It’s pretty rare to find a street party in the City of London, but the Bow Bells Association are making it happen on Thursday 24 June with their Bow Lane Street Party.
They’re welcoming back Square Mile workers with live music, food & drinks, raffles and special offers from local businesses. They’re even going to have free shoe shining from Joseph Cheaney & Sons – quite fitting for this historic London lane.
The name Bow Lane was given to the street in the middle of the 16th century and was named after the church of St. Mary-le-Bow, designed by Sir Christopher Wren and houses the famous ‘Bow Bells’. It is said that you are a true Cockney (from the east end of London) if you have been born within the sound of Bow Bells.
Dentist and Chairman of Bow Bells Association James Goolnik has helped plan the covid secure street party which will be opened by the Lord Mayor William Russell at 10:30am.
This will be followed by the Bow Bells sounding to start the party from 12 noon until 2pm where you’ll be able to listen to live music, watch the street performers, take part in raffles, mouth cancer screening, mini beauty treatments, shoe shining, take home some sweet treats and snap up special offers from local businesses. It’s a strange mix of activities, but it all represents the diverse businesses located in the area.
If you’re around Bow Lane this Thursday, then be sure to head down and see what all the fuss is about. We’ve all been dreaming of events like this, so don’t miss out. Let’s just pray the rain stays at bay.