Sunday, 14 May 2017

The 'Feria de Londres' Spanish Festival by Tower Bridge


Feria de Londres is a two day Spanish festival taking place at Potters Field (between City Hall and Tower Bridge) on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th May, the late May Bank Holiday weekend.  There will be lots to see and do (& eat! & drink!), inc lots of traditional costumes, face painting, dancing, music and more.  It's free to attend, and open from 12 noon to 10pm on Saturday, and til 9pm on Sunday.

"Taking place under the iconic Tower Bridge on Saturday 27th May & Sunday 28th May of the May Bank Holiday weekend, Feria De Londres is set to bring the vibrant and lively celebrations of Andalusia to the banks of the Thames. Inspired by the traditional festivities of Andalusia’s colourful spring fairs, Feria De Londres will be a weekend of delicious Spanish tapas, beer, wine and live entertainment, never seen before in the capital.
Spanish Ferias began in the Middle Ages principally as livestock fairs, at which villagers would celebrate with plenty of feasting and Sherry drinking. Recreating these colourful fairs, Feria De Londres will see brightly decorated ‘casetas’ line the banks of the Thames crammed with all kinds of Spanish fare, including typical tapas dishes such as Tortilla de Patata and Jamon Ibérico, as well as delicious barbequed seafood and meats, and moreish Churros and Buñuelos.
Drinks on offer will range from beautiful Spanish wines and all kinds of sherries to refreshing Spanish beers and cocktails, including the traditional Rebujito – Manzanilla or Fino Sherry with lemonade, ice and mint leaves.
Throughout Feria De Londres, entertainers will be dressed in their finest traditional costumes and regional dress. It will be a celebration of Andalusian dancing, music and live entertainment, with bands and local Flamenco artists coming over from Spain to create an authentic party atmosphere. Guests will be encouraged to join in the fun with Sevillanas and Rumba dancing lessons, along with Flamenco clapping and castanets workshops. 
In true Spanish style, Feria De Londres will be a free event for the whole family, and throughout the weekend there will be children’s activities including face painting, hair styling, art and dancing."

When - Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th May 2017
Saturday - 12 noon - 10pm
Sunday - 12 noon - 9pm

Where - Potters Field Park, London SE1 2AA
(On the south side of the Thames, between City Hall and Tower Bridge)

Map

Get directions with Citymapper

Link - Feria De Londres

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