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Get your caffeine fix at the London Coffee Festival

Get your caffeine fix at the London Coffee Festival

The London Coffee Festival, hailed as the world's top coffee and hospitality event, celebrates London's buzzy coffee culture and creative subcultures at The Truman Brewery in Brick Lane. With over 23,500 visitors in 2023, it showcases the city's pioneering speciality coffee scene and stellar hospita...
10 Apr 2024
Get stuck into all things literature at Books in the Park festival

Get stuck into all things literature at Books in the Park festival

This new springtime festival, Books in the Park, presents a lineup of author talks, scavenger hunts, guided walks, and writing workshops for adults and children, all centred around nature's influence on literature and community.  Breaking away from traditional venues, this new book festival tak...
10 Apr 2024
The Garden Museum is getting ready for its annual spring plant fair

The Garden Museum is getting ready for its annual spring plant fair

The Garden Museum is gearing up for its annual spring plant fair, where expert growers and specialist nurseries from all over the country will showcase their finest blooms for London's gardening enthusiasts. Each year, the Garden Museum Spring Plant Fair gathers expert plant growers and specialist n...
10 Apr 2024
All Points East reveals final headliner for 2024

All Points East reveals final headliner for 2024

Resurgent singer-songwriter Mitski is the final headline act of the annual Victoria Park bash. American musician Mitski is an accomplished singer-songwriter with seven albums under her belt, her personal, insightful lyrics and pop-friendly music steeped in Americana winning over critics and listener...
9 Apr 2024
Try more than 800 beers at London's brilliant Craft Beer Festival

Try more than 800 beers at London's brilliant Craft Beer Festival

The London Craft Beer Festival returns to the city this summer for two days of beers and cheers, hosting more than 100 breweries from around the world. Taking place in Tobacco Dock on 9 and 10 August, the London Craft Beer Festival is set to be the largest celebration of beer in London this summer.
8 Apr 2024
Londoners can experience Taiwanese culture without leaving the capital

Londoners can experience Taiwanese culture without leaving the capital

Taiwan might be pretty far away from London but a new cultural festival is bringing its vibrancy to the capital. Taiwan Festival kicks off on 12th April and continues until 27th April at Notting Hill's The Coronet Theatre, showcasing the work of more than 30 Taiwanese visual artists, theatre-makers,...
8 Apr 2024
The UK's biggest hot sauce festival takes place in Peckham in May

The UK's biggest hot sauce festival takes place in Peckham in May

If you prefer your food on the spicy side then get 11th May in your diary – the biggest hot sauce festival in the entire country is taking place in South London. Taking place at Peckham's creative business park Copeland Park, The Hot Sauce Society Festival will be ready to blow your head off with lo...
3 Apr 2024
See Belgravia blooming with flowers this spring

See Belgravia blooming with flowers this spring

The clocks have gone forward and spring is already in the air in London. You can get even more into the seasonal spirit in May – Belgravia in Bloom is back. This free flower festival in West London sees floral displays blossoming all around the area. Expect colour and whimsy because the theme this y...
2 Apr 2024
Islington Festival of Music and Art reveals this year's theme and programme

Islington Festival of Music and Art reveals this year's theme and programme

The Islington Festival of Music and Art was conceived as an extension of a series of post-lockdown garden concerts in 2020 and has since grown into a multi-day event bringing the Islington community together through live classical music and fine art. Each edition of the festival revolves around a se...
28 Mar 2024
The spectacular Chelsea Flower Show returns in May

The spectacular Chelsea Flower Show returns in May

What could be a nicer way to enjoy spring than exploring some beautiful gardens? If that sounds good to you, you'll be pleased to know that the RHS Chelsea Flower Show will soon be back for another year, taking place this time between 21st and 25th May. The first two days of this classic event are r...
28 Mar 2024
A food fest dedicated to sandwiches lands in Camden in May

A food fest dedicated to sandwiches lands in Camden in May

Do you love sandwiches (and beer)? If so, there's a food festival coming up in May that you'll want to know about. Taking place between 17th and 19th May at Camden Town Brewery's Camden Beer Hall, Sarnie Party will bring together 20 different chefs, each creating an original new sandwich to tempt yo...
25 Mar 2024
Urban Village Fete returns to Greenwich for a day of summery fun

Urban Village Fete returns to Greenwich for a day of summery fun

Urban Village Fete is a one-day event aimed at people from all walks of life, from families with children to partygoers in search of a fun night out. Held outdoors in Greenwich Peninsula, the event combines music, food and drinks, workshops, talks, and more in its varied programme, ensuring somethin...
22 Mar 2024
Queer East Festival brings bold cinema and screenings at unique locations to London

Queer East Festival brings bold cinema and screenings at unique locations to London

