About The Big Lunch
The Big Lunch is a very simple idea from the Eden Project. The aim is to get as many people as possible across the whole of the UK to have lunch with their neighbours once a year in a simple act of community, friendship and fun.
Since starting in 2009, thousands of Big Lunches have taken place in all types of community across the UK. This year The Big Lunch was on Sunday 2nd June and millions of people took to their streets, gardens and community spaces for the fifth annual Big Lunch.
A Big Lunch can be anything from a few neighbours getting together in the garden or on the street, to a full blown street party with food, music and decoration that quite literally stops the traffic.
Get inspired by our Big Lunch Film. See if you can spot any familiar faces
To have fun, to make friends with your neighbours, to share skills and stories…
Hear directly from our Big Lunch organisers and find out how you can share your story.
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Why we started it
The idea of The Big Lunch began at the Eden Project with the simple aim of bringing neighbours together.
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Previous Big Lunches
Check out what happened at Big Lunches held in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013.
Big Lunch Stories
Browse The Big Lunch map to see what type of lunches people have held, and get inspiration for your own event.
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Big Lunch gallery
See great photos of Big Lunches across the UK and beyond.
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Big Lunch Extras
Take your community to the next level with Big Lunch Extras.
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Street Party History
We have a long tradition of celebrating with our neighbours.