London staged its first Spanish cultural festival this Bank Holiday weekend. Feria de Londres is more accurately described as an Andalusian festival. A lot of the culture that the British attribute to Spain originates from Andalucia.
|Picnic of Churros at London's Tower Bridge, Feria de Londres|
The 2-day Feria de Londres was staged on Potters Fields - the green space between London's iconic Tower Bridge and City Hall. I arrived just as Tower Bridge opened to let the Dixie Queen paddlesteamer pass underneath. I captured this and a sample of the Andalusian festivities on the video below.
|Dancing in the 'Spanish' sunshine|
|The long queue for paella at the Feria de Londres!|
The sun blazed down throughout my visit on the happy crowd enjoying the Spanish food, music and dancing.
Karen Andrews is a freelance French to English translator, transcreator, content writer and editor. She has a strong background in global marketing.