Shepherds Bush Yard

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

Fabric Focus

Fabric Focus

Shepherd’s Bush Market has long been famous for it’s fabrics, a tradition that has now surpassed 100 years.

Our very first fabric shop ‘Dave Horatha & Co’ was opened in 1919, after the First World War. Over the years we have seen an exciting influx of bold and beautiful fabrics make their way into the market by a variety of specialist traders.

Having always been renowned for our ethnic diversity, we would be lying if we said our fabric traders weren’t one of the main reason’s we gained that reputation. Having played a huge part in the fame of the market, we are proud to host some of the best fabric businesses in the borough.

Serving home sewers, students and businesses from all over the world, our fabric shops are not to be missed. With 4 heavy hitters supplying us with some of the best in town, whether you’re looking for pretty florals, ethnic prints or supreme quality jersey, our traders are offering a range to suit your personal needs.

So, let’s find out a little more, shall we?

Guruwar Fabrics
Shop 19 & 22

One of our staple fabric traders, Mr Guruwar owns 2 of our fabric shops, both serving a different clientele. Shop 19 is where you will find his stunning range of ethnic and African fabric. Packed to the rims with eye catching colour, intricate embroidery and an array of textures. If you’re after something a little simpler, Shop 22 is where he stocks his range of chiffon’s, polycotton’s and jersey in a variety of colours.

Dave Horatha & Co
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Now, if you’re looking to get lost in a sea of variety that you have no idea what to do with yourself, Horatha & Co is the place for you! Constantly re-stocking their offering, they are known for dress, furnishing and curtain fabrics. Their business specialises in bringing you liquidation stock, which means they can ensure that they are always giving their customers the absolute best value for money! They are renowned within the community for bringing you the best possible quality of essentials such as; calicco, denim and cotton whilst also carrying sturdy suit fabrics such as tweed and herringbone. Being our longest standing trader of course means that they don’t just stop there, they have an exquisite range of luxury items such as lace, chiffon, velvet, satin’s and silks!

GS Fabrics
Shop 13

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GS Fabrics – Shop 13

The first fabric shop you’ll come across when entering from the Shepherd’s Bush Market underground station, GS Fabrics hold a gorgeous range of designs and textures. Mixed prints from ethnic to floral, you’ll find yourself lost in a haze of colour upon entering this unmissable strore. A rainbow of laces and chiffons, stacks of African prints and some gorgeously printed viscose we’re sure you won’t manage to leave empty handed!

So if you’re on the hunt for something bold and beautiful, make your way down to the market and explore the world fabrics we have on offer. And, don’t forget, our traders are experts in the business, if they don’t have what you’re after – just ask! We’re sure they’ll be able to order in whatever you’re after.

2 Restaurants, 12 weeks And A Little Feast!

2 Restaurants, 12 weeks And A Little Feast!

Introducing Market Yard Restaurants

Market Yard will host two of London’s up and coming restaurants who are looking to make a big impact in the food industry. They will put together and short selection of menus, including some of their signature dishes to add to the street food experience.

Each restaurant will hand the kitchen over once they complete their fair share of six weeks in the yard. From now- 20th March, we kick things off with our first host, Foley’s Tasting Kitchen, a unique restaurant focusing on modern world dishes that ties in with countries with a love for all spices. Head chef Mitzvora, will add his creative flare to his menu. This will include: ribeye cap steak with tator tots, whipped anchovy butter, grilled gem lettuce and homemade black olive mustard and spiced sweet potato fritter, grilled pineapple, jalapeni yoghurt & saffron coconut curry.

For more information, click here to check out Foley’s Tasting Kitchen’s Facebook page.

 

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Serving up a delicious main course, our second restaurant Made of Dough, based in South-London’s hotspots, Brixton. Inspired by Campania & Andalusia, these two Italians lovers will serve nothing but the best homemade authentic Neapolitan Pizzas. Here’s a snippet of what these guys will be serving: Margherita pizza, served with San Marzano tomato, fior di latte, extra virgin olive oil & fresh basil. Chorizo Pizza that consist of fresh Brindisa chorizo & piquillo peppers on a margherita.

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For more information, click here to check out Made Of Dough’s website.

Or follow them on Twitter @MadeOfDoughLDN

                                   Little Feast Is Returning To Shepherd’s Bush Yard!

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After the success of Little Feast’s brilliant interpretation of the Scandinavian forest last month, we welcome them back, for the third time, to the Shepherd’s Bush Yard for another few months of foodie heaven! They’re back with newer recipes and an even bigger selections of food stalls.

Little Feast will be back in May- August as their summer edition, and then back again for the Christmas period from November-December.

For more information, click here to check out their website.

Or follow them on Twitter @wefeastlondon

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