City of London

Sunday 31st January 2021 – CANCELLED

The Tower Hotel, St Katherine’s Way, London E1W 1LD

The COL Festival the younger sister of our Kensington shows. Now in it’s 7th year, it is popular with both visitors & exhibitors who love the incredible location on the River Thames & the calm & intimate atmosphere.

During the afternoon, the Gingerbread Craft Club opens its doors. This is where young miniaturists can learn skills to make miniatures of their own & become the craftsmen of the future.

Entry tickets include a beautiful A5 catalogue, listing full details of all the exhibitors & easy to follow floorplans, there is a free cloakroom to leave as many bags & coats as necessary & there is a small snack bar for snacks & hot & cold drinks.

The Tower Hotel is located right next to Tower Bridge, the Tower of London & St Katherine’s Dock. It is 5 minutes walk from Tower Hill Station.


  • Adult – Sunday January 31st (11.00-17.00) £ 8 *
  • Adult – Late Entry (14.00-17.00) £ 5*
  • Child – (3-16 yrs) £ 4
  • Family – (14.00-17.00. 2 adult, 4 children) £15

*There will be a few tickets available to purchase on the door. These will cost £10. LATE ENTRY tickets are only available to purchase on the door.

Club Tickets: We offer a special rate for club members. If you want to organise a trip to the Festival for your club, please download the booking form here. Clubs must purchase at least 5 tickets to be eligible for the special rate & have registered their club with LDF.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to Covid-19, we cannot guarantee that the opening times will remain as normal. We will keep ticket holders updated if there are any changes.

Booking for COL 2022 will open in the autumn of 2021.

The easiest way to book tickets is online via Eventbrite, but you will be charged a booking fee. can also book in the following ways:

  • Post: Please send your ticket request with a cheque made out to LDF, to LDF, The Studio, 70a Lawford Road, London N1 5BL. Please enclose a SAE. 
  • Phone: Please call the office on 0044 (0)20 7812 9892. We accept all major cards. 

If you do not include a SAE with your booking, or you book over the phone, you will be charged postage. £1 UK, £2 ROW.