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Robert Burns Celebration - with Haggis

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Experience hosted by Gavin

90 mins
Includes food
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Experience Burns' works and pay homage at his Memorial

We'll meet at the foot of the Robert Burns Memorial statue in Embankment Gardens and open with a talk on the origins of the great man, the enlightenment period into which he emerges, and some of his early works. We'll continue to discuss some of the main themes in his poetry and life, including his extraordinary use of nature, his romantic poetry and romances, his place in the history of the emancipation of the common man, and his legacy to those who continued the struggle.
From there we'll move to a nearby pub where we will "Address the Haggis" and take a sample of the famous Scottish dish, along with neeps and tatties which are included. Drinks are extra and you will be able to have a full meal if you book in advance. Contact me for details.
Experience Burns' works and pay homage at his Memorial

We'll meet at the foot of the Robert Burns Memorial statue in Embankment Gardens and open with a talk on the origins of the great man, the enlightenment period into which he emerges, and some of his early works. We'll continue to discuss some of the main themes in his poetry and life, including his extraordinary use of nature, his romantic poetry and romances, his place in the history of the emancipation of the common man, and his legacy to those who continued the struggle.
From there we'll move to a nearby pub where we will "Address the Haggis" and tak…

What's included

  • Food
    Vegetarian haggis option, but no other food allergies can be accommodated<b...
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/ person
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Meet your host, Gavin

Host on Airbnb since 2014
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I have been performing the works of Robert Burns since the age of four, having been forced into this peculiar form of child labour by a proud journalist father. Years later the son has been a long standing member of the Council of the Burns Club of London, and has spoken, sung, recited and shared his own enthralment with the Bard for hundreds of audiences, many regular bookings. I am for 16 years MC of my own annual black tie Burns Nicht at a major London members' club for 160 guests, and for 14 years MC of the Burns nicht of the world famous White Horse on Parsons Green.
I have been performing the works of Robert Burns since the age of four, having been forced into this peculiar form of child labour by a proud journalist father. Years later the son has been a long standing member of the Council of the Burns Club of London, and has spoken, sung, recited and shared his own enthralment with the Bard for hundreds of audiences, many regular bookings. I am for 16 years MC of my own annual black tie Burns Nicht at a major London members' club for 160 guests, and for 14…
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Where you'll be

We'll begin in the gardens and make our way to a local pub where we'll Address the Haggis and sample a taste. Drinks are extra.

The Gardens are a haven of peace in the centre of London with views of the River and Cleopatra's Needle.

The Needle was made in Egypt for the Pharaoh Thotmes III in 1460 BC, making it almost 3,500 years old. It is known as Cleopatra’s Needle as it was brought to London from Alexandria, the royal city of Cleopatra.

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests of all ages can attend.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

More tips

If you have a favourite poem or song, let me know in advance and I'll have it for you!

What to bring

In case of inclement weather, please bring a shower proof jacket or umbrella. In case of very bad weather we shall retire to a nearby pub.