London's top 5 Craft & illustration Fairs

London's top 5 Craft & illustration Fairs

This post I originally published on the 31st of July 2018 but I’ve decided to update it for 2020 as over the last couple of years there’s been a lot more events popping up and while some have become stronger others may not have and I don’t want you guys to read out of date info so that said here goes!

Applications and call out's for the Market season are generally rolling so it’s a good idea to sign up to the relevant newsletters so that you don’t miss your chance to exhibit at London's top craft and illustration fairs! I've rounded up some of my faves below;


  1. Illustrator's Fair - The House of Illustration host a biannual illustrator's fair under the canopy outside their venue at Granary Square King's Cross, usually attracting close to 100 vendors the market is buzzing with inspiring work!

  2. Crafty Fox These guys were at the forefront of the craft market scene and for that reason they know how to put on an amazing event that is a delight for customers and stallholders alike, now in residency at 'Mercato Metropolitano' in Borough there’s food and music to boot!

  3. The London Illustration Fair Aimed more at illustration but they have a wide variety of exhibitors and the space at the Oxo tower wharf is amazing! This is a long 3 and a half day event and it's constantly busy with visitors!

  4. DIY art market I’ve done the dalston event a couple of times and found it to be brilliant though they don’t seem to use that venue anymore, these guys host a variety of events from art to ceramics and vintage and I really enjoy visiting them as a shopper!

  5. Renegade Our friends from across the pond visit once a year to host an event filling the Truman Brewery with an eclectic mix of the UK's best design, craft and illustration I've done this event three years in a row but have noticed the price going up while the footfall goes down so I skipped 2019. If you were there leave a comment below to let people know how it went!

Top tips: If you are interested in applying to any markets now or in the future then get subscribed to their mailing list to hear about what opportunities are coming up and when to apply. You may need to get in touch with a representative to ask how best to do this. Also many of them run really awesome blogs filled with top tips for getting prepped for a fairs and articles on what to bring etc!

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