Kentish Town Car Boot
Kentish Town Car Boot
5
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
About
Kentish Town Car Boot: a multi-award winning car boot, voted Best of the Best, London, 2023. Located south of Hampstead Heath, Kentish Town Car Boot is a family friendly car boot event, open every Sunday, February to December. A place where locals & international visitors mix, exchange ideas & hunt for elusive collectables in a secure area within Gospel Oak School. There are always interesting bargains to be found; pre-loved, vintage & retro clothing, jewellery & home wares, records, toys, games & flowers in this true recycling environment, from our regular vendors & decluttering sellers. Our giant Toasted Sourdough Sandwich is always popular. We are 3 minutes walk from Gospel Oak train station and 1 minute from C11 bus stop. We provide clean toilet facilities on site. Detailed directions to the market from anywhere in the UK are available from our website & there is a currency converter for tourists to define exactly how much they are spending.
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  • mazzy49
    United Kingdom7 contributions
    Passing a Sun afternoon
    We visited this quaint car boot recently and were surprised at what we found. There were the usual trinkets and baubels to tempt us but two things were different from other car boots we have visited. Entering the place is kind of like meeting an old friend. You almost feel you know the place from the moment you walk in. The guy at the entrance recommended we try their toasted sourdough sandwich. I ignored the 'sales' comment. Later when we felt hungry we decided to share one of these, and I must say it was delicious, more than I could have expected in such a place. This was really a good way to spend a Sunday
    Thank you for such a special review. it is true that we work hard to create a friendly and safe atmosphere for this social car boot and it is wonderful to have our efforts recognised. You are eternally welcome to visit our event at any time and thank you once again.
    Written 28 April 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 11 April 2023
  • N B
    2 contributions
    Great Car boot sale.
    Had a great time selling at this car boot on the weekend. Was impressed with how well organised it was. Cafe selling proper coffee and snacks was a real bonus! The organisers, Sharon and Paul were sooo lovely, friendly and helpful and the general atmosphere with other sellers made for a great day out. Also found the seller costs to be very reasonable compared to some others so will no doubt come back.
    Dear najmab thank you for your wonderful and inspiring review. We will always try to live up to these high standards
    Written 19 June 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 19 June 2023
  • Samantha H
    2 contributions
    Friendly, well organised car boot with terrific stalls
    This car boot is at Gospel Oak school and it is very well organised with a friendly team and convivial atmosphere. Some fascinating stalls too with a good variety of buyers all bartering for bargains. A really good car boot I thoroughly recommend.
    Dear Samantha, thank you for your kind review. It is wonderful to know our efforts are appreciated and we look forward to welcoming you back.
    Written 28 July 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 2 July 2023
  • Jet67021895642
    1 contribution
    CARBOOT WITH A HEART AND EXCELLENT BARGAINS
    Cool Car Boot I have been going to this car boot really since it started. Although I have to travel quite a bit I always look forward to returning home and spending a relaxed Sunday morning chatting with friends and looking for special finds in this cool car boot. I find it great for fashion and accessories and once I have their Costa coffee I start my search. Sharon, who runs the car boot, is very friendly and always helpful, and not just to me. I have often seen her helping heavily laden buyers’ carry things back to their car or will keep goods so buyers can continue to enjoy the car boot without having to carry all their bargains. This place feels safe and friendly, and has good toilet facilities, which is always important for us ladies. With low level background music it is almost club like. A few weeks ago I was there in the hotter weather and they were offering free sun block to everyone as well as a cool down zone. Truth be told, Sharon will often offer free tea & biscuits to any tired looking souls in her vista. Kentish Town Car Boot is family friendly has a great atmosphere and worth checking out.
    Dear Jet, just the best review we could ever expect and so unexpected - thank you. We always look forward to your vibrant visits - and thank you once again.
    Written 2 August 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 31 July 2023
  • MyrhPie
    9 contributions
    The best Car Boot in Town
    I stumbled upon this gem of a car boot in Kentish Town by chance and have since then become a buyer and more recently a seller too. The founder, Sharon (with Paul) certainly knows how to create a really fun, social atmosphere in a safe environment and in a great location. Both Sharon and Paul remain on site to assist and ensure everyone is okay. There is something for everyone here...unique,high quality items and great nargains to suit all pockets and all interests. Refreshments are available (superb toasted sandwiches and very decent coffee). It's clear that the team bring a huge amount of passion and hard work to the running and organisation of this vibrant car boot sale although they make it look so effortless. Kentish Town car boot is definitely a place not to miss if you want to have a fun and interesting start to your Sunday morning/afternoon.
    Wow, how kind you are to express your enjoyment so nicely. We are honoured that you feel this way and so pleased you enjoy the car boot which as much as a place to buy and sell, we see as an important social gathering for all people. You are ever welcome at Kentish Town Car Boot - thank you
    Written 3 August 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 3 August 2023
  • Suzi W
    1 contribution
    Best bootfair find in London
    I took part in this bootfair as a vendor and it was a great experience. The fee was very reasonable, I was given enough space to put out two large tables and the atmosphere was fab. It was busy and varied and friendly. I did really well. I’ve been collecting up enough stuff to do another one this spring and I want to make this local find a regular destination both to visit as a buyer and seller. I’m a massive fan of car boot fairs and know pretty much all the London ones. This one is a real gem. It also sells teas, drinks, cakes and snacks at very reasonable prices from inside the school. No overpriced food vans here. Combine a visit with a trip to Parliament Hill Lido or Primrose Hill which are minutes walk away. Highly recommend.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 18 February 2024
  • Maggie C
    London, United Kingdom14 contributions
    I recomment this car boot
    We are both sellers and buyers at this car boot and it has a lot to commend it. As a vendor, there is no hassle booking a place and the start time and cost is reasonable. As a buyer, again, the start time is reasonable - 10 a.m. instead of 7 a.m. like many car boots - and there is a huge variety of goods for sale at very reasonable prices. I always find a few things I want or need.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 19 February 2024
  • Alex M
    1 contribution
    Great car boot
    Really lovely card boot to sell at! No getting up at 5am and tables are available to rent for a small fee which was so helpful. Would love to see rentable rails in the future but other then that great car boot would recommend for those both buying and selling.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 19 February 2024
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solly m
1 contribution
Feb 2024 • Family
A fantastic day out finding little treasures and a great boot sale for buying and selling
We often go to Kentish town car boot sale as it's local to us , you can expect the friendly faces of the sellers and lovely coffee shop with sourdough sandwiches and hot chocolate
When the weather is bad it goes indoors which is great to keep all dry
It has become one of our favourite Sunday visits.
Written 23 February 2024
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Michael F
1 contribution
Nov 2023 • Friends
Great sale items, so many bargains and amazing pieces to buy, such a friendly vibe you can go pick up the perfect gift while socialising with the friendly sellers.
Written 20 February 2024
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Alex M
1 contribution
Sept 2023 • Couples
Really lovely card boot to sell at! No getting up at 5am and tables are available to rent for a small fee which was so helpful. Would love to see rentable rails in the future but other then that great car boot would recommend for those both buying and selling.
Written 19 February 2024
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Maggie C
London, UK14 contributions
Feb 2024 • Family
We are both sellers and buyers at this car boot and it has a lot to commend it. As a vendor, there is no hassle booking a place and the start time and cost is reasonable. As a buyer, again, the start time is reasonable - 10 a.m. instead of 7 a.m. like many car boots - and there is a huge variety of goods for sale at very reasonable prices. I always find a few things I want or need.
Written 19 February 2024
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Sharon D
2 contributions
Jun 2023 • Friends
Hi I have done a boot sale there and it was really good lots of bargins to be had, all the sellers are all friendly and will be doing another one soon
Written 19 February 2024
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jezzjbull
Ipswich, UK7 contributions
Feb 2024 • Solo
A well loved car boot sale in London. There are lots of stalls, it is well run and well managed by a great team. A great experience for anyone to try.
Written 19 February 2024
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Suzi W
1 contribution
Sept 2023 • Solo
I took part in this bootfair as a vendor and it was a great experience. The fee was very reasonable, I was given enough space to put out two large tables and the atmosphere was fab. It was busy and varied and friendly. I did really well.

