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London Vegan Drinks

London Vegan Drinks Whole Foods Market



Thursday September 19th, 2013


63-97 Kensington High Street

W8 5SE London

One of the biggest monthly social events on the planet finds a new home in one of most vegan-friendly stores in the country.

Welcome to London Vegan Drinks at Whole Foods Market Kensington.

London Vegan Drinks has grown since its inception in 2011 to become one of the most popular and loved vegan social events anywhere in the world. On the third Thursday of every month, more than 100 vegans and their friends gather to drink, eat and meet without meat.

Whole Foods Market is the perfect place for this event. An extensive range of vegan alcohol at reasonable prices and a piping hot oven churning out plant-based pizzas will keep revellers satisfied as they take in the night time lights of Kensington High Street from the gorgeous ‘Room With A View’. This exclusive space on the first floor is highly sought after and is the ideal place to mingle, refresh and enjoy.

How does London Vegan Drinks work?

You show up. You buy drinks. You buy food if you are hungry. You socialise. It is so simple, yet so effective. There is no cover charge and you are free to spend as much or as little money as you choose.

You can purchase food in any of the departments throughout Whole Foods Market as well as the award-winning vegan restaurant Saf. The upstairs Whole Foods bar is stocked with a wide range of vegan beers and wine that can be carried through to our gorgeous meeting room.

Where is the venue?

Whole Foods Market is housed in the historic Barker Building at 63-97 Kensington High Street, W8 5SE. The Room With A View is on the first floor, the same level as the bar, food court and restaurants. The function room is located at the front of the building, overlooking the High Street.

It is a three minute walk from High Street Kensington Underground station (turn right out of station). This Tube station is serviced by the Circle and District lines.

Walk to WFM


Buses travel from all over London and pass right by the front door of Whole Foods Market. Below is simple table showing the major bus routes and their destinations. Click here for a pdf of all the routes that pass through Kensington.



That’s all you need to know.

Join us on the third Thursday of every month for one of the most enjoyable nights out anywhere. You will adore it!

You can invite non-Meetup pals over at the Facebook event. You can also show up without an RSVP.

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  • Miriam A.

    Personally, I liked the King's Cross location better since it had a bit more of a party-feel. Whole foods is very bright and the drinks are more expensive (I think), but I can't really complain; had a lovely evening with lovely chats and ended up sitting in SAF missing the whole party ;). To all of you I forgot to say bye to: hope you enjoyed yourselves.

    1 · September 20, 2013

  • Tanya. T

    pleasant conversation as always

    2 · September 20, 2013

  • Kiki

    Hey! Has anyone found a bunch of keys last night?? Or does anyone know what the name of the pub was we went afterwards? Thanks!

    September 20, 2013

    • Kiki

      Boohoo!! I think I've lost my ticket for the VegFest on 5th October D: Has anyone seen it??? (btw the above shout about the keys was for someone else.. ;)

      September 20, 2013

    • Kiki

      Found it!!

      1 · September 20, 2013

  • Laura.

    So gutted, not feeling well.
    Playing safe, not coming out.
    Hope you all have a lovely evening.
    Happy birthday London Vegan drinks.
    See you soon.

    September 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Unashamedly staying at home playing GTA V instead.

    September 19, 2013

  • Kiki


    2 · September 17, 2013

    • Kiki

      unfortunately not sure anymore if i can make it :(( so changed my status into not going in case.....

      1 · September 19, 2013

  • Jessica Stella F.

    Let's get this party started....some music I love.... enjoy!! :) x

    1 · September 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Even better news! Both the Cool Chile Co. and Amaizing Tortillas are supplying products for us to sample. So we can stand around munching on salsas and corn chips. Be early if you wanna try as I think they are getting put out from 6pm! I love food! xx

    2 · September 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Any suggestions for someone coming on their own who doesn't know anyone there, given the large numbers going?

    2 · September 18, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thank you all ! That will be great FGV and Saskia - and any one else! I'm quite tall. Look forward to meeting yous later

      1 · September 19, 2013

    • Steve T

      Same here. Will try and find you guys. What time are you planning to get there ?

      September 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have to say I am very excited about this particular London Vegan Drinks. Not only is it the 2 year anniversary of the event, it is the 1 year anniversary of two lovely couples getting together.

    Ben and Roisin met at LVD one year ago, as did Rachel and Barry!

    Rachel and Barry are now getting married so I feel like not only are we celebrating 2 years of the event, but also what a fantastic exercise it is in bringing people together.

    Drinks. Community. Socialising. Compassion. Friendship. Romance. Improving outcomes for animals. London Vegan Drinks has it all!

    6 · September 18, 2013

    • Jo

      Lorra love. See you tomorrow Cilla ; )

      1 · September 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    It is going to be a busy night in Whole Foods. The Soil Association Awards are taking place on the same floor as drinks. Their awards take up the big dining area in the centre of the floor, meaning we won't be able to eat in that section.

    There is another section on that level we can use, so just ask me to point it out. I know a few of us like time out from that hectic room so I made sure they saved us some tables!

    1 · September 11, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Brian. Whole Foods have confirmed the usual vegan offerings will be available. Sorry for the delay in getting back to you as I was waiting on their response. Hope you didn't get too panicked and start buying snacks to bring along. ;)

      2 · September 16, 2013

    • Brian

      Definite panic. I was feeling that I might need to do some therapy on myself :-)

      1 · September 16, 2013

  • Clare

    I'm gonna come. So it'll be in the Room with a View 1st floor, right?

    September 14, 2013

    • Robb

      That's right. See you there! :-)

      2 · September 14, 2013

  • Lewis

    Had to take the day off to make it but will be there.

    1 · September 9, 2013

  • Peter L.

    Hope to be there

    1 · September 9, 2013

  • Renata-Laura FlashSparkle H.


    2 · September 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have just realised that this event will be the 2 year anniversary of London Vegan Drinks. 2 years! Come along to help us celebrate in style. xx

    6 · September 8, 2013


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