Best Festival Events in London

Whether you're sunning it up at one of London's summer music festivals or chowing down on as much grub as you can fit in your mouth at one of the city's most loved foodie events; there are so many festivals in London worth looking into. Covering comedy, music, burlesque, food and more; there's something for everyone. Check out our guide to the best festival events in London right here.

Last updated on 16th February 2017

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2 events @ The Vaults with 3 upcoming dates starting on 24 Feb 2017

Opening up their subterranean doors yet again this year, join The Vaults for one of the best festivals of the year as they return with another roster of sci-fi themed parties, late night events, theatre shows, live performances, quirky antics and plenty more.

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Looking for a festival that you can tuck into each and every month in London? Join The Forge as their night of 'Funk at the Forge' promises some of the very best jazz, funk and soul talent in the business. You guessed it, they're all live.

Live Music
Funk & Soul
Camden
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The South London Carnaval is back and bigger than ever at The Grand in Clapham. The sell out party is back, bringing live music, drummers, DJs, acrobats, face-painters, and caipirinhas that’s made it such a success before. If you want to experience all the fun of Brazil in a great London festival, it’s time to make the trip.

Clubbing, Festival, Fun Time Partying, Live Music
Latino
Clapham
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The 90s were a brilliantly bizarre time. Celebrate it all and bask in the summer sunshine at Victoria Park's Mighty Hoopla festival. On the day, guests can expect a handful of beer and street food vendors, in addition to stunning live performances by Sophie Ellis Bextor, Snap, Technotronic and the headlining group Allsaints. This summer festival is certain to leave you reminiscing about the days of your youth.

Festival, Clubbing, Fun Time Partying, Live Music
Commercial/Pop
Bethnal Green
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Craft Beer Rising is returning to East London this New Year's Eve and is back bigger and better than ever before. The two-day event is taking place at The Old Truman Brewery and will serve some of the best beers from around the world as well as street food and live entertainment.

Multiple start times (see ticket info)
Festival, Food & Drink, Something A Little Different
Electro
Brick Lane
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Notting Hill Carnival

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The biggest street party in Europe? Oh go on then. Notting Hill Carnival has become synonymous with culture, music, food and a thumping good time. Get to grips with the carnival's Sound Systems, plus find out where to party after the main action has finished. London summer festivals don't come much more iconic than this one. 

Happily Affordable ££
Queen's Park

There are few pleasures in life as wonderful as a beer, so it’s only right that DrinkUp.London, the people behind London Cocktail Week, are dedicating a weekend to the beverage with their Beer Edit. Sell-out pop-ups from London Beer Week and exciting newbies will be there bringing the best beer, ale, lager, stout and more and there’s delicious food and great live music in the background.

Multiple start times (see ticket info)
Festival, Food & Drink, Pop-Up
Hackney
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The Vault Festival is opening up a land of magical wonder as Mini Rumpus takes over. Bring your kids for a day of fun activities filled with mystical creatures, a jaw-dropping circus act and wonderful dancers like Tell Tale Tusk. Either come in fancy dress, make your mask there and get involved with all the magical activities in Mini-Rumpus.      

Activity, Festival, Something A Little Different, Daytime
Waterloo
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