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Bastille Day in London

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Published on Elle.com website 12th July 2013

Bastille Day celebrates a key date in the French Revolution and, today, July 14th is the French National Day. Get in the spirit with a Bastille-honouring event in London.

Bastille Festival, Bankside

The heart of London’s Bastille Day celebrations will be on Bankside this Sunday, where the city’s largest free Bastille Day festival takes place in and around Borough Market.

Food and drink will, quite rightly, play a large role in the festivities and French traders will be selling delicacies from across the channel, to be accompanied by a selection of vin Français. During the day, entertainment will be provided by wandering artists, musicians and performers, a traditional 14th July Waiters’ Race and a market selling vintage items and books. Gastronomic screenings and workshops will also take place. In the evening, the tempo will up with a traditional open-air party, live music, DJs and theatricals.

July 14th 12pm-10pm; FREE, Borough Market and Environs, Bankside, SE1 1TL Enq: 0207 928 3998; bastillefestival.co.uk

Created Jul 12 2013