Breakfast club

If you think you can eat 12 pancakes in 20 minutes, put your money where your mouth is on Feb 21 in Artillery Lane. Do the job and your pancakes are free. Otherwise, cough up £15.

Water Poet

Bowl into this Shoreditch boozer on Shrove Tuesday for sweet and savoury pancakes for every palate. There’s a smoked salmon with crème fraîche and herb topping for the adventurous.

Fortnum & Mason

Not so hot at flipping a pancake? Get tips from an expert at this Piccadilly  demo on February 21. It’s at 11am, so there’ll be time left in the day to wow your friends with your skills later.