A Celebration of Bangladeshi, Latino and Cockney Cultures at Aldgate Square

17 August 2022

This summer, as part of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations, BaLaCo Festival took place at Aldgate Square celebrating the area’s local heritage with free music, entertainment and delicious food for local residents and businesses. 4C Hotel Group and Canopy by Hilton London City were delighted to sponsor the local festival in partnership with City of London Corporation, Aldgate Connect, J4 Security & PAC.

The day was filled with traditional music and dance as well as local cuisine and interactive art sessions all which paid homage to the vibrant cultures of the local Aldgate community. There was also special appearance from Vincent Keaveny, 693rd Lord Mayor of London.

The City of London are hosting other free events for residents and local businesses taking place this summer in Aldgate. Aldgate Sounds will host Mindful Musical lunch breaks from 12pm – 2pm every Tuesday throughout August in Aldgate Square. Petticoat Lane will host a food market with entertainment and vintage shopping every Thursday. Visit Aldgate Connect for more details.