Hey guys! How are you doing today? I’m currently prepping for a trip to China next week, and boooy am I stressed out whilst getting ready! Doesn’t help that my half-prepared posts aren’t quiiiite so done yet! Oopsie! But today for Snapshots of London, I wanted to share with you a great little vintage fair I went to a few weeks ago!
Hotties Vintage Village at Earl Haig Memorial.
You might remember from back in the summer I was at the Enfield Pageant and the vintage fair there, Hotties Vintage Village. Well – all through the year, Hotties Vintage hosts fairs throughout North London, Hertford and Essex as well as the Enfield Pageant!
At the end of September, I went along to Hotties Vintage Village at their new North London spot – The Earl Haig in Couch End! The venue is perfect for a vintage fair, being such a quaint old pub with adjacent community hall. It’s shabby chic at its best – and the original features provide a great backdrop for vintage clothing and trinkets to buy!
What I love about Hotties Vintage Village is that there is a nice mixture of vintage and reproduction traders. And I always know I can find something that fits me since Hotties Vintage is all about plus sized vintage style!
There was vintage accessories, reproduction jewellery, vintage spanning the 50’s-80’s, homewares and so much more. It’s always a great rummage there!
And then there’s the Earl Haig itself!
Of course, there’s not just the hall to Earl Haig – there’s also a pub adjacent to it!
Earl Haig started life as a British Legion social club, known lovingly to British people as Workermen’s Clubs. Basically, it’s where old men used to drink, and few of them really exist nowadays. The interior is dated, but purposely to keep its history alive!
I fell in love as soon as I saw it, it reminded me of a Workermen’s Club around the corner from my mum’s house. It’s nostalgic of Saturday nights having a dance, Sunday roasts. And of course — family, Easter and Christmas parties through my childhood.
Hotties Vintage Village will next be at Earl Haig in the new year on 3rd February. With free entry, and a cosy atmosphere, it’s the perfect place to spend a Sunday afternoon vintage shopping. And the best part? Earl Haig do a damn good Sunday Roast – I can’t think of anything better than a roast, a pint and a peruse of vintage, personally!
But before then, Hotties Vintage Village are at Cecil Sharp House in Camden. The Christmas Vintage Village is on 2nd December , and its set to be a good one — keep an eye out on their Facebook page for upcoming trader announcements!