London is known as one of the culinary capitals of the world. There are few cities that offer the same breadth of foodie experiences – from fine dining to innovative street food – there’s never been a better time to explore the many delectable delights London has to offer.
Hit the city in June and you’ll find a whole range of foodie-friendly events to whet your appetite. Here’s our pick of the best:
This month-long event features over 400 foodie celebrations across the city. A buzzing indoor Night Market will serve as the festival’s hub. Alongside that there’ll be free community events, talks on food waste and hunger, a soup kitchen and access to the city’s latest dining hot-spots.
Tickets for Night Market £15
You don’t want to miss this! For one night only, Pop Brixton’s contingent of independent restaurants and street food vendors will be taking their menus and putting a special twist on them to celebrate Brixton’s unique cultural and culinary identity.
Granary Square is just around the corner from Clink78 and Clink261, so if you’re staying with us – this is the food event for you! Throw together the finest Americana food vendors from KERB and mix it with the inimitable Maverick Festival, you’ve got yourself a full on flavourful hoe-down! Head down for heel tapping live music, grub and a little moonshine …
2nd & 3rd June
Carnaby Street has an iconic heritage – where the Swinging 60’s London was conceived and where the Mods, Punks and New Romantics called home. Today, it’s the cool, bustling heart of London’s West End. At Carnaby Street Eat find local restaurants, bars and cafes serving up tasty signature dishes and drinks along the whole street.
3rd June, 12 – 6pm
The ultimate showcase of London’s top chefs, best restaurants and the nation’s favourite food and drink brands. Held in the beautiful Regent’s park, this is arguably the highlight of the savvy Londoner’s foodie calendar. Enjoy taster dishes, live cooking demos and hands-on master-classes.
Standard ticket £17
‘The Great Get Together’ is a campaign launched in honour of murdered Labour MP Jo Cox, who campaigned on issues relating to the Syrian Civil War and believed strongly that ‘we are far more united and have far more in common than that which divides us.’ Neighbourhood get togethers will be happening all weekend. There’s an official ‘Big Lunch’ happening at The Olympic Park where you can bring along a homemade picnic or treat yourself to some street food.
The Big Lunch at The Queen Elizabeth park: 18th June
Brixton Rooftop is bringing the beach to London this summer. Every Thursday, come scrunch your toes in the sand and tuck into meaty treats cooked by some of London’t top BBQ specialists. All of this, alongside some Caribbean and Latino beats and some lip-smacking cocktails, make for a perfect summer’s night.
Every Thursday throughout the summer
Meal and Drink Ticket £14
Underbelly Festival in South Bank – All Summer