Kenwood House Gardens

Hampstead Lane
Hampstead
London NW3 7JR
United Kingdom

Subject to licensing

 
 
 

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the event start and finish?
The site opens at 10.00, with content starting on most stages at 11.00. Sessions will end around 18.00 with bars and food vendors open til 19.00. From 09.00, Kenwood House’s Brew House Café will be open should you like to purchase morning refreshments. This is located opposite to the Festival main entrance.

What is the format?
Sessions, in the form of interviews, presentations, panels, demonstrations and tastings will take place across nine themed stages. The duration of most sessions will be between 30-60 minutes. The full timed agenda for all stages will be published on the website nearer the time of the event.

Can I bring children to the event?
Yes, but anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult at all times. There are no suitable childcare options or entertainment specifically for children. Children under the age of 18 do not require a ticket.

Can I buy tickets on the door?
We encourage all tickets to be bought online in advance. Tickets on the door will be subject to availability and only card payments will be accepted.

Is there wifi?
Complimentary wifi is available throughout the site.

Travelling to/from the venue:
Minibus transfers:

We have arranged complimentary minibus transfers between the following local station and the venue.
Golders Green Station (Northern Line, Edgware branch).

Minibuses will run continuously between 09.00 – 20.00, approximately every 10 minutes, in both directions. Transfer time is approximately 10 minutes. There will be a dedicated marshal at the station to direct you to the pickup point.

Car parking:
There is a very limited number of car parking spaces onsite which must be pre-reserved; priority will be given to anyone with special mobility needs. To enquire about reserving a place, please contact us at ftlive@ft.com. We strongly recommend you use public transport or taxis to travel to the venue.

There is also limited car parking on Hampstead Lane.

Public transport:

The 210 bus runs between Finsbury Park Station and Brent Cross Shopping Centre, stopping at Kenwood House, Archway Station and Golders Green station. See Transport for London for timetable information.

Taxis:
If booking a taxi to the venue, please ask to be dropped off at East Lodge Gate, Hampstead Lane, London NW3 7JR. If booking a taxi from the venue, please ask to be collected at West Lodge Gate, Hampstead Lane, London NW3 7JR, as there is limited set down space at East Lodge Gate. There will be plenty of directional signage on Hampstead Lane.

What food and drink options are available?
A variety of vendors will be available, selling a wide range of high quality food and drinks. Whilst most vendors will accept cards, we recommend also bringing some cash as some may only accept cash payments.

Can I bring my own food and drinks?
Yes but note that no alcohol or glass containers are permitted and there are no onsite storage facilities.

Are there cash point (ATM) facilities onsite?
There is no cash machine at Kenwood House or nearby.

Is there somewhere to charge phones/tablets onsite?
Yes, in the Exhibitor marquee.

What should I bring?
While the Stages and Exhibitor marquee are undercover, the rest of the event is outdoors. We therefore recommend bringing sunscreen, a light jacket and an umbrella to be prepared for whatever the weather. There will be plenty of outdoor seating but you may bring picnic blankets if you wish.

There will be several shopping opportunities onsite, in our Food Village, FT Bookshop and Exhibitor marquee. While most vendors accept cards we would suggest also bringing cash. If you are lucky enough to look under 25 you will be asked to prove that you are aged 18 or over when you buy alcohol. Please therefore bring relevant ID.

What shouldn’t I bring?
No glass items are permitted to be brought onsite.

Is the site wheelchair-accessible?
We will provide buggies to assist guests with mobility issues between the car park and the Festival, however please note that the site is difficult for wheelchairs as it is on grass with a slight slope. Please contact us at ftlive@ft.com if you have any questions.

Is there a cloakroom facility?
Due to space, there isn’t a cloakroom facility at the Festival site.

Is there any accommodation nearby?
HotelMap - lists local places to stay

Premier Inn London Hampstead


Is smoking permitted onsite?
Smoking is permitted in designated outdoor areas within the Festival site.

Are dogs permitted onsite?
We don’t encourage guests to bring dogs (guide, hearing and service dogs accepted) as there are no facilities provided. We expect all dogs to be well-behaved, kept on a short lead and for owners always to be respectful of other guests. Dogs will not be permitted inside the marquees or stages.

What security measures are in place at the event?
A sturdy 3m perimeter fence surrounds the entire festival site, with a dedicated security team. Thorough bag checks are made by our security team at the site entrance, we would appreciate your patience whilst these are carried out. We ask you to remain vigilant, ensure that you do not leave any belongings unattended and do not bring large bags to the event.