Play the Mile

Play the Mile takes place across Culture Mile from 18 May – 25 August and explores the value of play and creativity in everyday life.

Culture Mile, which stretches from Farringdon to Moorgate, is committed to transforming the north-west of the Square Mile and aims to redefine the City of London as a global leader in both culture and commerce. There is something for everyone and it is free to all, so come and explore 2,000 years of history colliding and the places and people in Culture Mile!

2

new outdoor installations

accessible to everyone, everyday throughout the Summer

10

new site-specific music commissions

bringing the unique architecture and history of the area to life

25

unique indoor venues and outdoor spaces to discover and explore

50

free regular performances and activites

to enjoy at lunchtimes, after work and at the weekend

100+

free short concerts
in one weekend

spanning hundreds of
years of music at the
Sound Unbound festival

10,000

visitors to A Beastly Street Party, a free outdoor event

Why Play the Mile?

Major festivals

Bringing free performances into new and unusual venues for everyone to enjoy

Pop up play

with outdoor activities responding to the streets, building and architecture of the area

Play days

for families and kids of all ages every Saturday

Play as you go

with games and trails encouraging visitors to explore existing places and offers in new ways

Play sessions

inviting local workers and residents to meet, make, and celebrate the benefits of creativity

Map of Culture Mile events