Well this is novel.. but then aren't most things in London these days!?
This June a new charming floating market will pop up in the Merchant Square canal in Paddington. This will be London’s largest floating market with a mix of 12 traditional canal boats selling a diverse mix of products and experiential activity. The market runs from 16 to 19 June and will be located in the canal at Merchant Square, just 2 minutes walk from nearest tubes Paddington / Edgware Road.
There will be a variety of independent traders selling a curated mix of products, from vinyl, to fashion, art and craft. Acclaimed vinyl store The Record Deck will be selling vintage and collectible records, whilst the Book Barge, an independent book shop on a narrow boat will be presenting their collection onboard. The Floating Showroom will provide workshops including t-shirt design and make your own terrarium as well as the Origami Poetry Café where guests can get a personalised poem and learn origami paper folding whilst enjoying a cup of tea and cakes. The Village Butty will also be cruising along to Paddington bringing their eclectic floating village hall - a welcoming space where you can relax with a hot or cold drink, play a board game and listen to some live acoustic music. The Herbal Barge is London’s first floating herbal apothecary, check out the clinic onboard this restored Dutch barge boat. In addition hop aboard further boats to discover new art, jewellery and handmade scarves. Visit The Littlest Canal Museum for an insight into the heritage of the canals in the capital.
Thursday 16th of June - Sunday the 19thJune 2016. 10am-6pm daily - Free entry.