It can’t have escaped you that this Sunday is at the heart of the Jubilee weekend celebrations. And we are doing our bit to make a memorable weekend even more memorable. So this market will be a little special.
We are working with the Kew Traders Association arranging a street party which will take place in the forecourt at Kew Gardens Station. There will be benches and seats for visitors and locals to soak up the atmosphere.
Market stalls have been encouraged to provide food so that people can buy the makings of a picnic and enjoy it on the benches. The shops too will be doing their bit.
Normally the market lasts between 10am and 2pm. This month to tie in with the street party stalls will be open an extra two hours to 4pm.
The market now has now 35 stalls and as a result we have expanded down Royal Parade, towards Café Torelli and the Good Wine Shop. It’s worth wandering down to explore the stalls there.
As well as tasty pickles (piccalilli a particular favourite) Quick’s Pickles offers a return to old fashioned salesmanship. You’ll be amused by the sales patter!
There are 9 craft stalls this month, with something for everyone. One of this month’s new stallholder’s is Alison Knights with semi-precious beaded necklaces, bracelets and earrings. And Big Dog Prints offers a range of beautiful photos, framed and unframed. Other craft stalls are selling ceramics, pillows and cushions from vintage fabric and lace, handmade home accessories and gifts, jewellery, and soft toys.
One stall which is sure to enter into the Jubilee spirit is My Lady Loves with a beautiful and tasteful stall (decked out in red, white and blue) with a range of candles and other items reusing old teacups and other crockery of the 1950s. You’ll marvel at their dexterity and imagination. Another new stall is Sorbitium Ices, who makes creative, natural ice creams, sorbets, sherbets and granitas using the finest ingredients and the best of what’s in season.
A great time is promised for all. Come along and celebrate the Jubilee in style.