socially distanced, outdoor socialising this summer
Underbelly today announces StreetEat, a new series of food and drink pop-ups opening across London this summer starting with StreetEat on the South Bank next to Gabriel’s Wharf on 24 July.
StreetEat Wimbledon Park will then open on 31st July with further sites and dates to be announced in due course.
Free to enter and completely outdoors, each StreetEat site will bring together the finest independent street food traders, open air bars, socially distanced seating pods and free live performances on our StreetEat stage from musicians, DJs, cabaret performers and singers. An emphasis will be placed on booking and supporting food traders, performers and artists that are local to a particular site or borough.
All sites will adhere to strict social distancing and enhanced hygiene measures in line with UK Government guidance whilst also providing a fun, relaxed and low impact outdoor socialising environment.
The events will be produced by the team behind Underbelly Festival Southbank, one of London’s original pop-up sites and one of the UK’s biggest and best-loved multi-arts festivals, renowned for its informal and fun atmosphere, ground breaking live entertainment and buzzing outdoor bar spaces. Underbelly are one of the leading producers of outdoor pop-up events and festivals in London, having created events, theatres and festivals on sites including Leicester Square, Marble Arch, Trafalgar Square and of course South Bank.
Street Food on offer at StreetEat on the South Bank will include Hola Guacamole, Lukumade Doughnut Tales, Katsutopia, Blame Frank, The London Grilled Fish Company, Simply Falafel, Smoketeers and Coco Labelle.
StreetEat will provide an opportunity for outdoor socialising in a well-managed, well-designed site, operated in line with the ongoing easing of lockdown restrictions, allowing local communities to come together, and people to socialise with friends and family in a safe environment.
Ed Bartlam and Charlie Wood, Directors of Underbelly, said:
“We are simply over the moon that Underbelly can again start doing what we love the most – entertaining Londoners with our pop-up worlds of live performance, independent street food and great bars. Our StreetEat sites will clearly be different to what has gone before, but we can still promise a great Underbelly atmosphere, the finest of street food, awesome (and free!) entertainment alongside strict social distancing and hygiene measures. And we’re all outdoors! Most importantly, we want to support local artists and independent food operators by providing a platform for them to start trading and performing again in their local communities. Please come down to one of our sites, have a great time and show your support as well”.