This St George's Day, Monday 23 April, Leadenhall Market's Lamb Tavern will attempt to break the record for the greatest number of people toasting St George in unison. Those wishing to participate (and who are 18 years or older) will be offered a complimentary pint of Bombardier, Young's Bitter or a glass of wine, but will need to register on the Lamb's website by 18 April to receive the free drink voucher and be at the pub on the 23rd by 12.30pm. Then, at 1.15pm, customers will be invited to “raise a glass to Queen and country and recite England’s most revered scribe William Shakespeare’s famous speech” taken from his iconic play, Henry V:
I see you stand like greyhounds in the slips,
Straining upon the start. The game’s afoot:
Follow your spirit, and upon this charge
Cry ‘God for Harry, England and St. George!
In addition to the freebie drink and the mega-toast, there'll be Morris dancing from noon, an all-day pop-up bar outside the pub and red and white decorations in and around the market as well.
The Lamb Tavern is located at 10-12 Leadenhall Market, EC3V 1LR.