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From classic car boot sales to theatrical pop-ups, London is heaving with exciting new shopping events!
The Village Bicycle moves to Shoreditch
Fashion boutique The Village Bicycle has moved from West London to Brick Lane in East London. The shop is stashed with global treasures, including caps made of coke cans from Bangkok and Day of the Dead frames from Mexico. It also stocks everything from lingerie, shoes and accessories to art, furniture and music. There’s also a Lucy in Disguise vintage rail for pre-loved marvels.
Brompton Junction London Opens
Calling all bicycle fans! The first-ever Brompton-only store is opening next week in Covent Garden. Made in London, Brompton is the UK’s largest hand-made folding bicycle brand. A common sight on London’s streets, the handily portable bicycles can even be taken on the Tube (as well as boats and planes). The wheely exciting store opening comes in the same year that Brompton celebrates its 25th birthday. Opens 8 Oct
Classic Car Boot Sale at the Southbank Centre
Classic cars and vintage vehicles will cruise onto the Southbank Centre‘s riverfront next weekend for London’s first-ever classic car boot sale, curated by Wayne and Gerardine Hemingway and the Vintage Festival team. Taking place between Queen’s Walk, Hungerford Bridge and Jubilee Gardens, traders will peddle the finest vintage fashion, homeware and pop culture memorabilia from the boot of their vintage vehicles that will vary from the Aston Martin DB4 to VW campervans. DJs will be playing vinyl from the top of an open-air London Routemaster bus, while the gourmet fare on sale will include lobster rolls and artisan smoked sausages. Entry is £3 and tickets can be purchased from the Southbank Centre on the day of the event. 12 Oct from 10am-6pm
The National Theatre Launches Pop-up
The National Theatre will present a fun and theatrical pop-up, Shopping and E*ting, in celebration of the theatre’s 50th anniversary. It will showcase an eclectic mix of quirky and theatrical products from iconic artists such as Adam Dant, Michael Craig-Martin, Jamie Reid, Paula Scher and David Carson: think limited edition prints, mugs, greeting cards, bags and tea-towels. Shoppers can feast on street food from the National Theatre’s 1950s Citroen van. 14 Oct – 12 Jan
Food markets are all the rage in London right now, and the latest one is in Wapping’s Thomas More Square, near Tower Hill tube station. The weekly market offers artisan food from around the globe, including hot and cold delicacies, fine wines, and sweet and savoury treats to take home. Every Tuesday from 11am-3pm