City of London: Return of the Bartholomew Fair

August 31st 2023

The Bartholomew Fair dates back to the 12th century and was last held in 1855. It began as a cloth fair and quickly became an important event, drawing in acts (and crowds) from all over the country and further afield.

In 2023, the Bartholomew Fair is being revived and the City of London will become 'the stage for an array of exciting, unique entertainment, and live performances taking place across the Square Mile. '

This epic recreation of the Bartholomew Fair will see over 30 free events – in a contemporary reimagining of the capital's greatest historic event, which previously entertained visitors for over 700 years.

From 31st August to 16th September, 2023

See the full Bartholomew Fair 2023 programme below: