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The Blue Market Celebrates Biscuit Day 2024 

Biscuit Day 2024

Celebrated annually at the end of May, National Biscuit Day holds special significance for South Bermondsey, owing to the area’s proud association as the former site of the Peek Frean Biscuit Factory. Join us for family fun day on Saturday, May 25th from 12.30pm to 4.30pm with live music, dancing, art activities, Peek Frean’s Museum and biscuits!  

Let's Make Music and Dance 2024

Let’s Make Music & Dance 

UMAT’s Let’s Make Music & Dance is a free community outdoor concert with live music and salsa dancing celebrating vibrant diversity of local music and culture, including a preview by musician preparing for our upcoming Okinawa Day on Saturday 22nd June. Everyone is welcome to participate in the Latin Salsa dance sessions.

Free activities at The Blue Market 

Visitors will have the opportunity to explore the Peek Freans Museum exhibition in the market, guided by historian Gary Magold, who will provide valuable insights into the fascinating history of the biscuit factory and its impact on the local community.

Artists Sarah Sparkes and Frog Morris will lead an interactive session where families can unleash their creativity decorating their own biscuits and biscuit boxes to take home. 

Biscuit Day 2024 Collage

About the Biscuit Day in Bermondsey 

Yes, that’s right – there is an annual day dedicated to Britain’s beloved breaktime bite. In Bermondsey we also pay tribute to the working life of our residents and commemorate our rich heritage. Many residents fondly recall the sights and smells of the Peak Frean’s biscuit factory where friends and family once worked and remember the excitement of getting bags of broken biscuits to take home.  Bermondsey has long attracted people seeking employment opportunities. Throughout the centuries, the area has been home to various industries, from tanners to brewers, making it a hub of economic activity. Its proximity to the docks facilitated the storage and trade of food, earning Bermondsey the reputation of being London’s Larder. The construction of notable factories and warehouses further solidified its status, including the first tin can plant in Britain, established for packing rations. In 1857, the renowned Peak Frean’s biscuit factory was inaugurated, offering employment to many, and leaving an indelible mark on the community. Though the old biscuit factory has now been converted to new uses, people keep coming from far and wide to live and trade in Bermondsey.

Biscuit Day 2024

How to get there:

  • Buses: 1, 381, P12
  • Underground: Bermondsey
  • Train: South Bermondsey
  • Overground: Canada Water
  • Santander dock stations on Southwark Park Road and Clements Road
  • Bicycles parking available.

About Blue Bermondsey BID

Blue Bermondsey BID is an independent, not-for-profit company funded and led by local businesses who activities are geared to provide services to our members whilst providing a unified voice on issues that concern the local business community. We work with the local stakeholders, residents, and visitors to help make The Blue in Bermondsey a better place to work, live and visit by funding many innovative initiatives and events.