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Introducing: Acklam Village Market

Introducing: Acklam Village Market

Live music brings Acklam Village to life, Portobello W10 Acklam Village is a market you may never have heard of. Like so many others, I’ve been in love with Portobello & Golborne Road, Nottinghill, Westbourne Grove and all things W10 for many years. I moved to London from the Midlands just to be near here, where m penchant for collecting, garments, jewellery and modern antiques could be accommodated. Its always a treat to have time to mooch about and browse bits and bobs and object d’art with friends and loved ones with a stop off for good coffee and a […]

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Wayne Hemingway: Markets and Me

Wayne Hemingway: Markets and Me

Wayne Hemingway and wife Geraldine at the Classic Carboot, London Southbank I Love Markets Interviews the man behind the Classic Car Boot When you think of famous people who have found success at London’s Markets, Wayne Hemingway is the ultimate market maverick. As an avid collector and passionate designer, markets have long been a source of inspiration. Now his passions are brought to life at events like The Vintage Festival and the hugely successful Classic Carboot. We catch up with Wayne to find out why markets matter.   Your career started at Camden Market how did that come about? Without […]

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Wonders at Wood Street Market Walthamstow

Wonders at Wood Street Market Walthamstow

Welcome to Wood Street Market in Walthamstow, e17 massive! There are many excellent words beginning with ‘W’. Wonderful. Wizardly. Wowzer. ILM’s favourite W is Wood Street Indoor Market, conveniently in the borough of Walthamstow, and it in fact attributes itself to all of the above words. It’s a curious place, steeped in history and brimming with character; it’s not your average market and it really does need to be seen to be believed. The Beatles in Martin’s Toys & Memorabilia A bringer of meaning to the term ‘hidden gem’, Wood Street is not your typical market layout. Instead of stalls, […]

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Christmas Market Special 2013

Christmas Market Special 2013

There’s many things the I Love Markets team loves about this time of year: bonfires, hearty food, woolly hats… but something that gets us really excited is the sudden explosion of Christmas Fairs. London and the world are eager to show us what delights they want to sell to us this Christmas and here at ILM we are more than willing to oblige… so much so we went to a whopping THREE fairs in one week. Here’s some of the wonders we stumbled across…   Country Living Christmas Fair The Country Living Christmas Fair We literally did not know where […]

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My Market Weekender-Bender

My Market Weekender-Bender

My Market Weekender-Bender is an insight into my market weekend at some of London’s great markets. When I’m feeling a bit down, useless or agitated, there’s nothing I like better than a proper market binge. After a busy month in September, I finally got my hands on the market scene last weekend. And there’s nothing I recommend more! STOP ONE: BRIXTON FOOD FEST The first stop came in perfect time for our grumbling tums, as Brixton Station Road Market turned into a multicultural haven for food. The festival had been running all week (Cocktail Wednesday was on earlier in the […]

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5 Great Market Experiences in London

5 Great Market Experiences in London

There are so many fantastic market experiences to be had at London’s Markets it’s hard to know where to start. Here are 5 great market experiences in London. 1. Shop Handmade at Old Spitalfields Market Brighton Belles Makers at Old Spitalfields Crystal Peace and Love Ring   On Saturday there was a fantastic array of handmade products and it was a great pleasure to soak up the creative juices of the different stall holders on show. Brighton Belles brought colour and jazz in the form of different makers who came from Brighton for the day to trade. Dribble Bibs by […]

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Foxy Thinking

Foxy Thinking

Creative Journeys at Crafty Talks by Hollye Murphy,  I Love Markets Crafty Fox is one of my favourite non-daily markets of all time. Usually on once in Spring and once near Christmas (although there are three markets for 2013 – hooray!), I count down the days until I can squeeze into an absolutely packed out Dogstar in Brixton and make my way around the trail of creativity, all three floors of it. The buzz that spans round the market is literally infectious (although maybe enhanced by the pint that’s usually in my hand – it is a pub after all!) […]

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Summer Market & Cafe – Spitalfields City Farm

Summer Market & Cafe – Spitalfields City Farm

The Farm Cafe sells artisan coffee, cold drinks and cakes. The market will set up every Sunday until September, selling DIY crafts and fresh vegetables grown on the farm. Live folk music, food stalls and craft workshops. Handmade craft products pickles and preserves. Share the LOVE!

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Soho Flea Market 2013

Soho Flea Market 2013

Design and lifestyle blogger, Geraldine Tan visits the Soho Flea Market and shares her stand-out stall holders! Today, after work, I was determined to have a daughter-mother day. Especially since my dear daughter had only just returned from her one week holiday to Mallorca with her best friend and family. We decided to explore the Soho Flea Market together. This is an annual Summer market selling vintage furniture and new designs in London’s Dean Street. The weather was looking up. Summer had arrived at last !   My daughter’s eyes lit up when she saw the Meringue Girl’s stall. The stall was run by […]

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Fleas Please: Angel Flea Market

Fleas Please: Angel Flea Market

What I love about flea markets is that they recognise all markets are different, and bring that all together under one roof (or sky, if it’s outside). They define the word eclectic and have the capacity to draw different audiences, communities, stallholders together. You can get your beautifully handmade designer-maker products, sift through wardrobes full of vintage and rummage through strange piles of who-knows-what.. and that’s exactly what I did at Angel Flea Market on Sunday 19th May. The sun was shining over the Candid Café courtyard and the atmosphere reflected it. The market, which had taken over Candid Arts […]

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