While approximately two people know when or what St George’s Day is, the City does: because there’s free booze involved, natch.
Next Monday, in honour of this very English day, the Lamb Tavern in the heart of Leadenhall Market is going out-and-out British. Predictably, the pub will be decked out in white and red, and it’s setting up an all-day pop up bar outside. If it couldn’t get any more chintzy, morris dancing kicks off at noon in the market.
The Best of British theme rumbles on with a world record attempt at reciting Shakespeare. If you fancy reciting four lines from Henry V, turn up at 12.30 to register for the world record attempt at 1.15. Fancy getting some practice? The lines are below…
“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!”
If it’s all sounding a bit BNP, there’s free booze to cool off. Grab a complimentary pint of Bombardier, Young’s Bitter or a glass of wine just by registering at The Lamb Tavern’s website (link below). Selected beers are only £2 a pint after that, if, you know, you’re knackered after slaying a dragon.
The Lamb Tavern
10-12 Leadenhall Market