Learn to make cocktails, try some real food, discover new restaurants or explore the delights of urban street food – the choice is wide ranging. London in October is pure foodie heaven. Thankfully all are close together so it is easy to combine a visit to each while staying at the Regency House Hotel in Bloomsbury.
Travel south on the Northern line to the Real Food Market on London’s South Bank. This is where some of London’s top restauranteurs like Raymond Blanc are known to visit and find new suppliers. With over 40 producers you are guaranteed to find something new to take home such as French mountain cheeses, water buffalo meat or artisan smoked salmon from the Faroe Islands.
Fancy a Gourmet Odyssey or a Gourmet tour? The London Restaurant Festival offers the chance to explore London’s fine dining – Try a first course in one restaurant, then move to another for your main course, and yet another for dessert. Three very different tastes and cooking styles in one meal! The Cichetti trail is one of the most popular as it offers participants the opportunity to visit six of the best Italian restaurants and try different menus, dishes and drinks.
There are events all over London and every one of them is easy to reach when you stay at one of the hotels in Bloomsbury. All are just one or two tube stops away.
Saturday night takes on a different flavour when visiting the Urban Food Fest in Shoreditch. It is only five minutes via the Underground from your hotel in Bloomsbury. This is the home of gourmet street food from around the world, along with craft beers, Orchard Pig ciders and Urban cocktails. Try sushi, Schwarma, halloumi, masor dal, sweet potato maki– all sold from converted trucks and vehicles including an Italian Piaggio, Thai Tuk Tuk and a horsebox! Then sit back, enjoy your food and listen to the best of the rising urban street bands, singers and DJ’s.
End your foodie holiday with a cocktail or two. London Cocktail Week is set around Seven Dials, just a few minutes walk from the Regency House, one of the finest hotels in Bloomsbury. During the six day event, over 100 cocktail bars around central London will be holding tasting sessions, pop up events, parties and master classes teaching how to pour the perfect cocktail.