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Shubbak Festival Comes To Shepherd’s Bush!

Shubbak Festival Comes To Shepherd’s Bush!

London’s largest contemporary Arabic cultural festival is landing right on our doorstep…

We’re elated to announce that the Shubbak Festival will be taking over the market this July! Famed for connecting London audiences with the best contemporary Arab culture, the organisation has attracted over 50,000 visitors in more than 40 venues at their last festival alone!

Shubbak will be taking over 5 spots throughout market lane for 3 days of fun. Working with London based and international art institutions, many participants travel over the world to take part in the biennial event. You can expect visual arts, film, music, theatre, dance & literature as the artists bring the town to life through creativity and interactions with market shoppers & traders.

Shepherd’s Bush Market will see a strong focus on music, storytelling and live art being created with textiles sourced from the market as the medium, as artists explore our vibrant town and it’s rich multicultural history.

Running from 13 – 15th July,  be sure to join us for 3 incredible days of creative interventions.

The best part? The festival is completely free! Join us:

Thursday 13th July: 10am – 6pm
Friday 14th July: 10am – 6pm
Saturday 15th July: 10am – 6pm

Be sure to keep an eye on our twitter for live updates!

Let’s Get Social

Let’s Get Social

There’s nothing we love more than cruising on social media for a killer photo. We’re pleased to have seen a wave of uploads featuring nothing other than our very own market and all we have to offer…

Like anyone and everyone, we do love a little scroll over the old social media every now and then, and we’re always pleased to receive a notification letting us know someone has posted a gorgeous photo of their purchase or experience in the market. 

With such an amazing collection of photos building online, we just had to show a little appreciation and upload them to our very own site for your viewing pleasure…

Pretty impressive, right?

Long may it continue, and we want YOU to get involved! Whether your a professional photographer or just addicted to ‘instagraming’ your daily life, make sure to hashtag #shepherdsbushmarket in your posts, or tag us directly! Find our handles on Instagram, Twitter & Facebook.

DON’T FORGET! The top 4 will make their way into our seasonal newsletter sent out to over 10,000 people in the local area. See who got selected our Spring edition HERE

*Featured photos are via Instagram and have been credited to their respective owners. 

20 Reasons Why You NEED To Visit Shepherd’s Bush Market

20 Reasons Why You NEED To Visit Shepherd’s Bush Market

Read up on the top 20 reasons why you need to visit Shepherd’s Bush Market;

1.We’re a historical landmark within the West London Community, with 2017 being our 103rd year.

Photo by @nomtaigne on Instagram

Photo by @nomtaigne on Instagram

2. We’re world renowned for some of the best falafel in not only the city but dare we say… the world?

3. Our traders are super friendly and are always up for a good bubble.

Snapshot from the 2015 Cinderella movie

Snapshot from the 2015 Cinderella movie

4. One of our fabric traders are so good, they supplied the fabric for Cinderella’s evil Stepmother in the 2015 hit movie. Find out who here.

5. Our bedding and household furnishings are the exact same that go through some of our major department stores like John Lewis, but at a fraction of the price.

Photo courtesy of @hdglutenfree on instagram

Photo courtesy of @hdglutenfree on instagram

6. Sylvia Fletcher makes sure her son, John, picks up their fruit & veg from the wholesaler EVERY morning. Only to ensure they’re bringing you the best!

The Display in Bush Store Jeweller's

The Display in Bush Store Jeweller’s – @shepherdsbushmarket on Instagram

7. We have our very own Aladdin’s Cave.

8. You can buy home favourites from Africa to Latin America.

9. You can pick up fresh popcorn and mint tea on your travels through the market.

10. We were voted one of Buzzfeed’s must visit London markets.

Fabrics from Shepherd's Bush Market

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11. We’re world renowned for our fabric, holding some of the best stock from England to Africa!

12. Customers get the chance to win £5 on the spot if you’re the first to show the manager a selfie with a trader – listen out for the tannoy announcements!

