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The Chocolate Festival Share your passion for all things chocolate

The Chocolate Festival

52 Upper Street Islington London
  • Opening Hours: 12-14 December 2014 1-8pm (Fri), 10am-7pm (Sat), 10am-3pm (Sun)
  • Key Features: The Hot Chocolate Trail, Truffle Making Workshops, Direct Cacao Zone, The Tasting Lounge, The Cocoa Spa, The Chocolate Cafe, The Christmas Zone, The Chocolate Market, The Food & Drink Circle Christmas Market
  • Prices: Adults £7 (£8 on the door), Children £4 (£5 on the door, free for children under 5)
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  • Social Media: @TheChocFestival, Facebook: The Chocolate Festival

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From Friday 12 December to Sunday 14 December 2014, The Chocolate Festival returns to the Business Design Centre, Islington. Following its successful relocation to this iconic indoor venue earlier this year, it’s just in time for Christmas. So share your passion for all things chocolatey at the biggest event of its kind in the UK.

This festive extravaganza is the perfect place to indulge the chocoholic in you, as well as getting all your Christmas shopping done in one go. Indulge your senses at The Cocoa Spa, learn how to taste chocolate like a connoisseur in The Tasting Lounge and then enjoy delicious artisan foods at the Food & Drink Circle Christmas Market. It’s the perfect day out to spend with family or friends.

The Festival includes*:

  • The Hot Chocolate Trail: Join the fun quest to hunt down the best ever hot chocolate.
  • Truffle Making Workshops: Book a place on the day you visit for one of these tempting workshops led by a master chocolatier and make your own delectable truffles.
  • NEW Direct Cacao Zone: Buy from chocolate companies working directly with cacao farmers in a unique zone dedicated to directly sourced chocolate, featuring live chocolate making, the “Cacao experience” and origin chocolate makers from around the world.
  • The Tasting Lounge: Thrill your taste buds on a journey of discovery guided by internationally renowned chocolate expert Martin Christy.
  • The Cocoa Spa:  Soothe your senses with luxurious cocoa butter beauty treatments.
  • The Chocolate Café:  Kick back and relax with your friends while you sip the creamiest hot chocolate.
  • NEW The Christmas Zone: Feast your eyes on a giant Christmas tree, dressed entirely with chocolate decorations.
  • The Health Zone: Try delicious free-from and raw chocolate and discover its many surprising health benefits.
  • The Chocolate Market: Discover Britain’s top artisan chocolate companies all conveniently showcased under one roof.
  • NEW The Food & Drink Circle Christmas Market: Find the perfect foodie gift.

Yael Rose, event director of The Chocolate Festival and self-confessed chocolate fanatic, says: “The festival was such a success at Easter that for Christmas 2014 we’ve returned to the Business Design Centre for this festive celebration. We’ve created multi-sensory experiences around touch, taste and discovery. New areas include the Direct Cacao Zone and The Food & Drink Circle Christmas Market.”

“It’s an amazing and decadent day out with friends or family; relaxing, drinking, eating, sampling and shopping for chocolate as a self-treat or for Christmas gifts. So book your tickets now!”

Prices for The Chocolate Festival London December 2014:

  • General Admission – Children £4.00 (£5 on the door. NOTE: children under five go free); Adults £7.00 (£8.00 on the door)(includes booking fee)
  • Tickets are available from
  • Times and dates:

o   Friday 12 December 2014 – 1pm to 8pm

o   Saturday 13 December 2014 – 10am to 7pm

o   Sunday 14 December 2014 – 10am to 3pm

* Please check the festival website for exact details of what’s happening.