London Southbank heads to South East Asia this weekend

This weekend sees London’s Southbank, home to the London Eye and the Tate Modern, transported to India with the banks of the Thames transformed into a mini-Mumbai beachside.



Taste of India, as part of the Southbank Alchemy Festival, will transform Southbank Centre Square into a vibrant, bustling Indian market offering a variety of food, fashion, jewellery and crafts.

The festival will bring you the smells, textures, sights and tastes of authentic Indian cuisine and culture – showcasing a huge variety of, amongst other things, traditional street food.

Expect edible delights such as North West Indian Dosas, Pani Puri and Bhel Puri as well as Mauritian classics like Du Pan Frier, a delicious crispy chickpea bread and Roti Chaud curry wraps (which have recently gained popularity in the UK in the popular new restaurant chain Moolis.


Cooking demos will also take place from Indian celebrity chef Cyrus Todiwala, amongst others.

Alongside the cookery, the festival will also be a celebration of the rich cultural connections between South Asia, the UK and Indian culture including music, pottery and plenty more.

Head down to London’s Southbank to get a bit of spice in your weekend, April 20th - 22nd. Here’s hoping for some Indian sunshine!

Photos: © Southbank Centre

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