Little Bits Of Scotland In London

By Londonist Staff Last edited 18 months ago
Little Bits Of Scotland In London

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
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Caledonian Road: named after an institution set up in 1815 to help Scottish children orphaned by the Napoleonic Wars
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Crown Court Church of Scotland
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Crown Court Church of Scotland: the current building dates back to 1711
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Drummonds Bank, Charing Cross
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Drummonds Bank, Charing Cross: founded in 1717 by Edinburgh-born Andrew Drummond
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The Edinboro Castle, Camden
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Great Scotland Yard: the name is believed to derive from a building once located here that was used by Scottish diplomats
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Robert Burns statue, Victoria Embankment
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Robert Burns statue, Victoria Embankment Gardens: the big man himself
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Royal Mile Whiskies, Bloomsbury Street
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Royal Mile Whiskies, Bloomsbury Street
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St Columba’s Church, Pont Street
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St Columba’s Church, Pont Street: named after the Irish saint who helped bring Christianity to Scotland
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William Wallace Memorial: it was at Smithfield Market in August 1305 that William Wallace was executed
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Inside the London Scottish Regiment: nicknamed the Cockney Jocks
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The London Scottish Regiment on Horseferry Road in Westminster
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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
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The Dundee Courier Building: the last building on Fleet Street to maintain a link with the printed press
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The Caledonian Club, in Halkin Street in Belgravia was established in 1891 to provide a base for Scots in London
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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
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Mac & Wild, Fitzrovia: their ‘Venimoo’ was voted London’s Best Burger 2015
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Mac & Wild, Fitzrovia, bringing the flavours of Scotland to London
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The 18 holes of the London Scottish Golf Club are set in heath and woodland by the windmill on Wimbledon Common
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The London Scottish Golf Club, Wimbledon
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Boisdale, Belgravia: the Boisdale is named after a remote port in the Outer Hebrides
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Last Updated 15 May 2017