Family with pizza at Hammersmith Market

Two-day food festival in Hammersmith will delight your tastebuds

Try something new as you eat your way through the tasty melting pot of cuisines at our new two-day Hammersmith Feastival.

Our international food festival kicks off on Friday 17 May from 11am to 9pm with the huge street food market in Lyric Square running alongside an impressive line-up of live music acts.

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.

“Come down and enjoy the Hammersmith Feastival,” said Cllr Andrew Jones, H&F Cabinet Member for the Economy and the Arts. “The two-day event is part of our efforts to invest in and improve our town centres. We want to make H&F a great place to work, live and socialise.”

Tieyan Eweka’s Nigerian eatery Jollof Mama
White City resident Tieyan Eweka’s Nigerian eatery Jollof Mama

Food market

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 White City resident Tieyan Eweka’s Nigerian eatery Jollof Mama and the Marrakech Kitchen 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 Ky Lewis.

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, stilt walking chefs, comedy and more are all on tap at the pedestrian-friendly market, which also includes the Queen of Hearts on roller skates as well as Bridie, and her seven-foot-tall tea trolley.

Stilt walkers at Hammersmith Market
Street entertainers are all on tap at the pedestrian-friendly market

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.

Map showing the King Street closure, other nearby street names and the start of the traffic diversion at the eastern end of King Street
Map showing the King Street closure and start of the traffic diversion

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

Buses will follow their own diversion route.

Buses affected are the 27, 190, 266, 267, 391, H91, N9 and N11.

Freshly cooked pizza at Hammersmith Market
Our international food festival kicks off on Friday 17 May from 11am to 9pm

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