I’ve been collecting up enough stuff to do another one this spring and I want to make this local find a regular destination both to visit as a buyer and seller.

I’m a massive fan of car boot fairs and know pretty much all the London ones. This one is a real gem. It also sells teas, drinks, cakes and snacks at very reasonable prices from inside the school. No overpriced food vans here.

Combine a visit with a trip to Parliament Hill Lido or Primrose Hill which are minutes walk away. Highly recommend.
Written 19 February 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Kim F
Perth, Australia11 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
Car boot with real people, real gear, sharing & passing things around for good prices. Starts 11am Sundays
Written 13 August 2023
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Thank you for such a sweet review, so happy you enjoyed your time with us. Hopefully we will see you again soon!
Written 20 August 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

MyrhPie
9 contributions
Jul 2023 • Solo
I stumbled upon this gem of a car boot in Kentish Town by chance and have since then become a buyer and more recently a seller too.
The founder, Sharon (with Paul) certainly knows how to create a really fun, social atmosphere in a safe environment and in a great location. Both Sharon and Paul remain on site to assist and ensure everyone is okay.
There is something for everyone here...unique,high quality items and great nargains to suit all pockets and all interests.
Refreshments are available (superb toasted sandwiches and very decent coffee).
It's clear that the team bring a huge amount of passion and hard work to the running and organisation of this vibrant car boot sale although they make it look
so effortless.
Kentish Town car boot is definitely a place not to miss if you want to have a fun and interesting start to your Sunday morning/afternoon.
Written 3 August 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Wow, how kind you are to express your enjoyment so nicely. We are honoured that you feel this way and so pleased you enjoy the car boot which as much as a place to buy and sell, we see as an important social gathering for all people. You are ever welcome at Kentish Town Car Boot - thank you
Written 4 August 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Jet67021895642
1 contribution
Jun 2023 • Solo
Cool Car Boot

I have been going to this car boot really since it started. Although I have to travel quite a bit I always look forward to returning home and spending a relaxed Sunday morning chatting with friends and looking for special finds in this cool car boot. I find it great for fashion and accessories and once I have their Costa coffee I start my search.

Sharon, who runs the car boot, is very friendly and always helpful, and not just to me. I have often seen her helping heavily laden buyers’ carry things back to their car or will keep goods so buyers can continue to enjoy the car boot without having to carry all their bargains. This place feels safe and friendly, and has good toilet facilities, which is always important for us ladies. With low level background music it is almost club like.

A few weeks ago I was there in the hotter weather and they were offering free sun block to everyone as well as a cool down zone. Truth be told, Sharon will often offer free tea & biscuits to any tired looking souls in her vista. Kentish Town Car Boot is family friendly has a great atmosphere and worth checking out.
Written 31 July 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Dear Jet, just the best review we could ever expect and so unexpected - thank you. We always look forward to your vibrant visits - and thank you once again.
Written 2 August 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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Kentish Town Car Boot is open:
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