Wimbledon Stadium Market
It’s cheaper than eBay, there’s a burger van and every little thing smells of old ladies
Ebay used to be a good place to find old glassware and assorted tat for club decor, but these times any such thing made before 1990 is regarded as ‘vintage’, therefore desirable (many thanks hipsters), and rates have actually raised.
Enhance that the inevitable tenner for delivery, in addition to undeniable fact that eBay will act as a universal cost guide, and has now become progressively difficult to get deals on the web.
The bartender selecting competition glassware, or a bar owner seeking to provide their particular venue a kitsch taste, this really is a discomfort in the arse.
Step ahead the vehicle boot sale, and in specific the Wimbledon Greyhound Stadium car boot sale.
Held on Wednesday and Saturday mornings within the stadium carpark, a determined rummager who is willing to search through some junk will discover a few great pieces for next to no cash.
The stalls tend to be run by an assortment of residence clearance outfits (get a box of assorted cups, old bottles and crockery for £1), retro dealers (same costs as eBay for ‘cool stuff’ but without having the delivery fee) and regular Joes (no idea just what things should cost – the true deals are observed here).
In addition to glassware and retro tat, you will find always folks selling old furniture, mirrors, bar stools and AV equipment, so the entrepreneurial bar operator opening his or her first joint on a shoestring could probably save yourself various bob with a call to your dog track before having to pay a lot of money somewhere else.
Every price is negotiable, in addition to burger van sells very nice chips… trying to find deals listed here is way more enjoyable than sifting through eBay all day.
The Wednesday boot purchase opens up at 10:30am (closes at 2:00pm) and costs £1 to enter. This is actually the smaller associated with the two product sales, and is much more geared to the antique-y end associated with marketplace.
If you're wanting big club mirrors, classic furniture (think old school desks, chapel pews etc), benches, leather-based chairs or whatever else for a bar fit away, this is the time to go.
The Saturday sale opens up at 8am (closes at 12:00pm) as well as costs £1 to enter. Much larger than Wednesdays, this is when all residence clearance clothes and personal sellers turn-up, indicating there will be lots of glassware, retro kitsch along with other arbitrary things.
Vinyl lovers will require to Saturdays as you will find often many record dealers around, along with crates of old LPs to dig through on the household approval stalls.
Both days operate throughout every season, however it is really worth examining the elements forecast the day before… if rain is likely, not many sellers will arrive, therefore pick a later date.