Walthamstow Garden Party

Things to do, Festivals Free
5 out of 5 stars
(4user reviews)
Walthamstow Garden Party
Gar Powell-Evans Walthamstow Garden Party

Programmed by the Barbican and Create London in partnership with Waltham Forest Council, the Walthamstow Garden Party is a free two-day festival in E17 that combines a cracking music line-up with plenty of family fun: theatre, dancing, comedy, circus, art activities with the William Morris Gallery and a designers’ market.

This year you can catch the youngest son of Afrobeat legend and activist Fela Kuti, Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 headlining the main stage, Reagge from Adrain Sherwood and Creation Rebel,  soulful pop from Malian singer Fatoumata Diawara and a powerful performance from the London African Gospel Choir.

Well worth venturing up the Victoria line for.


Average User Rating

4.8 / 5

Rating Breakdown

  • 5 star:4
  • 4 star:1
  • 3 star:0
  • 2 star:0
  • 1 star:0
3 people listening

A friend of mine lives really close to the park and at first I thought it would be a small community fete type event. I was so wrong - it has a great community vibe and a few stages playing a wide variety of music. Lots of children around, people with picnic blankets and everyone was so friendly. Only downside was number of toilets and a very strict kick out time so it ended quite abruptly. Would definitely go next year!


Judging by the size of the green square on Google maps - we were not expecting this festival to be in as large of a space as it actually is! The entrance is small with crafty stands and drum performances, but the further you go the area opens up to huge stages, food trucks and greenery. It was amazing to see all of the community programs in the area, the artist studios in the middle of the park, and galleries. We did some indigo dying, had fresh crab on fries, and watched performances on the lawn. It really made us fall in love with this neighborhood, eventho the amount of children/prams can be intimidating at times.

Amazing free festival for all ages - much bigger than you'd imagine and 10 mins from the tube. Music, food, arts (great craft tent) ... Walthamstow's one of the coolest corners of London these days ...

This was awesome last year and will no doubt be again this year. It's free to get in and once full is one in one out so turn up early! Good food and beer options, very family friendly and great music and theatre too.

Walthamstow, a multicultural village with the beating heart of London.