East Village’s first ever festive craft market will ‘make’ your Christmas

July 24, 2016
  • Christmas ‘Makers Market’ open to the public for three weekends from 5th – 20th December
  • Pop-up space hosting best new brands and makers in London
  • FREE event – open weekends Saturdays 11am-6pm and Sundays 11am-5pm

Head to East Village E20 this December for a festive pop-up shopping experience with a difference as the neighbourhood hosts its first ever Christmas Makers Market at East Village E20, with FREE entry. East Village has teamed up with emerging lifestyle brand Earl of East London to host the market, following their ongoing success as curators of local craftsmanship.

Coming together under the ‘Movers + Makers’ collective, Earl of East London has brought together London artisans to create the Christmas Makers Market at East Village E20 to celebrate the best new brands and crafts that the capital has to offer. The shopping space will curate beautiful hand-crafted goods under one roof and is set to be the perfect destination for those in search of unique Christmas gifts for their loved ones.

Christmas shoppers will be able to buy quality leather goods and accessories from Briggs and Shears, delicate hand-crafted jewellery from Inger Studio and beautiful hand-drawn designs from London’s finest printers, Lamplighter London, as well as individual ceramic pieces from Blue Guy Pottery and indoor planters and terrariums with Ro Co.

The makers will also showcase their talents with a series of workshops so visitors can try their hand at making their own personalised Christmas gifts or even pick up a new hobby. Makers will demonstrate the fundamental skills of a craft with classes ranging from copper wreath-making to mini calligraphy workshops and how to handcraft leather items – perfect for handmade Christmas gifts.

The Christmas Market will be open at weekends from the 5th – 20th December on Saturdays from 11am to 6pm and Sundays from 11am to 5pm.

With an array of unique new brands and makers on show, craft classes and festive activities, East Village is the perfect place to get into the festive spirit!

East Village E20 is fast-becoming known as a growing neighbourhood for independent shops and restaurants. After a visit to the Christmas Makers Market, drop into these new retailers this December:

Restaurants and cafés

Mama Lan – Beijing street food
Darkhorse Bar & Restaurant – Modern European dining and drinking
Tina, We Salute You – speciality coffee and homemade food
Signorelli – Italian bakery and pasticceria
Firezza – gourmet pizza delivery
La Gelatiera – specialist gelato café
Neighbourhood – family friendly gasto pub


Bottle Apostle – independent wine merchant
Olive Loves Alfie – family lifestyle store
Pavé Velo – specialist bike store

Hair and beauty

Regency Beauty – bespoke beauty, spa and nail treatments
Blue Tit – award winning London hairdressers and stylists

Top-line information for the market

Event name: Christmas Makers Market at East Village E20

Event summary: This December East Village E20 hosts a free-entry festive pop-up shopping experience with a difference, the Christmas Makers Market at East Village E20. Curated by emerging lifestyle brand Earl of East London the market will feature London makers and craftspeople including Briggs and Shears, Inger Studio, Lamplighter London, Blue Guy Pottery and Ro Co.

With an array of unique new brands and makers on show, hand-crafted gifts to buy and maker classes to attend, East Village is the perfect place to get into the festive spirit!

Location: 15-19 Penny Brookes Street, East Village, E20 1DA

Dates: Three weekends in December (5th and 6th, 12th and 13th, 19th and 20th)

Times: Saturdays – 11am to 6pm / Sundays – 11am to 5pm

Nearest Tubes: Stratford International DLR / Stratford

Entry: FREE

Website: – check website for workshop bookings.


About East Village:

East Village is London’s newest neighbourhood and first Olympic legacy village on the doorstep of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
Set in 67 acres of breath-taking parkland, East Village includes more than 25 acres of mature parklands, new parks and open space
Positioned next to the world-class sporting venues of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, East Village residents have easy access to a further 560 acres of parkland, waterways, and nature trails connected by paths for jogging, cycling and walking
One of the best connected neighbourhoods in London with Stratford International and Stratford Regional stations offering links to key locations such as the West End in 20 minutes, St Pancras International in seven minutes (by High Speed 1), Canary Wharf in nine minutes and London airports within an hour
East Village is a thriving place for residents and visitors, offering a world-class education campus Chobham Academy for students aged 3-18, a state-of-the-art health centre and 30 independent shops, restaurants, cafés and bars now opening
Homes at East Village are available through two landlords:

Get Living London – is the residential owner of East Village managing a variety of homes for private rent

Triathlon Homes – manage the affordable tenures at East Village, comprising social rent, intermediate rent and shared ownership

Visit or call 020 3714 8080 to find out more

Twitter: @eastvillageLDN

About Earl of East London:

Bringing a touch of the US West Coast to London’s East, Earl of East London launched their lifestyle brand and store in Hackney’s Netil Market.
Created by visionaries Paul Firmin and Niko Dafkos, Earl of East London began as a joint creative outlet. After travelling in the West Coast of America they both quickly fell in love with the independent lifestyle stores, the laidback vibe and the impeccable curation that really stood out. With a passion for design and interiors it was clear they needed to create something of their own and in 2014 they did; Earl of East London was born.
Earl of East London began as a weekly market stall, bringing together well-curated vintage, cacti and succulents and hard to find, beautiful products from independent brands from the US. After just six months they were approached by Netil Market to take residency in the ever-developing market space and with the transformation of a shipping container for their retail space, they are the resident hotspot for unique and exclusive, LA-inspired home-ware, candles, plants and vintage curiosities including their own line of candles.
The Earl of East brand is formed on 3 brand pillars:

Curate – bringing together a considered mix of beautiful affordable products from independents
Create – making products for the modern generation that will be regarded as future heritage
Collaborate – working with other makers to create something together that neither of them could create alone
A fourth element Community is integral to everything they do and an important part in their growth and development

Having built up a reputation curating beautiful items and local craftsmanship and collaboration an integral part of the Earl of East London vision, they developed their own line of products with local movers and makers under the Earl of East London name. Their first collaboration was with a local ceramicist Blue Guy Pottery, together creating two candles under the name Wanderlust. The candles came in two scents with corresponding vessels – lost and found. The demand was clear and the collaboration sold within two hours. Since, Earl of East London has launched their own line of hand poured candles in three signature scents, Wildflower, Greenhouse and Smoke & Musk. What started out as a hobby is now a fledging brand, building up presence within the UK. Watch this space…
Earl of East London is available at and independent stockists throughout the UK.
Instagram: Earlofeastlondon | Twitter: @earlofeast

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