Get ready to be transported to the bustling streets of Bangkok without even having to leave Zone 1 as the ultimate Thai festival, Thailand Showcase, is making its return to London’s King’s Cross next month.
From June 16 – June 23, Canopy Market in Coal Drops Yard will be taken over with the very best of Thai culture so that for three days (and three days only), Londoners can pretend they’re in a vibrant tropical paradise instead of what will most likely be a rather gloomy London.
This free-to-enter event has been organised by the Royal Thai Embassy and will feature everything from street food and market stalls to dance performances and virtual reality experiences. Yep, there’s a lot to get through in just one weekend so make sure to use your Thai-m wisely (okay, I’ll stop now).
You’ll have the chance to sink your teeth into some of the tastiest treats from across the country, courtesy of London’s top Thai chefs, with pop-up restaurants from Patara, Nipa by Royal Lancaster London, 101 Thai Kitchen, Slurp Noodle, and Mali Vegan. All of that glorious grub can then be washed down with some authentic Chang beer, some freshly brewed Thai iced tea, or perhaps a refreshing coconut juice. Yum yum.
Be sure to have a browse of the craft market stalls where you’ll be able to get your hands on everything from jewellery to homeware, and don’t miss out on a spectacular Muay Thai boxing show or the chance to go for a ride on the virtual reality tuk-tuk.
The cherry on top of an already pretty damn delicious cake is that anyone attending the event will have the chance to enter the raffle and when I say these prizes are good, I mean it. How does a return flight to Thailand and a five-star hotel stay sound? Not too bad, hey?
Get yourself down to Canopy Market next month and Thai to stop yourself from immediately wanting to book a one-way flight to Thailand after you’ve experienced the true magic that this festival (and country) has to offer.
Read more and plan your visit here.
West Handyside Canopy, N1C 4BH