The best way to experience the countryside vibe and warmth is to attend a village fair right in the heart of London! The annual summer fairs at Marylebone Village and Connaught Village are two of the most popular village fairs in London that everyone looks forward to.
Connaught Village Fair
Connaught Village is a stylish residential and commercial area. It is located at the northern side of Hyde Park and to Marble Arch’s west. Numerous couture stores, designer boutiques, restaurants, and shops grace Connaught Village. The annual Summer Festival at Connaught Village is typically held in June. For a day during this festival, the entire area morphs into a magical village, reminiscent of the traditional countryside festival.
People of all age groups will certainly find something to enjoy, from face painting, cupcakes, and crazy golf to popcorn. Activities such as fairground rides, racing cars, Punch & Judy, live opera, vintage fire engines and hula hoop lessons keep visitors enthralled for hours. You can also enjoy the marching band, street food, T-shirt printing, art and craft, dog shows and treasure hunts.
The local stalls and retailers offer fabulous deals and in-store promotions. Furthermore, the restaurants host cooking demonstrations, wine tasting, and special workshops apart from enjoying complimentary Prosecco with a meal! Traditionally, the Connaught village Fair supports a worthy cause every year.
Marylebone Village Fair
Nestled amidst London’s upscale neighbourhoods of Oxford Street, Bond Street, Regents Park and Harley Street, Marylebone Village is an idyllic West End destination. While being close to a myriad of shopping, dining and entertainment avenues, Marylebone Village exudes warmth and the delightful charm of a small town. A fashionable collection of quaint cafes, boutique shops, Michelin star restaurants and luxury brands are dotted around Marylebone High Street. The street was voted the best in London and recognized as a “haven in the middle of a frantic city.”
Marylebone’s intriguing history can be traced back up to the Middle Ages, deriving its name from St. Mary church built on the banks of a ‘bourne’. It was the scene of prize fights, bear baiting, and other forms of unconventional entertainment. In the modern world, Marylebone enjoys the pride of being home to world-renowned Madame Tussauds. Additionally, it’s the international recital venue of Wigmore Hall, Wallace Collection’s stunning art, and the iconic Harley Street’s medical establishments.
Our estate agent London informs us that residents and tenants in Marylebone are well served thanks to extensive specialist food retailers and conveniences as well as essential shops including chemists and newsagents. Residents also enjoy easy access to world class health, beauty, art, fashion, and dining avenues, all of which are virtually at their doorstep.
Stunning Georgian architecture and attractive wide-grid pattern streets add even more charm to this neighbourhood. Exercise and fresh air are in abundance due to the proximity of Regent’s Park. The area is renowned for the vast expanse of greenery, sports facilities, and beautiful gardens. Above all, residents are treated to a number of summer fairs and festivals at Marylebone Village. Our London real estate agent has exciting details of the annual Marylebone village fair.
Food, drink and merriment
Marylebone Summer Fair is an immensely popular annual summer event that is replete with the flavours, colours, and moods of a country village fete right in the middle of London. The fair celebrates and promotes the community spirit with enticing craft, food and drink stalls, tombola, a host of children’s activities, farmers’ market, live music, and much more. The summer festival will be held between 15-16th June, 2019. Additionally, the festival will host the Summer Film Night on Saturday and a Street Party on Sunday. Each year, the festival also aims to raise funds for specific charities. In 2018, the Marylebone Summer Fair raised funds for the paediatric intensive care unit of St. Mary’s Hospital in Paddington. This year’s fair supports Greenhouse Sports that partners with schools to offer sports coaching to children with special educational needs or those who live in regions of high deprivation.
Some of the stalls that were part of the 2018 sedition include the award-winning Ginger Pig, Daylesford, The Orrery, La Fromagerie, Jewel House Rocks, Butter Nut, Prosecco Unlimited, and Semon Cashmere. Children can also enjoy participating in fun competitions, the Petting Zoo, racing bikes and drawing. With a myriad of events for adults and children at individual stalls, there is always something here for everyone.
The entire neighbourhood is closed for traffic so that revellers are able to imbibe the joyful festive vibes. While the street party is open till 5pm, live music played in Paddington can be enjoyed till late evening. The Conran has three floors showcasing the finest of jewellery, furniture, coffee table books, houseplants, scented candles and kitchen accessories. Finally, the Providores dining room is a coveted destination for premium New Zealand wines, and fusion food. These are just a few of the local retailers that are involved in the fair.
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