Great food, drinks, music and dance at London Armenian Street Festival

Last updated 21 July 2017

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London Armenian Street Festival Information

What is the festival about?
When does the festival take place?
Where is the festival held?
What can you expect at the festival?
Find other Armenian events and activities

What is the festival about?

London Armenian Street Festival is a celebration of Armenian culture and heritage. The festival is a family friendly event, everyone is welcome and it’s free to attend. It attracts a diverse crowd and you don’t have to be of the Armenian background to attend it. It was great to see people of various backgrounds who came for a taste of Armenian culture.

The festival offers music, dance, other entertainment, superb Armenian and Middle Eastern cuisine and stalls with various treasures for sale – from jewellery to homemade foodstuffs to beverages. More details on this below.

When does the festival take place?

The annual celebration of Armenian culture and heritage takes place in July. The first ever festival was hosted in 2011 and the festival continues to thrive attracting a solid jolly crowd.

Where is the festival held?

The festival takes place in the charming surroundings of St. Sarkis Armenian Church and in Iverna Gardens that are right by the church, in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. This is a great opportunity to come along with family and friends and sample a bit of Armenian culture. It is easy to get to as it is held in Central London, a couple of minutes walk from High Street Kensington tube station. The area is also served well by buses.

St. Sarkis Armenian Church and the surrounding gardens in Kensington & Chelsea. Here’s the actual address of the Armenian Church:

St Sarkis Armenian Church, Iverna Gardens, London W8 6TP, UK

 St Sarkis Armenian Church in London

Pictured: St Sarkis Armenian Church, Iverna Gardens, London, on the day of London Armenian Street Festival.

What can you expect at the festival?

Traditional dancing at London Armenian Street Festival

Pictured: Music and traditional dancing at London Armenian Street Festival.

Ladies wearing traditional dresses at Armenian festival

Pictured: Young ladies wearing traditional dresses at the festival.

Kababs served at Armenian festival in London

Pictured: Kababs are being served at the Armenian festival.

Beverages stall at Armenian festival London

Pictured: A stall selling various beverages, including Armenian wine.

Armenian festival on Iverna Gardens in London

Pictured: Festival attendees enjoying great food and having a good time on Iverna Gardens in London.

Armenian festival stage on Iverna Gardens in London

Pictured: Armenian festival on Iverna Gardens in London.

Various savoury bakes at Armenian festival

Pictured: Various savoury bakes we sampled at the Armenian festival.

Cakes at Armenian festival in London

Pictured: Some of the cakes we purchased at London Armenian Street Festival.

Live music at the Armenian festival

Pictured: Live music played at the festival.

Sweet food at London Armenian festival

Pictured: A mysterious yet heavenly food item we located at the festival that was sweet, slightly crunchy on the outside, with cream inside.

Food vouchers for sale at the Armenian festival

Pictured: Food vouchers for sale at the festival. The vouchers had to be bought for money, and then the vouchers were exchanged for food. A slight nuisance of a process, though there must be a reason behind it.

Jar of homemade Armenian aubergine dip

Pictured: Jar of homemade Armenian aubergine dip purchased at the festival.

Find other Armenian events

London: The Armenian institute provides a space for meetings, discussions, entertainment, workshops, films, exhibitions, and so on. They also provide Armenian language classes and produce publications. You can keep an eye on Armenian Institute’s events page and see if there an event that inspired you to be a part of.

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