Like many other events happening this year, we are asking all ticket-holders aged 12 and over to demonstrate their COVID-19 status by showing one of the following upon entry:

  • Proof of full vaccination – both vaccine doses received (with the second at least 14 days prior to the festival) or
  • Proof of a negative NHS Lateral Flow Test – taken less than 24hrs before arriving at the festival or
  • Proof of natural immunity – based upon a positive PCR test within 180 days of the festival (including 10 days self-isolation following the result).
FOR TICKET HOLDERS IN ENGLAND

If you are a resident in England, you can show your COVID-19 status using the NHS COVID-19 Pass on the NHS App. For more information on how to do this, please head over to the handy NHS website here.

Please double check you’re using the correct NHS App as it’s slightly confusing and different to the NHS COVID-19 App (we’ve all been there).

The NHS App can take some time to set up on your phone, so PLEASE do this before you set off to avoid getting chilly fingers having to install it when you arrive at the festival. To access the service, you’ll need to register for an NHS login if you don’t have one already. NHS login registrations may take longer than usual when there are high numbers of requests, so we advise setting yourself up as soon as possible. Lots of useful information and set up tips can be found here.

Once you are set up and logged in, you will be able to select ‘Get your NHS COVID-19 Pass’

We strongly recommend that you screenshot or add to your Apple Wallet a copy of your NHS COVID-19 Pass before setting off to the festival (the pass is only valid for 24hrs). This way you’ll have it ready to show at the entry gates and can waltz straight in for maximum eating and drinking time. Alternatively, you can also show a printed copy.

WHAT IF I DON’T HAVE A SMARTPHONE OR A COMPUTER?

The NHS Website

If you don’t have a smartphone that’s no problem at all, you can view your COVID-19 status online and download or print it instead (we highly recommend this). Access the NHS COVID-19 Pass via the NHS website here.

Call 119

If you don’t have access to a smartphone or computer, then you can call 119 to request a letter to demonstrate your vaccination status. Please note that the letter can take up to 5 working days to reach you and will be sent to the address registered with your GP – so we’d suggest getting on it quick so you’re all set and ready to go for the festival.

FOR TICKET HOLDERS IN SCOTLAND

Based up in Scotland? Lovely to see you here! To get all the details of your full vaccination status set up ahead of the festival, head here. If you do not receive the letter in time, you’ll need to provide evidence of a negative NHS Lateral Flow Test by reporting the result here and presenting your NHS email or text notification at the entry gates.

FOR TICKET HOLDERS IN WALES

If you live in Wales, hi yno, braf eich gweld chi! Pop over to here to get everything you need to obtain your full vaccination status. If you can’t access your NHS COVID-19 Pass, you will need to provide evidence of a negative NHS Lateral Flow Test by reporting the result here and presenting your NHS email or text notification at the entry gates.

FOR TICKET HOLDERS IN NORTHERN IRELAND OR THOSE TRAVELLING FROM OVERSEAS

If you’re travelling to Taste of London from further afield, you’ll need to provide evidence of a negative Lateral Flow Test or full vaccination status using your country’s official certifications.

If you can’t access your NHS COVID-19 Pass or if you do not receive a vaccination status letter in time, you will need to provide evidence of a negative NHS Lateral Flow Test, by reporting the result here and presenting your NHS email or text notification at the entry gates.

 

You can order your FREE NHS Lateral Flow Tests here or pick them up from any pharmacy or test site. The tests are delivered super fast, however we’d recommend you order and pick them up as early as possible just in case, to make sure you’re well prepared ahead of the festival (you know what they say, the early bird catches more Laurent-Perrier La Cuvée). Each kit comes with full instructions on how to do the test so please nerd it up and follow these carefully.

If you are providing details of your COVID-19 Status using an NHS Lateral Flow Test, please complete the following steps:

  • Take your lateral flow test 24 hours prior to arrival at the festival.
  • Once you have taken your test, you will need to report your result on the NHS website here. You will receive a text or email notification confirming your test result.
  • Once you have reported your result on the NHS website, this should update your COVID-19 Pass in your NHS app within 2 hours OR you can show your text message or email as proof.

 

If you get a positive lateral flow test result, DO NOT COME TO THE FESTIVAL.

A positive result from an NHS Lateral Flow Test means it’s likely you had coronavirus when the test was done. You and anyone you live with must not attend the festival and self-isolate immediately. You are then advised to get a PCR test to confirm your result as soon as possible.

You will need to submit evidence of your positive COVID test to queries@tastefestivals.com. Once you’ve done this, you will be given the option to reschedule your tickets and come and see us in 2022 instead (for either the summer, or winter edition of Taste).

