*Food Festivals in London

Thursday, September 19, 2019
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The days may be getting steadily longer, but we’re not quite done with summer yet. For Londoners, and those based further afield, there’s nothing that captures the summer vibe quite like an outdoor food festival. And the capital has them plenty of them on offer throughout September. Let’s take a look at a few!

Tower of London
On the weekend of the 13th-15th September, the Tower of London hosts one of the capital’s most popular food festivals. Entry into the festival is included in the price of admission to the tower, and if you’ve already got a membership, you’ll get in for free. As such, it’s a must-visit for those looking to hit a few tourist attractions while sampling the capital’s cuisine.

London Black Food Festival
This unusual festival takes place on the 22nd September, at the Oval. It celebrates all food that is black. On offer will be black cakes, black macarons, black ice cream, black garlic, and, of course, black coffee. This unsettling effect can be achieved with charcoal, sesame, or any of a handful of other additives, and so you’ll get flavours that are slightly different from usual – but that are reliably enticing!

Countryside Food Festival
This event is on the 14th September. It has been set up by Local Food Britain, and will offer around forty different stalls, each presenting visitors with a vast range of breads, pastries, beer, wine, cakes, jams, hot sauces and just about everything else that can be stored in the kitchen. You’ll also find quality street food on the day itself, including pizzas, pies, and vegan options, too. You’ll need to travel a little outside the capital for this one, to Redhill in Surrey. But don’t worry; there are regular trains running from East Croydon to Redhill and back again, so you’ll be able to travel here even if you’re based in the middle of London.

If you’re in South London and you love food, then it’s probably a good idea that you check out Tootopia. This miniature festival has been going on, in one guise or another, since 2012, and offers a chance to sample a range of local restaurants on a Foodie Trail. There are workshops, quizzes and crafting demonstrations to make the time even more worthwhile. Tootopia takes place between the 20-22nd September.

Park It in the Market
This miniature festival combines fantastic street food, quality live music, and a series of vintage automobiles. It’s been put on in Greenwich Market on the last Thursday of every month from April to October, with this month’s being held on the 26th September, from 7:30pm.

Have you been to any of these festivals? If not, will you visit in the future? 



  1. Id love to visit some more food festivals towards the end of this year xx

  2. I love going to London so much, it would be great to go to one of their food festivals at some point xx

    Tiffany x www.foodandotherloves.co.uk

  3. I absolute love food festivals! There are normally so many options too!

    Love, Amie ❤

    The Curvaceous Vegan

  4. I've not been to a festival in SUCH a long time!

    Erin || MakeErinOver

  5. I had no idea any of these existed. We have a local French market which comes round a few times of year which I love x

  6. I wish I lived closer so I could visit a couple of these, there's nothing like this where I am x


  7. My stomach is rumbling after reading this!

    Jasmine xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

  8. I love a good food festival!! There are a couple of great ones by me that I always try to attend
    Em x

  9. I've got tickets to the christmas one in Edinburgh and I'm so excited because their summer one was fantastic.

  10. I've never been to a food festival but I'd love to x


  11. All of these sound so good!! I knew London had a thing for food but I never knew they had so many festivals!

  12. I find food festivals quite daunting, I really must push myself and experience a range of different foods x

  13. I'd love to go to a food festival this year!

  14. I always love food festivals - so many great stalls to choose from!


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