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.