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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

If you have a question about your tickets, please contact Fever Up events here

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 

Are there any more Saturday tickets for sale? 

Unfortunately not. Saturday 20 July 2024 has sold out, and there will be no tickets on the door. But Sunday 21 July is still on sale. Save £10* by booking your Sunday tickets in advance.

*Terms and conditions apply. Book before 19/07/2024, 23:59 to get £10 off Sunday on-the-door ticket price of £25 per person. Excludes 8% booking fee.  


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.


How do I purchase tickets for photography workshops, tasting sessions and the Wine & Spirits Theatre?  

Tickets for the photography workshops, tasting sessions, and Wine & Spirits Theatre are on sale now via Fever Up Events. Places are limited, go and grab yours while you can!  

How to purchase an add-on ticket:  

Step 1: Head over to our ticketing hub on Fever Up

Step 2: Add a General Admission ticket to your basket, which start at £15 per person*.  

Step 3: Select your preferred add-ons. All add-ons are £5 per person. 


Fever Up events will supply you with an e-ticket in the form of a QR code which will be scanned at the door to access your photography workshops, tasting sessions and Wine & Spirits Theatre.  

You will not be able to gain access to the Business Design Centre without a general admission ticket.  

*Terms and conditions apply. Book before 19/07/2024, 23:59 to get £10 off on-the-door ticket price of £25 per person. Excludes 8% booking fee.  



Who do I contact for all ticket enquiries? 

All enquiries about tickets must go to Fever Up events. You can contact them here.


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 are excited to announce the festival line-up for 2024 is complete! Catch Nadiya Hussain, Matt Tebbutt, Nisha Katona, Ravneet Gill and more on the Main Stage, hear from chefs and published authors in the Speaker’s Corner and catch one of our exciting masterclass demos in the Saffron and Cinnamon Theatres. The full line up is available to view here.

Who is exhibiting?

Check out our full list of exhibitors for 2024 here.  

Can I purchase tickets on the door?  

Tickets for Saturday 20 July are completely sold out and there will be none available on the door.

Sunday tickets are still available and you can purchase them here.

Tickets on the door are subject to availability, so avoid disappointment by booking your tickets in advance. 

Photography workshops, tasting sessions and the Wine & Spirits Theatre tickets will also be available to buy at the door for £5 per person, subject to availability.  

* Ticket prices will go up to £25 after 23:59 19/07/2024

Can I come in and out of the event?  

Yes, if you wish to leave and re-enter the event, we will stamp the back of your hand. Please make sure you show security on the door your stamp in order to regain entry. 


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.

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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