Proof of natural immunity is based upon a positive PCR test taken within 180 days of the event (including 10 days self-isolation following the result). On arrival, please show evidence of your positive PCR test result which must have been taken at least 11 days prior to your arrival at the festival, to confirm you have completed a 10-day isolation period.

As part of our event entry procedure, all of our visitors and staff must show evidence of being of being fully-vaccinated, naturally immune or having tested negative for COVID-19 in the last 24 hours.

For anyone who doesn’t have the required proof on arrival, we will have a lateral flow testing facility at the festival where you will need to complete the lateral flow test and provide a negative result before gaining entry into the event. This will delay your entry into the festival by at least 30 minutes while you wait for your result so we seriously recommend doing your own test at home in advance to avoid missing out on valuable feasting and dancing time.

Children who are 12 years old or over will need to show a negative lateral flow test result before they can enter the festival. If you are with kids under 12, they don’t need to bring anything extra and can head straight in.

If you have been advised to self-isolate, PLEASE DO NOT COME TO THE FESTIVAL. You will need to submit evidence that you have been requested to self-isolate to queries@tastefestivals.com. Once you’ve done this, you will be given the option to reschedule your tickets and come and see us in 2022 instead (for either the summer, or winter edition of Taste).

If you have COVID-19 symptoms, DO NOT COME TO THE FESTIVAL. You are advised to get a PCR test as soon as possible and stay at home; more information can be found here. We hope you feel better soon.

 

We want to provide an amazing experience for our festival-goers, and so we will be following government guidelines closely to ensure COVID-19 standards are met, whilst feasting. We are working with the local authorities and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) to ensure the event has procedures in place to reduce the risk of COVID-19.

All our staff will be tested regularly and will be asked to wear a face covering when social distancing cannot be maintained, unless medically exempt. We will have additional security and COVID-19 health checks in place and will provide hand sanitising facilities across the site as well as implementing stringent cleaning procedures and keeping the doors open for ventilation. With the doors open it’s bound to get quite chilly, so please bring extra layers and wrap up warm.

On arrival, you will be encouraged to ‘check in’ on arrival using the NHS Test and Trace App.

At the moment, masks are not mandatory in England, but you are of course welcome to wear one if you would like. Just remember to pull it down before you eat your first dish! Whilst there is no social distancing enforced, we do ask that festival-goers respect each other’s personal space.

In the event that we cannot go ahead due to COVID-19, ticket holders will be given the option to  reschedule their tickets to Taste of London 2022 (for either the summer, or winter edition). Here’s hoping that this won’t happen, but it’s always best to plan just in case.

The chefs section on our website is the destination for all your cheffy needs (go figure). Have a poke around the chef bios and when they’ve decided which days they’re not home sharpening their knives, we’ll publish the full timetables here on our website. It’s usually a few weeks ahead of the festival to give you ample quality highlighter-time.

Our newsletter is where we drop all our delicious announcements first, plus a few cheeky competitions and special offers. Sign up below to get the jump on everyone else.

For all your food porn needs, let us point you in the direction of our Instagram. 

Scroll down. Pause to marvel at our pretty pictures. Slide your details into our newsletter sign up form. Celebrate with a snack – job done.

Each day during the festival, we have either one or two sessions that last between four and five hours, enabling you to truly stuff your face in style before heading out into the city. In summer, we have eight delicious sessions spanning five days, and for our festive edition there are six sessions across four days. You can check out the timings in more detail on our summer and festive about pages.

Some of our sessions have different masterclasses and activities taking place, and lots of our chefs appear on specific days and sessions. Use the filters at the top of each page and check out the timetables when they get released just before the festival to view who will be appearing on your chosen day. Most restaurants appear every day of the festival, apart from our Daily Specials, who each pop up for one or two days only.

All of our awesome bars and artisan producers will be with us every single day and session to take care of all your drinking, sampling and present-purchasing needs.

You’re welcome to pitch up at any time from the start of the session you’ve booked tickets for, until 30 minutes before that session ends. So if you’ve booked a ticket for Sunday, and the session is from 12pm – 5pm, you can drop by at any point from 12pm until 4.30pm. Presto!

Last entry to the festival is 30 minutes before the close of each session. So if your ticket is for our 12pm – 4pm session, make sure you arrive before 3.30pm to get your fill of deliciousness.

Last orders at our bars are 15 minutes before the end of each session, which you’ll be notified of at the time during the festival (cue mad dashes to every available bartender). You can still snag a banging dish or pick up something delicious to take away with you right up until the session closes.

