Festivals contribute immensely to feelings of social cohesion. Festivals are an expressive way to celebrate glorious heritage, culture, and traditions. They play an important role to add structure to our social lives and connect us with our loved ones and backgrounds. Here are the popular Food and Beverages Festivals in London!
Taste of London ( 14 – 18 of July, in Regent’s Park )
This festival gives an alfresco taste of the capital’s top restaurants.
There will be lobster doughnuts from Dalston’s Angelina, prime steaks from Gaucho, vegan bites from Rudy’s and many other delicious dishes from top London restaurants.
The festival is held every year and consists of five days of feasting, indulging and savoring delicious cuisines from the world’s leading food and drink brands. Sample signature dishes from London’s best restaurants, watch live demonstrations from Michelin star chefs, or immerse yourself in a cooking masterclass. There are over 200 artisan food and drink stalls to explore where you can sample and shop the UK’s best wine, cheese, charcuterie, and more.
Located in London’s Regent’s Park, it’s easily accessible by tube on the Bakerloo line.
London Wing Fest ( 24th and 25th July 2021 in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park )
Europe’s biggest chicken wing show-down returns to London – who really does the best wings? On the 24th and 25th of July at London Stadium, in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, competitors from across the UK will work their culinary magic in a bid to be crowned the King or Queen of the Wing.
Free From Festival ( September 11 in Brick Lane )
The UK’s 1st Gluten, Dairy & Refined Sugar-Free Festival. All products are Gluten, Dairy and Refined Sugar-free.
Vegan options are available as well.
Tickets include a complimentary soft or alcoholic welcome drink at the door.
GREAT BRITISH BEER FESTIVAL ( 3-7 August 2021 in Olympia )
Around the world in 800 beers – that’s what visitors of the Great British Beer Festival can expect.
Visitors can enjoy traditional pub games, live music, traditional snacks and guided beer tasting. This is a huge event that attracts thousands of celebrators each year. The festival is also home to the Champion Beer of Britain awards and is held in August of each year.
MEATOPIA ( 3-5 September 2021 in Tobacco Dock, Shadwell )
This is for the meat-lovers fest. Brought here by Hawksmoor honcho Richard H Turner – who originally teamed up with the late Josh Ozersky, founder of the American version of the festival – Meatopia is all about snout-to-tail cooking using local, ethically sourced meat, barbecued to perfection over wood and charcoal. Prolific chefs from around the world dream up original recipes specifically for the festival, so the dishes can’t be tried anywhere else. With more than 40 prolific chefs manning the grills, the line-up includes the Smoking Goat’s Ali Borer, Patty & Bun’s Matt Thompson and Rovi’s Neil Campbell.