Held in the ILEC Conference Centre, Rumfest is the world’s premier rum festival. Cited as an inspiration for other large rum festivals around the world, the original is now in its eleventh year and still going strong. With over 400 blends of rum available, some of which are rare and unable to be bought or tasted elsewhere, Rumfest is a must-attend event if you’re a big fan of the good stuff. With expert masterclasses and tasting sessions also on offer, you’re sure to learn how to spot the premium blends in no time. The festival also features tasty food and rum-inspired live music.
Rumfest 2018 is a two-day event held in the ILEC Business Conference Centre in West London’s Earls Court. If you’re travelling to the venue by tube, the nearest underground stations are West Brompton (District line) and Earls Court (Piccadilly line). The nearest overground station is West Brompton and there are several buses which travel to the venue. To plan your route from anywhere in the city using public transport, check out Transport for London’s Journey Planner. Alternatively, use CycleStreets if you’re planning to travel by bike. You can buy general admission and VIP tickets for the event here. Please note that children are not permitted to attend the festival.
As well as the sheer quality and range of rum available at RumFest, one of the key highlights of the festival is the opportunity to learn from the experts. If you’re a rum enthusiast, you’ll be delighted to be taught some trade secrets from master blenders from the likes of Diplomatico, Mount Gay and El Dorado. Learn about their inspirations for the creation of some of the world’s best blends and, of course, let them guide you through a tasting session. Keep your eye on the website for details of all of the events, masterclasses and activities taking place during RumFest 2018.
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While you’re in London for RumFest, extend your stay so you can check out some of the other sights close to the venue: love them or hate them, they’re certainly controversial - visit nearby Stamford Bridge, home of Chelsea Football Club. Pay homage to Britain’s most prominent suffragette, Emmeline Pankhurst, laid to rest in nearby Brompton Cemetery; and soak up some ancient history at the Natural History Museum.
To find out more information about RumFest 2018, please take a look at the official website where you can find out the schedule of events during RumFest, how to buy tickets and how to get to the venue.
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