Hosted Thames-side at Potters Fields Park with fantastic views of Tower Bridge, the Philippines Tourism Weekend will showcase the best of the Philippines and show how the Philippines is increasingly known as one of the world’s most exotic holiday destinations to Londoners.
Kicking off at 11am until 9pm on Saturday 27th August, and 10am until 7pm on Sunday 28th August, the Philippines Department of Tourism invites all to join the party and find out why ‘It’s More Fun in The Philippines’.
With 20,000 people expected to attend the free event over the two days, visitors will be taken on a virtual and interactive trip around seven magical islands, with each area of the event showcasing the different cultural pleasures associated with each feature region.
Don’t miss this unique opportunity to feel the sand between your toes and kick back with a coconut cocktail or Lambanog whilst soaking up the Filipino atmosphere in the capital.
Experience the delights of the county’s attractions with a host of activities including a thrilling zipline, virtual reality rice terrace experience and a beach party, amongst many more surprises courtesy of a collection of artists and performers.
Attendees will enjoy a multitude of performances and Filipino traditions that promise to be a feast for both the eyes and the taste buds, including food and drink demonstrations from the region’s expatriate community.
There will be giveaways throughout, including unique rice treats and exotic fruit samples.
Visitors will also have the chance to win a holiday of a lifetime by collecting stamps on their event passport around the site. To enter the competition, attendees will need to upload a photo of their completed passport to social media using the hashtag #PHfunLondon . The lucky winner will experience the best of the Philippine islands on a luxury nine-day holiday for two to Manila, Boracay, Cebu and Palawan (Coron) with London-Manila return international flights via Philippine Airlines and hotel accommodations at Shangri-La at the Bonifacio Global City, Shangri-La’s Boracay Resort and Spa Shangri-La’s Mactan Resort and Spa, and Huma Island Resort & Spa.
A special guest chef will be embarking on a culinary taste tour of the Philippines to prepare an exclusive, limited edition burger, which will be launched exclusively at the Potter’s Field event.
Philippines-based Rum makers Don Papa Rum will be exhibiting at the event, concocting cocktails inspired by authentic tastes from the region.
The event will give the local Philippine community a chance to promote their beautiful country to London’s residents. Attendees will be encouraged to get involved with the campaign on social media with the hash tag: #PHfunLondon
We are excited to be able to showcase just some of the many wonderful aspects that our country has to offer. This event will be great fun for all who will attend and we hope they leave inspired to see and experience our country. – Gerard Panga, Tourism Attache and Directer for Southern and Northern Europe- Philippine Department of Tourism- London.
Potters Fields Park can be accessed either via Tooley St, Tower Bridge Road, the Queen’s Walk from More London, or from Shad Thames. The best postcode to use for SATNAV or Google maps is SE1 2AA.