Established in 2020 to address the lack of East and Southeast Asian representation in the arts, Queer East Festival is celebrating its fifth anniversary this year. The 2024 edition, running in London in April and later across the UK, features a diverse range of LGBTQ+ cinema, including contemporary...
21 Mar 2024
Taste of London is back for another year of foodie fun

Taste of London is back for another year of foodie fun

Get ready foodies, a big event is hitting Regent's Park this summer that'll be packed full of food and entertainment. Taste of London is back for 2024, and this one's extra special because it's the 20th anniversary of the festival. Taking place between 12th and 16th June, it's all about indulgent di...
21 Mar 2024
Mark the end of Ramadan with a free celebration

Mark the end of Ramadan with a free celebration

Muslims across the world are currently observing the holy month of Ramadan with Eid al-Fitr, a celebration that marks the end of the fasting period, set to fall on 10th April in the UK. Ten days later, Trafalgar Square will be the site of a big celebration to mark this special time – Eid in the Squa...
20 Mar 2024
Head to the London Original Print Fair

Head to the London Original Print Fair

The world's longest-running art fair is back at Somerset House for its 39th year, bringing together more than forty international dealers, publishers, and studios to celebrate the art of original printmaking in all of its forms. Rummage through the stalls to discover a treasure trove of offerings fr...
20 Mar 2024
Somerset House reveals this year's Summer Series line-up

Somerset House reveals this year's Summer Series line-up

The annual Somerset House Summer Series returns to the prominent London arts centre this July, bringing along a star-studded line-up of musicians across eleven nights.  Each year, Somerset House takes advantage of its splendid courtyard to host a series of intimate gigs by renowned artists duri...
18 Mar 2024
There's a big cultural celebration coming up in Croydon

There's a big cultural celebration coming up in Croydon

Last week we brought you news that Wandsworth has been named as the new London Borough of Culture, replacing the outgoing borough of Croydon. As Croydon passes the baton to another South London borough, it's going out with a bang with a closing weekend of exciting cultural activities. Taking place b...
18 Mar 2024
A huge vegan festival is coming to London this summer

A huge vegan festival is coming to London this summer

London is known for being a vegan-friendly city and this summer there's a vegan festival coming to Clapham Common that's sure to delight plant-based food lovers across the capital. Vegandale began in Toronto in 2015 and has grown to become the largest vegan experience in North America. Now it's maki...
18 Mar 2024
Hackney Carnival is making its comeback in 2024

Hackney Carnival is making its comeback in 2024

Notting Hill Carnival has a well-deserved reputation as the biggest and loudest party of the summer, but another well-loved carnival is making its return to London this year. Hackney Carnival has not taken place since 2019, being cancelled in 2020 and 2021 due to the Coronavirus pandemic, and in 202...
13 Mar 2024
Grammy and Brit-winning RnB sensation SZA to headline BST Hyde Park

Grammy and Brit-winning RnB sensation SZA to headline BST Hyde Park

Fresh off her wins at this year's Grammys and Brit Awards, American RnB star SZA will be bringing her acclaimed album “SOS” to London's Hyde Park this summer. BST Hyde Park is showing no signs of letting up with the high-profile line-up announcements. Following the likes of Kylie, Stevie Nicks, and...
4 Mar 2024
London's renowned Jazz Cafe announces line-up for its first-ever music festival

London's renowned Jazz Cafe announces line-up for its first-ever music festival

The Jazz Cafe is a historic London live music venue, having drawn in fans of jazz, hip hop, club music, and other sounds for almost four decades now. Regularly hosting big-name acts from across the music spectrum, The Jazz Cafe has, somewhat surprisingly, never dabbled in the festival business, but...
1 Mar 2024
All Points East festival announces yet another headliner and accompanying supports

All Points East festival announces yet another headliner and accompanying supports

All Points East, the annual multi-day music festival taking place in London's Victoria Park across two summer weekends, has a habit of building its line-ups around major stars, and it's no different this time around. The latest act to join previously announced headliners Loyle Carner, LCD Soundsyste...
27 Feb 2024
Ally Pally is hosting a new festival for book lovers

Ally Pally is hosting a new festival for book lovers

A new literary festival is coming to the capital that's sure to delight book lovers. North London Book Fest is happening on 21st-24th March at Alexandra Palace and is the first literary festival to take place at this well-known venue. A whole host of activities are happening as part of the festival,...
26 Feb 2024
Pop legend Kylie Minogue is coming to Hyde Park this summer

Pop legend Kylie Minogue is coming to Hyde Park this summer

The BST Hyde Park festival has announced its next headliner and we just can't get her out of our mind. Australian pop star Kylie Minogue, whose long and storied career has experienced a resurgence recently thanks to last year's viral smash “Padam Padam”, is joining Andrea Bocelli, Robbie Williams, S...
16 Feb 2024
South Facing Festival announces new headliners

