June is the perfect month for a traditional midsummer fête in England and CLINK has picked five of the best in London for you to visit. And, to top it off, they are all FREE!
But first, what is a midsummer fête? It’s basically a local community get together with traditional events such as fairground rides, dog shows, a coconut shy, live music, stalls, local food and drink, plants, cake, art & craft and plenty of good vibes!
Saturday 20 June
Traditional Victorian Fairground
Live Music on The Stage
Over 100 stalls (Selling everything from vintage clothes to bric-a-brac)
Food Court (Selling a variety of tasty meals and drinks)
Plus… A Dog Show / Tug of War / Charity Raffle
Kew Gardens Station (District line and London Overground)
Kew Bridge Station (South West Trains from Vauxhall & Waterloo)
Made in Camberwell Arts Market
Saturday 20 June
The annual Camberwell Arts Festival in South East London kicks off this year with one huge art market bursting with crafters, artists & makers from Camberwell & beyond. Leave the ‘I Love London’ t-shirts on Oxford Street and go buy something authentic!
There’ll also be a stage full of music and some of London’s best and tastiest street food to gorge yourself silly on. Plus, there’s an Urban Farmers Market to get the freshest ingredients for your dinner back at CLINK.
If you Fancy a drink and a board game or two, The Tiger is just moments away from the market.
Denmark Hill (Overground)
Well Street Common Annual Festival
Sunday 07 June
Hackney might be all hipsters and pop-up cat cafés but there’s still a great community vibe to it and this annual festival of all things local celebrates just that. There will be live music, a football tournament, refreshments, a dog show, stalls and activities for everyone young and old. Overall, a laid back affair just by Victoria Park in the middle of buzzing Hackney.
Highgate’s Fair in the Square
Sat 13 June 2015
Everyone is invited to come and enjoy this annual event with live music (The Hornsey School for Girls Steel Band), traditional fairground rides and a Sheep Shearing Show…! Yes, you read it right! Where else in London would you get to see that?! This year the theme is The Circus, so expect a vibrant experience all round with local shops and businesses bringing food, arts & crafts, charity stalls and fun to the square.
Highgate (Northern Line from King’s Cross)
Directions from station: Come out of the escalator exit and cross Archway Road at the lights and walk up Southwood Lane. Turn left at the top of Southwood Lane into Highgate High Street. Pond Square is first on your right.