Piccadilly Market

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Coordinates: 51°30′31.64″N 0°8′13.33″W / 51.5087889°N 0.1370361°W / 51.5087889; -0.1370361

Piccadilly Market, Summer 2012
Piccadilly Market at St James's Church Piccadilly ~ Christmas 2012

Piccadilly Market at St James's Church Piccadilly is a market in the St James's district of the London borough of Westminster. It is open six days a week and occupies the courtyard on the North side of St James's Church, Piccadilly. It is close to Piccadilly Circus, Fortnum & Mason and The Ritz London Hotel. There are some forty-five stalls.

History[edit]

An Arts and Crafts market was first held at St James's Church, Piccadilly in 1981 as part of the Piccadilly Arts Festival. The market opened permanently in 1984, operating just two days a week. Since then Piccadilly Market has expanded and grown.

Traders[edit]

Piccadilly Market is the only long-established craft market in London W1. Many traders are skilled craftspeople who manufacture premium goods or source from high quality suppliers. Unlike other London markets, permanent Piccadilly Market traders dress their stalls on a Tuesday or Wednesday and leave them up until Saturday evening. Accordingly there are striking four or five day displays.

Rent paid by traders contributes to the upkeep of St James's Church Piccadilly: a Sir Christopher Wren masterpiece.

Piccadilly Market was described by Time Out Magazine as where “quintessential church fête meets West End London chic.”[1]

Opening Times[edit]

Food Market: Monday, 11-5pm
Antiques and Collectables Market: Tuesday, 10-6pm
Arts and Crafts Market: Wednesday to Saturday, 10-6pm

Transport[edit]

Nearest Tube station: Piccadilly Circus

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