Piccadilly Circus Circus

piccadilly-market-circus-1Piccadilly Circus Circus comes to Piccadilly! The men in yellow jackets were out in force on Piccadilly this morning, preparing for tomorrow’s central London extravaganza.

Regent’s Street and Piccadilly will be transformed into a ‘pedestrianised paradise’ with tightrope artists, circus trapeze, aerial dance and bungees, BMX bike tricks and street dance, a Latin circus, a Moroccan circus and much more.

Over the course of tomorrow afternoon and evening there will be 143 performances of 48 different acts by 33 companies across 15 spaces, with 247 performers! Details here.

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The Piccadilly Market Grapevine

Travel from Piccadilly Circus towards Fortnum’s and The Ritz and there, on your left, poking through the railings of St James’s Church, is a vine. It arches over one of the best stalls on Piccadilly Market — De Angeli Design (Bespoke Leathercraft/Made to Measure Belts) — bathing it in a soft green light.

It is unknown what the grapes taste like, or if they have ever been pressed, bottled, and drunk. Châteaux Vapeurs D’Autobus anyone?

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Piccadilly Market does Royal Wedding ‘Cakes and Sweets Market’ in the garden

Royal Wedding is approaching fast and we at Piccadilly Market could think of no better way to celebrate than with a calorific-terrific ‘Cakes and Sweets’ Market …

This special and sweet event will be held in our beautiful church garden, in the heart of Piccadilly, and will offer you handmade sweets of all persuasions… from traditional English cakes and delicious French patisseries, to scrumptious fudge and Vegan cupcakes. We will also be featuring beautiful, quirky tea sets by talented London designer Ali Miller.

This day has been organised in conjunction with the wonderful ‘Shepherds Markets’ whose motto is ‘growing communities through good food’; they have also started up an excellent food Market in our courtyard on Mondays- I encourage you to try it!

Come and enjoy a delicious outdoor afternoon tea on Wed 27th April …..and find a unique arts and crafts gift for a loved one (be that yourself!).

If you’re about in town Easter Weekend 22-25th May, you can visit ‘Let them Eat Cake’ -An exhibition of royal wedding cakes and cake designs through the ages –http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/wellingtonarch

What makes our event better is that you can eat as much cake as you like!

Piccadilly Market is a vibrant and charming Arts and Crafts Market held in the Courtyard of St James’s Church, a practicing church designed by the infamous Sir Christopher Wren.

Mons: Food market,11-5pm/ Tues’s: Antiques Market, 10-6pm /Wed’s-Sat’s Arts and Crafts Market, 10-6pm.

Here are some photos from the day:

Royal Banner, Royal Wedding cakes & Sweets market

Ali Miller at the Royal Wedding cakes & Sweets market

Rosilyn Miller's Royal Cup cakes at the Royal Wedding cakes & Sweets market