London Art Affairs

London visitors have a wonderful choice of arts and crafts fairs which they can attend in October!

In a tough economy, the first people to suffer are often the artists and craftspeople, so that’s another reason that I am encouraging you to buy your London souvenirs from original, British artists and craftspeople! These art fairs are a great place to get all your London shopping done, even for the Holidays. You’ll bring back unique, hand-made English treasures.

The couple which I have chosen to highlight most are:

  • The Original Arts & Crafts Fair: Somerset House, 150 The Strand, London WC2R. Nearest Tube: Charing Cross. Open October 13 – 18. Times: 10am – 6pm (until 9pm on Oct 15). Fees: The Strand, London, WC2R 1LA Transport Charing Cross. Prices £10; £15 unlimited entry; under-12s free.

    And, your can pair this Fair with a meal at nearby Fleet River Bakery, which is considered one of the Best Breakfast Places in London. You can get food-to-go or a sit-down breakfast for two, with service, is around £12. They also have a special tasting event scheduled Oct 15 this week. Learn more in my longer article at the link below.

    While you are at the Somerset House for the Original Arts & Crafts Fair, you might also consider going in to see the extensive array of mosaics at The Gilbert Collection – Somerset House, 150 Strand Charing Cross, London, WC2R 1LA. Phone: 020 74209400

  • Free Art Fair – only until Oct 18. It’s the last of a series of three, and because it receives no official funding, it seems that a good idea is going to disappear. At the end of this unique fair, the art is always given away, by lottery!

    There’s something here for everyone!

    See even more about this and 4 other art fairs:
    TravelVacationReview’s London Art Fairs

    ©2009 mystic at Travel Vacation Review

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