Southwark’s newest street dedicated to creative enterprise
The street is run by non-profit company Hotel Elephant and provides space across five railway arches.
From colourful knitted baby hats by Wild Goose Chase, exclusive illustrations and stationery gifts by Becky Bird, handmade jewellery by Juna or ceramic ornaments and vases by Clara Castner, the market at Spare Street will offer a wide range of work that will get you excited for the gifting season.
All artists and makers showcasing their work have taken part in Hotel Elephant’s creative enterprise programme, which includes a 12-hour workshop delivered by The Design Trust, with support from Southwark council’s High Street Challenge.
Hotel Elephant is also joining up with nearby Pullens Yards, which is home to more than 50 studios and whose Christmas Open Studios are a regular fixture.
A café and bar will be open, serving speciality coffee, sweet tarts and pastries along with toasted sourdough sandwiches.
Crafty Christmas Market at:
Hotel Elephant’s Creative Quarter, 1-5 Spare Street, Elephant & Castle;
Friday, December 1 to Sunday, December 3.
Market is open on Friday 6pm to 9.30pm and Saturday and Sunday 11am to 6pm.
Entry is free.
Visit http://www.hotelelephant.co.uk for more.
Vases photo by Kayti Peschke for Caboodle