London Wonderground

  • Ollie Hester
  • Russell Perry
Launched in 2012 in partnership with Mastercard, London Wonderground is London's largest festival of cabaret and circus. Bringing a slice of vintage Coney Island to the South Bank, over 200 performances are held each season in the magnificent 1920s Paradiso Spiegeltent. Originally built in Belgium in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, these circular, mirrored tents are wonderfully atmospheric and authentic. The Wonderground is a public playground for children and grown-ups, featuring oddities, curiosities and eccentricities as well as fairground rides, a bandstand, outdoor bars and food stalls.