Get a taste for London’s food and drink festivals
Every neighbourhood in London has a wide variety of restaurants, bars and takeaways reflecting the city’s multicultural population.
From Chinatown in the West End to Turkish restaurants in the Green Lanes area of Haringey and Global Kitchen at Camden Lock, it’s clear London residents have developed a taste for food and drink from around the world.
This integral ingredient of a Londoner’s lifestyle is being taken to a new level by the emergence of food and drink festivals that are taking place in all corners of the city this month.
While tenants might be more concerned by how far your rental property is from the nearest supermarket, landlords can give a good impression of themselves – and their rental property – by pointing viewers in the direction of a festival involving food or drink.
Here, Assetgrove recommends three food and drink events taking place later this month…
When? Saturday 27 to Monday 29 August
Where? Alexandra Palace, London N22 7AY
This national event, now in its 11th year, stops off in North London for the upcoming Bank Holiday weekend.
Featuring Michelin-starred chefs creating their signature dishes, a Cake & Bake Theatre, craft beer masterclasses, an artisan producers’ market and live music, this family-friendly event is the UK’s biggest celebration of food and drink.
Other attractions include the all-new Chocolate, Cake, Bake & Preserve Theatre, while children can learn a few gastronomic tips at the Children’s Cookery School.
The Chilli Eating Competition is another hot ticket, alongside the chilli food market that will have all manner of chilli-related products on sale.
The Foodies Festival is open between 11am and 7pm on Saturday and Sunday and between 11am and 6pm on Monday. Advance tickets, which cost from £16 for adults and £13 for concessions, are available here.
London Halal Food Festival
When? Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 August
Where? Tobacco Dock, Wapping Lane, London E1W 2SF
Billed as the only food festival of its kind in the UK, this event offers the opportunity to taste the best dishes from major halal restaurants, discover delicious sweet treats or enjoy refreshing mocktails.
In addition to more than 100 exhibitors, attractions include cookery shows with celebrity chefs, a shisha lounge, a play area for younger foodies and live entertainment.
The London Halal Food Festival is open between 11am and 8pm on Saturday and 11am-7pm on Sunday. Tickets cost from £10 for adults (children under 12 are free) and are available here.
London Craft Beer Festival
When? Friday 12 to Sunday 14 August
Where? Oval Space, 29-32 The Oval, London E2 9DT
This over 18s festival is a celebration of the best quality craft beers and real ales available not only in London or the UK, but across the entire world.
Some of the brewing houses include London favourites The Kernel, Beavertown and Redemption. But if European beer is more to your tastes, keep an eye out for Omnipollo.
All beer, once inside the festival is free, you’ll only be paying the entry price of from £25 for five hours of beer drinking plus access to an array of gourmet street food vendors, supper clubs and BBQs to soak up the booze.
Afternoon sessions run from 12 noon until 5pm, while evening timings are 7pm until midnight. For tickets, click here.
Don’t miss out
Landlords often complain they do not have time to enjoy London’s food and drink festivals. Assetgrove’s Guaranteed Rent Scheme not only gives landlords a fixed monthly income for up to five years but also takes over the management of your rental property portfolio – giving you more free time to enjoy.
For details of how Assetgrove can help you, click here.