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The London Coffee Festival is the world’s greatest coffee and hospitality event, embracing London’s bustling coffee scene and its creative subcultures.

With more than 23,500 visitors in 2023 the event showcases London’s pioneering specialty coffee culture and first-class hospitality industry and confirms the capital’s place as one of the most advanced coffee cities on earth.

The event features over 250 artisan coffee and gourmet food brands, tastings and demonstrations from world-class baristas, interactive workshops, street food, coffee-based cocktails, music, art exhibitions and an educational Lab programme.

With two dedicated industry days and a full weekend of coffee celebration, The London Coffee Festival has something for everyone.

The London Coffee Festival also hosts global barista tournament Coffee Masters™ and boasts an array of experiential features such as Latte Art Live, The Tasting Room, The Lab, The Roasters Village, The Coffee School, cocktail masterclass and more.


The Truman Brewery,
Brick Lane,
London E1 6QR

Tube & Rail

Shoreditch High Street Station

Walking distance: 5 minutes

Overground services to Dalston Junction, New Cross,
Crystal Palace & West Croydon


Liverpool Street Station

Walking distance: 10 minutes

Central, Metropolitan, Circle, Hammersmith
& City Lines and National Rail Services

Aldgate East Station

Walking distance: 10 minutes

District, Hammersmith & City Lines


Old Street Station

Walking distance: 15 minutes

Northern Line and National Rail Services


West End 8, 55 & 242

East London 8, 26, 48, 55, 57,242, 388

South London 35, 47, 48, 78, 149

The City 26, 55, 242, 243, 388


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So, what is The London Coffee Festival all about?

The London Coffee Festival celebrates London’s bustling and vibrant coffee scene.

With over 30,000 coffee lovers and foodies, professional baristas, coffee shop owners and top decision-makers expected to attend, The London Coffee Festival promises to be a unmissable event for all coffee lovers and industry folk alike.

The Festival will feature artisan coffee and stalls, demonstrations from world-class baristas, in some of the uniquely themed London zones.

What does my ticket include?

On top of entry to The London Coffee Festival you can expect coffee and food samples, tastings, demos and thrilling competitions! Learn all things coffee from how to brew coffee at home to unique worldwide roasting stories in The Roasters Village. Afterwards grab a bite from our street food vendors, don’t forget to caffeinate and visit the world famous Coffee Masters Competition and Latte Art Live.

You won’t go home uncaffeinated!

When and where?

The London Coffee Festival will be held at The Truman Brewery on Brick Lane from 11th – 14th April 2024.

The entrance can be found at 15 Hanbury Street, the Old Truman Brewery, London E1 6QR.

The festival will begin with two Industry Days (Thursday and Friday), and kick-off its public celebration from Saturday and Sunday at 9am.

What are the daily sessions?

Industry Days

10:00 - 17:00 Thursday 11 April 2024
(last entry is 16:00)

10:00 - 17:00 Friday 12 April 2024
(last entry is 16:00)

Public Sessions

Saturday and Sunday 13-14 April 2024

Different sessions will be available over the weekend:


Brunch session

Lunch session

Teatime session
(last entry is 5:30pm)


Brunch session

Lunch session
(last entry is 2pm)

How do I get there and where can I stay?

The Truman Brewery is easily reached by tube, rail, bus or on foot. 


The entrance can be found at 15 Hanbury Street, the Old Truman Brewery, London E1 6QR.

Liverpool Street: 10 mins walk

Central, Metropolitan, Circle, Hammersmith & City and National Rail services

Aldgate (10 mins walk)

Circle, Metropolitan

Aldgate East: 10 mins walk

District, Hammersmith & City

Shoreditch High Street (5 mins walk)


Old Street: 20 mins walk

Northern line and National Rail services


West End

8, 55, 242

East London

8, 26, 48, 55, 57, 242, 388

South London

35, 47, 48, 78, 149

The City

26, 55, 242, 243, 388


To assist you in your planning we are working with Priority to help get you the best hotel rates for any accommodation you may require.

Please visit to see rates and make a booking. You can also book by telephoning PRIORITY on 0845 6123 611 or +44 1473 550 620 and quoting Event Code: WILX013 24.


Farm Africa is the official charity partner for The London Coffee Festival. You can support Farm Africa by adding a donation during the ticket checkout process.
With programmes across eastern Africa, Farm Africa works to reduce proverty by helping farmers, including coffee growers, to grow more, sell more and sell for more. Farm Africa works with coffee farmers in Ethiopia, Uganda and DRC, where some of the world’s best coffee is grown. However, many coffee farmers earn less than $1 a day. Watch this video to find out more about how the charity supports smallholder farmers to grow and sell more coffee and protect heirloom forests.

Is the site wheelchair-accessible?

Yes. Arrangements will be made to ensure that all guests can access every section of the festival space.
All staff and security will be briefed and ready to assist in any way we can. All event spaces are wheelchair accessible with a combination of ramps and lifts within the Old Truman Brewery.
We are asking that anyone who needs assistance with access to enter through the Fast Track Entrance via Ely’s Yard  and make themselves known to a member of staff (who will be able to direct them to the elevators and generally be on hand to assist).

