The biggest Latin American street food festival in London returns to Potters Fields Park for 2019, bringing the most authentic street food, drinks and culture to the iconic riverside location. Sample traditional and new flavours from across the continent with delicacies from Brazil, Mexico, Colombia, Argentina, Venezuela, Peru and more! Comida Fest also promises a sizzling cultural line up of Latin American music and dancers. You’ll also get the chance to shake the calories off with some free dance classes, including salsa and Zumba There’ll also be plenty of family-friendly activities, including face painting, storytelling and more. Find out more
Ciderdog returns to London Bridge this July for its seventh year. Held in The Miller pub’s outside bar, Ciderdog features a staggering 100+ British ciders & perries on tap. Every taste is catered for — from super sweet to dry, cloudy scrumpy, single varieties and blends. Expect award winners, special one-off collaborations, and cider mixed with everything from passionfruit and blueberry, to chilli and ginger. This year Ciderdog taps will showcase quality and innovation from emerging small batch cider makers. Enjoy ping pong, garden games and tasty South American street food from Que Padre while you soak up the sunshine and discover your new favourite ciders. FREE ENTRY
Come and join the heart-warming sounds of over 400 primary school children singing as one. Kids’ Choir is a Thames Festival Trust project that works in schools from all across London to develop their creative and performance skills and then come together for a high quality choral performance. Led by Richard Frostick, one of the UK’s finest singing leaders, Artistic Director of the British Council’s World Voice programme and founder of the Music Centre, the children will join forces to delight audiences and perform a fantastic collection of songs at the Scoop. The children will sing a broad selection of songs about the weather, environment and will travel via Benin and Cameroon as they take the audience on a musical journey. This event is part of the Totally Thames 2018 programme.
The annual ‘Village Fete in the City‘ returns this September, celebrating the creativity and community of Bermondsey Street. Enjoy a rich and wide variety of experiences that reflect the characterful area at its best; from food and fashion to take-away poems at the Poetry Take Away Van.
The biggest London Bridge Open Kitchen yet returns this June, celebrating the area’s thriving food and drink scene and bringing a packed programme of entertainment over two days. This year’s annual feast will take place over Friday 29th and Saturday 30th June in front of the brand new London Bridge station on Tooley Street. Free to enter, the festival brings an array of incredible restaurants and bars out onto the street, including Tom Simmons, Londrino, The Coal Shed, Flour & Grape, Santo Remedio and Hawksmoor. LBOK will also welcome new additions to the area; including street-food virtuosos BOB’s Lobster and Honest Burger. For the first time, Open Kitchen visitors will have the opportunity to fit in a spot of shopping in between bites; there’ll be a selection of exciting local retail to peruse, including Alex Monroe Jewellery, Neal’s Yard Remedies and Ted Baker. Pluge Boom Allotment will be on hand to keep the little ones entertained on the Saturday. The full line up is an impressive selection of some of the finest eateries and bars that London has Bridge to offer: Flour and Grape | Bermondsey Tonic Water | The Coal Shed | Hiver Beers | Texas Joe’s | Aqua | Hutong | Hawksmoor | Ice Cream Union | Santo Remedio | Londrino | Tom Simmons | Honest Burgers | Change Please | Constancia | The Rose | The Savanna | Yo! | Anspach & Hobday | Prosecco House | The LaLit | Four Pure | Two Ruba at Hilton Tower Bridge | Hide Bar When you’ve filled your bellies, music, acrobatics and children’s theatre form the backbone of a packed entertainment programme: Live Music Fri 29th 12:00-14:00 The Luck Fri 29th 16:00-18:00 Los Soneros Fri 29th 18:00-20:00 London Saxophone Choir Fri 29th 18:00-20:00 Pandemonium Drummers Sat 30th 12:00-13:30 Sound Choir Sat 30th 14:00-16:00 Los Soneros Sat 30th 16:00-18:00 Angie Anuforo ‘The Floras’ Stilt walkers Fri 29th 12:00-13:30; 16:30-17:30; 18:30-19:30 Sat 30th 12:00-13:00; 14:00-15:00; 16:30-17:30 Aerial performers Fri 29th 13:30-14:00; 17:30-18:00; 19:30-20:00 Sat 30th 13:00-13:30; 15:00-15:30; 17:30-18:00 Plunge Boom Allotment Sat 30th 12:15-13:00; 14:00-14:45; 15:45-16:30 Plunge Boom Vegetable Nannies Sat 30th 13:00-13:45; 14:45-15:30; 16:30-17:15 London Festival of Architecture Fri 29th 15:30-17:00 Money Box Bench: Meet the Designers (on Tooley Street, close to Shipwright Arms Pub) Fri 29th 10:00-19:00 Harmsen Tilney Shane – Open day and Interactive Installation (9 Holyrood Street, SE1 2EL) LBOK are proud to support local charity Putting Down Roots (St Mungos), who will be showcasing their work in training people who are or have experienced homelessness, to maintain local SE1 green spaces to gain experience, confidence and qualifications. Entry is free but registration is heartily encouraged for getting priority access. The event kicks off outside London Bridge Station on Tooley Street, Friday 29th June at midday and runs till around 8 pm. On Saturday 30th June, the event runs from midday until 6 pm. Entry is free and dishes and drinks will start at £5. London Bridge Open Kitchen is also part of the London Festival of Architecture as we celebrate the opening of the brand new London Bridge station – an architectural feast in its own right. Brought to you by Team London Bridge, with support from Thameslink Programme and Network Rail.