South Facing Festival announces new headliners

The festival in Crystal Palace Park has revealed the headliners for two more of its open-air concerts. Taking place in the historic Crystal Palace Bowl across multiple summer weekends, South Facing Festival brings a varied line-up to South London, building its programme around each day's headliners.
8 Feb 2024
Field Day in Victoria Park looks to be massive this year

Field Day in Victoria Park looks to be massive this year

Part of All Points East, the one-day event is bringing a bunch of hyped music acts to the East London park in summer. Field Day is a day-long celebration of electronic music in Victoria Park, organised within the framework of the broader All Points East festival. Dedicated to keeping festivalgoers o...
31 Jan 2024
Wireless Festival confirms Nicki Minaj, 21 Savage, J Hus, and Doja Cat as headliners

Wireless Festival confirms Nicki Minaj, 21 Savage, J Hus, and Doja Cat as headliners

One of the biggest hip-hop festivals in Europe has announced the first batch of performers, including the headliners for each of the festival's three days. Taking place in mid-July, Wireless Festival is the biggest live music event of the year for rap and hip-hop fans. The festival features the bigg...
31 Jan 2024
Kew Gardens' Orchid Festival is back for 2024

Kew Gardens' Orchid Festival is back for 2024

The winter season might be dark and dreary but Kew Gardens has got the ideal remedy to brighten up the days. Its annual Orchid Festival is back between 3rd February and 3rd March, transforming the gardens with vibrant flora and inspiring displays. Each year, the festival is themed on a country where...
30 Jan 2024
SicilyFEST brings the flavours of Sicily to London

SicilyFEST brings the flavours of Sicily to London

If you're a Londoner who loves Italian cuisine, there's a food festival happening in May that you'll want to check out for yourself. SicilyFEST 2024 is taking place at the Business Design Centre in Islington between 2nd and 5th May, bringing a whole load of food and culture from the Mediterranean to...
25 Jan 2024
Battersea Power Station is taking the winter lights baton from Canary Wharf

Battersea Power Station is taking the winter lights baton from Canary Wharf

The iconic brick building in Battersea is bringing back its annual Light Festival on 25 January, just a few days before Canary Wharf turns off its own annual winter lights festival. Between Battersea Power Station and Canary Wharf, Londoners are spoilt for choice when it comes to illuminating the wi...
19 Jan 2024
The biggest festival of Japanese cinema in the UK is returning to London

The biggest festival of Japanese cinema in the UK is returning to London

The UK's largest festival of Japanese cinema, the Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme (JFTFP), is returning to London in the beginning of February for its largest showcase ever. Hosted at the recently renovated Institute of Contemporary Arts in Westminster, JFTFP will revolve around the theme of...
18 Jan 2024
Enjoy bold filmmaking at the annual London Short Film Festival

Enjoy bold filmmaking at the annual London Short Film Festival

Each year, the ten-day London Short Film Festival (LSFF) screens hundreds of fascinating short films by talented auteurs from around the world. LSFF, first established in 2003, is an acclaimed independent short film festival held in January each year. In addition to between 250 and 500 British and i...
16 Jan 2024
Warm up for the festival summer with Wide Awake's free concerts

Warm up for the festival summer with Wide Awake's free concerts

Wide Awake, an annual summer festival celebrating the best in independent music and rising talent, is throwing a month of free gigs to help you get over the winter gloom. In collaboration with partner venues MOTH Club, The Shacklewell Arms, and Rich Mix, Wide Awake has put together a month-long seri...
11 Jan 2024
Canary Wharf is lighting up again this winter

Canary Wharf is lighting up again this winter

If the holiday season merely whetted your appetite for pretty lights, you're in luck. Starting on Wednesday 17 January, the annual Canary Wharf Winter Lights festival is back. Welcoming visitors from all over London, this free-to-visit festival features a light trail encompassing a dozen spectacular...
4 Jan 2024
Welcome the new year in a unique way

Welcome the new year in a unique way

Experience an unusual seasonal tradition on 7th January – it's London's annual Twelfth Night celebrations, taking place in Bankside. This festival welcomes in the new year and combines ancient seasonal customs with modern celebrations. It's free to attend. At the festival you'll spot characters in c...
2 Jan 2024
A new vegan street food festival is coming to Walthamstow just in time for Veganuary

A new vegan street food festival is coming to Walthamstow just in time for Veganuary

Held at the Signature Brew venue on the Blackhorse Beer Mile, Veganuary Fest promises to help you keep any plant-based New Year's resolutions. Organised by Signature Brew and vegan caterers Feed the Village, the brand new vegan street food festival will bring some of London's best vegan street food...
20 Dec 2023
East London's independent wine market returns with a festive twist

