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Northcote Carnival 2010 in Battersea

Published 7 June 2010

June marks the unofficial start of a whole host of festivals, carnivals and outdoor festivities across London and the UK. However, with some of the more well-known events amassing serious crowds, it’s perfectly understandable to want to chill in the garden at home instead. That said, there are some smaller-scale events going on around the capital – with the Northcote Carnival in Battersea taking place this Sunday.

The organisers have styled the event as a ‘good old-fashioned street party’ – with an array of music, stalls and activities brightening up with the entire length of Northcote Road – which is being shut off to traffic for the day.

There will be live music from local bands such as The Lightyears, the Lavender Hillbillies and St. Mark’s Gospel band, a grand funfair for kids and adults alike, and a multitude of stalls that normally grace the regular Northcote Road market, including Italian-themed market stalls available exclusively for the carnival.

Look out for field&flower. The company, who specialise in the delivery of luxury high-quality meat boxes, will be serving up some mouth-watering food outside the famous Dove and Son butchers, from thick cut bacon sandwiches for breakfast, barbecued minute steak baguettes with roasted onions for lunch and homemade Somerset burgers in the evening for dinner.

After a day at the Northcote Carnival, the numerous pubs and cafes on Northcote Road are a brilliant way to rest your feet and enjoy a cold drink.

The Northcote Carnival is on Sunday, 13th June 2010 at Northcote Road in Battersea. Market opens at 10am, funfair opens at 11am. For a full programme with timings and map, head to: http://www.welovenorthcoteroad.com/page.asp?pageid=30

How to get there:
By Train: Clapham Junction station is 5 minutes away via St John’s Road.
By Bus: Routes 37, 45A, 49, 77, 87, 115, 219, 239, 249, 319, and 337.
By Underground: Clapham South is a 20 minute walk away via Clapham Common Westside and Broomwood Road.

  • Julian

    It sounds interesting! Especially if you are a fan of the live music…

  • http://sciencediction.wordpress.com Lucy Pereira

    It really does! Haven’t heard about this carnival until very recently, despite having lived in London since forever. As for the live music aspect – definitely check out the bands and support some local talent!