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Christmas At The Market

Christmas At The Market

Ho, Ho, Ho! The Festive season is nearly among us and we just can’t wait to get things underway!

We’ve ensured that every weekend will have a festive offering for passers by and the local community to get involved in. You can expect carollers, bake/craft sales and a variety of charitable causes to support.

 

If you’ve strolled through the market in the last week, you would have noticed that our Christmas lights have now been activated for 2016 (have you noticed our swanky new banners yet too…?) giving us all the pre – Christmas feels…

In addition, we have 2 HUGE trees on their way. They’ll be lit to the heavens providing us all with the festive sparkle we’ve so desperately missed…

December will see our space filled and animated every Friday and Saturday throughout the month with a variety of local community groups, Christmas themed pop ups and a range of charitable causes to support. Scroll down for our full timetable and make sure to pencil us in your diary!

Pop Up’s

Lucky Go Cooky

Lucky Go Cooky

The German Wholegrain Baker’s Shop

Charlotte’s Cake Creation’s

Our regular pop up The German Wholegrain Baker’s Shop will be back with us with a whole new twist on their regular menu. They’ll be introducing a whole line of authentic German Christmas confections for us to sink our teeth into! If that wasn’t enough, newcomers to the market Lucky Go Cooky and Charlotte’s Cake Creations will be popping up shop with a huge selection of their Christmas themed bakes. Whether for yourself or as a gift, make sure to swing by and pick up some of these tasty treats!

Christmas Carol’s

Trinity West Church and The Treblemakers

We’ll be having some amazing carolling sets from a few of our local groups. Trinity West Church, The Treblemakers and The Masbro Centre will all be coming down to the market on separate days to treat our ears to some festive tunes. From Silent Night to O’ Come All Ye Faithful come and get in the festive spirit with the sound of Christmas!

Community Groups/Charitable Causes

We have always been passionate about giving back to our local community and ensuring that everyone has the chance to be involved. We’ll be working with our local community groups The Harrow Club and The Masbro Centre/Urban Partnership Group as part of their development programs for their members. The Harrow Club will be taking over our pop up spaces over 3 days in December selling their handmade Christmas themed crafts and bakes, be sure to swing by and purchase something as all proceeds will go toward their group. The loveable bunch that took part in our Young Trader Competition from Greenside Primary School will be back on our ground and we can’t wait to see what they’ll have in store!

Our charitable contribution is currently growing, Family Action will be kicking things off with a collection running through the market on the 2nd of December, please be sure to donate what you can to help a family in need.
Our Christmas plans are still being developed and added to, be sure to keep an eye on our twitter and check back to this post for updates. If you would like to be involved in Christmas At The Market please contact info@myshepherdsbushmarket.com with your idea.

Roll up, Roll up! Young Trader’s take over SBM!

Roll up, Roll up! Young Trader’s take over SBM!

8 local students sold their hearts out at their very own market stall, and taught us all a thing or two in the process!

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If you follow us on social media you may have heard that we were holding our first ever Young Trader Competition. Partnered with Greenside Primary School as part of their ‘Specialist Programme’, we gave 8 bright and bubbly students the chance to experience what it’s like to be a market trader.

Provided with a table and stock donated by our existing traders, our young protege’s went out for the morning and showed us all they truly had the ‘gift of the gab’! Each and every one of these students exceeded the expectations of management, customers and traders alike, throwing out some great one liners and teaching us all a thing or two about market banter! Having made themselves a pretty penny (and they earned every bit!) let’s recap on how the day went down…

A crash course in trading

A crash course in trading

First our traders were given a crash course in the art of market trade. Led by the market manager (and with a little help from YouTube) they learnt all about the ‘art of the pitch’.

Setting up shop!

Setting up shop!

Supplied with a variety of produce and fresh fruit and veg, we asked our young traders to set up their stall how they thought best.

