Bastille Festival


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For the seventh year running, Bankside and Borough Market are hosting London's largest free Bastille Day Festival to celebrate France's national day with an extravaganza of all things French.

Family Enjoy family-friendly fun including magicians, street performers and live music. Get competitive with the classic French game of boules, a pétanque court will be set up outside authentic French restaurant La Cave. In the true spirit of the French revolution there will be a guillotine provided by The London Bridge Experience which will be chopping fresh watermelon.

Food Foodies and Francophiles will love the French feast at Borough Market serving culinary delights from crepes to comté. There will be free French cookery demonstrations in the Market Hall. Bakers from Bread Ahead are running French bread baking classes so anyone can learn how to make the perfect baguette. Also French menus will be served in restaurants throughout Bankside, including French cuisine at La Cave.

Drink Don't miss the French cheese and wine masterclass at Vinopolis, whilst Laithwaite's will be introducing the wine curious to French wine with tastings throughout the day.

Shopping Traditional French traders will be selling artisan crafts, gifts and books at Les Petites Marche. Shop for fine French food and drink in Borough Market. Just days after the yellow shirt passes through London, cyclists can take advantage of a special 'Tour De France' discount plus free cycle surgery at On Your Bike exclusively for Bastille Festival.

Film Relax in a deck chair at The Refinery and enjoy an al fresco screening of the critically acclaimed French animated family film Belleville Rendez-Vous at 1pm, followed by the World Cup Final in the evening.

Party Festivities will continue into the night with the Bal Populaire a traditional open air party from 7.30-10pm.

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Borough Market
8 Southwark Street, London, SE1 1TL
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Main retail market Thu 11am-5pm; Fri 11am-6pm; Sat 9am-4pm


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