The annual ‘Village Fete in the City‘ returns this September, celebrating the creativity and community of Bermondsey Street. Enjoy a rich and wide variety of experiences that reflect the characterful area at its best; from food, drink and fashion to the infamous annual dog show… Bermondsey Street Festival will take place on September 16th from 11am-6pm.
The first all Latin American street food festival in London comes to Potters Fields Park for the first time in 2017. Comida Fest’s team of curators have sourced out the best of Latin American street traders in London. FREE ENTRY with the best food and drinks, loads of kids and families activities, drinks masterclasses, dance workshops, bands and DJs! Event opening times Sat 11:00 – 21:00 (for food traders and bars and stage until 20:00) Sun 11:00 – 19:00 (for food traders and bars and stage until 18:00)
After the monumental turnout for last year’s festival, Ciderdog returns for a fifth year to The Miller. Entry is free and all festival ciders and will be exceptionally good value at £3.50 per pint. Ciderdog will feature a staggering 100+ British ciders & perrys expertly picked from makers such as Sheppys, Ascension, Lily’s Cider Barn and Abrahalls. Almost every style will be catered for from very sweet to super dry, cloudy scrumpy, and single varieties and blends. There will be award winners, special one off collaborations and cider mixed with everything from passion fruit and pineapple to chill and ginger. Ciders have been supplied by independent producers from across the UK and will be served alongside cider cocktails and a selection of ales. The food options have been increased with the addition of pop-up Sticky Ribs who will be serving juicy BBQ pork loin ribs with all the trimmings. Additionally, burger favourites Bunsmiths will be offering tasty vegan buns and cider marinated meats in buns. Festival favourites The Solid Steel Band will be performing all afternoon before handing over to resident DJ’s to take the party well into the night. There will also be ping pong and garden games to entertain.
Check out highlights from the array of events and activities taking place this July in the vibrant area of London Bridge… Dreamers Awake @ White Cube – Until September 17th | FREE White Cube is pleased to present ‘Dreamers Awake’, a group show at White Cube Bermondsey which explores the enduring influence of Surrealism through the work of more than fifty women artists. The exhibition brings together sculpture, painting, collage, photography and drawing from the 1930s to the present day and includes work by well-known Surrealist figures as well as contemporary and emerging artists. Yoga in the Walkways @ Tower Bridge – Wednesday 19th July | £25 Tower Bridge invites you to enjoy a unique London experience with exclusive sunrise yoga classes in the high-level Walkways, 42 metres above the River Thames. Now taking place twice a month. Designed to revitalise and inject energy into Londoners with spectacular river views from inside the most famous bridge in the world, the yoga classes will allow participants of all abilities to perfect their practice. Bastille Celebrations @ Borough Market – Sunday 9th July | FREE Get into the French spirit on Sunday 9th July with Bastille Festival, London’s largest Bastille Day celebrations in Bankside. With such a great French community of traders in Borough Market, Bastille Day is quite a cause for celebration. The Market will be full of joie de vivre as, for the 10th year running, the venue is hosting a free festival to celebrate the fabulous fête nationale. Explore the HMS Belfast @ HMS Belfast – All Summer | £16/£8 This summer take the helm of HMS Belfast, the famous Second World War survivor and iconic London landmark. Journey through the rooms of this floating city, climbing up and down ladders to navigate your way around all 9 decks. From the guns that fired some of the first shots on D-Day right down to the engine rooms 15ft below sea level, get up close to the inner workings of a warship. Hear hundreds of powerful stories from the brave crew who worked on board and learn how they coped, travelling the world and living in extreme conditions. Royal Opera House Screening @ The Scoop – 14th July, 7PM – FREE Go beyond the famous aria ‘Nessun dorma’ in The Royal Opera’s famously spectacular production of Puccini’s final masterpiece, which will transport you to legendary China in all its pageantry and savagery, with disguised identities, puzzles and ritual executions This fantastic screening as part of the London Bridge City Summer Festival Indonesian Weekend @ Potters Fields Park – 22nd and 23rd July This weekend long festival of all things Indonesian comes to Potters Fields Park on the 22nd and 23rd July. Sample traditional cuisine and catch live entertainment throughout the day including dance troops, fashion shows and music. The Miller Comedy Festival @ The Miller Pub – 11th – 16th July The renowned comedy festival returns to The Miller from the 11th July. The 2017 line up boasts 6 nights of expertly curated stand up, improv, sketch and musical comedy, guaranteed to provide a little something for everyone. Check out the full line up. See more of what’s on this month.
This weekend long festival of all things Indonesian comes to Potters Fields Park on the 22nd and 23rd July. Sample traditional cuisine and catch live entertainment throughout the day including dance troops, fashion shows and music. http://indonesianweekend.com