Feb 3, 2014 · 6:15 PM
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Come along on Monday 3rd February at 6:15pm to celebrate 200 years since the last Frost Fair on the Thames!
About the event
Relive the fun of the famous London Frost Fairs this February and celebrate 200 years since the last-ever Fair took place.
Reflecting the events of old when skaters, traders and entertainers took to a frozen River Thames, the event will bring you free ice skating, stilt-walkers, minstrels and games as well a host of stalls selling curios, life’s luxuries and some topical refreshments.
About the Frost Fairs
The last Frost Fair began on 1 February 1814 and lasted four days. River Thames frost fairs were held between the 15th century and early 19th century when severe winters would see the river, which was much wider and slower, freeze over.
Londoners would take to the ice where market stalls were set up and various entertainments took place. People would ice skate, sledge and play games. Even an elephant was led across the river below Blackfriars Bridge in 1814.
Entry to the festival is free! It is entirely outdoors.
Afterwards we will head to a local pub for a chat.
Lookout for the group sign outside the station:
Hope to see you there!