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Need suggestions for Greater London fairs


(Ittyand Fee) #1

Hi All
Need some advice!
Over the past couple of years I have done several fairs across London but through various experiences I am struggling to find fairs I think are worth doing.
I create small hats, fascinators and other hair accessories, so my market really is for people who appreciate handmade and with a fashion/vintage vibe. I just need to find a good handful of regular stalls where I know the visitors are right.
I have tried Camden several times and it seems that it’s just become a tourist trap, where no one buys, they just take pics. I have also had issues when taking stalls across London, and though organisers are happy to take the pitch fee, seems that they have not promoted the event enough, and very low attendance. Seeing as my product is niche, I need a good foot fall.
I am also restricted on budget for stalls, as I am not confident yet to take on wedding fairs or any stalls which are above £30.
I have had some success with pub type fairs, so be nice to do more like that.
I do search on Stall Finder, but wondering of other good sources anyone can suggest?

Help! Celyn


(Liz Clark) #2

Have you googled for Vintage fairs being held in London? I hear Spitalfields is good although haven’t been there myself. Whatever you do, visit first and see if it fits your brand/vibe.


(Sasha Garrett) #3

No idea if any of these will be suitable but I still had a guide to christmas markets in london ripped from the evening standard. So you might want to look into:
columbiaroad.info
e17designers.co.uk
cockpitarts.com
renegadecraft.com


Also ripped from the evening standard what about Blitz in Hanbury Street? Its a vintage department store but might do tables.
As bigbirdlittlebird suggests visit first to check it fits your brand especially if it is a regular event and that is easy to do.
Sasha


(Hobbitgirlie1880) #4

Have you tried stallfinder. It’s a good site


(Leslie Morton) #5

Hi Celyn

Greenwich Market may be ideal for you. Lots of Indie stalls and always very busy. I have to admit I haven’t been there for a few years but coincidently I am going later this month as I am coming down to London. You may struggle to find anything for £30 though. I have no idea how much they charge but I would imagine it won’t be cheap/

Hope this helps,
Leslie


(Liz Clark) #6

This gives the details on cost per day and what is required for anyone interested:
http://www.greenwichmarketlondon.com/about/page/trader-enquiry


(Leslie Morton) #7

Really great information here. I have to say I am really surprised at how inexpensive it is for such a busy marketplace. If I ever live in London again I will definitely be trading there.