Things to do in South London this June

As in May it seems that there are festivals galore this June.  As well as these we look at markets worth visiting this month and some new openings…


Penge Festival – running from 7th until 28th June, this local festival billed as ‘celebrating heritage’ will include fun days for kids, Theatre Events, and one for all you BGT fans out there with their very own ‘Penge’s Got Talent’

Camberwell Arts Festival – The 21st Camberwell Arts Festival will run from 20th – 28th June with exhibitions, open studios, poetry, music and more!

Greenwich & Docklands International Festival (GDIF) – 26th June – 5th July. Festival highlights this year include La Compagnie Oposito who will be making a welcome return with their latest processional production Kori Kori. Plus on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 June, Greenwich Fair will be unpacking a massive two day programme of outdoor arts, with a particular focus on circus for 2015.GDIF

Streatham Food Festival – 3rd – 7th June Back for its 6th year, the Streatham Food Festival continues to celebrate the growing foody scene in the area. This year the food tours will see thirty-one venues serving mini-plates of their signature dishes and specials for £2 to £5 each. There’ll be a food fair on the Sunday and a Skabeque at Pratts & Payne on Saturday (Ska music plus BBQ food) Visit the website for full listings.

Crystal Palace Overground Festival – 24th – 28th June. This eclectic festival which has secured lottery funding will be bringing events ranging from Vintage Up the Palace, for which you’re encouraged to don your best vintage gear, to open air film screenings, tickets £9.


West Norwood Feast – This non-profit monthly market run by local volunteers is back again on 7th June, aiming to boost the profile of their locality. The Feast con­sists of five mar­ket ‘hubs’ — Food Fair, Retro Vil­lage, Artis­ans Corner, Fresh ‘n’ Green and most recently Health & Well Being. Pop along to support this flourishing local community.

Copeland Yardsale – This new fortnightly market comes to the courtyard of Peckhams famous Bussey Building, there’ll be lots of local makers and food producers. Dates for June are 13th and 27th.

New Openings

Pop Brixton – Opened at the end of May this unique venue, made from old shipping containers, supports local enterprise. Pop Brixton will host some of the community’s most exciting independent start-ups across food & drink, retail, creative industries and the arts. Creating over 200 jobs and supporting heaps of entrepreneurs, show your support for this great addition to Brixton.

Champagne + Fromage – Opening in Greenwich this June, the site will offer over 50 hard and soft French cheeses and 25 different bottles of Bubbly. After a controversial opening in Brixton, it’s good to see this husband and wife team continue to expand their small but growing enterprise.Champagne and Fromage Greenwich opening

Franks Cafe – Not a new opening as such, but now back open for the summer and if you’re anything like us this will have been keenly anticipated. Get up on that rooftop, sip a beer and enjoy the views.

That’s all folks, have a great June!

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