FREE LONDON: Embankment Summer Market 2016

London has so much FREE stuff to offer to families. A great event for kids and parents is the Embankment Summer Market which returns to Victoria Embankment Gardens on London’s Northbank, adjacent to Embankment tube station from Friday 15th July to Sunday 17th July 2016.

The unique, three-day event created by City Showcase: Markets, the UK’s premier organiser of artisan and designer crafts events, follows last year’s highly successful launch, which saw in excess of 15,000 people visit the market.

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Embankment Summer Market brings together a handpicked selection of 190 stalls over the weekend including artisans, artists, fashion and jewellery designers, kids clothes, toys, cards and gifts. There will also be a selection of high quality street food vendors to suit all tastes, a produce market, and bars serving speciality wines, spirits, craft beers and soft drinks.

Children’s entertainment includes lawn games including giant jenga and croquet next to the picnic area plus 3 days of live music with 50 breaking bands, singers and musicians plus entertainers on the City Showcase stage. The live stage area is lined with deck chairs for those wishing for an un-energetic day out or for youngsters wishing to play games while their parents enjoy the music.

City Showcase: Markets has curated a handpicked selection of 190 stalls over the weekend including: Timea Sido, award-winning intricate designed ceramic objects, Roelofs & Rubens, a charming collection of blue and white tableware, Kate Moby, hand-drawn, nature-based, eco-friendly homeware and accessories; Lazy Lizard, bright, unique toys and gifts, Leaping Lizards, culturally rich children’s clothing, Dotty Dungarees for kids and babies, Aah Kid, bold patterned, handmade children’s clothing, Yola Walaszek, one-off hand-stitched handbags, Lucy Loves This, London-themed typographic designs, The Dirt Creative, handmade apothecary soaps, Lizzy Chambers, keepsake jewellery including a botanical range, The New English, cutting edge ceramics and bone china, Gray Jay Studio, colourful geometric statement jewellery, That Charming Shop, drink themed charms, soaps and bath products, Anna Wiscombe, beautiful wooden creations including wall birds and plywood meadow flowers, Ros Shiers, popular illustrative prints and stationary, Supreme Elements, typographic tee-shirt designs and other menswear, Washed Up Design, coast-inspired tableware, Edy and Bridge, handmade shimmering vintage-style clothing and accessories, ROAM, fabulous textile and knitwear designs from Scotland, Apamate Scents, carbon neutral, hand-poured aromatic candles, El&So, skincare products for the metropolitan woman, Hashtag House, laser cut paper and wood homeware, Annabel Perrin, mid-century, statement modern home accessories, Dinkibelle, for fashionable finger tips, and many more.

With its mix of shopping, music and fun for all the family. Embankment Summer Market is a great stylish day out for all ages and is part of the Northbank Summer Festival of events.

The event’s charity partner is The Connection at St Martins, which helps homeless people in the heart of Central London.

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