We’ve done a u-turn and have taken the regrettable decision to cancel the boot this Sunday after all.

We had felt that as the boot is a large open space and it is possible to keep a distance from others that it would be safe to open. However, in light of announcements today that many people are not taking social distancing seriously we feel cancelling is now the responsible thing for us to do.

The school have cancelled our bookings anyway from next week, and at the moment we do not know when we’ll be permitted to open again. We will put any news on this page, and our social media as and when we get it.


Stay safe people, look after each other.

We hope to see you all soon.

Tracey, Martyn & the boys @BatterseaBoot




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. We’re still working through our options to improve and will post any news, as and when, here and in flyers at the boot.



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. We do not cancel at the last minute for bad weather.

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 7am every Thursday.


After Christmas 2019 we open again on 19th January 2020

The dates below are the Sundays that we will NOT be open during 2020:



EASTER 2020 – 2 weeks

Closed 12th April

Closed 19th April





SUMMER 2020 – 4 weeks.

Closed 26th July

Closed 2nd August

Closed 9th August

Closed 16th August

OPEN AGAIN 23rd August




CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR 2020/2021 –

4 weeks, dates to be confirmed…




Full 2021 dates will be added here after Christmas 2020 but will be similar to every year; 2 weeks for Easter, 4 weeks in summer and 4 weeks over Christmas and new year.