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The group was then split into two teams of 4. We had been told that our young traders had been watching The Apprentice in order to prepare for the day, so, in true form of the TV show a team leader was picked and a friendly competition was introduced. All went swimmingly until it came to the ‘board room’ where we all learnt we didn’t have the cut throat nature to axe any one from the teams, so…

… on to group trading it was! Our students sure weren’t shy when it came to pulling in the customers and making a sale. Drawing them in with infectious energy passers by had no choice but to purchase something! With some great one liners like ‘ A little spice to funk up your rice’ and ‘How about a banana to turn that frown upside down’ watch some of the highlights below;

 

After a great morning, the students had a tour around the market. They met some of the owners of our longest standing businesses and learnt about our history from the people who have been a part of it. Sure not to leave these loveable scamps empty handed, our traders were handing out drinks, sweets and even falafel’s to show our appreciation for them coming by and joining the market. Fingers crossed we’ll be able to get this amazing bunch back for a Christmas event too!

A huge thanks to Greenside Primary School and their lovely students for coming by, you made our day!

If you are a local school/community group that would like to work with us, please contact shaherazadfayyaz@wellingtonmarkets.co.uk

Filipino Food Hits Shepherd’s Bush Market!

Filipino Food Hits Shepherd’s Bush Market!

Richie's - Arch 186

Richie’s – Arch 186

If you’ve had a chance to swing by Shepherd’s Bush Market recently, you would’ve noticed a very exciting new renovation taking place… An unused arch sat outside of the market manager’s office has finally been transformed into a stunning, modern and chic cafe! Serving up quite the selection of fresh food cooked on site, ‘Richie’s’ has already taken off as a huge hit amongst customers and traders alike! We spoke to owner Richie Abalayan to find out more…

Tell us a little about yourself; Well, my name is Richie, I’m 48 years old and I’m a professional chef. I worked full time for many years before deciding it was time to set up my own business, so, with my wife Leony by my side, that’s exactly what I’ve done!

What food do you have on offer? Oh, we have lots on offer, everyday we’re serving up barbecue cooked right outside so you can expect burgers and some great grilled meats every day. On top of that, one of our main focus here is our fusion of Filipino and Asian cuisine, it’s served up everyday but we also hold buffets on the weekends. One of our best sellers right now is a traditional Filipino breakfast dish called ‘Tapsilog’, ‘Tapa’ translates to fried beef, ‘Si’ to fried rice and ‘log’ to egg – and that’s exactly what it is!  All of our meat is halal too, so everyone can eat here.

Tapsilog - A traditional Filipino breakfast

Tapsilog – A traditional Filipino breakfast

Vegetarian Noodles with Chicken and Prawn Spring Rolls

Do have dessert options? Yes, of course, we have waffles that you wouldn’t believe! Our most popular is our decadent chocolate, it’s a chocolate chip waffle which has molten chocolate inside so it melts in the middle when you eat it. Served up with chocolate and vanilla ice cream, drizzled in hot fudge sauce!

What’s the most unique thing you have on offer? Definitely ‘Halo Halo’, it’s a Filipino dessert which directly translates to ‘Mix Mix’. It’s essentially our traditional sundae, it’s shaved ice mixed with sweetened beans, palm seeds, cooked plantain, flavoured rice krispies, condensed milk, ice cream, cocoa jelly, shredded melon and much more! Trust me, it’s not famous in the Philippines for nothing, you’ll love it!

Halo Halo

Halo Halo

Why did you choose Shepherd’s Bush Market? For it’s diversity and broad cultural mix of customer, we knew this was the place for us. It’s a great place to set up our kind of business.

How has it been so far? It’s been buzzing here, we’ve been busy every day. Many customers and traders have said we’re serving up the best food they’ve ever had!

Richie's serve up some great off menu healthy options too - just ask!

Richie’s serve up some great off menu healthy options too – just ask!

What do you have in store for us?  Fresh food cooked on site every day. We’re always bringing in new dishes too, we have a Chef’s special every day. Today’s is beef brisket soup cooked with plantain and cabbage. You can come and enjoy a delicious meal in our summer garden right outside!

