Friday, 23 May 2014

Market Watch!

This week's Market News and Events from around the capital

Camden Stables Market fire this week
We hope you're all winding down and looking forward to bank holiday. We were really sad to hear news of the fire at Camden Stables Market. Thankfully no one was hurt. We hope the market can bounce back to action soon. Tomorrow I'll be up bright and early returning to BBC London 94.9, bringing listeners all the weekend's market news and events. If you have an event on this weekend add it to our What's On calendar today. Read on for more news.

Join Spitalfields City Farm

Spitalfields City Farm Summer Market

Next Sunday, June 8, Spitalfields City Farm are launching their summer Sunday market and cafe. It's a tranquil breath of fresh air, which can be found just behind Brick Lane on Buxton Street. Pick your own veg for Sunday lunch, browse stalls and have a bite to eat at the cafe. Stalls cost just £10 get in there quick!

Live on Robert Elms Show Saturday Morning

Katie Ingham talks to Timeout CEO Tim Arthur on Robert Elms show tomorrow. BBC London 94.9

I will be returning to the Robert Elms Show on BBC London 94.9 on Saturday at 10:30am to discuss this weekend's market action from around the capital. Tim Arthur, CEO of Timeout, will be hosting the show. I look forward to spreading the word about London's great markets. Do tune in! 

Market Picks

With bank holiday comes a great line-up of market action for you!
 Wishing you a glorious May bank holiday. Keep it real. Keep it markets!

Best wishes,
Katie Ingham & The ILM Team

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Market Watch, May 14

This week's News, Events & Opportunities


Today marks to start of Love Your Local Market 14, where markets will be celebrated across the country. The good news is that it's not too late to take part! We're also pleased to announce our new partnership with Spitalfields City Farm. They are offering a fantastic opportunity for traders who are keen to launch their market business, offering support and very cheap trading opportunities at their summer Sunday Market. 

An Inner City Oasis!

On June 8th, Spitalfields City Farm will launch their summer Sunday market and cafe. As a charity they want to nurture local talent and give people the opportunity to develop and grow their own market business. A series of workshops will be running aimed at supporting people through this process. I will be delivery a session on June 27. Stalls for the June 8th launch cost just £10.

£10 Trading in Tower Hamlets!

Ever fancied trading on Brick Lane but can't afford the cost of a stall? The Love your Local Market initiative begins today and runs until May 28. Tower Hamlets are offering people the opportunity to have your own market stall for just £10 within popular markets such as Brick Lane, Roman Road and Petticoat Lane. Click here for more info.

Market Picks!


Any of these tickle your fancy?

See the full weekend line-up.

Wishing you a sunny market weekend!

Best wishes,

Katie Ingham & The ILM Team

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

£10 stalls at London's top markets!

Brick Lane, Sclater Street Market, Photo by Mark Simmons
£10 stalls at London's top markets, yes you hard us! Tomorrow marks the start of the Love Your Local Market fortnight, which is not only about celebrating markets, it also provides an affordable and easy route for entrepreneurs wanting to try our market trading. Tower Hamlets are one of many London Boroughs who are embracing the initiative which runs for two weeks from May 14-28. Stalls cost a bargain £10 with no license needed and liability insurance thrown in. The good news is there is still time to register your interest and book your stall! Here are the markets you could trade at: Bethnal Green Road Market, Chrisp Street and Watney Street Mon-Sat. Roman Road, Tues, Thurs, Saturday Petticoat Lane, Mon-Fri & Sunday Brick Lane, Cheshire Street & Sclater Street on Sunday To take part, contact the markets team mentioning I Love Markets. Email: or telephone 020 7364 1717/1707/1708 Good luck and happy trading!

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Brick Lane Vintage Market

An array of prints and colours from Smoking Gun at Brick Lane Vintage Market
Brick Lane Vintage Market opitimises Brick Lane Fashion. With Brick Lane's high street fast becoming the new Soho, it's great that this market exists as it offers the (sometimes painfully) cool kids an affordable outlet for on-trend shopping. YES it's bright and YES it's lary. This is Brick Lane Vintage Market. It's deep and dirty from the outside but once you enter you'll be struck by a fashion statement lightning bolt and it's a knock-out. It's not all vintage, you'll also find up-cycled vintage, as well as new clothing too. Here's what caught our eye.
An array of bold prints, colours and kitsch from Smoking Gun Vintage pictured above.
Popsicle fashion from Smoking Vintage at Brick Lane Vintage Market
We love the effort and love that goes into the stall displays and themes. It definitely adds to the ice cool vibe. Who needs the high street, these traders are giving them a run for their money. Franklin Tree below.
Franklin Tree at Brick Lane Vintage Market
A great mix of classic vintage and new-wave from P-Green.
Vintage by P-Green and some weird teeth pics at Brick Lane Vintage Market
Levis and loud prints at Brick Lane Vintage Market
Lunettes London have been keeping Brick Lane's super-hip happy for some time with their range of vintage sunglasses and spectacles.
Lunettes London at Brick Lane Vintage Market
That's the way to sell retro! We love this display, which embraces the spirit of Brick Lane Vintage Market.
No vintage market would be complete without old-school vinyl. A rarity nowadays but completely essential.
Vintage Vinyl at Brick Lane Vintage Market
Kitsch is key! Where art and vintage meet.
Kitsch retro at Brick Lane Vintage Market
Brick Lane Vintage Market is now open Thurs-Sunday.
Like what you see? Discover more from Brick Lane's Markets in East London.