Events

Smithfield 150: London’s Biggest Birthday Party

Event Date: SAT 25 & SUN 26 AUG, 11AM - 8PM

Smithfield Markets, London, EC1A 9PS

This August Bank Holiday, join a free celebration of the iconic Victorian Smithfield Markets. Taking inspiration from the original Bartholomew’s Fair through to everyone who works and lives in Smithfield today, we’re transforming the area into an outdoor street party to celebrate the market’s 150th anniversary.

On Saturday we’re throwing London’s biggest birthday party and everyone is invited. From games and fairground rides to giant puppets and birthday cake, charge your batteries for the ultimate children’s birthday party. A range of affordable food and drink will be on offer, plus a special area for under 5s and their families.

On Sunday the festivities continue with London’s biggest Sunday lunch. It’s all about preparing, sharing and eating food from around the world together. With cooking demonstrations and workshops, dancing, sing-alongs, tours and pop-up markets, we want to give you the perfect Sunday.

Smithfield 150 is rooted in the local community, celebrating the history of the markets and the people who now live, work and enjoy the area. Culture Mile brings the area alive for everyone to enjoy a weekend of surprising, extraordinary and unforgettable fun.