St Augustine's Car Boot Sale
Time Out says
One of London's most famous car boots, this sale has been growing rapidly since starting out in 1996 and now attracts a trendy crowd of Portobello passers by and traders looking for hot bargains. More reminiscent of a flea market than a car boot, a recent rummage around this sale provided us with a vintage bird cage, a pristine violin and nearly new Cath Kidston crockery. According to her best pal Henry Holland, Agyness Deyn used to shop at this sale for clothes, and there's definitely some quirky finds to be had if you're willing to root around for them. If that doesn’t wear you out, St Mary’s car boot sale is within walking distance for double the fun.
St Augustine's School
Kilburn Park Road
|Transport:||Tube: Kilburn Park tube|
|Price:||£4 before 11am, 50p thereafter|
|Opening hours:||Open 7.30am-11am early bird; 11am-3pm Sat (except Christmas and New Year - please check availability during these times)|
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Users say (15)
Average User Rating
2.9 / 5
- 5 star:6
- 4 star:1
- 3 star:0
- 2 star:1
- 1 star:7
I've been once and i'll definitely be attending again, the food in the cafe was excellent. I was selling and the staff were very helpful and made sure i had a decent space to sell! i made over £140 for books and little things. will be coming back again, most definitely to sell and also a little shopping.
Love this boot sale, regular seller and buyer, as always manage to pick up some quirky little item. Well organised. Can't understand some of the negative reviews regarding the staff, can only assume these customers were rude in the first place ! The staff are great, know what they're doing and so helpful. Great way to spend the day.
This carboot has some promise and like most it's abit hit and miss. The set up is abit like a souk with small outdoor traders selling 'designer' handbags modern jewellery, home appliances and second hand clothes...A few small transit vans trading bulk goods, like bedding, shoes and miscellaneous modern junk...nothing particularly special that would stand out from the crowd. It's indoor area is school dining area with about 15 large round tables for walk-ins to display their good...Up for grabs mostly modern jewellery, watches, clothes, modern bric-a-brac and toys.
There is another recreational area at the back of the school which provides drive-ins to set up with the odd token house clearance van. There's certainly not much space for more.
As a regular Booter looking for quality vintage items, I'd give this car boot 2 stars.... out of 5
Gates open 7.30am. Early birds pay £5 then from 11am the entry fee drops to 50p
Parking is easy and free on Saturdays. It's also very busy from 11am onwards with loads of locals venturing out.
What did I find? Some old labelled chemistry bottles, 2 old shop Receipt books unused, metal clamps, an old hinges biscuit tin used in a corner shop which will be useful for display.
All these items came from the house clearance guys who I know from Wimbledon days... if it wasn't for them I'd have found nothing.
So the long and short of it is. Ok for general modern stuff household pots and pans but definitely not great for vintage.
We'll revisit in Autumn
Wow! What a great day I had! I had never sold at a Car boot Sale before and was a little concerned about my lack of experience in the Car boot Sale world. The Car boot Sale was really well organised from the moment I arrived. They have a really lovely team working there who helped advise me what to charge for some of my items, as I had no idea. When the gates opened to the public, the shoppers just kept piling in. We had sold out by 12 O'Clock and took over £250. The only down side was, we weren't allowed to move our car out before 2 O'Clock for safety reasons. Great Day out!
I can't believe some of these very negative reviews!! I've been there often as both a buyer & seller & have found the staff helpful & accommodating. I can only assume some of these reviewers were rude & got rudeness back, so they've taken to 'attacking' the Boot sale here!! I always enjoy my afternoon there, of course, being a Carboot, the quality of goods on offer can differ greatly from one week to the next, you have to expect that, that's part of it! however, it's worth arriving early if you want to get the best items (before they're snapped up by the Dealers & are back on sale later that day at Portabello Market for 3 or 4 times the price!!) it's certainly worth a visit!!
An absolutely disgusting boot sale . The people, especially the lady whos in charge run it are like animals and treat sellers and buyers with such disgusting disrespect and terrible behavior .They talk down to people and belittle people and act as if theyre running a 5 star paradise hotel. As for the lady whos in charge, she is one horrible bi**h and bans anyone who just looks at her or raise just an eyebrow and as for the way she treats people , you wouldn't treat an animal like thats and ive heard so many complaints about her. I hope they close this place down because for me who goes there only so often its a discriminating and unpleasant place to visit, its liking walking on eggshells.
