There's A Food Festival Happening In The Tower Of London's Moat

There's A Food Festival Happening In The Tower Of London's Moat

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Turns out the Tower's moat is extremely versatile

It's seen a sea of poppies, glistening ice rinks... now the Tower of London's moat is hosting a festival for foodies.

Jose Pizarro, Emily Roux and Dr Rupy Aujla are among the celebrity chefs calling in at Tower of London Food Festival, between 12 and 15 September.

The moat will be flooded with dozens of stalls manned by tasty food and drink pioneers — including Bubble Bros, Doughnut Time, Jackalopes All American Hot Dogs, Indian Street Kitchen, Love Beets, Mac to the Future, Slingin' Po' Boys and The Good Life Gin Co.

In short, you're not going to go hungry. Or thirsty.

Chew the fat with a Beefeater

Cookery demonstrations and tastings take place throughout the festival, there's a Le Cordon Bleu Skills School, plus live music from the bandstand, and activities for kids to expend all that energy they've accrued from stuffing their faces.

Tickets to the festival include admission to the Tower of London itself. Last admission is 5pm — although you should give yourself significantly longer to explore, especially if you've not been before.

Who knows — this might be one of those uncanny moments when you see an actual Beefeater eating beef.

Tower of London Food Festival runs 12-15 September. Adult tickets £24.70-£78 (VIP).

It's part of a series hosted by Historic Royal Palaces. Other locations are Hampton Court Palace — also in London — and Hillsborough Castle in Northern Ireland.

All images © Tower of London

Last Updated 21 August 2019