Kensal Flea is a boutique flea market popping up this weekend.
Organised by Park Life – a blog for residents in Kensal Rise and Queen’s Park – there’s a whole bunch of stuff going on throughout Saturday, March 19, and it all sounds fab.
£1 entry gets you into the market which will be hosting stalls selling a variety of wares, including jewellery, clothing, cakes, vintage fashion and homewares and more.
The entry fee will be donated to a couple of charities, including the local Lexi Cinema.
There’ll also be a pop-up art gallery and a selection of refreshments (including a pie stall, yum!) – as well as entertainment in the way of bands and DJs – and 6 Music presenter Shaun Keaveny will be hosting things from 1-3pm.
If that’s not enough, there’s an after-flea party with comedy from 7:30pm (£2 charitable donation), and then at 9pm a DJ will be on to entertain you for the evening (£3 entry).
It’s all taking place at Paradise by way of Kensal Green, 19 Kilburn Lane. The flea market opens at 12pm and runs til 5:30pm. You can get more info and RSVP on the Facebook event page.
Nearest Tube: Kensal Green. Kensal Rise, Queen’s Park and Ladbroke Grove are all nearby.
Car boot sales. Always fun.
I love a good rummage around; I also love clothes. So this weekend I’m in luck – because My Sugarland (cool vintage and new clothes/fashion website) is hosting a car boot sale. Wooo!
Catering for men, women and children (generous), the car boot sale is on over two days starting on Sunday, January 30th and is open from 10am-6pm on both Sunday and Monday.
Head on down to 402 St. John Street to bag yourself a bargain.
Nearest Tube: Angel
Good news! The Ten Minute Take-Away is back and full of things to get on with this week.
This week listen out for Halloween activities, Diwali and vintage fairs, amongst other things.
Listen here, or download it from iTunes – search LondonLovelies and you’ll be directed to the page.
Ten Minute Take-Away 29/10/10
If you missed it last time, the Vintage Fashion Fair is being held again on Saturday, September 12.
Generally, the Fair is held every month at Primrose Hill’s Cecil Sharp House, and you can while the time away rummaging through all sort of vintage clothes and accessories.
Normally it’s £3 entry, but if you head to their website, there’s a chance to get yourself a free ticket for this weekend.
It’s open 11am-5pm – plenty of time to grab yourself a bargain.
Cecil Sharp House is located on Regents Park Road.
Nearest Tube: Camden Town
Jumble and Pearls – a monthly jumble sale full of vintage and designer bargains – kicks off today at 1pm.
Described as one of London’s “best kept secrets”, the event also offers mini massages, make-up advice and free lifestyle consultations.
If you can’t make it today, there’ll be a 2nd birthday special on October 2nd.
It’s all happening at the Horatia Pub, on Holloway Road. It’s on 1-6pm and is free entry.
Nearest Tube: Holloway Road/Highbury & Islington
If art isn’t your thing, why not head to Primrose Hill for an afternoon of vintage fashion?
The Vintage Fashion Fair is taking place this Sunday, March 14, at Cecil Sharp House, and will have plenty of clothes, accessories and textiles ranging from the 1800s to the 1980s to rummage through.
Homemade food and refreshments will also be available.
As this Sunday is Mother’s Day, the first 30 mums through the door will receive a special treat.
You can apply for free tickets here, but if you’re unsuccessful, you can get in for £3 on the door.
Doors are 11am-5pm.
Nearest Tube: Camden Town