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.
- The Lambeth Country Show returns in July 2014. For more information, visit the LCS website.
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.