Exciting Summer Events in London, Bermondsey, Rotherhithe, Canada Water and more for 2024

BM Summer Nights

BM Summer Nights

As summer approaches, residents and visitors of Bermondsey, Rotherhithe and Canada Water, have a wide variety of events to look forward to. The vibrant communities of Southwark, Bermondsey, and Rotherhithe come alive with festivals, markets, and cultural activities that cater to all ages and interests. At Alex and Matteo, we’re passionate about our local community and want to share some of the exciting events happening this summer! Whether you’re a local resident or just visiting, we think that there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

Bermondsey Carnival

Bermondsey Carnival, a highlight of SE16, is a celebration of culture and community spirit. Held in Southwark Park, this carnival features a vibrant parade, live performances, and an array of food stalls offering global cuisines. Kids will love the funfair rides and interactive workshops, while adults can browse the arts and crafts market or relax in the beer garden. The Bermondsey Carnival is scheduled for August 26th, making it the perfect summer outing for families and friends.

Bermondsey Summer Gala

Bermondsey Summer Gala is a local event with live music, delicious food and activities for all! Enjoy salsa dancing in the Bermondsey Blue along with local guitarists, vocal ensembles and traditional fair ground activities. This SE16 gem takes place mid-July making it a perfect summer activity; it is free and open to all!

Bermondsey Blue

Bermondsey Blue


Rotherhithe Festival

For those finding themselves in SE16 this summer, the Rotherhithe Festival is a must-visit event. This community-led festival showcases the best of local talent with live music, dance performances, and theatre. Held at King Georges Fields, it’s a great way to spend a sunny Saturday, enjoying the festive atmosphere. The festival also features a variety of food stalls, children’s activities, and informational stands from local organisations. Expect the Rotherhithe Festival to take place in Early August.

Borough Market Summer Nights

Borough Market, one of London’s most iconic food markets, extends its hours for a series of special Summer Nights events. Visitors can enjoy a relaxed evening atmosphere with street food, live music, and craft drinks. It’s a fantastic way to sample some of the best culinary delights that SE1 has to offer, from freshly shucked oysters to gourmet burgers. Borough Market Summer Nights typically run on selected Fridays from June to August, providing the perfect start to your weekend.

Open Garden Squares Weekend

Green spaces in London are treasured, and the Open Garden Squares Weekend in June offers a rare chance to explore some of SE1 and SE16’s hidden gems. Many private gardens, community spaces, and historic green areas open their gates to the public for this special event. It’s a wonderful opportunity to discover the lush gardens of historic properties, rooftop retreats, and community allotments that are usually closed to the public. This event encourages a deeper appreciation of the greenery that thrives in our urban environment.

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Shakespeare’s Globe Summer Season

For thespians, a visit to Shakespeare’s Globe in SE1 is essential! The Summer Season at the Globe presents a range of Shakespeare’s plays performed in the iconic open-air theatre. The 2024 lineup promises an exciting mix of comedies, tragedies, and histories, all performed with the Globe’s signature flair. Whether you’re a seasoned theatre-goer or a newcomer to Shakespeare, the immersive and historical experience of watching a play at the Globe is unforgettable.

Bermondsey Beer Mile

Bermondsey Mile

Bermondsey Beer Mile


Craft beer aficionados will delight in the famous Bermondsey Beer Mile, a collection of breweries and taprooms stretching through the railway arches of SE16. Many of these breweries host special summer events, including beer festivals, tasting sessions, and food pairings. It’s a great way to spend a sunny afternoon, sampling a variety of craft beers and enjoying the lively atmosphere. Keep an eye on the individual breweries’ websites for details on specific events and dates throughout the summer.



From lively carnivals and cultural festivals to open-air theatre and gastronomic delights, the summer of 2024 in Bermondsey, Rotherhithe and Canada Water is packed with events that cater to all tastes and interests. These events not only provide entertainment but also foster a sense of community and showcase the rich cultural tapestry of our local area.

At Alex and Matteo Estate Agents, we believe in celebrating and supporting our local community. Whether you’re looking to move to Bermondsey, Rotherhithe and Canada Water or simply want to explore the area, these summer events offer a glimpse into the vibrant life that awaits you here. Make sure to mark your calendars and enjoy all that our fantastic neighbourhood has to offer this summer!

For more information on local events, property listings, or to discuss your estate needs, feel free to contact us. We’re here to help you make the most of living in this vibrant part of London!

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