Camm & Hooper
Crashing down from the high of year-end festivities, January often feels bleak. That is, of course, unless you’ve had the foresight to put a night to look forward to in the diary. And how better to bring the festivities into the new year than with a magnificent Burns Night celebration at 26 Leake Street on 25 January? Whether you’re a bonafide Scot or simply Scottish-at-heart, this Burns Night ceilidh promises an evening of authentic fun.
A yearly tribute to Scotland’s national bard, Robert Burns, each year Burns Night sees people gather together to indulge in a traditional feast accompanied by whisky, poetry, and all-around merriment. And, while we may be well south of the border, this year Camm & Hooper is offering you the chance to immerse yourself in this vibrant Scottish tradition in the heart of London at Southbank’s 26 Leake Street.
A unique and memorable event space, 26 Leake Street is located in a graffitied tunnel under Waterloo Station. With high ceilings and exposed brickwork, the renovated railway arches make for a dramatic venue in which to dance the night away.
Beginning at 7pm, kick off the evening with a wee dram of whisky, before tucking into a decadent five-course feast. The menu is grounded in classic Scottish fare and includes dishes such as haggis, neeps and tatties, and haggis dumplings, all paired with a curated menu of some of Scotland’s finest whiskies. End on a sweet note with the iconic Cranachan, a medley of cream, oats and raspberries, with a creamy vanilla shortbread served with whisky curd and traditional Scottish tablet to finish.
Setting the atmosphere is Ryan Anderson, a highly experienced bagpiper from Scotland’s North East, whose stirring bagpipe melodies promise to transport you to the Highlands. Leaning into the origins of the celebration, the evening will include the traditional homage to Robert Burns with poetry readings throughout the night featuring famous verse, such as Tae A Haggis and the Selkirk Grace.
After dinner, celebrate the legendary Scotsman’s love for music and dancing with a spin around the dance floor. The lively ceilidh band is sure to rouse spirits as you have a go at Scottish Highland dancing. Got two left feet? Try your luck with the special raffle instead. Each event ticket includes entry into a competition to win an exclusive gift set including a 12-year-old single malt scotch from Glenturret and a bespoke tartan Ettinger hip flask.
Tickets are priced at £95 per person for the complete experience and £30 to enjoy the lively tunes on the dance floor post-dinner, visit cammhooper.com to find out more and buy yours.