If you love chocolate, you won’t want to miss this fantastic event! Spanning three days, the Chocolate Show is a celebration of the UK’s favourite confection and features the country’s finest chocolatiers and pastry chefs. There are plenty of activities for you to satisfy your cocoa craving - start in the Tasting Room where you can train your taste buds to appreciate the subtleties of this addictive substance. Work your way round to the Hotel Chocolat series of Masterclasses, which include the art of chocolate sculpting. The kids may want to spend their time in the Rococo Scrumdiddlyumptious Children’s Area making chocolate beards — an activity held several times throughout the day.
The Chocolate Show is a three-day event held in the National Hall in Olympia. If you’re taking public transport to the venue, your nearest tube stations are Olympia and Hammersmith and Kensington Olympia is your nearest overground station. Use Transport for London’s handy Journey Planner to find the best complete route for you. You can purchase tickets for the event here. Note that there are discounts available for group and family bookings.
One of the show’s highlights is the rather amazing Chocolate Fashion Show. Watch the models strutt their stuff down the catwalk dressed in outfits inspired by chocolate and also made out of it! Be prepared to witness some amazing creations put together by a team of chocolatiers and fashion designers. If you can’t catch the fashion show, you’ll be able to browse the outfits at an exhibition within the main show - that’s if they haven’t been eaten by then! Another highlight is the Chocolate Dessert of the Year competition - a contest bravely fought by some of the country’s best chocolatiers and chefs and judged the world’s most renowned chocolate experts. You can find out all of the event timings on the official website.
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You may need a stroll after all of that chocolate tasting, so why not head off to explore some of the wonderful city parks nearby, such as Holland Park, Kensington Gardens or Hyde Park. While you’re in the area, browse some of the wonders of nature at the Natural History Museum.
To find out more information about The Chocolate Show, please have a look at the official website where you’ll be able to find out how to get tickets to the event, the timings for each activity and the easiest way to get to Olympia from where you are.