The people that run that place are the most rude individuals i have ever come cross. They treat you like rubbish and make despicable treats and ban you from entering just for speaking back, they must have ban half of London so far. They need to know they run a car boot sale not a zoo! ( in a zoo the animals get treated better) and need to learn to respect people and understand that the sellers are the reason they have their precious business in the first place. Truth be told they should be replaced with polite decent well manned people.
The staff who run the site need to be more friendly, they can be very rude and sharp, the w\y i have heard them speak to people is totally unacceptable. They need to be welcoming and friendly brush up on they social skills otherwise they will see there business slide down, noting is indispensable and it can be here today gone tomorrow . Be nice to your customers they are the ones who are keeping this carboot in business
WARNING!!!! THIS CAR BOOT HAS CROOKS AND CON ARTISTS SELLING HERE!
WHEN I WENT TO THIS CAR BOOT TODAY I SAW A MIDDLE EASTERN WOMAN ( TOUZANI OUAFA - CAR REG. V141TNH) SELLING SOME MAKE UP ON HER STALL WITH OTHER THINGS. I BOUGHT 3 ITEMS FOR £150 HARDLY USED CORRES MAKE UP AND GAVE HER £20 WHICH SHE KNEW AND SMILED. SHE THEN TURNED AWAY TO CONFUSE ME AND PRETENDED THAT I GAVE HER £10 ONLY? SHE THEN GAVE ME £8.50 ONLY INSTEAD OF £18.50? WHEN I CONFRONTED HER SHE DENIED IT AND SAID NO, I GAVE HER £10. ANOTHER WORKER MADE ME FEEL LIKE I WAS THE ONE IN THE WRONG LYING, WHEN I CLEARLY WASN'T!...(I THINK SHE ONLY WANTED THE £10 CAR BOOT PARKING MONEY OFF THE WOMAN AND THAT'S WHY SHE TOOK HER SIDE KNOWING FULL WELL I WAS RIGHT AND THAT I SHOULD HAVE MY MONEY BACK!) SO THIS WOMAN GOT AWAY WITH STEALING MY MONEY AND WHEN I CALLED THE POLICE THEY DID NOTHING AND THE OTHER WOMEN WORKING THERE SAID I SHOULD LEAVE WHEN I WAS THE VICTIM! I'M DISGUSTED HOW I'VE BEEN TREATED AND THESE PEOPLE GET AWAY WITH STEALING CUSTOMERS MONEY! THIS CAR BOOT SHOULD BE CLOSED DOWN!
I went to this Bootsale / jumble sale this morning, full of hope that I would find some bargains after reading the timeout review. What a pile of shite!!! People were selling stuff that frankly I would have thrown in the bin. If you are on the lookout for worn out dirty 5 year old trainers or skanky stained Tshirts, then this is the Bootsale for you.
Not brilliant, but a genuine car boot with real people selling real stuff. Mind, someone needs to point out to large number of stalls selling all manner of watches that don't work, the fact that it can cost up to £25.00 to get a watch battery fitted - and only if its possible to do so. Therefore, to start asking £50.00 for a non working watch is a bit of a liberty.
Forget to say now back at the school playground. If you go selling, it gets full quick so you have to queue up and the sale is held Saturdays. I travel from Windsor to go there. Also just read comments below and there are lots of private sellers and some dealers
a real variety of items for sale, antiques, fancy bric a brac, very international and a chance to buy those things you didn't buy from abroad. Some good clothing bargains, good books, worth travelling across London for
Got to disagree. Most of the stuff here is total junk, or dirty old used shoes and clothes. More traders than genuine car boot individuals. Not the kind of place to find cool little treasures. Last time I went, literally nothing caught my eye in the whole place!
There is a small error here because the St Augustine's school sale in has building work going on and it has temporarily removed slightly further west along Carlton Vale to the Kilburn Park school at Malvern Road, London NW6 5RG (find it on Google maps). It's brilliant, I was there on Saturday. I try and go every week. Full of bargains!