London’s Food Festivals 2018

We all know Londoners love their food and to be fair who can blame us?! With summer comes a whole plethora of food festivals luring in every foodie fanatic in the city.  Whether local to London or just passing by for the weekend, it’s a great opportunity to explore the culinary delights the world has to offer – not forgetting the array of tasty beverages! We have listed some of our favourite upcoming festivals, which in our eyes you cannot miss!

We Love Food

When: Each weekend of July celebrates a different cuisine

27th and 28th July – The Happy Hour Festival

Where: Old Spitalfields Market, 16 Horner Square London, E1 6EW

This weekend, the Old Spitalfields Market will transform itself into one of London’s favourite food festivals of the year. Complete with live entertainment, offering the very best food and drink from street food heroes across London, to top chefs and restaurants from around the world! ‘We Love Food festival’ will be a culinary celebration of street-food favourites and a great experience for those wanting to try out their taste buds on exciting new foods!


When: 31st August – 2nd September

Where: Tobacco Dock

Juicy ribs, mouth-watering BBQ’s and pulled pork heaven… Yes that’s right Meatopia is BACK! Founded in the US by the late great Josh Ozersky and brought to the UK by chef Richard H Turner, Meatopia is a festival of high quality, ethically sourced meat, all cooked over ethically sourced wood and charcoal by some of the world’s leading top chefs. This festival is a weekend-long love affair of meat, drink, fire and music – Meatopia UK has become a legendary event for food lovers.

Cheese Street


2nd September – Walthamstow

30th September – Islington

A festival of all things cheese, celebrating our love for it across the capital this summer. Cheesemakers from across the country will come together and show off all of our cheesy favourites. From fondue to toasties and with street food regulars such as The Cheese Truck,to well-loved regular farmer market stalls this is definitely a food fest not to miss!

Veg Fest

When: 27th – 28th October

Where: Olympia London

With the ever-increasing amount of vegan and vegetarians, there’s no doubt the UK’s most popular vegan festival is going to be a big one! An electric festival that has a varied line-up featuring the more traditional food festival events such talks on healthy eating, sustainability, and animal rights, as well as talks from vegan vloggers and vegan comedians.

So, whether you love your meat or love your happy hours, London has multiple food festivals happening to keep every foodie happy.

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