Everyone loves Pancake Day, and with just over a week to go until the batter-flipping gets underway it’s now time to start thinking about where to get yours.
Of course, making pancakes at home is always great fun, but if you are struggling with your flipping technique – or just don’t fancy all the washing up – then a trip to London is the perfect alternative, as you’ll find loads of great places to grab a stack of pancakes in the capital.
There are many types of pancake to choose from, with delicate crepes being served up at places like the hugely popular Crepe Affaire, which has branches all across London. Whether you’re in Soho, Stratford or Spitalfields, you’ll find this French-style creperie serving up a fantastic range of delicious treats, and with a huge variety of topings to choose from, there’s no danger of leaving unsatisfied.
For something a little thicker and stodgier, meanwhile, head to the Breakfast Club, which has branches in Hoxton, Soho and Islington. Famous for its indulgent brunches and breakfasts, this is the place to come for a stack of American-style pancakes, served to order with whichever add-ons and toppings you’d like, from maple syrup to berries and ice cream.
Elsewhere, the famous Hampstead Creperie may be rather low-key, but its reputation for delivering top-quality pancakes is unrivalled. Little more than a street stall, this legendary outlet has been helping Londoners satisfy their cravings for years and is always worth a visit if you happen to be in the area.
There are, of course, loads of great places to indulge in some pancake-based fun in London, with chains and independent stores alike offering a range of batter-based delights that are sure to keep you happy until after Lent.