Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Bermondsey Street Festival

Last Saturday it was Bermondsey Street Festival and the area surrounding the street was all dressed up for the occasion. I have been trying to find a flat in Bermondsey Street since the first moment I discovered it and after seven years of living in London, I still love the atmosphere in this little area of the city. The street feels like a village, it's full of little cafes and interesting restaurants and pubs, deli shops, local boutiques, a sweet park with tennis courts and the cool, bright orange building of the fashion and textile museum. Not to mention the new addition to the block, Bermondsey Square with its independent cinema and Saturday morning local farmers' market. So far, I haven't been able to live right there but I have always been very close and just a few minutes away. 

So when we heard that the fifth Bermondsey Street Festival would be happening last Saturday, we knew we had to go. The weather was glorious, sunny and warm all day. The street was full of stalls and performance stages, and the park had become an open air food market. Overall, it was just lovely. We strolled, had a delicious roast and enjoyed a fashion catwalk in the tennis court. 

Too bad we had to leave in the early hours of the afternoon as I wasn't feeling very well. And I have been home sick since then...

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