We like to think of it as our village fête in the city
Every year, in the heart of London, a bustling community that surrounds Bermondsey Street gathers together for its annual Festival. With the Street and surrounding roads traffic-free for the day, the shops, galleries, cafés, restaurants, bars and businesses open their doors to share their wares with locals, friends and visitors.
Close to Borough Market, the Bermondsey Street Festival honours Bermondsey’s historic reputation as ‘London’s Larder’, although more artisan food and restaurants than market. Supported this year by Simplicity Café and Restaurant in Rotherhithe, the Festival will see more than thirty local restaurants bringing their food to the streets for your enjoyment. Liquid refreshments are covered too with Bermondsey Street’s vibrant bars and pubs serving drinks in the park, and the local Southwark Brewery having its own Festival ale should you wish to imbibe.
Artists, musicians, dancers, actors and fashionistas will present their work and talents across a range of stages and on the streets. This year, entertainment includes maypole dancing, a jazz orchestra, salsa dancing, choir singers, local bands and more. Mid-afternoon, local dog owners join the acclaimed Bermondsey Dog Show, kindly organised by Holly & Lil, in Leathermarket Gardens, tucked away off Bermondsey Street.
The Bermondsey Street Festival Festival is created by local volunteers to bring the community together for this memorable event every year. Join the Bermondsey Street Festival this year on 19 September on Bermondsey Street from 11:00 to be part of this year’s festivities.
What: Bermondsey Street Festival 2015
When: 19 September 2015, 11:00-18:00
Where: Bermondsey Street, London SE1
You may also want to check out this year’s Merge Festival in London’s Bankside in September.