Be sure to pay us a visit this holiday season, whether you’re after some stellar Christmas shopping or some fresh ingredients, we’re open every day throughout December excluding;
New Years Day
Be sure to pay us a visit this holiday season, whether you’re after some stellar Christmas shopping or some fresh ingredients, we’re open every day throughout December excluding;
New Years Day
Make sure to pay us a visit this August bank holiday Monday (it’s on the 27th!). Whether Notting Hill Carnival is not your scene or you need to put the finishing touches to your outfit – we’re here for you. With great pieces to discover, delicious fruit and meals to tuck into, and great chat from our traders you’re sure to have a great time.
Our regular opening hours apply, so we’ll be open until 6pm. Our entrances on Uxbridge Road and Goldhawk Road.
With it being International Women’s day, we thought we would celebrate some of the wonderful women business owners gracing market lane…
Meet Ranbir Sandhu, the vibrant owner of Bush Shoes. It’s impossible to walk into her store and not get caught by her infectious smile. A true expert in all things shoes, Ranbir took over the family business and has been successfully continuing its 40+ year legacy for years! Specialising in footwear for men, women and children of all ages you’re sure to get some expert advice along with your purchase. Located in Arch 169, this lovable business woman has a serious soft spot for all things chocolate, so if you’re here to celebrate empowering women, you better be sure to make her day and take her along a little chocolate treat!
A truly impressive entrepreneur, Joy Idris is the owner of FOUR businesses within market lane! Covering everything from semi precious jewellery to sweet treats and home furnishings, Joy is the embodiment of an empowered woman! Usually found manning her arch unit ‘Bush Store Jewellers’, Joy is a truly enlightened individual who you would struggle to not stay chatting to for hours on end.
Here’s our beloved Sylvia Fletcher. You’ll find her manning Fletcher’s Fruit & Veg (at the Goldhawk Road entrance) almost everyday. An incredible character within the market this wonderful woman has been a part of the 55 year old family business since it was passed down to her husband, John Fletcher. Definitely one of our most loved residents, don’t miss the chance to swing by and say hello to her today (and pick up some great fresh produce in the process)!
Current owner of our longest standing business, meet Danielle Horada. Danielle has been running Horatha & Co since it was passed down to her through the generations. Originally started by her grandfather in 1919, she has kept her family legacy going strong by maintaining the incredible reputation put in place by those before her. Known far and wide as one of the best textile stores in the area, make sure to visit her in Arch 170 for some of the best fabrics in town.
One of our most exciting new businesses this year was Momo Hut, now meet the owners (and sisters) Binu and Bimala! These two have made an INCREDIBLE impression within the community this year, solidifying themselves as one of our most impressive businesses! Pioneers of Nepalese street food, these two lovely ladies have not only won over the heart of our market manager (who eats there EVERY day!) but was even named ‘favourite curry in the UK’ by famous comedian, Seann Walsh! We recommend celebrating today with one their incredible curries and seeing what all the fuss is about!
Yet another of our most loved characters, Sara Parris is the current owner of Parris Hats. Located in stall 6 (by the Uxbridge Road entrance) our lovely Sara is an EXPERT when it comes to all things head-wear! Specialising in hats & fascinators, she took over the business from her father many years ago. Catering to Sarah’s love for the fashion industry she has been a roaring success with the local community and has become a one stop shop for local ladies looking for something fancy for weekend Church events! So if you’re looking for some fancy headwear, you know who to visit.
Next up is our lovely Tracey Wheeler. Co owner of Wheeler Ladies Wear, you’ll be able to find her in Arch 155 (the first arch at the Uxbridge Road entrance). One of our most bubbly and vibrant characters, the wonderful Tracey is always on hand to help you to find exactly what you’re looking for when it comes to Womenswear fashions. Specialists in on trend pieces, you’re sure to get some stellar fashion advice along with your purchase!
And last most most certainly not least, let us introduce you to Laura Sakstein. Owner of Laura’s Fruit & Nut Case, you’ll find her right by the Uxbridge Road entrance. Having served the local community with sweet treats for years, you’ll usually find her chatting away to her regular customers who come by to see her as often as they can. Always up for a bubble and stocked with items for most dietary restrictions, be sure to pay her a little visit today.
