Between Burns Night (in January) and St Andrew's Day (November) — and not forgetting various sporting fixtures throughout the year — there are plenty of opportunities to celebrate Scottish culture in London.
Here's where you can hail the mighty Tartan Army, sing Flower of Scotland, or just raise a glass of whisky.
The effigy of Mary Queen of Scots, on her tomb in Westminster Abbey Source Alex David Caledonian Road: named after an institution set up in 1815 to help Scottish children orphaned by the Napoleonic Wars Source Modernarchitecturelondon Source Islingtontribune Crown Court Church of Scotland Source Londonchurchbuildings Crown Court Church of Scotland: the current building dates back to 1711 Source Ecclsoc Drummonds Bank, Charing Cross Source Geograph Drummonds Bank, Charing Cross: founded in 1717 by Edinburgh-born Andrew Drummond Source Best of the Bank The Edinboro Castle, Camden Source Movebubble Great Scotland Yard: the name is believed to derive from a building once located here that was used by Scottish diplomats Source Redbubble Robert Burns statue, Victoria Embankment Source 60445511@n05 Robert Burns statue, Victoria Embankment Gardens: the big man himself Source Panoramio Royal Mile Whiskies, Bloomsbury Street Source Adventuresinwhiskyland Royal Mile Whiskies, Bloomsbury Street Source Lovefromviclouise St Columba’s Church, Pont Street Source Stcolumbas St Columba’s Church, Pont Street: named after the Irish saint who helped bring Christianity to Scotland Source Stcolumbas William Wallace Memorial: it was at Smithfield Market in August 1305 that William Wallace was executed Source Orangebrompton Inside the London Scottish Regiment: nicknamed the Cockney Jocks Source Alternativevenues The London Scottish Regiment on Horseferry Road in Westminster Source Alternativevenues Following the closure of the DC Thompson editorial office in the Dundee Courier building, (the team was moved back to Scotland in 2016) there are now no journalists working on Fleet Street Source Distortoid The Dundee Courier Building: the last building on Fleet Street to maintain a link with the printed press Source Joeldoeslondon The Caledonian Club, in Halkin Street in Belgravia was established in 1891 to provide a base for Scots in London Source Caledonianclub A private members' club, the Caledonian Club started out as 'the representative national club and headquarters for Scotsmen in London'. It now includes women members with close Scottish connections Source Craftscotland Mac & Wild, Fitzrovia: their ‘Venimoo’ was voted London’s Best Burger 2015 Source Hardens Mac & Wild, Fitzrovia, bringing the flavours of Scotland to London Source Resdiary The 18 holes of the London Scottish Golf Club are set in heath and woodland by the windmill on Wimbledon Common Source Londonscottishgolfclub The London Scottish Golf Club, Wimbledon Source Londonscottishgolfclub Boisdale, Belgravia: the Boisdale is named after a remote port in the Outer Hebrides Source Yespleaseblog
Last Updated 15 May 2017