Bermondsey Street Festival 2016

Bermondsey Street Festival 10th anniversary


The Bermondsey Street Festival is back on Saturday 17th September and it celebrates 10 years as the most popular event in the London Bridge area. There will be music, stalls, hipsters (and non-hipsters), theatre, community and, no doubts, dogs. The festival boasts a line-up of events during the day.

Entry is free in 2016, visitors’  donations will help to keep it an open event for everyoneThe Bermondsey Street Festival returns to Bermondsey Street SE1 on  Saturday 17th September, boasting a unique line-up that celebrates the very best of the street and surrounding areas.



Bermondsey Street Festival Line Up leaflet

Bermondsey Street Festival Line Up

What, when & where?

There something for everyone. The Bermondsey Street Festival covers Bermondsey St and the surrounding streets giving plenty of space to move around and enjoy the day out.

You can find art exhibitions in Tanner & Co as part of the DIGIT STAGE, take a dance lesson in the DANCE STAGE or enjoy the the ROSE GARDEN FASHION SHOW. There is not doubt wellbeing is quintessential to many residents in the area and they won’t be disappointed to find optios such massage, yoga or Tai Chi in the WELLBEING AREA.

One key to the success of the area and Festival is the strong sense of community and there will plenty to choose from along the popular market stalls in addition to the events in the COMMUNITY STAGE with Dog Show, Maypole Dancing or Jazz Band.

The area is home to many families and their kids will be delighted to see the animals of the Vauxhall City Farm or theatre activities by Unicorn Theatre plus Children’s crafts and entertainers in the CHILDREN’S AREA.

And there is more but we thought it will be better if we leave to you to discover.

You can pick up a copy of the map available on the day or click image to enlarge


Bermondsey Street Festival 2016 map

Bermondsey Street Festival 2016 map


Music always plays a big part in Festival and this year will be no exception, featuring a mix of dub, afro-beat, disco, folk, ska and soul on olur stage in Tanner Street Park, more eclectic dance beats on Whites Grounds and a very community orientated approach on The Community Stage in Leathermarket Gardens

Entry will remain free in 2016, although we ask visitors to donate.

Holly & Lil

Holly & Lil

The Holly & Lil Dog Show 2016

The Bermondsey Street Festival wouldn’t be so without the Dog Show and this year’s edition is not different. Be prepared to woof & wows with the Holly & Lil Dog Show and perhaps pay them a visit so your furry friend will look its best


2.05 The Lilly Award for best pedigree gal

2.30 The Eddie Award for best pedigree boy

2.55 The Holly Award for best mix, gal or boy

3.15 The Gus Award. Anything goes, golden oldie, fancy dress, best 6 legs, etc

3.40 The Best in Show. Top 8 dogs compete for best in show award


Judges: Licks of London with Queenie Woof Woof

The Licks Ladies, Kelly and Joise, have been friends with Holly & Lil forever, they are crazy but adorable as is their Chihuahua @queeniewoofwoof

How to get to Festival

The nearest Underground Station is London Bridge, a 10-15 minute walk which will be well way-marked, leave the Station along Joiner Street, National Rail passengers at ground level can also follow Joiner Street or use the escalators next to the shard from the main concourse/bus station level.

Walk directly across St Thomas Street, walk through the hospital, turn left into Snowsfields then right at the NCP Car Park. Turn left and walk through the park and you will find us.

There are bus connections to the Jubilee Line at Bermondsey ( 188, C1), Surrey Quays Overground (1, 188, C1), Borough Tube (C1) and Elephant & Castle (188,1)

Visit our Transport page for directions.



Things to remember

– The Festival operates a zero tolerance policy on drugs and ‘legal highs’.

– Challenge 25’ policy on all of  the bars on site.

– All BBQs are strictly prohibited, including disposables.

– Free wristbands are available to all parents – this enables you to write your mobile number on, but not the child’s name, and attach to your child’s wrist. This means the child can be reunited much quicker if they become separated.

– Please help to reduce waste going to landfill and increase the festival recycling rate. You can do this by simply discarding your drinks, plates and other waste in to the clearly marked bins correctly.

– When leaving Festival, please be considerate and leave quietly.

Please leave when asked to ensure safety while Festival is put away until next year


The organisers

“The Bermondsey Street Festival is a not for profit free community festival run entirely by volunteers from the community for the community.

With Festival our aim is to bring together all the people from all parts of our diverse community and communally enjoy a rich and wide variety of experiences that truly reflect our area while ensuring tastes and experiences normally beyond reach are available to all.

Key to our objectives here is to develop the community understanding and tolerance of people from different backgrounds and we work closely with the high end restaurants of Bermondsey Street and of The Shard to bring new cuisine experiences to many while dogs as diverse as the community they represent ferociously compete in our acclaimed Dog Show.

Festival aims to be fully inclusive of Bermondsey Street and beyond. While Bermondsey Street is at the heart of the event, we work closely with other local groups, such as Leathermarket JMB, with the unveiling of The Shared during Festival 2014. Other Groups include Bermondsey Street Area Partnership, Quay Players and Team London Bridge.

We cover an area in the North from Borough to Rotherhithe and south from Elephant and Castle to South Bermondsey.

We are very committed to building on the work of the many local groups and involving them in our community project.”

-Source: Bermondsey Street Festival About section

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