The roots of Camberwell Fair go back a long, long way. All the way to the Middle Ages in fact, from 1279 until 1855, when it was shut down due to “immoral and riotous behaviour”. Centuries later, in 2015, locals were entrusted with hosting festivities on Camberwell Green once more.
Today the vibe is less about the feudal system and goblets of mead, but a contemporary gathering with markets, food and drink stalls, games and two live music stages including afrobeat and reggae performances—all the modern ingredients for a day of free fun.Organisers may cancel events, alter schedules, or change admission requirements without notice. Always check official sites before heading to an event.