LOVE: Summer fayres in Marylebone, Portman Village, Primrose Hill & Hampstead

Summer fayres/fairs are some of the loveliest ways to celebrate good weather. Here’s some I’m excited about. See you there!

Primrose Hill, Sunday, 27 May: Yes, that’s this weekend. Regent’s Park Road will be filled with stalls selling lovely tasy treats, while all the shops along the road are putting on something special. According to info from the wonderful Gillian Anderson-Price from vintage treasure trove Judith Michael Daughter, there will also be a photobooth, a fabulous children’s entertainer, live music all day, with singing from Collette Cooper and Sadie Pickering, pony rides (oh wow, serious childhood hark back!), fair ground rides, loads of amazing world food including a special menu from Odette’s and lots of shopping stands.

Portman Village, Wednesday 30 May:Marylebone’s little sister, Portman Village is throwing a Diamond Jubilee Stree Party next week and it looks lovely. With stalls and events on Quebec Street and Seymour Street, there’ll be mini neck massages, wine-tastings, designer bargains and lots of Jubilee related antics all served with live music and DJs.

Marylebone Summer Fayre, Saturday 17 June: A pretty major event that closes off most of the streets around Marylebone, it boasts a big music stage with some big name performers (though these are yet to be announced) and a massive range of special stalls from local shops. There’s a Farmers Market, a Byron burger van and amazing cakes from Riff Raff Cake Co. The fayre is organised by Zones – with Blue being the main music and picnic area stage, orange for kids and green visitor info and the central point for the fayre’s main charity, Kids Company,

Hampstead Summer Festival 18 – 24 June: A week long event, culminating in an all day fair on Sunday 24 June which closes off Heath Street. Lots of local retailers are putting on special events – we’ll be at the Hampstead Butcher and Providore for cheese and wine pairing – while there’s also zumba classes, old style sports day races, arts and photogrpahy stands and a fashion show. In true Hampstead style, this is a tamer, less cool event than some of the others, but it’s nice to see a traffic free Sunday and a sense of community.

Bike image courtesy: weheartit.com

Cakes images courtesy: blog.benetton.com

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