Kylie Lip Kit @shepherdsbushmarket on Instagram

Kylie Lip Kit @shepherdsbushmarket on Instagram

13. You’ll be surprised by all the on trend products you will find.

14. We have a constant supply of perfectly ripe, tropical fruit year round.

Avocado

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15. You can find some of the largest avocado’s in the nation.

16. One of our food traders spent over 10 years cooking for some of the biggest names in pop culture, we can’t name names though. 😬

17. We’re a revolving door of pop up traders, so you never know what new treasure you may find!

Photo courtesy of sam_ikinofo on Instagram

Photo courtesy of sam_ikinofo on Instagram

18. We make sure to keep it super atmospheric for you in the evenings.

19. We’re conveniently located between Shepherd’s Bush Market and Goldhawk Road Underground stations, so getting here is a total breeze.

20. And lastly, our market is full of small, family run, independent businesses. By choosing to shop here means funding our local economy and helping the heart of our town beat that little bit stronger.

So be sure to pay us a little visit on your next trip through West London, we’re not a local favourite for nothing!

 

The Felix Project Needs Your Donations!

The Felix Project Needs Your Donations!

We’ve teamed up with The Felix Project and we need your donations!

Bishop of London's along with other faith leaders visit St Laurence's Larder, Brondesbury, where they help with the unloading of food from a Felix van....

Bishop of London’s along with other faith leaders visit St Laurence’s Larder, Brondesbury, where they help with the unloading of food from a Felix van….

For those not in the know, The Felix Project is an organisation that collects surplus food and delivers to charities tackling food poverty. (this is where we come in…)

The organisation was set up by Justin Byam Shaw to commemorate his late son Felix, after his untimely passing in 2014. Felix was known for his compassion and his parent’s wished to create something he would be proud of to continue his legacy, and so, The Felix Project was born.

Sadiq Khan delivering food to St Mungo's charity in a Felix van in support of the ES Food for London campaign.... Sadiq handing out the fresh produce out the back of the van to St Mungo residents.....

Sadiq Khan delivering food to St Mungo’s charity in a Felix van in support of the ES Food for London campaign…. Sadiq handing out the fresh produce out the back of the van to St Mungo residents…..

So, from the 28th – 31st of December we will be collecting food donations from our customers and traders in order to help tackle food poverty within the UK this season.

We hope that you will all have plenty to donate to help those in need this time of year. If you would like to donate, please make your way to the Market Manager’s Office and leave your contribution with a member of the team.

The MM office is located 6 stalls in to the left from the Goldhawk Road entrance of the market, please feel free to ask any trader as they will be able to point you in the right direction.

There are guidelines in place what can and can’t be donated, please see below;

Please donate any items from the following;

  • Fresh Fruit & Vegetables
  • Dried goods ie pasta, rice etc
  • Wrapped/Packaged bread, pastries and cakes (no loose loaves/rolls or cakes)
  • Tinned food
  • Packet goods ie soups, mixes etc
  • Jars ie sauces, jams etc

Please do not donate;

  • Meat Products
  • Fish Products
  • Anything past it’s sell by date

We will stop taking donations on the 31st December.

This a great cause and a fantastic alternative to throwing out any food you feel you may longer need. Don’t forget to tweet us and let us know what you’ve donated!!

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

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
Arch 170

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.

We’re Open For Business This August Bank Holiday!

We’re Open For Business This August Bank Holiday!

Notting Hill Carnival not quite your thing? Well, we’ll be open for business on the August Bank Holiday!

There’s no better way to spend a lazy day off than moseying around one of London’s markets, so whether you’re looking for some fresh food or fancy picking up some treasures for your home, we’ve got all you could need right here! So pop by and pay our friendly traders a visit, you’re sure to get a laugh along with your purchase!

We’ll be open from 9am – 6pm Monday 29th August.

We are located between both Goldhawk Road and Shepherd’s Bush Market Underground Station.

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. 

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

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