Belgium National Day In London

Ellie Broughton
By Ellie Broughton Last edited 82 months ago
Belgium National Day In London

Join in with Belgium's national day of festivities tomorrow at one of the parties around London, and celebrate the only country in Europe that lacks a government.

21 July, is a national holiday in Belgium, marking the inauguration of Belgium’s first king on that date in 1831.

Bar Music Hall on Curtain Road is having a great shindig, and will play host to the Vedett Photomaton –  a machine which prints your picture on a beer bottle label. Choose from several beer brands – Maresdous, La Chouffe, Duvel and Liefman’s – as tuck into the waffles and frites. Entry is free.

London's other Belgian hotspots are also worth a look. Centrally, the Rake in Borough Market has over 30 types of Belgian beer in the fridge alone. The Dovetail pub in Clerkenwall and the Dove in Broadway Market both have 101 Belgian beers behind the bar. However, Lowlander in Drury Lane tops the league, with 120 beers to choose from. Yikes!

So let's toast Belgium's health. Most populations would riot if their MPs refused to form a coalition. Hope it gets sorted soon, guys. Proost!

Last Updated 20 July 2011