Richie's Summer Garden

Richie’s Summer Garden

Any fun facts for us? We actually buy our meat from the butchers in the market. We’ve been a huge hit with the traders, one of our neighbours picks up one of our burgers for his son EVERY day – apparently, he’s addicted to them!

So be sure to show our latest business some love and pay them a visit. We’re sure you’ll be leaving with a happy tummy!

Richie’s is located in Arch 186, close to the Goldhawk Road entrance.

Little Feast Returns!

Little Feast Returns!

They’re Back!

One of London’s finest Street Food purveyors ‘Little Feast’ are back on the scene!

And we couldn’t be happier to have them back up and running on our doorstep.

After two successful runs and two incredible pop up restaurants, Little Feast have re-opened for Summer 2016, bringing us nothing but the best that the London street food scene has to offer. This season sees Market Yard transformed into an English Garden, enveloped in climbing evergreens and twinkling lights, lush green grass and a stone footpath. The Arch has undergone a makeover, and has revealed itself as a gorgeous take on an English Beach House. You can expect splashes of sky blue, beautiful linens and some serious summer vibes!

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Market Yard is currently housing 5 street food kitchens, with cuisine ranging from fresh crab and oysters to artisan marshmallows, Little Feast surely have us covered for a season of exciting and unique foods. Nanny Bills bring us their take on croquettes, spicing up an old classic with options such as slow cooked beef, ale and pea as well as mint and feta. Oh, and did we mention they do Grilled Cheese Sandwiches too?

Bull and Rancher will be blessing our taste-buds with succulent Latin American inspired grilled meats and wild game whilst Cheeky Burger make their third comeback serving their gourmet recipe hamburgers – with names such as ‘Cheeky Hot Hot’ how could we say no?

As if that wasn’t enough, newcomers Jama Cubana are serving up their award winning tropical Cuban sandwiches served with their famous ‘Mojo Sauce’.

There’s always room for dessert, right?

The Marshmallowist brings us her hand crafted, fresh fruit marshmallows. Famous for her unique flavours, such as lemon and thyme, the offering doesn’t just end there. The S’mores Slice will take care of that chocolate fix whilst the rose petal and pistachio ice cream is just the perfect treat for a summers day!

The Arch bar will be serving seasonal cocktails and soft drinks. 240 seats both indoor and out and all for under £10, there’s no excuse to miss out this year!

Little Feast are open now until September 11th

Opening Hours;

Monday & Tuesday: Closed

Wednesday, Thursday & Friday ; 6pm – 11pm

Saturday: 12pm – 11pm

Sunday: 12pm – 8pm

For more info, be sure to visit Feast’s website HERE

Pop Up Space in Shepherds Bush Market!

Pop Up Space in Shepherds Bush Market!

Dating back to the early part of the last century, Shepherd's Bush Market stands on the East side of the railway viaduct between Uxbridge Rd and Goldhawk Rd. Serving both the local Irish and Afro-Caribbean community, it's a good place to head for music CDs, fresh and cooked foods, yams and other exotic fruits plus household goods and furnishings. General shots around teh amrket, including portraits of the market traders and before photos of the new temporary site for the market during future developments. Orion. Development Securities Plc

Shepherd’s Bush Market is a historic London spot situated between Goldhawk Road station and, the aptly named, Shepherd’s Bush Market Station. Throughout its 100 year history the Market has welcomed many different businesses, entrepreneurs, and charities. And now it’s opening its doors up to London’s iconic pop up scene.

We are proud to offer a location that can host a range of pop up businesses from crafty candle sellers to delicious and aromatic food from the world over.

Open 6 days a week from Monday through to Saturday from 9am till 6pm you’ll have plenty of time to showcase your product and promote your brand.

Better still?

From as little as £30 a day you can begin to trade at Shepherd’s Bush Market!

