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Location and FAQ's

Welcome to our FAQ page, where you'll find answers to all your questions about the National Geographic Traveller (UK) Food Festival. Whether you're curious about tickets, event features, or general information, this section is designed to help you prepare for an unforgettable festival experience.

We hope that the below will answer your question, if not then please email us at

Our home will be the Business Design Centre, Islington, London, which is easily accessible via train, tube, bus or on foot.


Business Design Centre

52 Upper St


N1 0QH


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Event timings 

10am-6pm, Saturday 20 July 2024 

10am-4.30pm, Sunday 21 July 2024 

Do I need to register for any sessions?

To take part in the Wine & Spirits Theatre or one of our exciting new workshops and tasting sessions you will need to pre-register by purchasing a ticket on top of your general admission ticket. There will be limited tickets released - so keep an eye out in your emails for the release dates.

Do I need to pay for the Wine & Spirits Theatre session?

Yes, each session is priced at £5 per person, plus booking fee. There will be limited tickets released - so keep an eye out in your emails for the release dates.

You need to purchase an event ticket as well as booking the Wine & Sprits sessions.

Do I have to pay for food? 

Yes, street food vendors will be serving food that you will need to pay for in the Food Hall. However, exhibiting tourism boards will be handing out free samples on the Festival Floor. 

Who is performing?

We're currently putting together our 2024 line-up, so keep your eyes peeled for further announcements! This year's Main Stage line-up includes Nadiya Hussain, Nisha Katona, Ravneet Gill, Matt Tebbutt and Richard Corrigan.

Who is exhibiting?

The 2023 Exhibitor list can be found here. Stay tuned for 2024 exhibitors. 


The Business Design Centre has a secure, 250-space car park. If you’re driving, make sure to pre-book your parking space here

Where is the nearest tube station?

Angel Station is the nearest Tube Station and is 5 mins away from the Business Design Centre.

Can I come in and out of the event?  

Yes, you can show and scan the same ticket to re-enter. Tickets are sent via email so everyone should have their ticket on their phone.                  

Are there any age restrictions I should know about? 

Under-18s may be admitted to the show if they’re accompanied by an adult. In accordance with the law, visitors under 18 are not permitted to purchase or sample alcoholic drink products or knives. By extension, under-18s are not allowed to attend sessions in the Wine & Spirits Theatre. It is the responsibility of the accompanying adult to ensure underage visitors are aware of these restrictions and comply for the duration of their visit. 

Can I bring my dog? 

Unfortunately, dogs aren’t permitted on site, with the exception of guide or assistance dogs. 


The venue reception desks are fitted with DDA-compliant registration points for people in wheelchairs.

All levels of the venue are accessible via passenger lifts, with low-reach buttons, braille, back mirrors and distress alarms. Every staircase in the BDC has handrails. All publicly-accessible areas of the venue are well-lit. 

Carer tickets 

Carers will receive free entry provided that an adult ticket has been purchased at full price.

The Carer will be requested to provide their Carer's card or the disability card of the disabled person. This includes non-visible disabilities.

If you are unsure or have any questions please email us at

Is there a baby changing facility?

Baby changing is on Stairwell G Mezzanine Level and Stairwell C Gallery Level just down from the main Jack’s Café. 

Where are the toilets?

There are toilets located on every floor.

  • Ground Floor: 
    • Stairwell B Men’s 
    • Stairwell C Women’s 
    • Stairwell E Men’s 
    • Stairwell F Women’s 
    • Stairwell G Men’s 
    • Disabled toilets are at Stairwell B on all floors. As well as top gallery level at Stairwell F. 

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