Who doesn’t love stumbling across a summer fair in their local area? Fetes are a great excuse to have some community fun, meet new people in your area and enjoy a few hours of entertainment. Summer fairs are a winner for the little ones too, as they can have a great time trying out new activities and enjoying fun and games with their friends! We’ve put together a selection of summer fairs happening around London that you shouldn’t miss!
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Draper Triangle, Elephant and Castle, SE1 6SY
8th July, 12pm-6pm
The residents at Draper present to you a Great British Summer Day in Elephant and Castle! You can join them for an old-fashioned knees up and some lovely grub; including Jamaican and BBQ food, Afternoon Tea and an ice-cream van to tickle your taste buds. They will also have fairground rides to keep the little ones occupied. Be prepared to get right into the spirit of things as you can also sing along to some Cockney rhymes and swing to some Irish dancing. Seems like a whole lot of fun!
Image: Hackney Summer Fete Facebook
St John at Hackney, Lower Clapton Road, E5 0PD
St Augustine’s Tower, Narrow Way, E8 4RP
Get down to Hackney’s open-air festival where the East London borough will boast the very best of local food, beer, vintage fashion, fitness and kid’s activities. Not only that, but there’s an after party on a London Fields rooftop! The best thing is that the fete caters for all ages, so the younger members of your family can certainly join in and have a boogie! Join in the fun and get tweeting with the official hashtag #HackneyFete17.
Image: Alexandra Palace Facebook
Alexandra Palace Way, N22 7AY
This is definitely not one to miss! The Alexandra Palace Summer Festival takes place within the 196-acre park surrounding Alexandra Palace, one of London’s most iconic event venues. This is set to be a big event, with an outdoor cinema club, giant waterslide and a silent disco! There’ll be food and drink stalls aplenty and entry to the festival is free, including the music, kid’s activities and more. However, some special events do require additional tickets which you can buy here.
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Harper Road, SE1 6AF
15th July, 11am-2pm
Open to all, head over to Harper Road, Elephant & Castle, on Saturday 15th July for a fun-filled day out. There will be a BBQ serving up delicious summer foods and a raffle that just might have you winning an awesome prize, as well as a bouncy castle and fairground rides. The weather is set to be a scorcher, so plan ahead and get your summer fair outfits ready. Register here!
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Regent Street, Greater London
Back for its fifth year, Regent Street offers a free-from-traffic event every Sunday, where you can enjoy the fantastic range of entertainment and activities. No street party is without a vast selection of food and drink, from some of London’s best drinking and dining venues. With eateries such as Gaucho, Heddon Street Kitchen and Piccolino on the menu, there will be something for everyone. Live music will also be in full swing, including Brazilian Samba and the Notting Hill steel band. With a street-wide selection of pop ups and workshops this is a 100% do not miss this summer! For a full list of what you can expect to see, take a look here.
Heading to any summer fairs in London this summer? Let us know which ones below!