|June 11, 2011|
Now in its fifth year, the Hatton Garden Festival is a fabulous day out for all ages. With a British Heritage theme, the festival will bring to life the historical significance of the area which goes back centuries.
The event will give visitors unique, behind-the-scenes access to the wonderful world of jewellery design and production as well as offering a fun day out for those who love the chance to be outdoors, soak up London’s rich architecture and heritage, whilst enjoying culinary delights, wedding displays, mellow music and great entertainment.
Over 500 jewellery businesses, including over 80 designers and some of the country’s most skilled craftspeople and manufacturers, are to be found in studios and shops up and down the street.
Charles Dickens lived in close proximity to Hatton Garden and used the area as the setting for Fagin’s Den in Oliver Twist.
Some highlights of the event will be to:
- Watch as high-end jewellery is produced on the street.
- See 40 jewellers attempt to break a Guinness World Record.
- Join in to create your own jewellery.
- Win prizes worth up to £3,000.
- Enjoy fine food and drink stalls.
- Relax with our Pop-Up Garden Party
- Have fun in our British Seaside themed children’s zone
- Take advantage of amazing offers from Hatton Garden jewellers.
Step aboard a Routemaster bus for a chance to get handson with workshops and hear fascinating talks from the renowned Holts Academy of Jewellery. Visit their brand new educational space and see jewellers at work. Watch as forty jewellers take on a Guinness World record-breaking attempt live on the street. With thanks to routemasterbus.com
An extremely rare opportunity to see how high-end jewellery is actually made in the Manufacturing Tent. It hosts demonstrations of the various stages of jewellery production with other displays from industry experts which lift the veil on areas such as hallmarking, the colour of gemstones and the latest high-tech processes.
Children & Family Zone
With a British Seaside theme and Victorian-inspired entertainment, enjoy wooden swing boat rides, Albion Kids Show’s Big Ship, Punch & Judy, facepainting, jewellery-making workshops, playing giant jenga, connect four, croquet and lots more.
Location: Hatton Garden