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Battersea Boot

This is not just a boot sale...
  • Every Sunday 1.30pm - 5pm
  • Well organised arrival system
  • No queues for sellers
  • Dealers entry from 11.30am or 12pm
  • Buyers entry from 1.30pm: only 50p
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News

HOLIDAY DATES & NEWS

 

LATEST NEWS AT BATTERSEA BOOT - Reduced capacity is here...
22nd September 2019

As many people are already aware Harris Academy are building a new gym on the first playground area of the boot sale site. We've known for a few months that some point we will lose use of most of our first playground while building works continue. We were originally told this would happen in early July, and we've been clinging on to the last bit of space, but now we are down to one playground with the possibliity of a few extra sellers scattered where/if we can fit them.

 

We've had lots of people asking us exactly how many cars/sellers, or how much space we're going to have each week. The simple answer is - we don't know! This has not been fun - the school have been unable to tell us each week in advance how much space we'll have. This has meant we've had to change our booking launch time to Thursdays, and even then we frequently still don't know exactly what our maximum capacity is going to be so we cannot sell all of our pitches, just in case. We only know what our maximum capacity is going to be when we arrive onsite on Sunday morning - not much help for a boot sale that operates on pre-bookings! So, please bear with us and try to be understanding - we're doing our best.

 

Clearly there’s nothing we can do about this except to try and make the best of it. We’ve been here before, had our space reduced and evolved the organisation of the boot to go with the flow. We’ll work something out, we have some ideas, but it’s difficult to make plans or changes to logistics when we’re still unsure exactly what will happen to our space.

Once things are clearer and we have any plans for change we’ll let our customers know via this page and flyers at the boot. We might even bring back the ever popular ‘drive & drop’ pitches that many hundreds of customers loved before our third playground was astroturfed!

As far as we’re aware the building project and reduced capacity is expected to continue into next year.

Please bear with us. You know we always work hard to make the boot a great place for both buyers & sellers to be. We will continue to do so, but keep in mind we might be a little more ‘bijou’ in the coming months. Think of us as Battersea Boot-ique for a while ;)

We’ll post updates here, as and when we have any more news.

Thank you for your continued support
Tracey & Martyn

 

 

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BatterseaBoot closes for regular planned and published holidays three times a year; Easter, August and Christmas.  

We close for a total of four weeks over Christmas & into January, two weeks for Easter and four weeks in July/August. Other than that we are always open, rain or shine. We do not cancel at the last minute for bad weather.

We take our holidays at the same time every year and generally in line with school holidays.

Please save our number in your phone - it's easier to make a quick call to check we're open than have a wasted journey; 07941 383 588. We always update our voicemail when we are going to be closed and you can call it 24/7. Obviously during holidays we cannot reply to text messages so please call or check this website.

We also change the home and bookings pages of our website and pin a post on our Facebook page when we are closed. We have 'date reminder' flyers available from the gate every week, all year round. Our dates will always be published here, at the boot sale, on our social media, and in the local press as far in advance as possible.

Our pitch bookings launch at 7am every Monday, except after our holidays when we always launch bookings at 7am on the Thursday, and very ocassionally when there is a bank holiday weekend we launch on the Tuesday. These late launches are always publicised in advance on our bookings page.

The dates below are the Sundays that we will NOT be open during 2019:

 

EASTER 2019 - 2 weeks

Closed 14th April

Closed 21st April

OPEN AGAIN 28TH APRIL

Please note pitch bookings will relaunch later than usual on THURSDAY 25th April to book for Sunday 28th

 

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SUMMER 2019 - 4 weeks. We now close for an extra week due to the London bike ride (held on the last Sunday of July) which caused much disruption to traffic and travel across London and Surrey in the last few years.

Closed 28th July (London bike ride)

Closed 4th August 

Closed 11th August 

Closed 18th August

OPEN AGAIN 25th August

Please note pitch bookings will relaunch later than usual on THURSDAY 22nd August to book for Sunday 25th.

 

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CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR 2019/2020 - 4 weeks

Closed 22nd December 2019

Closed 29th December 2019

Closed 5th January 2020

Closed 12th January 2020

OPEN AGAIN 19th January 2020

Please note our bookings will relaunch later than usual on THURSDAY 16th January to book for Sunday 19th January

 

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Full 2020 dates will be added here after Christmas 2019 but will be similar to every year; 2 weeks for Easter, 4 weeks in summer and 4 weeks over Christmas and new year.