East London's independent wine market returns with a festive twist

Clapton's destination for the wine-curious, the independent wine market Wineyard, is returning on 10 December, bringing together some of the best wine importers and producers for a day of festive wine tastings. Following its successful debut in September, Wineyard is once again bringing all things w...
30 Nov 2023
Reality Unfolds 2024: London's premier fest for hardcore, screamo and extreme metal returns

Reality Unfolds 2024: London's premier fest for hardcore, screamo and extreme metal returns

London's premier festival for hardcore, screamo, extreme metal, and other such hard-hitting, loud, and heavy genres, Reality Unfolds, is a weekend bash taking place at the New Cross Inn in mid-January. From Friday to Sunday, you'll be able to blasty your eardrums and get your mosh on to a range of b...
30 Nov 2023
Stuff yourself silly on festive food at Signature Brew

Stuff yourself silly on festive food at Signature Brew

Walthamstow-based brewery Signature Brew isn't just known for delicious London-brewed beers. The venue has also been playing host to some seriously fun food festivals and this Christmas is no exception. Head to the brewery on 2nd and 3rd December to indulge in a whole load of seasonal street food th...
29 Nov 2023
Feast your way around London's Eat and Drink Christmas Festival

Feast your way around London's Eat and Drink Christmas Festival

The Christmas edition of the renowned Eat & Drink Festival, taking place Nov 26, is a celebration of the best of contemporary cuisine, mixology, global gastronomy, and independent culinary treasures all within a single venue. There will be tastings, talks and live demonstrations by celebrity che...
22 Nov 2023
Jazz takes over the city's music venues

Jazz takes over the city's music venues

The sound of jazz music takes over the capital between 10th and 19th November with the EFG London Jazz Festival. A diverse range of performances are taking place at venues across the city including the Royal Festival Hall, Outernet London, Cadogan Hall, and Kings Place. The large variety of events g...
7 Nov 2023
Drink up at Big Penny Beer Fest 2023

Drink up at Big Penny Beer Fest 2023

Celebrate all things beer at Big Penny Beer Fest in Walthamstow this weekend for a fantastic beer festival complete with a wide selection of craft and local brews on tap. The festival takes place at Big Penny Social, the UK's largest Beer Hall, where you'll get to try over 120 cask beers from indepe...
1 Nov 2023
Explore Korean cinema at London Korean Film Festival 2023

Explore Korean cinema at London Korean Film Festival 2023

London Korean Film Festival has returned to celebrate the rich and diverse world of Korean cinema, offering a unique opportunity to explore the best in contemporary and classic Korean films. Immerse yourself in compelling storytelling, stunning visuals, and thought-provoking narratives that shed lig...
1 Nov 2023
Celebrate Bonfire Night at Alexandra Palace

Celebrate Bonfire Night at Alexandra Palace

Make your way to Alexandra Palace this weekend for a spectacular fireworks show choreographed to the rhythm of music. The display takes place at the historic venue in North London, in the grounds surrounding the palace with breathtaking views over the city. It's one of the most iconic fireworks disp...
1 Nov 2023
A celebration of all things vegan returns to Olympia London

A celebration of all things vegan returns to Olympia London

The biggest vegan event in the UK is coming to London on 18th and 19th November. Taking place at Olympia London, VegfestUK is a celebration of vegan food and lifestyle. Whether you're already committed to leading a plant-based life or you're curious and keen to find out more, the event promises lots...
23 Oct 2023
Behind The Bricks: Celebrate a year of Battersea Power Station's new lease on life

Behind The Bricks: Celebrate a year of Battersea Power Station's new lease on life

In late October, Battersea Power Station is marking one year since reopening as a popular leisure destination in South London. To commemorate the occasion, the iconic brick building is throwing a nine-day festival that delves deep into its history. Taking place from 21 to 29 October, the Behind The...
20 Oct 2023
London Cocktail Week celebrates all kinds of cocktails

London Cocktail Week celebrates all kinds of cocktails

It's an exciting time for the capital's cocktail fans – London Cocktail Week is upon us. Actually running for slightly longer than a week between 12th and 22nd October, this is an opportunity for cocktail drinkers to check out signature cocktails at some of the city's top bars, explore pop-ups and o...
10 Oct 2023
MCM Comic Con is coming to London this October

MCM Comic Con is coming to London this October

MCM Comic Con, the ultimate celebration of pop culture, returns to ExCeL London from the 27th to the 29th of October, taking fans on a whirlwind three-day weekend of thrilling excitement.  Festival goers can expect a packed timetable of celeb talent, captivating panels, live perf...
10 Oct 2023
This South London festival proves that punk's not dead

This South London festival proves that punk's not dead

Taking place across several days and venues, Till The Fest features a varied line-up of some of the most exciting punk and punk-adjacent bands right now. Now in its third year, Till The Fest, promoted by Till The Wheel, will take place at three venues in New Cross from Friday, 6 October, to Sunday,...
3 Oct 2023