BUYERS ENTRY TIME UPDATE 31st August 2021
As many restrictions are lifted we will now go back to our old opening time for the general public. From 5th September we’ll open to the public at 1.30pm for £1 entry. Dealers entry times remain unchanged at 12pm £5 and 12.30pm £3.
Welcome back! As the vast majority of people are aware by now, the boot site is now smaller than it used to be. We lost the use of most of the first playground area at the end of Summer 2019.
For our re-opening in April 2021 we have a NEW buyers entry gate. We hope the boot will feel more as it did prior to 2019. Buyers entry times will be closer together, and buyers will enter onsite straight into the the sales area rather than through the awful building site!
We will NOT increase our prices for sellers or dealers. The only price increase will be for general buyers from 50p to £1. The vast majority of boot sales have charged £1 for many years. We haven’t increased our buyers entry fees for about 15 years (!!!) so we felt this was overdue and fair.
Vehicles will still access the boot via the same gate, but buyers will enter via the school access doors (old customers will recognise this, as it was the way to the toilets) You’ll go along the ramp and into the gate directly to the second playground area. The new buyers entrance will be well signposted with red banners outside.
BatterseaBoot closes for regular planned and published holidays three times a year; Easter, August and Christmas.
We close for a total of four weeks over Christmas & into January, two weeks for Easter and four weeks in July/August. Other than that we are always open, rain or shine. On the very rare occasion we might be forced to cancel due to the site not being suitable for use we ALWAYS put a message on the bookings page & home page of our website, our Facebook page, AND our 24hr phone line.
We take our holidays at the same time every year and generally in line with school holidays.
Please save our number in your phone – it’s easier to make a quick call to check we’re open than have a wasted journey; 07941 383 588. We always update our voicemail when we are going to be closed and you can call it 24/7. Obviously during holidays we cannot reply to text messages so please call or check this website.
We also change the home and bookings pages of our website and pin a post on our Facebook page when we are closed. We have ‘date reminder’ flyers available from the gate every week, all year round. Our dates will always be published here, at the boot sale, on our social media, and in the local press as far in advance as possible.
Our pitch bookings launch at 8am every Monday, except after our holidays when we launch on Thursdays at 8am.
EASTER 2022 – 2 weeks
Closed – 10th April
Closed – 17th April
OPEN AGAIN – 24th April
Bookings will launch later than usual on Thursday 21st 8am
SUMMER 2022 – 4 weeks
Closed – 14th August
Closed – 21st August
Closed – 28th August
Closed – 4th September
OPEN AGAIN 11th September
Bookings will launch later than usual on Thursday 8th at 8am
CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR 2022/2023
Closed 25th December 2022
Closed 1st January 2023
Closed 8th January 2023
Closed 15th January 2023
OPEN AGAIN 22nd January 2023
As always bookings will launch later than usual on Thursday 19th January at 8am.
Full 2023 dates will be added here as soon as we have them but will be similar to every year; 2 weeks for Easter, 3 or 4 weeks in summer and 4 weeks over Christmas and new year.