Celebrating its 41st anniversary in 2018, the Great British Beer Festival is the largest event of its kind in the United Kingdom. Serving up 350,000 pints of ale from the world’s best breweries, the festival welcomes upwards of 60,000 visitors during its five-day tenure of West London’s Olympia. The traditional pub games and live music mean there’s always a jovial atmosphere. The main focus, however, is firmly on the beer and you’ll find limited edition as well as better-known ales served up from brewers stretching from America to the Czech Republic. With over 900 types of beverage available, from cider to real ale, you’re guaranteed to find your drink of choice.
Located in Olympia in West London, your nearest tube stations are Olympia, Hammersmith and Barons Court. Kensington Olympia is the nearest overground station to the venue. You can check out all the London travel options, including bus, with the Transport for London Journey Planner. You can buy advance tickets online here. Please note that you will also need to buy tickets for the tutored tasting sessions.
Children and young adults are permitted to attend the event but must stay in the designated family area, accompanied by an adult, at all times. Enjoy the famous ‘Hat Day’ when you’re encouraged to wear a special hat on the day to be in the running for the mystery prize.
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After putting the world’s best beers to the test, why not sample the city’s best attractions: see the very best of London from above on the London Eye; live the easy life on a peaceful cruise down the River Thames; and treat yourself to dinner and a show in the West End.
If you’re looking for further information about the UK’s largest beer festival, please have a look at the official website where you’ll be able to find out all the 2018 festival news, see details about the trade session, check out the festival entertainment and buy tickets for the 2018 event.
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