And that’s not all! We have the wonderful Mrs Mumuni who owns one of our best haberdashers in Shop 43 and Mrs Harar, owner of Harmit Fashion in Arch 189. We’re proud to say that we are home to such a wonderful and inspiring bunch of women, be sure to come by and pay all of them a visit today and show them a little appreciation this International Women’s Day!
Is there such a thing as the perfect Valentines gift that could truly express your undying love for your partner? Well, unless it’s a ring the answer is probably no. And hey, maybe you’re just not there yet but it doesn’t mean you get off scot-free (sorry)… Because yes, even if you said you weren’t getting gifts this year, you’re both still secretly expecting gifts this year…
Is there even a present more stressful than the Valentines gift? Maybe you’ve only been together a month or a year, but choosing a gift that is neither saying too much or too little can be pretty daunting. So, we’ve taken the stress out of the situation and picked our top picks of (relatively) neutral Valentines gifts for your significant other, that you can pick up right here at the market.
You know there’s a strong correlation between scents and love, right? With that in mind, we honestly can’t think of a more perfect Valentines gift than Rose Oud. Designed to be delicately placed on your pulse points, these long lasting, wonderfully exotic scents are ripe throughout the market. Bursting with the sweet smell of rose, it’s a gift you can both enjoy on loveday (interpret that as you will). You’ll find hundreds of scent varieties through market lane, so if you’re looking for your husband or boyfriend, our traders can accommodate with a wide range of male and musky scents. You can find Oud at; Essential Beauty at Stall 48 and Saleem Cosmetics in Shop 45.
Yes, we know roses are as basic as Valentines gifts can get, but is it even Valentines if you don’t show up suited and booted with one in hand? Single or bouquet is totally up to you, but what we can tell you is Gemini’s Florists are having a full stock delivered this Saturday! They are located on Uxbridge Road, under the railway bridge.
Ooh la, la.. Now, this is a tricky one. We don’t recommend going down this route if you’re in a new relationship (sorry for killing your buzz) but lingerie can make the perfect gift if you’re in a long term or stable relationship. The market has an incredible selection of lace, satin and silk lingerie & nightwear on offer for the holiday. Visit Robbies in Shop 41 & Stall 60 and British Lingerie in stalls 34 & 35. Just a little hint though, if she doesn’t seem the type to be into this sort of thing, she probably isn’t, go with the flowers and Oud instead.
From folk to fashion, the market really does have it all when it comes to the jewels. Whether you’re after costume, real gold or semi precious jewellery an abundance is on offer to suit any and all tastes. Visit Bush Stores Jewellery, Sams Fashion Jewellery, Divine Jewellery (Stall 65) and BM Discount Jewellers to see all that we have on offer. But if we may offer some advice, get a box larger than a ring box, so they don’t assume it’s THE ring… if you catch our drift.
Many of us decided to cut meat this year, whether it was to jump on Veganuary or just to clean up our diets, for most of us meatless Monday turned into a meatless month. We may be nearing the end of January, and the cliche of ‘New Year, New Me’ may be an almost distant memory, but we’re here to remind you that you that thanks to our amazing food vendors, sticking to it can be just as easily done as said…
One thing we’re definitely not short of in the market is Vegetarian meal alternatives. We’re world renowned for some of the best falafel in the nation and with new comers like Momo Hut our meatless offer is only continuing to grow. So here’s our top pick for the meatless munchies;
Newcomers Momo Hut, entered the market and took the town by storm. With an extensive Vegetarian and vegan menu, they’ve quickly become a local favourite with their unique introduction of Nepalese delicacies. They’re stocked daily with a wide range of meat & dairy free options including Potato & chickpea curries, salads, dumplings, pakora sandwiches (YUM) and a wide range of Nepalese nibbles they’ve definitely made a huge impression – so much so they even received a raving review from famous comedian, Seann Walsh!
Find them and their delicious fare in Pitch 50, close to the Goldhawk Road entrance.
