North London Food & Culture

3 for August: Street Party, Camden Fringe & Gin Day

A trio of outdoor festie, cultural tour de force and boozy fun to be had across NW1, NW5, N7 and beyond

FESTIE: A Summer Street Party

Earlier this summer Euston’s most famous thoroughfare launched an architecturally designed new outdoor dining experience. And, if you haven’t yet been, it might be worth swinging by on August 5th for the Drummond Streatery’s Summer Street Party. Expect professional henna tattooing from Mehndi by Tan, music all evening from BBC Asian Network’s AJD, and performances from the incredible Bollywood Dance Company. But, of course, the main stars of the show will be the traders and their delish dishes: even better, they now offer a special ‘Taste of Drummond Street’ £5 menu, serving a special signature bargain taster from each restaurant, meaning a food tour of the street is a must. Pull up a seat in the evening sun and tuck in. Follow @drummondstreatery, August 5th, 630pm-930pm, Drummond Street NW1

Drummond Streatery
Drummond Street Party. Photo: PR

THEATRE: Camden Fringe is back

The Camden Fringe was set-up in 2006 as an alternative to Edinburgh Festival, offering performers the chance to try out new material and different ideas in a supportive setting. This year sees a whopping 277 performances across 25 North London venues in a multitude of genres such as opera, musicals, stand-up, sketch comedy, dance, cabaret, poetry, opera, improv and Q&As. Shows take place throughout the day and generally last one hour. Explore the schedule and book here. Follow @camdenfringe, 2nd-29th August, multiple venues across NW1 and beyond.

DRINK: Gin Day

One of our fave boozy days of the year is back – after a Covid-induced year off. That’s right folks, Randolph Street boozer Colonel Fawcett’s Gin Day returns, transforming the watering hole into a “marketplace for gin”, with 18 brands in total setting up stall. Doors open at 12pm, with (once your £5 ticket has been purchased) free gin (2-5pm), before a party with DJ Pearse Grady till the early hours. “This is our first one in two years so let’s make it really special,” says co-owner Ross. “Tickets are just a fiver and super limited but you’ll have the best day of the year. Loads of our favourite gin brands have agreed to take part and you’ll get to sample their fantastic liquids.” Hic. Follow @colonelfawcett, more info and tickets here. Saturday 14th August, 1 Randolph Street NW1

Main image: Colonel Fawcett’s beer garden


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