2016 has so far already been a great year for consumer events in London; but with so many more still to come, here are my ‘Top 5 must attend events’ which you definitely won’t want to miss!
2nd – 3rd August 2016 The Roof Gardens, London
Everyone likes a tipple every now and then, so why not educate your taste buds and stumble down to The Telegraph Gin Experience?
2015’s event, which also took place at The Roof Gardens in Kensington, was a huge success and due to popular demand, it is set to return for a second time this summer. Expect gin master classes, a goody bag and of course, lots of gin. Be sure to pre-register early as it’s expected to fill up quite fast.
Speciality Chocolate Fair
4th – 6th September 2016 Kensington Olympia, London
Chocolate is one of the world’s highest rated guilty pleasures, but let’s face it – it’s the guilt that makes it so delicious! Set within the Speciality & Fine Food Fair, Speciality Chocolate Fair takes place at Kensington Olympia and is a showcase of luxury and gourmet chocolate. You can source products from over 70 fine and artisan chocolate producers from the UK and the rest of the world – basically chocolate heaven!
The Wedding Fair
16th -17th April 2016 ExCel, London
As event planners, we know how overwhelmingly stressful it can be to plan a wedding; there is such a vast amount of choice available for all the different elements from the dress, to the venue, to the caterers, it’s amazing that more couples don’t just elope in secret to avoid the stress.
The Wedding Fair at ExCel, gives you all that you need for your perfect day under one roof with over 150 hand-picked wedding specialists from the South East, you can try, buy, book and hire as well as be inspired by catwalk showcases, workshops and displays packed with practical tips and ideas.
Even if you do have the budget to hire a professional planner, this event is a must for anyone who is planning a wedding so take your mum, your best friend or your planner and make your wedding as big as the wedding of your dreams.
29th April – 1st May 2016 Business Design Centre, Islington, London
Be:Fit London is the only health and fitness festival for women in the UK, dedicated to encouraging and inspiring women’s interest in their health and nutrition.
Although Be:Fit London doesn’t apply to myself or any of our male readers, I do love that there is now a dedicated health and fitness event available to women. Most of the ladies in my life who are interested in health and fitness have often mentioned that they can sometimes feel a bit intimidated attending similar events, as most have an unfairly high focus on men’s health and fitness.
Also, just incase you happen to be a gin loving, chocolate adoring bride-to-be, who is planning on attending the previous three events, now you can enjoy it all to your hearts content and not worry about your dress not fitting!
Star Wars Celebration
15th – 17th July 2016 Excel, London
Are you one of the many Star Wars fans who have had to wait years for the latest Star Wars: The Force Awakens film?
Now you only have to wait until July as Star Wars Celebration is heading back to London for the first time since 2007 to bring together fans of all ages, from all around the world to celebrate the pop culture phenomenon that is Star Wars.
The event allows you to look ahead to the new movies and television shows, while celebrating all that has come before, there’s something for everyone at Star Wars Celebration.