Foodies and winos, rejoice! The London Food and Wine Show is just around the corner and this year is looking like one that you really don’t want to miss. For those of you who have not had the privilege of enjoying this annual event, let’s dive in to everything that you need to know about it.
The London Food and Wine Show is the ultimate date night. It happens once a year in the Western Fair District, which is located in the Old East Village. Before you go (or at the door), you buy your admission tickets and sample tokens. Inside the venue there are dozens and dozens of wine, beer, and spirit companies offering up samples of their delicious beverages in exchange for your sample tokens. Of course you can’t have delicious drinks without feeling the growl of your stomach telling you to savor some snacks too, so there are also incredible food vendors that are more than happy to exchange their mouthwatering samples for your tokens. You and your date can spend the night (or afternoon) checking out all of the vendors and sampling a variety of different delights.
Of course the food and the drinks are not the only thing you’re getting at this event.
Here is everything you’ll need to know about the 2019 London Food and Wine Show:
Mark the dates in your calendar because you’re not going to want to miss this event! If you’re trying to figure out what day you want to go, I would suggest looking at the entertainment section to see if there is entertainment on a specific day that you want to catch.
Thursday, January 17th from 5:00PM to 10:30PM
Friday, January 18th from 4:00PM to 10:30PM
Saturday (afternoon), January 19th from 12:00PM to 5:00PM
Saturday (evening), January 19th from 6:00PM to 11:00PM
The London Food and Wine Show takes place at The Western Fair, Agriplex, which is located at 845 Florence St. They have free parking at the event, but if you’re going to be drinking and thoroughly enjoying the show, then you might want to consider alternative transportation or maybe taking a look at the different designated drivers services that London has to offer.
For those wanting to go a little green and are taking public transportation, the 2 Dundas, 7 Wavell, 20 Cherryhill, and the 22 Trafalgar buses will all take you to the Western Fair District. But if taking the bus isn’t your cup of tea, there will be lots of taxis around after the show to transport you home safe and sound.
You can purchase your advanced tickets here. Tickets are available to buy full price at the door if you want, but just a fair warning that they could sell out or hit capacity, so it’s best to play it safe and purchase the advanced tickets.
If you’re going on a date, or even if you’re going with an even numbered group, then the couples package is the best bang for your buck. You get 2 admission tickets and 30 sample tokens with the couples package.