Address: Hampton Court Palace, East Molesey, Surrey KT8 9AU
The BBC Good Food Festival really is a treat for the senses for anyone lucky enough to have a ticket to this annual foodie extravaganza.
Taking place at the end of August at the historic and beautiful Hampton Court Palace, the festival will attract thousands of food lovers from around the world and promises to be an exceptional weekend of fun, frivolity and fantastic food and drink.
Opening times and top attractions for the BBC Good Food Festival
The BBC Good Food Festival is one of the best annual events in the UK for lovers of everything food and drink-related. It promises to delight the tastebuds and give plenty of food for thought to all those that head along.
The Summer Kitchen Theatre will host an array of fabulous demonstrations and events to showcase the skills of some of the UK’s most well-known culinary celebrities, with showcases this year from such luminaries of the craft as Michel Roux Jr, John Torode and Paul Hollywood.
Meanwhile, the Interview Stage will be in full swing again in 2016 and will offer the chance for festivalgoers to pick the brains of many other top chefs and bakers throughout the weekend. The stage will be hosted by Lotte Duncan and she will be joined by guests including Celebrity Masterchef winner Lisa Faulkner and Great British Bake Off quarter-finalist Martha Collison.
Elsewhere, there will be stalls and pop-up traders aplenty offering a vast selection of tasty treats and titbits that are sure to leave guests wanting more.
Taking place over the August bank holiday weekend, the festival opening times are:
- Saturday, 27th August 10am to 6pm
- Sunday, 28th August 10am to 6pm
- Monday, 29th August 10am to 6pm
Venue details – stunning Hampton Court Palace
Hampton Court Palace is one of the English capital’s most impressive stately homes, with a rich and interesting history and stunning architecture.
Held each year in the grounds of this breathtaking property, anyone heading to the BBC Good Food Festival should also take the time out of their day to explore some of the many beautiful attractions of the venue itself, including the Magic Garden, the Great Hall and impressive Cumberland Art Gallery, to name just a few.
Easy travel to the BBC Good Food Festival
Anyone hoping to make their way to this year’s BBC Good Food Festival can do so with relative ease, as while the venue lies just outside of the London Underground network, it can be reached swiftly and easily by overground rail.
Hampton Court station is just a few minutes’ walking distance from the venue and the surrounding area also offers other stations including Hampton Wick, Surbiton, Teddington, Hampton and many more.
Local bus services also operate around the clock to ensure travellers are able to arrive and depart at any time of day. The most popular routes are:
- From Kingston: 111, 216, 411, 461, 267, 513
- From Richmond: R68
Full details of public transport options that can be found in close proximity to Hampton Court Palace can be found by heading to the official homepages of the stately home, as well as via the Transport for London website.
Parking near the BBC Good Food Festival
Festivalgoers who are planning to drive to the venue can do so, but visitors should remember that traffic in the Greater London area can be extremely dense, especially when popular events like the BBC Good Food Festival are being held.
However, the area around Hampton Court Palace does offer a large selection of parking options for motorists, including:
- Hampton Court Station Car Park (0.5 miles, ten minutes’ travel time on foot)
- Walton Road Car Park (1.2 miles, 23 minutes)
- Ashley Road Car Park (1.6 miles, 33 minutes)
- Southbank Car Park (two miles, 39 minutes)
- The Rose Car Park (1.7 miles, 33 minutes)
- Bentalls Car Park (1.5 miles, 30 minutes)
- Fairfield Car Park (1.7 miles, 34 minutes)
Travellers hoping to make use of these and other similar facilities in the area should pre-book their parking when possible, as demand for spaces can be extremely high.
Book a room at the Grand Royale London Hyde Park Hotel
Individuals planning a visit to this year’s BBC Good Food Festival might like to consider the ease of staying at the wonderful Grand Royale London Hyde Park Hotel during their trip to this annual foodie showpiece.
Offering all the conveniences that the modern traveller could wish for, the Grand Royale London Hyde Park Hotel is located in a central location in the heart of London and, as such, it offers excellent transport links to the surrounding city and beyond.
The staff are friendly and welcoming, while the rooms are well appointed and come with free Wi-Fi, making this is a perfect option for visitors keen to get online and research their travel and nearby attraction options during their stay.