Bastille Festival at Borough Market

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Discover a small part of France in the middle of London, as Borough Market and Bankside are magically transformed to celebrate Bastille Day.

The eighth annual festival in Bankside honouring France’s national day, this glorious celebration of French food, drink and culture is a real treat for all the family.

As part of the Bastille Festival, magicians and street performers keep the party atmosphere going as you move around Borough Market sampling some of the finest food and drink from across the channel, ranging from crêpes to comté cheese. Live music accompanies activities and games which, of course, include boules. Meanwhile, a guillotine from the London Tombs marks the true spirit of the French revolution, which began with the Storming of the Bastille on 14 July 1789.

Continue the festivities well into the night in true French style with the Bal Populaire, a traditional party that’s held out in the open.

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May 4, 2015 |
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