Start your Christmas shopping at Beckenham’s Markets and Fairs

If you want to make an early start on your Christmas shopping, there’s plenty of opportunity to browse and buy from local traders at fairs and markets in Beckenham over the coming weeks. Here’s a selection of what’s on.

Saturday 19 November – SoLo Craft Fair at the Chancery

12-5pm, The Chancery, 90 Bromley Road BR3 5NP

Join SoLo Craft Fair for their Christmas Market at The Chancery in Beckenham for some of the best local makers and creators to help you start off your Christmas shopping. Event includes free popcorn on arrival and a free Christmas wrapping station, along with workshops and a kids’ craft corner. See their Facebook page for more information.

Sunday 20 November – So Last Century Vintage and Retro Fair

11am-4pm, Venue 28, 28 Beckenham Road BR3 4LS

So Last Century vintage and retro fair

Over 40 vintage traders and local designer-makers on two floors, selling homeware, furniture, clothes, accessories & jewellery, mid-century decor and design, records and prints, upcycled goods and much more. A great day out for all the family, including vintage tearoom.  Visit their Twitter and Facebook pages for more information.

Sunday 27 November – Beckenham Market launches with The Christmas Event

10am-6pm, Venue 28, 28 Beckenham Road BR3 4LS

Beckenham Market flyer

The Christmas Event launches with Great British Bake Off finalist Jane Beedle and Bromley Mayor, Cllr. Ian F Payne. The first Beckenham Market presents The Christmas Event with 40+ hand-picked stalls, workshops, a graffiti wall, DJ Bob Bird and live acts. will be offering a Santa’s Grotto, including photographs by a magical interactive mirror, gifts, face painting, reindeer food and fairy dust filled with Christmas spirit. See their website for more information.

Saturday 3 December – Christmas on the Green

12-5pm, Beckenham Green, High Street Beckenham

Christmas on the Green

Market on the Green returns with its annual Christmas local produce and craft market, fun fair, live entertainment and much more. Organised by Copers Cope Area Residents’ Association, the event includes over 30 stalls, including hot food, mulled wine and beer. The entertainment includes an Olaf look-a-like, a carrot treasure hunt, a host of live singers on stage and the Christmas lights switch-on and community sing-a-long at 4.30pm. For more information, see their website.

Saturday 12 December – Beckenham Christmas Market, Azelia Hall

12-5pm, Azelia Hall, 258 Croydon Road, Beckenham

Azelia Hall Christmas Market

There will be plenty of stalls providing beautiful presents and food to buy, including a Christmas kitchen serving hot drinks and home made goodies throughout the day. There will also be a visit from Santa who will be handing out presents to the children. See their Facebook page for more information.

NatWest Business Bus to visit Beckenham

The NatWest Mobile Business School, also known as the NatWestBizBus, is coming to Beckenham Green on 12 October, between 10am and 4pm.

StartUp Britain NatWestBizBus

This free business event follows the success of the StartUp Britain tour, in which the NatWest Mobile Business School visited 30 locations engaging with more than 5,000 entrepreneurs, start-up and small business owners.

London Tour

The London tour, organised by NatWest, will feature the NatWest Mobile Business School, a 1966 Routemaster Bus, which will visit 10 boroughs across the Greater London area. The tour starts on 10 October and finishes in Kensington & Chelsea on 24 October.

The bus will be taking prominent positions in the City of London, Westminster and Beckenham. It will offer impartial business advice and celebrate entrepreneurial communities across London, connecting and inspiring individuals to turn their business ideas into a reality.

StartUp Britain

NatWest is working closely with its tour partner StartUp Britain as well as the borough councils and local business and enterprise support organisations, who will have representatives on-board at each stop to provide support and advice.

Jackie Groundsell Chair of Beckenham Business Association and MD of 1230 TWC said: “As a thriving business community we are delighted to bring the Bus to Beckenham and look forward to meeting new and familiar business faces as they take the opportunity to meet the many business advisers available.”

Angela Bryne, Regional Managing Director, London & South East, Business Banking at NatWest, said: “Our mobile business bus is a great way to get into local communities and support aspiring business owners. By collaborating with StartUp Britain and local experts, we hope to provide a broader range of support to help more entrepreneurs realise their business ambitions across greater London than ever before”.

StartUp Britain director, Matt Smith said: “Interest in entrepreneurship is higher than ever and the only thing holding many people back from trying out a business idea is some encouragement and support”.

“By connecting aspiring entrepreneurs with those a few steps ahead of them, as well as supportive local organisations, we want to give people the confidence to turn their ideas into reality”.

For more information about the NatWestBizBus Tour, visit the StartUp Britain website.

Batman comes to Beckenham Green!

Visitors to this Saturday’s Market on the Green will be entertained by a Batman lookalike, who will be leading a dance party for children from 11.30am.

The local craft and produce market, organised by Copers Cope Area Residents’ Association, will be on Beckenham Green from 10.00am until 4.00pm on Saturday 24 September.

Alongside Batman’s appearance, local songstress Bianca Nicholas makes a welcome return, plus other entertainment throughout the day.

There will also be over 40 stalls of local produce and crafts, including a local beekeeper selling honey.

For more details of all the stalls and entertainment, see the Copers Cope Area Residents’ Association website.

Market on the Green Sept 2016

Help shape the future of Beckenham Town

Beckenham_signBeckenham town centre is set to receive a timely boost following the successful Transport for London (TfL) bid for Beckenham Town Centre improvements.

Prior to the submission of the bid for TfL funding, Bromley Council in consultation with the local community have already successfully delivered a number of initiatives for the town centre. These include the publication of a new heritage trail booklet.

New street furniture has also been installed in and around the High Street and new fingerposts have been strategically located in and around the High Street helping pedestrians find their way around the town centre

A Beckenham Town Centre Working Group has been formed to help shape the future of Beckenham Town with the next meeting being held on Thursday, December 10  at Beckenham Library, Beckenham Road, BR3 4PE at 7.30pm.

All Beckenham businesses welcome.

Contact: Stephen Wood  0208 313 4316.


Market on the Green this Saturday 19 Sept!

The next Market on the Green will be this coming Saturday, 19 September, 10am-4pm on Beckenham Green.

Organised by Copers Cope Area Residents’ Association, in conjunction with Beckenham Business Association, this month’s market is set to be the biggest yet with over 50 stalls selling local crafts and produce.

There will also be live entertainment throughout the day, starting with Rodeo Dave’s Western Trick Riding at 11am. Churchfields Primary School Choir and vocalist Hayley Ince are among the other performers.

Come and visit the BBA stall for information on membership and offers from some of our member businesses.

For more information on stallholders and the full entertainment programme, visit the Copers Cope Area Residents’ Association market page on their website.