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Grosvenor presents The Bermondsey Summer Fete 2018

Grosvenor presents The Bermondsey Summer Fete 2018

Grosvenor Bermondsey Summer Fete 2018

The Grosvenor Bermondsey Summer Fete 2018 returns for its fourth edition which has established as a very popular event in the calendar for local residents in Bermondsey.

The free event is taking place at The  Biscuit Factory (entrance via Clements Road) and is organised by Grosvenor who owns the old Biscuit Factory and former Southwark college site. The area is to be developed in the coming years  with new homes and business opportunities.


The Bermondsey Summer Fete will be a fun day with family activities, live music, food and drinks stalls plus get to know the fantastic work of many local charities which will be  there on the day and let’s not forget the vintage fair attractions.

The Summer Fete last year at the Biscuit Factory

The Summer Fete at the Biscuit Factory in 2015

Fun in the old fashion way

In previous edition, the fair attracted over 1,000 visitors, with members of the community enjoying the vintage attractions and family-friendly activities. You won’t be short of choices in 2018 with attractions including:

Bermondsey Summer Fete Giant Helter Skelter

Bermondsey Summer Fete Giant Helter Skelter

  • Facepainting
  • Petting Zoo and plant-pot painting from Surrey Docks Farm
  • Test of strength
  • Swing boats
  • Victorian Arcade Games
  • Hook a Duck Game
  • Giant Helter Skelter
  • plus icecream, pop corn and candy floss to go with all the above

Bells and Sons Stall in the Summer Fete

Food and drink

Food and drink

There will be stalls from local businesses including Bermondsey butcher and delicatessen Bells & Sons, tea, coffee and cake from Big Local Works, drinks from Shortwave Café and Partizan Brewery, and a vegan BBQ from Southwark based pop-up The Gnarbecue.

The Peek Freans Museum

The Peek Frean Museum at the Biscuit Factory

Unknown to many, the Peek Frean Museum was once based in the Pump House in Rotherhithe until they had to relocate due to financial restraints.

Most of its content was relocated within the Biscuit Factory which seemed as the perfect home for it and it’s maintained with the effort of a few volunteers who has family and work links with the old biscuit factory.

The Summer Fete is an opportunity to learn more about it.

  Read more about The Peek Freans history


Taking to the stage will be an eclectic line-up of locally based artists and performers including the Carragher Academy for Irish Dancers, 6-piece band Decks and Quartz, live theatre performance by The Bard Buskers, Peckham-based acoustic duo Dervla & Nils and singer-songwriter Sonya Titus.


The Bermondsey Summer Fete is tan opportunity to socialise with your neighbours. Whether you live in Bermondsey, Rotherhithe or beyond, everyone is welcome and entry is free. Grosvenor representatives will be on site talking about their Belong In Bermondsey project so why not ask how to get involved.

All proceeds from entertainment and activities will go to Bede House Association. The Southwark charity supports the needs of those in the local community by running four key services: learning disabilities, youth work, domestic violence project and community engagement.

Getting there

Click here for directions

Buses: 47, 188, 381, C10, P12 stops nearby

Bermondsey tube station within 10 minutes walk

Free parking on Sunday (though we always recommend public transport)

MAP to Biscuit Factory
How to get to the Bermondsey Summer Fete 2018

Grosvenor Britain & Ireland (‘Grosvenor’) continues its community investment programme with its signature Summer Fete taking place on 3 September 2017 at Compass School Southwark, Drummond Road.

This celebration underlines Grosvenor’s commitment to deepening its relationship with the community and developing local partnerships. It also provides locals the opportunity to discuss with Grosvenor the needs of the community.

Grosvenor purchased the former Peek Frean Biscuit Factory and Lewisham and Southwark College sites in 2013. Since then, Grosvenor has been developing strong relationships with the local community and active partnerships.

In June 2017, Grosvenor published and sought feedback on its draft masterplan for Bermondsey, one of the capital’s largest build-to-rent developments. Grosvenor continues to test its latest proposals after two years of local interaction and discussion.

The £500 million investment plan, in the heart of Bermondsey, would host around 1,500 new rental homes. Development plans would also create conditions for over 1300 new jobs, opportunities for new and existing businesses, and an annual boost to local spending of over £30 million.
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