Lane      E1 6QL
Category: event
 
Milk & Sugar - A Showcase Of Craftsmanship & Style
RAW Artisan Wine FairRAW Artisan Wine FairRAW Artisan Wine FairWith the promise of healthy wine - well, healthier - the RAW Artisan Wine Fair at the Old Truman Brewery is an independent event that celebrates high quality, pure wine. Organised by Isabelle Legeron, the two-day independent event invites more than 150 growers to showcase their wines, many of which feature on the lists of the world's best restauran17th May 2015Monday 18th May 2015 Where:
The Old Truman Brewery, 91  Brick Lane      E1 6QL
Category: event
 

event > Foodie Events
DATES  Sunday 17th and Monday 18th May 2015
VENUE  The Old Truman Brewery 
With the promise of healthy wine - well, healthier - the RAW Artisan Wine Fair at the Old Truman Brewery is an independent event that celebrates high quality, pure wine. Organised by Isabelle Legeron, the two-day independent event invites more than 150 growers to showcase their wines, many of which feature on the lists of the world's best restauran... More about this event
 
 

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