From the flavours of the Caribbean to a touch of Indonesian delights…we’re bringing cuisines from around the world to Hammersmith this weekend at our new two-day ‘Feastival’.
Our international food festival kicks off on Friday (17 May) from 11am to 9pm with a huge street food market in Lyric Square, as well as an impressive line-up of live music.
The following day (Saturday 18 May), our traffic-free pop-up market in King Street is back, from 10am to 6pm, with more than 150 stalls full of food, drink and gifts.
There will also be a jam-packed schedule of singers, bands and street entertainment for all the family. Not to mention, the cookery demonstrations and food tasting to whet your appetite.
“We look forward to seeing you all at the Hammersmith Feastival,” said Cllr Andrew Jones, H&F Cabinet Member for the Economy and the Arts. “We want to breathe new life into our high streets as we make H&F a great place to live, work and socialise.”
You will be able to have your brunch, lunch and supper all in one place in the outdoor seating area at the extended Lyric Square Food Market on Friday from 11am.
The mouth-watering array of street food on offer from across the globe includes Food Gangnam Style and Peru’s Finest to name a few.
There will also be live music acts from noon on the day with the likes of Jazz Mino, one of Britain's most exciting new pop artists with more than six million streams on Spotify alone, and the award-winning Natalie Shay who will be playing alongside Joey Oscar.
Traffic-free King Street
King Street will be pedestrianised on Saturday for the pop-up market which runs from 10am to 6pm.
There will be everything from crafts, jewellery, home accessories, boutique fashion and art on offer plus cookery demonstrations and food tasting.
You will be able to sample cuisines from Greece to South Korea and beyond.
While your music taste will be satisfied with the wealth of music talent performing jazz, soul, funk, classical, rock, pop and more across four busking pods down King Street, as well as on stage in Lyric Square.
Children’s workshops, Morris dancers, cooking demonstrations, comedy and more are all on tap at the pedestrian-friendly market, which also includes the stilt walking Giant Chefs and the Queen of Hearts on roller skates.
The two-day food festival will be a zero-food waste event as we aim to be the greenest borough in the country.
One-day traffic restrictions
To allow for the Spring Feastival Market, King Street will be closed to traffic between the Hammersmith Gyratory and Leamore Street from 5am to 9pm on Saturday 18 May.
The following signed diversion route will be in place during the closure:
- Hammersmith Gyratory
- Shepherds Bush Road
- Goldhawk Road
- Paddenswick Road
- Dalling Road
- Glenthorne Road
- Leamore Street
- King Street.
Buses will follow their own diversion route.
Buses affected are the 27, 190, 266, 267, 391, H91, N9 and N11.
Want to read more news stories like this? Subscribe to our weekly e-news bulletin.