New arts and crafts market set to add to growing Islington throng

Chapel Market in its heyday, circa 1900 Pic: Islington Local History Centre

Chapel Market in its heyday, circa 1900 Pic: Islington Local History Centre - Credit: Archant

An arts and crafts market will join the growing throng of traders in Chapel Market from Saturday.

The stalls will sell all manner of hand-made goods from coats and dresses to blown glass, toys, paintings, scented candles and dried meat.

Christine Lovett, chief ­executive of the Angel business district, said: “We’re ­delighted to be working with the council to boost local businesses by attracting more visitors and offer a bigger choice of shopping for local residents.”

Cllr Rakhia Ismail, Islington Council’s executive member for Community Development said, “Our street markets are an important part of the local community.

“The new Arts and Crafts area of Chapel Market will enrich the experience for shoppers and add even more variety to the stalls there.”

The market will run from 9.30am to 4.30pm halfway down Chapel Market, Islington.

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