St George the Martyr church in The Borough was the first to be dedicated to dedicated St George in London.
The surrounding marshy area began to be known as St George’s Fields. The name can be found locally in St George’s Mansions, St George’s RC Cathedral and St George’s Circus.
St George is honoured in many countries, representatives of whom live in Southwark. He is a figure who can bring communities together.
The Festival has been celebrated since 2007.