This weekend day trip to Food festival London ended up being a little beauty and one of my favourite food adventures while I was living in the United Kindom. It was just out of London at Syon Park but well worth the quick trip for a day filled with fun and tasty food. I had pre-purchased the Food festival London tickets online but once I got out there, I realised this was not really a requirement although I saved 5 pounds off the entry price, so probably still a handy tip to give.
Once at Food festival London you will instantly notice the relaxed atmosphere the on offer. It is well run and on entry, you will get provided with the itinerary for the day of when and where each cooking demonstration or entertainment will be shown. So, what can you expect at the Food Festival London?
The day I went I was blessed with some beautiful London weather which obviously isn’t always guaranteed. This allowed for some music to be on a little stage and acts performed there throughout the day. It was all chilled-out Sunday style classic music with nice vibes and lyrics. It was the place most ventured to for a rest or when enjoying some of the tasty food or drinks that were on offer from the many stalls.
Apart from eating the food, there were also plenty of stalls selling cooking equipment and accessories and showing demonstrations on how products are to be used. There were chef tutorials and demonstrations on how to cook some of their signature dishes with chefs from Michelin-starred restaurants. They also shared handy little tips on how to produce your own quality dishes from your kitchen at home. Cake decorating displays and tutorials which was fascinating, the things they can create is outrageous and they are so talented. There was a pie-throwing contest as well as my favourite event of the day, a chilli eating contest! This was hilarious to watch and run very well. The facial expressions from some of the contestants as they worked their way up from the not so hot to the ridiculously hot was a lasting memory in itself.
Then as I briefly mentioned before there are the food stalls and drink stands. The quality of food coming out of these pop-up stalls was simply amazing and made the entry fee of 10 pounds a no brainer. I spent the afternoon working my way through as many dishes as I could while lying on the grass listening to live music, enjoying craft beers and freshly made cocktails. It was heaven.
If you are in the London area, around the May Bank holiday weekend one year you should certainly look at getting yourself along to this little festival which I’m sure is getting bigger and better each year that it runs.
I would suggest staying in London city itself and just travel via the tube out to the Foodie festival London. The accommodation options are endless as you can imagine in London. Find your perfect hotel, backpackers or apartment.
Looking to find the best way to travel around Europe then I suggest checking out the Busabout Travel Company and if eating while in London is still required the 5 best markets in London are a great place to source delicious local food dishes.
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Happy Travels, Brodie