Princess May Car Boot Sale

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Princess May Car Boot Sale

Go on an early morning trip this primary school playground packed with stalls selling retro furniture, vintage clothing, magazines, secondhand fabrics and trinkets in need of a new home. The Princess May School Carboot welcomes walk-in sellers so you’ll often find chic locals who’ve recently emptied their wardrobes on hand to help you style yourself a brand (nearly) new outfit.


Venue name: Princess May Car Boot Sale
Address: Princess May Primary School
Barrett's Grove
N16 8DF
Opening hours: Open 9am-3pm Sat; 9am-2pm Sun.
Transport: Tube: Dalston Kingsland Overground
Price: 50p (£3 before 9am)
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Convenient regular and reliable set up for stall holders and browsers alike. We set up a caravan full of goodies and enjoyed the day chatting and swapping things with our neighbour stall holders. They even watched our stall while we popped for some food. In both cases you need to be an early riser to get the best spot or to bag the best treasure.

Extremely offended with the professionalism and security offered to us by the host of this car boot sale. On Saturday 4th of November, we were forced to pack up our goods early with very short notice due to a lack of customers. The woman in charge used aggressive and bullying tactics to hurry us which verged on assault and damage to our property.

My friend, the driver, had left to throw away our rubbish as there were no bins provided on site and had taken the car keys with her.

At 1:50pm, the lady threatened to close the gate and lock me in the car lot because I was the only person there. She demanded the keys off of me and because I didn't have them, she then told me to put down the handbrake and that she would push the car herself. Her intent was clear, this was not an empty threat.

If my friend had not arrived minutes later, I would have called the police as I feared for my safety. 

Not to excuse her behaviour but all this happened before the official time for closing (2pm). We are highly disappointed as our first and previous sale event went very well resulting in a good profit.

Needless to say,  we will not return and urge others to avoid these hosts as we did not feel like we were in a safe environment and felt very threatened. 


The weekly car boot held at the Princess May School suitably caters for the local 'East London' crowd, with items that are available being a definite step up from those you'd find at a car boot anywhere else in the country! The majority of stuff is very very high in quality and uniqueness seems to be a big factor here. You'll find vintage clothing, interesting bits and bobs to fill your house with and.... a whole stall selling nothing but old shop mannequins... because why not!?