Waterloo Food Month: The best of what's on at the South London celebrations

Lizzie Thomson
SE1 antics: the month is celebrating Waterloo's diverse culture and food

London foodies, pop the Waterloo Food Month in your calender. From June 28 to July 27, it'll be celebrating all things edible in SE1.

The month long event will feature a wide range of festivities including a charity banquet, music evenings and night markets.

Here’s a run down of what's on.

'Flavours of Waterloo' launch party

Worldwide culinary treats: Lower Marsh Market

A 'Flavours of Waterloo' street party on Lower Marsh will kick off the festivities from 5–9pm. Expect street food vendors offering treats from all over the world, from Thailand to Mexico. Footie fans can also catch the England vs Belgian World Cup match on the big outdoor screen.

June 28

Sunday jazz

Enjoy an evening of jazz every Sunday throughout July at the Eastern European restaurant Baltic. There will be ample dumplings and vodka to gorge on too.

Every Sunday throughout July

Is Your Diet Making You Fat?

Join campaigners, bloggers and professionals for a debate on dieting at the Young Vic Theatre from 6.30pm. The event is chaired by Becky Young, founder of The Anti-Diet Riot Club and a campaign against diet culture that instead promotes self-love and body acceptance.

July 2

Cake lock-in

If you’re a sucker for baked goods, head down to the cake lock-in at Konditor & Cook to indulge in some cake tasting and a free glass of prosecco. Plus you'll be treated to a guided tour of their Waterloo kitchen.

July 5 - 26

Macaroon masterclass

If you’ve ever wanted to master the art of a macaron, try this exclusive workshop. Eden Caterers will let Londoners in on all the secrets of the Parisian treat in their very own Waterloo kitchen.

July 3 - 10

Sustainability: Beyond the buzzword

A panel of environmental experts will lead a talk on sustainability and how the word has become overused.

July 11

Lower Marsh market tour

Spoilt for choice: Lower Marsh's food offering

Join market manager Carole Powell on an intimate guided tour of Lower Marsh's eclectic food offering and soak up cuisines from around the world.

July 11 - 25

Around the world quiz

Put your knowledge of world food to the test at this one-off pub quiz at the Horse & Stables, one of Waterloo’s original pubs. You can also chomp on burgers or hot dogs with a pint for £10.95.

July 17

National Tequila Day

What better way to mark National Tequila Day than at a Latin American wine bar? To celebrate the spirit, Paladar will host an evening of tequila tastings and tortillas.

July 24

Waterloo Food Banquet

Oasis Hub, the people behind the Waterloo Foodbank, are hosting a charity food banquet to mark the end of the month. Guests are set to enjoy three courses made entirely from ingredients found in food parcels.

July 27

For more information, visit wearewaterloo.co.uk