Lambeth Country Show 2013 makes a perfect return to its July slot on a hot weekend

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Centrepiece: The Grade-II listed Brockwell Hall at the top of the hill

The annual Lambeth Country Show returned to Brockwell Park over the weekend after temporarily moving from its usual July slot to September last year. And boy, what a success it was! Although Saturday was pretty warm, Sunday’s boiling temperatures brought thousands of people converging on Herne Hill for the 39th year. For those who have never been, the LCS is a funfair-meets-mini festival-meets open day, with a mix of entertainment, information, education, shopping, fun and lots of food and drinking. An estimated 150,00 converged on the hilly park and, unsurprisingly, with 28C blazing sunshine, the shade was in hot demand. As usual, the Lambeth Horticultural Society tent was a popular draw, with people going to check out impressive plants and buy some for their garden. Of course, the most popular part in the tent was the vegetable people competition, with a tribute to the late astronomer Patrick Moore and ‘For the love of pod’ – a skull made of sweetcorn and peas inspired by Damian Hirst’s bejewelled skull.

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To find out what else is on in London this summer read Guide to what’s on in London in July 2013 or Guide to music festivals and open-air concerts in London this summer

To read Metro Girl’s blog post on last year’s LCS, read Going country: Enjoying the last days of summer at the Lambeth Country Show.

Posted on 22 Jul 2013, in Festivals, London and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

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