By Kal Di Paola on Nov 16 2012
Most people love to receive something unique and handmade for Christmas, why not escape the crowds on the high street and check out these designer maker markets where you can source the very best and meet the makers themselves.
An aladdin’s cave of quirky not on the high street finds perfect for London’s Fashionista’s. Shoppers can find original art, textiles, lampshades and quirky one off items of clothing both new and pre-loved.
Saturday 17th November, 12 to 6pm Balham Bowls Club Ramsden Rd Balham London SW12 8QX
Spans across 2 buildings with 100+ designers! Pick up jewellery, fashion, interior products, ceramics, accessories and traditional crafts by UK designers.
Special Launch Night on Thurs 22 Nov 5-8pm
Late Night Shopping on Fri 23 Nov, 12-8pm
Weekend Sat 24 & Sun 25 Nov, 12-5pm
Craft Central has TWO buildings: 21 Clerkenwell Green EC1R 0DX & 33-35 St John’s Square EC1M 4DS
Admission £3 (under 16’s free).
One for the kids!
There will be a great selection of toys, clothing, jewellery, crafts and gadgets.
The fair runs from 2-7pm and features face painting for the kids, or a portrait in a wintery grotto and lots of great gifts to get you sorted this holiday season. Come out and support local businesses and Great Ormond Street Hospital while enjoying a glass of mulled wine and some yummy nibbles. There will also be a raffle with all proceeds going to GOSH.
When: Thursday November 22, 2012 | 2-7pm
Where: Heathfield Terrace, Chiswick W4
Cost: £2 entrance (donation to GOSH)
14 – 16 December 2012
Fifty designers/makers from across the UK sell their bespoke design products. The event also includes affordable-gift workshops and demonstrations, plus festive food and drinks.
Friday 11am – 10pm
Saturday 11am – 8pm
Sunday 11am – 8pm