Drop us a line via the form below, or click here for an application form, to start planning your pop up takeover now.

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Meet A Trader

Meet A Trader

Here’s in the market we love nothing more than getting to know our traders, so read on to Meet a Trader!

We spoke to the lovely Sara Paris. From a young age, Sara had always had an interest in art. Her family business started out on a stall in Shepherd’s Bush Market, selling uniquely-designed hats day-in and day-out for 42 years. IMG_0278 IMG_0274 What was the inspiration behind setting up a stall? This has always been a family business. My dad has always been the creative type and had been obsessed with accessories- especially hats. He used to make is own Turban hats from scratch from materials bought from local haberdashery and it was from there he decided to expand within the hat business. What made you want to take over from your family? I wanted to keep the family tradition going so in later years I can then pass on my business onto my son making it the 3rd generation carrying on the hat business. Plus, I’ve always had an interest in the fashion industry. It was fashion that help motivate me to travel to places such as New York and China to explore various fashion trends and unique fabrics. How would describe your customers? I generally attract a wide range of customers but the majority tend to be Afro/Caribbean ladies as they’re always on the hunt for amazing hats/ fascinators for Church events on weekends. The best thing about my stall is that we sell hats for all occasions. Weddings, parties, cold weather- you name it! But what makes my stand different is that the hats designed for our customers, you won’t be able to find anywhere else in London. For great hats & accessories, check out stall 6 for Sara Paris located at the top of the market – It’s only a two minute walk from Shepherd’s Bush Market station. 

Little Feast Street Food at Shepherd’s Bush Yard

Little Feast Street Food at Shepherd’s Bush Yard

We’re thrilled to announce that the previously disused area, dubbed ‘Shepherd’s Bush Yard’ has been transformed into a brand new space for pop up street food traders. But first, we Feast! Street food veterans Feast are kicking things off with a summer residency and you’re all invited – it’s free entry and will be open Thursday and Friday evenings plus all day Saturday and Sunday.

Three years ago FEAST pioneered the street food event scene and over the years its six events have attracted over 70,000 attendees in four different venues. The event has attracted some of London’s most exciting food offerings including Hix, Polpo, Pizza Pilgrims, Moro, St John and Patty & Bun. Now, they’re setting up shop in the newly created Shepherd’s Bush Yard for a 6 week summer residency. They will bring some of the top street food talent to W12 including juicy burgers by Cheeky Burger, Guasaca’s Venezuelan arepas and the best taste between sliced bread courtesy of Holy Toast.

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The old fish shop in the market will also be transformed to create a deli kitchen & bar called The Arch. From Tuesday to Friday during the day, The Arch will offer coffee, deli breakfasts, artisan salads and sandwiches.

Guasaca’s Venezuelan Arepas Little Feast

Guasaca’s choice of guacamole at Little Feast

 

The Arch will also open as a standalone bar on Tuesday and Wednesday nights and from Thursday to Sunday The Arch will act as the bar for Little Feast, offering beer, ciders, wines, and some cheeky summer cocktails.

We asked Charlie Gardiner, FEAST’s director why he chose Shepherd’s Bush:

‘We have been looking for a West London location for the last 18 months and when we heard of the opportunity to run a Little Feast in Shepherds Bush we
jumped at it. I live just round the corner and I grew up in Ealing just down the road, so I have passed this market daily for the last 20 years! The area has a great community and to bring Little Feast here is a very exciting prospect.’

Opening Times:

 Little Feast: Thursday and Friday 17:00 – 23:00; Saturday 11:00 – 23:00 and Sunday 11:00 – 19:00.

The Arch Deli: Tuesday to Friday 11:00 – 17:00 Can’t wait to see you – the difficult bit now is to decide what to eat!

For updates check out Feast’s website at http://www.wefeast.co.uk/ or follow them on twitter @wefeastlondon #littlefeast While you’re there, why not drop us a tweet @myshepherdsbush 

SBM Yard location

SBM Yard location