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?
Piccadilly Market saw two RAF flypasts in June, first for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and again on 28 June to commemorate the unveiling of the Green Park memorial to the 55,573 men of Bomber Command who died fighting during WWII.
Both photos were taken by the quick-witted Kate Coulter of Coulter Fossils, who has a habit of getting the shot while everyone else is standing around going “oooh, maybe I should take a picture”.
Piccadilly had Royal visitors on Monday 4 June as part of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations. Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, sat down with locals, bigwigs, bodyguards, traders, shoppers and tourists at a street party just outside Piccadilly Market to celebrate the occasion. St James’s Church can be seen in the background. Though the market was closed, some stallholders took their wares out on to Piccadilly for the day.
Piccadilly Market was pleased to welcome the ‘money saving expert’ through its gates yesterday. Martin Lewis, part of the Lorraine Kelly morning tv show, shares product and service deals and offers on everything and anything to help the consumer pay less. Piccadilly Market was the perfect setting for this show, as we offer great deals on unique arts and crafts gifts, helping consumers pay less whilst getting something original!
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: