January 18, 2018

A Chocolate Festival in London

Calling all Chocoholics!

So maybe you don’t need to be a chocoholic but you do need to be in London early December and looking for a different Festival that also offers tasty treats!

That’s right, if you’re in London December 9 – 11 you’ll want to make a beeline to the Southbank Centre Square for The Chocolate Festival!  You read that right, there will be a chocolate festival in London and it’s waiting for you:)

Southbank Chocolate Festival by Magnus D, on Flickr

Southbank Chocolate Festival by Magnus D, on Flickr

This gastronomic fete of chocolate offers something for everyone from those of us that like chocolate to those of you who live by chocolate!   Enjoy samples from some of the world’s best chocolatiers, a tasty array of chocolate dishes and cocktails plus if you’re still looking for that rationale to calm your guilt, you can participate in a session learning all about the health benefits of raw chocolate.

Chocolate sign #1 by dicktay2000, on Flickr

Chocolate sign #1 by dicktay2000, on Flickr

Can you imagine the aroma wafting through the halls of this Festival?


Some of the treats savored at past Chocolate Festivals include hot chocolate, churros with chocolate sauce, chocolate covered strawberries, chocolate soup, truffles, chocolate mousse, cookies and chocolate Bellini’s or Martini’s.   If you want to do more than eat chocolate, as with most festivals you will have the opportunity to purchase some of your favorites! Don’t be selfish, remember your friends 🙂



After wandering through the aisles of chocolate vendors you may opt for one of the chocolate demonstrations where you can learn about the history of hot chocolate which could include tastings, learn all about cocoa cultivation or even how to be a chocolate “connoisseur”.

This festival even offers Master of Chocolate Demonstrations where, in years past, you could learn to create caramel and rum chocolates, learn why using water is better than cream when making ganache, how to make the perfect chocolate curl or making the best Cocoa Bellini or Martini!

by André Karwath

So if you’re up for a weekend of nothing but chocolate head on over and indulge your taste buds in this most delectable treat!

Oh and did I mention, other than the Master of Chocolate Demonstrations, this event is FREE!

Can you think of a better way to spend a day?

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  2. Anji says:

    For chocolate lovers this must be paradise! Will they be having this festival next year? Would really love to go! 🙂

  3. Sabrina says:

    Wow! You just made me so hungry 🙂 I LOVE chocolate and have no idea there was even a festival about chocolate. How awesome!

  4. Laurel says:

    When I first read this I thought it said Nov and I got so excited since I’ll be in London next week for WTM, then I reread the dates. I think I just really, really wanted it to be in Nov.
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    • Debbie Beardsley says:

      Sorry the timing won’t work. I can only imagine all the travel bloggers descending on the festival!

  5. Tannya says:

    Love those chocolate bars here and I am looking forward to share this post too…

  6. jenjenk says:

    oh my gosh – i totally want to go to this thing!!! I think i’d be punch drunk on just the fumes alone!!!
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  7. Haley says:

    Hmmm…. Looking at the pictures makes me feel like I want to go to London today and eat all the chocolates there. Yummy!

  8. Mark Wiens says:

    Looks to be very worth a pilgrimage to London to devour as much chocolate as possible!
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  9. Adrian B. says:

    Like I said: I know what I’m having for lunch today, but I think I’ll start with the dessert this time 🙂 Anything with chocolate goes!
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  10. Love chocolate. I would starve myself for three days in order to be hungry at this festival!
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  11. What a tantalizing article my friend…I am so ready to indulge in every bite!!! Nice photography Debbie!
    Jeff Titelius recently posted..The Magnificent Loire Valley Chateaux Enchant All Who Visit on This Full-day Tour from Paris!

  12. Anh Nguyen says:

    LOL love the sign! Chocolate does shrink my clothes. Not sure why =P

  13. Sophie says:

    This sounds like a dangerous place…
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  14. Christopher says:

    OK, I’m going into the kitchen for chocolate . . . right now.
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  15. Jan Ross says:

    You had me at chocolate…
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  16. Renee says:

    This is wrong on so many levels, Debbie….how could you? sniff, sniff…..
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  17. Lux says:

    If anyone is looking for me – you know where to find me… 🙂
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  18. This sounds like heaven!
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  19. jlem1125 says:

    WoooW!! I would love to go! I’m already starting to crave for CHOCOLATE!!!! Thanks to the pictures my mouth is now watering..
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