More upcoming shopping events in London
It’s that time of year when the elite fleet of international fashion editors descend upon London in their droves, shoehorn themselves into their comfiest Louboutins and click-clack importantly through a cramped schedule of shows, parties and events which showcase both the freshest emerging and finest established fashion designers to come out of London. This year you can get a slice of the fashion pie with a silver ticket, which means you get to ogle a catwalk and peruse the snazzy designs of more than 150 brands while swinging your comp tote bag. Fancy.
This is a market that goes one step further than your standard food market, and all farms selling at the Crystal Palace Food Market are either organic or biodynamic. Born out of the Crystal Palace Transition Town scheme, the market runs on two key concepts, cutting carbon emissions and building community resilience. Biodynamic may be a term that leaves you cold or clueless, but it certainly spells out quality product at this local fair. Traders including Free From, offering up gluten free goodies, The Grain Grocer, who provides sustainably sourced store cupboard refills and Veaseys, the fishmonger who do their own fishing. The Market also gives away a weekly recipe card each week, produced by food writer Rachel de Thample using ingredients found on the market that week
This huge antiques fair has been selling precious objects at 'The Horti' since the 1970s, making it one of the stalwarts of the London antiques scene. Join the queue that usually forms ahead of the opening hours to be among the first to browse the 140-odd stalls and find yourself a bargain. There's free parking for those looking to pick up a sizeable haul.