Street food is becoming very much a part of London culture, and with the rising popularity of one-off pop up events, combining the two seems like a fantastic opportunity to strike while the iron is hot. With that said, here are some venues that would be perfect to host an impromptu street feast.
Hawker House is a vast warehouse venue which can accommodate an impressive 2500 attendees, meaning it is an ideal choice if you want to get as many people involved in your event as possible. With no less than 16 food traders and 9 bars all housed under the one roof, this venue is tailor made for an event like this, with a car park onsite and a loading bay big enough to take a lorry – meaning you shouldn’t have any problems getting supplies or equipment delivered on time. Found in Canada Water, the venue sits just 2 minutes from the station of the same name.
Another space ideal for large-scale events, Dinerama is split across 2 levels and offers a generous maximum capacity of 1000. This street food arena in the heart of Shoreditch boasts 6 bars to its name, meaning there will certainly not be a shortage of drinks on offer, with everything from wine to cocktails, and hot toddies to craft beers from around the world available. This also means it’s a flexible offering, with spaces of sorts of sizes and styles to choose from. Well connected to the rest of the city, nearby transport options include the likes of Shoreditch High Street, Liverpool Street and Old Street stations.
Bumpkin Chelsea offers guests a welcoming home-from-home vibe, the perfect space to relax and enjoy delicious food, lovingly prepared using locally sourced, seasonal ingredients. This Great British Brasserie has a cosy private dining room and a Secret Garden, with access to The Chelsea Gardener, which is like a little oasis tucked away within the bustle of London. This great outdoor space makes it one of the only venues in the popular Mayfair area to have BBQ facilities. The nearest tube station is Sloane Square, which can be reached in around 15 minutes.
Mick’s Garage is found within the vibrant Queen’s Yard in Hackney Wick, just a stone’s throw from the station that shares its name and close to Stratford tube station. Here you will find Jarr Bar, serving the CRATE core range and house brewed kombucha, as the venue sits right across the yard from CRATE Brewery tap room. There is also a coffee roaster and SHUK SHUK, a market BBQ. This eclectic, buzzing mix of spaces has meant Mick’s Garage has attracted all sorts of events, both private and corporate, and even markets. Open across weekends from Friday to Sunday with a capacity of 1000, it’s the ideal urban space for a laidback street feast.
Black Swan Yard is a warehouse venue that, though certainly not lacking in character and charm, is able to function as something of a blank canvas, meaning it can host all sorts of pop ups and one-off special events, from dinners to wedding receptions. The spacious, open interior allows for up to 400 guests at any one time, whilst the building itself sits on the popular Bermondsey Street, known for being a Bohemian pocket of London, and close to a range of good transport links including London Bridge, Tower Hill and Borough stations, making it a breeze to get to and from the venue.