When was the last time you pitched up at a restaurant and cracked out the tupperware? Exactly. We’re serving up the best food in the capital, so you can leave the leftovers at home.

Dehydration isn’t our thing so bring all the bottled water you need (and refill it for free around the festival), but we’re not falling for that decanted-booze trick like your old college tutor so please don’t try. Ingeniously hidden bag snacks will be high-fived then confiscated.

Guide dogs are welcome, but Chairman Meow and the Fresh Prints are going to have to sit this one out.

Capes and invisibility cloaks can be stashed at the cloakroom run by our charity partner, who will ask for a small fee to go towards their heroic efforts. 

You betcha! Almost all of our workshops and masterclasses are free to attend, from wine tastings to cooking lessons, plus lots of demonstrations and live entertainment throughout the festival.

Most restaurant dishes are priced between £3 – £7 (our Exclusive dishes are a little higher), and there are lots of complimentary food and drink tastings from our artisan producers.

Keep your eyes peeled for the vegan, vegetarian and dairy free symbols on our menus. Every restaurant shall be bringing at least one vegetarian dish to ensure there’s lots of variety on offer, plus there will be a few vegan restaurants to sample at our Daily Specials restaurants.

Lots of our artisan producers offer vegan products to sample and shop, use the filters at the top of the page to see what’s available.

We aim to cater for as many people as possible to ensure everyone is able to enjoy delicious food during the festival. Whilst some of our restaurants have noted dishes without gluten, the guidelines surrounding whether we can state that a dish is gluten free are very specific. All elements must be prepared in a strict and controlled condition for us to be able to use this symbol, which unfortunately just isn’t possible at Taste as we’re a pop-up festival.

Please have a chat with any of our restaurants and artisan producers when you drop by about the ingredients in their dishes. They will always be happy to help with any questions (and convince you into another dish or two).

If you can see the sky above you, you’re able to smoke at Taste. Just keep it to uncovered areas please and safely dispose of your butts (sage advice for all of us).

Absolutely! Unless it’s in a glass bottle, in which case we will deliver it right to your very own front door which we will arrange with you when you purchase. 

Afraid not, so it’s best to come prepared for the full four hours when you arrive. If you’d like to be able to pop in and out across any day or session of the festival, our Taste Lovers multiple-entry pass is the ticket for you.

Our Taste of London tickets are sent via email from our ticket partner, SeeTickets. If you can’t find them in your inbox, the best place to check first is your junk mail in case they’ve been misfiled (you’ll be amazed what you find in there). If you still can’t track them down, contact See’s customer service team here.

For questions about your tickets, help purchasing a ticket, or if you would like to amend your ticket details, arrange an upgrade or request a new confirmation email, please contact our ticketing partner, SeeTickets, directly at www.seetickets.com/customerservice or use their online chat service. If you don’t have a reference number, please use SeeTickets’ online chat service to submit a question to their team. Unfortunately, the Taste team aren’t able to help with reissuing or amending ticket details.

Children under six can just pitch up and join in (provided they have an adult with them of course). Children six and over need to have their own ticket, and that includes the young at heart, but they must be accompanied by an adult.

Simply hit the bright yellow ‘book tickets’ button on the top of this website. Snag your ticket ahead of the event to save a few bob to spend on extra goodies at the festival. You’ll thank us later.

We won’t have a box office at the festival in 2021, so if you’re reading this during the festival A) nice to see you! and B) you can still book online – just show the tickets on your phone when you drop by.

We all have them, the social butterfly friend. So up for everything, so hard to pin down. If there’s one in your group, our Any Session passes are what you need. Lock in your tickets now, decide on the day and session later.

With over 100 dishes to devour and heaps of things to see and do, it’s a (delicious) challenge to get around Taste in 4 hours. Which is why we created our Taste Lovers Multiple Entry pass, so you can keep hitting it up again and again. Pitch up twice in one day, three times in a session, four days in a week – however many times you fancy joining us at Taste, you can now (strictly within opening times though, you don’t want to catch us without our kit on).

If you’ve booked VIP tickets and would like to bring the kids, that’s no problem at all. Just make sure they have an entry ticket if they’re 6 or older, and keep them away from the champagne 😉

Carers for the disabled are admitted free to Taste of London. If you require a carer ticket, please contact See Tickets Customer Services who will be happy to assist you. Please note that free carer tickets will only be given when accompanying a purchased ticket.

Hey there. Yes you, the planner. The itinerary maker. You who gets a small thrill knowing everything is packed, organised and settled ahead of time. Our dish vouchers are here for you. Book a ticket with dish vouchers included and arrive at the festival knowing you’ve got them all locked in already.

