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Urban Peoples Choice: Top 5 London Festivals

London festivals

Urban Peoples Choice: Top 5 London Festivals

The annual London festivals calendar is jam-packed with all manner of weird and wonderful events based on food, drink, music, culture …. but always on having a good time!


As we supply temporary hospitality and catering staff to many different London festivals and events, we get to be a part of what makes them magical. By providing exceptional levels of service and working with our clients to provide the best experience for the event-goers, we know the hard work and planning that goes into making London festivals and events a success.


We’ve highlighted 5 of our current top favourite London festivals taking part over the next few warmer summer months (more are added each year!), so you know where you can find us between June and October!


Taste of London

We suggest possibly putting yourself through a week of fasting prior to the Taste of London! Leave yourself as much room as possible for this 5 day festival of eating and drinking!

For all the foodies, this event brings together 40 of London’s top restaurants. This festival is to be enjoyed outside, accompanied by live entertainment and delicious beverage.

When: 14th to 18th June

Where: Regents Park


London Craft Beer Festival 

The London Craft Beer Festival is really just one big beer celebration! And this year promises to be extra special as the festival celebrates 5 years!

Encompassing over 45 breweries from all over the world, London’s street food market KERB and live music (with 4 headline acts this year) there is no better place to be over these 3 days in August!

When: 4th to 6th August

Where: Shoreditch Electric Light Station



As the name suggests, Meatopia provides a haven for all those of the carnivorous persuasion.   The festival brings chefs from all around the world together who cook one unique dish each – none of which you will find on any restaurant menu!

You can expect only the best, ethically sourced local produce and beverages of equal standing to accompany your food.

When: 1st to 3rd September

Where: Tobacco Dock


Tequila and Mezcal Fest

The Tequila and Mezcal Fest promises 2 days of submersion into the delights of the Mexican culture with the focus being on how to consume the 2 traditional Mexican drinks – Tequila and Mezcal. There are Mexican culinary delights to pair, along with entertainment and a few masterclasses too.

We love the fact that you even have to exchange your pounds for pesos to make any food or drinks purchases!

When: 7th to 8th October

Where: Old Truman Brewery


We are FSTVL 

We are FSTVL is a biggie! This is a weekend long celebration of music and dancing featuring over 225 artists across 20 stages ….. yes, that big!

More than just one of your usual London festivals, this party includes: pop-up restaurants, pamper parlours, a glitter palace, a giant pillow fight, massages, a giant ball pool – do you need more convincing?

Winner of Best New Festival, Best Medium Sized Festival and Best International Festival (Wowzers!) this is one not to be missed! So dust off your tent, pack your sunscreen and start limbering up to pull the moves!

When: 26th to 28th May

Where: Upminster


Urban People Recruitment are the premier hospitality recruitment company offering temporary, permanent and executive opportunities within the UK hospitality and events industry. If you would like to work with us at some of the most prestigious and exciting UK festivals and events, register with us now https://www.caterer.com/jobs-at/urban-people/jobs or find out more about how we can assist your business http://www.urbanpeoplerecruitment.co.uk/