Smithfield 150 is a two-day free festival curated by the Museum of London and inspired by the medieval extravaganza Bartholomew’s Fair. The festival will take over the markets and surrounding Smithfield streets to celebrate the market’s 150th anniversary.
Celebrate the history and people that make Smithfield such a special area with a jam-packed programme of music, food, performance and entertainment for all the family. On Saturday 25 August, visitors will enjoy London’s Biggest Birthday Party which will include a special area for families with under 5s, massive party games, party food galore, fun fairs and lots of surprises along the way.
Sunday 26 August will celebrate the great tradition of the Sunday Lunch, with the best of the surrounding market’s produce sharing food from around the world. You can take part in a giant communal feast, listen to live music, bring the kids to a pop-up roller skating disco, or join in with the choir for a mass sing-a-long.
Entertainment will include plenty of fun for children (of all ages!) including:
- Horrible Histories
- Comedy 4 Kids workshops
- Puppetry Processions
- Disco Loco
- Hula Hooping masterclasses
More info here.