Now, it’s a debate as long as time as to which of our vendors makes the best falafel, all with their own unique spin on the fried, doughy delicacy the one thing we can all agree on, is that they’re all pretty damn good. Cafe 2000 serve up fresh green falafels daily, The Grill Master have mastered the falafel wrap and The Falafel Hut makes some pretty tasty grilled pittas stuffed with all the trimmings – grilled aubergines, pickles, tahini and a stellar green chilli sauce. Believe us when we tell you that if you eat one of these, you’ll forget why you ever ate meat in the first place.
Find them here;
Cafe 2000 – Shop 0, just opposite Shepherd’s Bush Market station
The Grill Master – Shop 30 & 31, half way through market lane
The Falafel Hut – Shop 49, close to the Goldhawk Rd entrance
If that doesn’t quite tickle your fancy you can always take a trip over to China Wok and stock up on their veggie chow mein too. And don’t forget to visit any of our 5 fresh fruit & veg traders to stock up on some fresh ingredients for your own home cooked meals.
We’re elated to announce one of this years most exciting young social enterprises are coming to grace market lane…
Bubble & Squeak have earned a name for themselves by tackling food waste and selling the surplus in their school playground and to the local community. The initiative run by 400 children (aged between 5 – 12) from Old Oak Primary School & The Old Oak Community Centre have already earned themselves the title of ‘Business Launchpad’s Eco Business Of The Year’ and were even featured in Time Out online.
The name ‘Bubble & Squeak’ is a nod to the traditional English dish made using leftover vegetables. Emphasising healthy eating, their aim is to take edible surplus food such as fruit and vegetables from local businesses, markets and supermarkets and redistribute it to the local community on a ‘pay as you feel’ basis.
To support their great work this amazing group of young entrepreneurs have created stylish ‘wonky fruit & veg’ artwork inspired by the surplus food they have collected and turned it into seasonal greeting cards for you to buy!
They’ll be having their very own market stall on Friday 15th December from 12.30pm selling their gorgeous cards and incredible festive chutneys, so make sure to get yourselves down and show a little support to our very own food waste warriors!
Find out more about Bubble & Squeaks amazing work here.
Visiting Shepherd’s Bush Market this Christmas?
We’re open and trading every day as usual throughout December except 2..
Sunday 24th December – Open
Monday 25th December – Closed
Tuesday 26th December – Closed
Wednesday 27th December – Open
Thursday 28th December – Open
Friday 29th December – Open
Saturday 30th December – Open
Sunday 31st December – Closed (as usual)
Monday 1st January 2018 – Closed
Tuesday 2nd December 2018- Open
Trading hours will remain the same (9am – 6pm)
Then open every Monday – Saturday, 9am – 6pm, after that as usual!
So be sure to visit us and our myriad of traders this season. For more info on what you can expect to find at the market, click here.
Christmas is coming and our doors are open to our young entrepreneurs, social enterprises and charitable causes!
Every December we offer our space to select guest traders to peddle their festive goods alongside our professional traders.
Whether you’re pushing Christmas cookies, cards or candy canes, as long as it’s Christmas themed, we want to hear from you.
To take part you must be able to trade without electricity and on any Friday or Saturday in December. Social enterprises and charitable causes are welcome on a more flexible basis.
Guest spots are very limited, to register your interest, send us an email here.
We look forward to seeing you this Christmas!
All of the markets traders and many regular customers have been shocked and saddened after the recent tragic loss of Kam Singh Birk. We send our deepest sympathy, respect and love to all who knew Kam, especially to his brother Raj and the immediate family.
Many people have called at Arch 160 to pay their respects and for this we are very grateful. Kam’s funeral took place on Thursday 16th November and was attended by many.
Internet sensation John Quilter, famously known as the Food Busker, has opened his first street kitchen in the heart of our historical market.
You may be familiar with the Food Busker, either you’re one of his 16 million viewers, one of the tens of thousands of people who follow his food journey across social media OR familiar with the many collaborations he’s taken part in with the Jamie Oliver, and If not, you’re in for a treat. Famed for his spectacular culinary skills this innovative chef has made a name for himself by cooking up some stellar grub and allowing the general public to decide what it’s worth, and we’re elated to be the home of his latest street kitchen.