Dish vouchers can be redeemed at any of our restaurants and come in two denominations – ‘Signature’ and ‘Exclusive’.

For the less organised amongst us, do not fear. Dishes can also be bought using contactless payment – just tap and go, no stress.

Each restaurant brings at least three dishes to Taste. One dish is created exclusively for us, giving you the chance to taste something completely off menu and not available in their restaurant or anywhere else. A definite must for future bragging rights.

We haven’t quite cracked telepathic purchasing yet, so the easiest and simplest way to pay for things around the festival is using your credit or debit card – accepted at restaurants, bars and artisan producer markets. Our restaurants accept either card payments or dish vouchers, and our bars and restaurants accept card payments and cash.

We did away with Taste Credit a few years ago, so there’s no need to worry about purchasing it ahead of time or topping up during the festival. Diners Club International is the preferred card partner at Taste of London and accepted by all restaurants and participating bars and artisan producers at the festival.

Most dishes at Taste of London are priced between £3 – £7 except each restaurant’s Taste Exclusive dish. Taste Exclusive dishes are priced a bit higher as they have been developed especially for us and are generally the most baller on the menu.

Thanks to our old mate C-19, we are now operating a 100% cashless site. All of our partners at the festival will accept contactless payment, including restaurants and artisan producers.

Group hangs are our jam. Especially ones that don’t involve the word zooming or ‘no you go’ awkward pauses. So we’ve dreamed up the ‘Party of 6’ groups ticket, giving you access to special group rates when you book for 6 or more – and ensuring your 7th and 8th favourite friends won’t spend another summer out in the cold. Just select the ticket offer after you’ve chosen your dates.

We get you. It’s been a long year. It’s time to get back out there with a bang. Our Festive Party Packages are just the ticket – complete with a private area, personal bartenders, dish delivery from our restaurant concierge service and (whisper it) a complimentary bar.

Head here to check out the details, or get in touch with the team at hospitality@tastefestivals.com

If you have purchased a ticket to the festive edition of Taste of London 2021 and the festival is cancelled due to COVID-19, you can either choose to roll your ticket over to either the summer or festive edition of Taste of London 2022.

In the unlikely event that the festival is cancelled, we’ll contact all ticket holders to confirm which alternative event they’d like to attend.

If you contract COVID-19 ahead of Taste of London, we first wish you a speedy recovery and ask that you follow all government guidelines at the time of the festival.

If you have purchased a ticket to the festival, you’re able to roll your ticket over to the festive edition of Taste of London 2022 or join us at Taste of London 2022. Please contact SeeTickets at www.seetickets.com/customerservice to arrange your ticket transfer.

Still at the festival? Make a beeline for the Organisers Office. If you’ve already left, drop us a note with a quick description of what you’ve lost at queries@tastefestivals.com. Unfortunately we can’t locate lost dignities, but you might want to check Instagram.

We take everyone’s safety very seriously, and place the utmost importance on security. We regularly liaise with the police and authorities to ensure we have the appropriate levels of cover in place.

Please stay aware, avoid leaving belongings unattended, allow additional time for security checks before entering the festival and leave large bags at home (empty ones brought in preparation for all your tasty purchases are of course fine). 

When the sun shines we shine together
Told you we’ll be here forever (until 9.30pm)
Said we’ll always be your friend
If it rains more than ever*
Know that we’ll still be open here
You can stand under our umbrellas
Under our umbrellas, ella, ella, eh, eh, eh

We’re well-prepped for the gloriously erratic British weather and know how to throw a party come rain or shine. Our summer edition is held in glorious Regent’s Park, but does have many covered areas should the heavens open. Our festive edition at Tobacco Dock is mostly indoors, with a couple of open areas more subject to the whims of the weather.

*If there is a super serious weather event, we’ll get in touch ahead of the festival.

Take a gander at our terms and conditions here. Links to all our serious pages can be found on the footer of all our webpages, scroll to the bottom if you’re low on some extra bedtime reading.

Taste of London is produced by Taste Festivals Ltd (an IMG company). We run Taste events across the world, from Amsterdam to São Paulo, spanning festivals, intimate dining experiences and restaurant delivery festivals. Taste of London plays host to 55,000 hungry Londoners at Regent’s Park each summer, and our festive edition attracts 28,000 to East London’s Tobacco Dock in November.

Think your brand needs the attention of our hungry Taste fans? Check out our exhibiting page here and pop the team an email at harriet.fuller@img.com

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