The first Bermondsey Street Festival brought stalls and music to Tanner Street Park on Saturday.
Organised by the Bermondsey Street Area Partnership, the theme of the event was 'Celebrating Creativity' – and local artist Andrew Logan was on hand to cut the ribbon and declare the festival open.
Live music on the main stage included a set from local band The Turns.
Bermondsey historian Jennie Howells led two guided walks around the area.
Some of the biggest crowds of the day were drawn to the dog show. Bermondsey's finest pets strutted their stuff in an arena marked with bales of straw. Mayor of Southwark Cllr Bob Skelly announced the winner of the pedigree class and festival patron Zandra Rhodes arrived from LA just in time to deliver the final results.
The festival received funding from the Bermondsey Community Council Fund, Igloo Regeneration (developers of Bermondsey Square) and Oakmayne (developers of the Recall site) and was supported by other local business including Colorset.