The general public come in at 1.30pm for £1, there is a long queue to get in at this time, if you can have the right change ready it helps us enormously to speed up the queue. ‘Small’ children go free, we no longer set an age limit for free child entry, free entry will be automatically applied by our gate staff. We have change at the gate and accept payment in notes or silver but do not accept copper coins. Anyone on crutches/sticks or in a wheelchair may come to the front of the queue. Please note this does not apply to ‘blue badge’ holders in general and entry fees will still apply.
This is not just a boot sale…
Every Sunday 1.30pm – 5pm.
Well organised arrival system – No queues for sellers
Early Bird buyers – 12pm or 12.30pm
General buyers entry from 1.30pm
The boot sale dealers try to keep a secret
From 1.30pm – £1
From 12.30pm – £3
From 12pm – £7
BUYERS ENTRY FEE 1.30pm – £1
DEALERS/EARLY BIRDS 12pm £7, or 12.30pm £3
Our buyers entry gate is through the school directly into the sales area. It is well signposted and is just along the forecourt from the old main gate which will now only be used for vehicle access.
Please bring CASH with you. We do not accept payment by card for entry to the boot. It’s very rare for any sellers to accept payment by card, but recently more and more customers expect to use a card. It’a car boot sale – cash is king!
We have a tiered system of entry for buyers at Battersea. Anyone can come in at any time for the entry fee, you do not need trade id to get in. Sellers are not permitted to look around, buy or sell until 12pm, so if you pay to get first look you really do get first look. To be the first buyers onsite costs £7 for entry at 12pm. Most of our sellers are already onsite by this time with the rest arriving by 1pm. Cheaper option is at £3 at 12.30pm. Almost all of our sellers have arrived by this time, with the rest coming onsite at 1pm. Many people pay £3 right up to and even after 1.30pm just to ʻjumpʼ the queue of buyers waiting to come in at 1.30pm.
Battersea Boot is held in the grounds of Harris Academy, 401 Battersea Park Road, London SW11 5AP.
The entrance to the boot sale is at the back of the school on Dagnall Street and has now been changed to the main school entrance rather than the same gate the vehicles enter through. This can be reached by turning off Battersea Park Road into Culvert Road and taking the first left into Dagnall Street, the entrance is along on the left.
If you arrive on foot, there is a foot path running between the church and the school from Battersea Park road to Dagnall Street. At the end of the footpath turn right and the entrance is along past our vehicle entrance gate. It’s clearly marked, just along on the right.
We have the usual facilities you’d expect to find – hot and cold drinks, & snacks.
Toilets are available in the main building, you need to get a hand stamp when you go out to ensure free re-entry without queueing or paying again.
Battersea is a hardstanding tarmac site so is wheelchair accessible.
We do not have onsite parking for buyers. Street parking is currently without restrictions but wardens patrol the area on Sunday’s and will ticket inconsiderate parking on corners, double yellow lines and residents parking bays. Please do not park in the residential side streets off of Dagnall Street. There is lots of parking further along Culvert Road and in Sheepcote Lane, it is a 2 or 3 minute walk away but easier than driving around in circles looking for somewhere closer
Public Transport Info
Nearest train station is Battersea Park station, this is approx’ 10 minute walk. Turn right when you come out of the station, the boot sale is on the opposite side of the road about 10 minutes walk.
Queenstown road station is 15 minute walk away – turn left out of the station and left at the main road to bring you onto Battersea Park road. Boot sale is around 10 minute walk, on the left.
Nearest tube is Vauxhall, on the Victoria line.
London overground to Clapham Junction station and then a 344 bus.
Buses 44 (Tooting to Victoria) and 344 (Clapham Junction to Liverpool Street) stop right outside the boot sale on Battersea Park road. Get off the bus at the job centre which is almost directly opposite the boot sale.
Buses 319 (Sloane Sq to Streatham) and 49 (White City to Clapham Junction) stop nearby on Battersea Bridge road which is a 10-15 minute walk away.
If you arrive on foot from the Latchmere end of Battersea Park Road, turn right into Culvert Road and first left to the entrance in Dagnall Street. When arriving from the Battersea Park or Queenstown stations direction, turn left into the footpath next to the church and turn right at the end, this will take you to the entrance a hundred yards or so along Dagnall Street on your right.