If you require an accessible parking bay for the Event please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. in the first instance

Where are the restrooms?

On site toilet facilities are clearly marked on the festival map and situated on the Ground Floor, First Floor and Second Floor. These will be serviced regularly throughout the event.

Is this a child friendly event?

Yes, any child under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Can I bring a dog?

Unfortunately the venue does not permit dogs (or any other animals) other than service dogs.

Can I bring a picnic?

There will be food and drink to buy available on site. It’s not a BYO festival, so you won’t be able to bring food and drink in with you.

Will there be food for vegetarians?

Absolutely. You’ll find plenty of tasty food if you’re vegetarian or vegan.

Will there be photography & filming?

Yes. All official photographers and film crew will have identification.

Photography, video, audio recording and children
The safeguarding of children is our first priority when using recorded content. We adhere closely to the NSPCC’s guidelines on the use of images and video online, taking special care to protect a child’s privacy and never identify children by name unless we have specific permission to do so.

Public photography and video filming
We're sure you will understand that we wish to protect the integrity of the festival and exhibitors. If you are going to take pictures or film with a video camera or a mobile phone camera you need to follow some common sense rules. In essence you are free to record your own visit to the festival for your own personal home use. You will not be able to sell any photos or moving images of the festival for commercial or other gain. Please respect the privacy of other festival attendees who may not want to be filmed. Please do not bring any professional equipment with you and please be aware of health and safety issues.

Will there be a cloakroom?

No, sorry there won’t be a cloakroom. Please make sure you look after any item that you bring into the venue, it's your responsibility; the organisers and venue management team can not take responsibility for loss or theft.

Can I smoke?

No. Smoking and Vaping is strictly prohibited inside the building. Any visitors or exhibitors caught smoking or vaping inside will be asked to leave.

What about security?

For your safety and security the festival has dedicated security guard. If you see any problems or incidents please report them to security staff.

Where’s the fine print?

Here. Just a few little rules and additional information for our festival goers!

First Aid

Qualified first aiders are available throughout the event. In the first instance please contact a member of security.

Fire Procedure
A fire marshalling system is employed. In the event of fire or evacuation please follow the fire marshal’s direction.

Glass & Bottles
Are strictly prohibited at the event and may be confiscated if found.

Information Point
There is an Information Point located on the first floor at the event. Please refer to the festival map or ask a member of onsite staff.

Lost or Found Property
Please hand any found property to a member of the onsite event team, at an Information Point or entrance/exit. After the event property will be kept for three months and can be claimed by emailing us.

Admission Policy
To read the full admissions policy for The London Coffee Festival, click here.

Can I exchange or refund my ticket?

Unfortunately we operate a no refund policy. This is stated on our booking page at the time of purchase.

What’s the difference between Industry and consumer days?

The London Coffee Festival will open for two Industry Days on Thursday and Friday.

As well as all the exciting features that will be running throughout the festival there will also be an exclusive Industry Day Programme, including a series of workshops, seminars, product tastings and other industry specific experiences.

The Lab area of the festival will also host numerous free, relevant seminars and workshops that will provide attendees with latest market insight, innovative ideas and ready-to-implement training and vocational skills.

The celebrations will continue into the weekend with free tastings and demonstrations from world-class baristas, interactive workshops, street food, coffee-based cocktails, competition finals and much more.

Disabled Ticket

One companion can accompany a disabled visitor free of charge, upon presenting one of the following forms of documentation:

  • DLA/DWP/PIP award letter
  • A Blue Badge
  • International Proof of Disability, with "ISA" (International Symbol of Access) or similar printed on it.

All guests must buy a ticket with the exception of 1 companion per guest holding the above documentation.
Please note: the companion must be aged at least 14yrs.

Can I bring a carer?

Upon arrival at The London Coffee Festival one companion can accompany a disabled visitor free of charge, upon presenting one of the following forms of documentation:

  • Entitlement to Disability Living Allowance for children under 16 or DLA/Personal Independent Payments (PIP) for those aged 16-64, either in the form of a letter stating that the benefit has been awarded, or the actual Allowance book.
  • Attendance Allowance or Carer's Allowance letter of award
  • Incapacity Benefit books, or a letter notifying the recipient that the benefit has been awarded Incapacity Benefit, Employment and Support Allowance (ESA), Disability Students’ Allowance (DSA), or DID card (UK Disabled ID card).
  • A valid Blue Badge
  • In the case of visual impairment, a registration card known as the BD8 or a Certificate of Visual Impairment (CVI)
  • Credibility’s Access Card with the carer/companion symbol
  • An International Equivalent of the Above

All guests must buy a ticket with the exception of 1 companion per guest holding the above documentation.
Please note: the companion must be aged at least 14yrs.

I am visiting from abroad, Can I get a Visa Invitation Letter?

Yes! Please fill out our Visa Invitation Letter form here.