Having run businesses for Raymond Blanc and sir Terence Conran as well as operating his own Michelin listed, award winning brasserie, Marmalade, it’s safe to say John is the crème de la crème when it comes to gastronomy. This accomplished chef has consulted for some of the most prestigious London institutions, including The Ivy, Le Caprice and Soho House as well as hosting numerous food stages at Taste of London, Big Feastival and the Good Food Show.
Now located in Shop 28 and renovated from an old butchers unit, the latest addition to the market sees an open space, rustic street kitchen where you can expect nothing but the finest recipes being tested and ‘busked’ throughout the surrounding area. Kicking things off with a succulent porchetta, filming will be carried out every Friday and everyone’s invited!
The Food Busker had filmed his episode of Japanese Steak in one of our pop up spaces last November, and we’re happy to hear that we made enough of an impression that he’s come back for a semi permanent residency.
Every Friday will see a new and exciting dish being cooked up in the market and passers by are welcome to have a seat to watch the master at work. With over 145000 YouTube subscribers, John is inviting YOU to be a part of the show and get yourselves down to the kitchen to give your view on his culinary skills. Be prepared though, you will have to give your view on how much you think it’s worth – we definitely want to keep him.. so be generous, yeah?
Watch last weeks episode for an idea of what’s to come;
You can find the new Street Kitchen half way through market lane, neighbouring Almaz Textiles and The Grillmaster. Watch some episodes already filmed here by searching www.youtube.com/foodbusker. Filming dates may
vary so be sure to follow us and the Food Busker on twitter to be kept updated on filming schedules!
Are you a local community group with an idea to use our space? Well, read on…
There’s nothing we love more than getting involved with our local community. We’ve been lucky enough to work with many groups including The Shepherd’s Bush Families Project, White City Youth Centre, Into University and a variety of our local schools.
Be it for promotional purposes or to get your members involved in a cool idea revolving the market, we are more than happy to oblige. We’ve had bake sales, tombolas, Halloween parties, fundraising raffles and even hosted a Young Trader Competition – to name a few! And, we’re always on the hunt for the latest idea that our communities want to get into effect.
So if you’re part of a local school or community initiative and need a space to host a particular idea, get in touch. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org with your idea!
We’re sure you would have heard that the Shubbak Festival came to the market last week. Missed out? Well you can catch up here!
London’s largest Arabic cultural event made their way through our gates last week for 3 days of fun. Traders and customers were thoroughly entertained with live music, storytelling, an introduction into food memories and a breathtaking art installation by an international art collective! We hope you had a chance to come by and join in on the festivities, and if not, read on to find out what you missed…
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Occupying one of our pop up pitches, no one was able to resist taking a second out of the day to unwind and relax in the incredible art installation by Variant Space; a groundbreaking collective of international Muslim female artists who have come together with one aim, passion and love: the arts. You could soak in the atmosphere whilst listening to the sounds of the record player, or even indulge in a spot of TV.
— ShepherdsBushMarket (@MyShepherdsBush) July 15, 2017
The main stage saw a variety of musical performances take place at regular intervals throughout the day, from traditional live music, DJ sets & poetry readings passers by were thoroughly entertained by a collection of unique and unmissable talent. We were even treated to an amazing performance by our local kids from Miles Coverdale Primary School!
You could take a moment to lose yourself in the storytelling nook, beautifully decorated to transport any dweller into the Arabian desert, treating your ears to some wonderfully imaginative tales. One of our double stalls was also transformed into a pop up cinema where a range of short independent films played throughout the entirety of the festival.
The food memories were very popular amongst passers by – an interactive piece where you could add ingredients and have your dish named. Conveniently located by one of our most popular food vendors, the game certainly became a highlight of the festival!
We had an amazing 3 days and couldn’t be happier to have been a part of this spectacular event, make sure to comment below what was your favourite part of the festival! On to Shubbak 2019!
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