What is Taste of London?
Taste of London combines all the best ingredients that make a superb visitor experience – a stellar line up of London’s latest, greatest and most exciting restaurants, world-class chefs, an exceptional range of interactive and participatory experiences, and gourmet food and artisan producer markets.
Taste of London attracts over 50,000 visitors to Regent’s Park in June and over 28,000 to its festive edition in November at East London’s Tobacco Dock.
Produced by Taste Festivals; Taste of London is part of a worldwide network of more than 20 events hosted in cities from Sydney to Toronto, Milan to Amsterdam, Dubai to Hong Kong.
Where is Taste of London held?
Taste of London, running 16 – 19 November 2017, is held at Tobacco Dock, Tobacco Quay, Wapping, E1W 2SF
What security measures are in place for Taste of London?
Taste of London is going ahead as planned. We will have the appropriate levels of cover in place following liaison with the police and authorities. We ask you to remain vigilant, not leave any belongings unattended, not bring large bags to the event and allow additional time for security checks before entering Taste of London. We place the utmost importance on security and take the safety of our visitors very seriously.
What are the event opening times?
Like a restaurant, Taste of London sessions are divided into lunch and dinner services, of which there are 8 over 5 days:
- Thursday 16 November 18:00 – 22:30
- Friday 17 November 11:00 – 16:30 & 18:00 – 22:30
- Saturday 18 November 11:00 – 16:30 & 18:00 – 22:30
- Sunday 19th November 11:00 – 17:00
Please note: bars close 15 minutes before sessions end
How do I buy tickets?
Taste of London tickets will be available to purchase here on the website from late June. Sign up to our newsletter or follow us on Facebook and Twitter for updates.
Pay with Contactless
You can now use your credit or debit card (contactless or chip & pin) to purchase food from the restaurants and drinks from the bars at Taste of London so there is no need to pre-order or purchase ‘Crowns’ as you may have done in the past.
If you are purchasing tickets as a gift or for a corporate client and would like to include food or drinks, you can however purchase Taste Credit to give to your guests. Taste Credit can be spent on food from the restaurants and drinks from the bars.
Please note that restaurants do not accept cash, though you’ll still need some to shop at the producer markets.
If you are part of a large group or you are buying a Taste of London experience as a gift, you can purchase a pre-paid card of Taste Credit to pay for food and drinks consumed at the event. Pre-paid cards are loaded with Taste Credit to the value of £20.
Will there be ATM facilities on site?
Yes, there will be ATM facilities on site for you to withdraw cash.
How much are each of the dishes at the restaurants?
Most dishes at Taste of London are priced between £3-£7 except each restaurant’s Icon Dish. Icon dishes which are limited edition and created especially for Taste of London 2017, can be priced slightly higher.
Will the event be affected by unfortunate weather circumstances?
Unless advised by the local authority, the event will go ahead in all weather. For the latest weather information, click here.
Where can I see when the chefs are appearing in the Taste Theatre?
Once the chef timetables are confirmed, they will be displayed here on the Taste website so that you can plan your day.
How do I sign up to the newsletter?
You can sign up to the newsletter on the home page.
What other Taste events are there?
There are currently 20 Taste Festivals worldwide, including 2 Christmas events in London and Bologna. For more information, click here.
Do children under 6 require a ticket to attend?
Children under 6 years of age do not require a ticket. Proof of age may be required.
Are there any age limits?
No! Everyone and anyone is welcome.
Can I bring my own food and/or drink?
No food or alcoholic drinks are permitted to be brought into the site premises. Bottled water is allowed. Bag searches will be in operation at the entrance to the event and any food or alcoholic drinks will be retained.
Are pets allowed?
Guide dogs are permitted on site. No pets allowed.
Can I leave the festival site and come back in?
No. There is no re-entry to Taste of London sessions.
Is there disabled access at Tobacco Dock?
Tobacco Dock is split over two levels with access to each level via the stairs or two lifts. The ground is cobbled and uneven and so may be challenging for those who have limited mobility. For this reason, we offer complimentary tickets for personal assistants of companions to attend Taste of London with a disabled visitor. For more information on Tobacco Dock’s facilities for the disabled please contact email@example.com.
Is smoking permitted on site?
No smoking is permitted within Tobacco Dock. Look out for the designated smoking areas outside the building.
Is there a cloakroom facility?
Yes, our charity partner Action Against Hunger provide Shop & Drop and cloakroom facilities for a small fee with all proceeds going to the charity.
Where can I find your Terms & Conditions?
The Taste of London Terms & Conditions can be found here – Terms & Conditions
If you have a query which has not yet been answered, please contact a member of the Taste team – Contact Us
How do I find the most up to date information on Taste of London?
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Can I exhibit at Taste of London?
For information about exhibiting at the event, view our exhibiting pages here.
Who are the organisers of Taste of London?
Taste of London is produced by Taste Festivals Ltd (an IMG company). Taste Festivals Ltd runs Taste events across the globe. For more information, visit our website here.