Culture Mile presents Smithfield 150 – reviving the spirit of the original Bartholomew’s Fair, the forerunner to the August public holiday we enjoy today. For two days we’re celebrating the 150th anniversary of Smithfield markets and surrounding areas with a free family friendly extravaganza of music, food and entertainment for all to enjoy.
Tickets: free, no ticket required
On Saturday you can be part of London’s biggest birthday party, which includes a chill out area for under 5s and their families. Relive your youth and join in for fairground rides and birthday cake or bring the little ones to enjoy massive party games, music and lots of fun.
Sunday revels in the great tradition of the Sunday lunch. Using the best market produce to make and share food from around the world, eat a giant Sunday roast or enjoy marching bands, sing-a-longs and roller skating.
Culture Mile are leading the event with the Smithfield Market Tenants’ Association, bringing the area to life. Smithfield 150 is the second major Culture Mile event, transforming the north-west corner of the City into a vibrant cultural area.