What is the Udderbelly Festival?
Ever wondered what that giant purple cow grazing behind the London Eye is? It's the Udderbelly! Each summer the 400-seat temporary venue provides a vast array of entertainment, from outlandish cabaret to daytime children's shows and the biggest selection of comedy in London.
Beside the big moo is a large outdoor bar and selection of upmarket food stalls which can be enjoyed without a ticket. Plus, next to the upturned cow is another temporary venue – the London Wonderground – a huge spiegel tent playing host to circus, cabaret and much more. What better way to spend the summer?
When is the Udderbelly Festival?
The Udderbelly Festival runs April 7-July 17 2016.
The London Wonderground runs from May 5-September 25 2016.
What sort of thing can I expect?
People telling jokes and being funny, more or less. Pus lots of circus and cabaret acts. Don't believe us? Here's a highlights package from Time Out Live's opening gala in 2013.
Tickets for this year's Udderbelly Festival are available online here or by phoning 08445 458252.
To get to the Udderbelly Festival, take the Bakerloo, Northern or Jubilee line to Waterloo, take the south bank exit, follow signs to the Southbank Centre, turn left just before Hungerford Bridge and you'll see the Udderbelly on your left in Jubilee Gardens.
Udderbelly Festival's address is: Jubilee Gardens, off Belvedere Road, London, SE1 8XX.
An elegant looking restaurant located at The Milestone Hotel, in Kensington. It offers a menu of predominantly modern-British dishes from a classic dining room decked out with chesterfield sofas, crisp white linen, thick carpets and lots of mahogany. The restaurant takes its name from the old pronunciation of the locale. British produce plays an important part on the menu, so expect dishes such as Orkney scallops with creamy horseradish polenta, watercress purée, emulsified leeks and prosciutto crisp, or Gressingham duck breast with fondant potatoes, sautéed spring veg, rhubarb and green apple purée and a balsamic jus. The wine cellar features more than 300 bottles, with nearly 30 available by the glass. There's plenty of scope to be extravagant, should you wish to do so.
Venue says: “Join us in our celebration of all things British. Our executive chef will be preparing seasonal and traditional British dishes. Book now!”