We’re sure you’ve heard the news by now that Clerkenwell Vintage Fashion Fair has a brand-new venue for 2017 and we couldn’t be more excited about it!
We searched long and hard for the perfect location and we’re looking forward to inviting you to our new home at the Courthouse Hotel in Shoreditch on 19th February, which promises the same vintage glamour you expect from our fairs with even more to experience.
The Courthouse Hotel, which also has a branch in Soho, combines rich history, classic design and modern, 5-star, luxury for a truly unique destination. Converted from, yes, you guessed it, London’s old courthouses, their premises once detained and tried some of London’s most wanted including Reggie and Ronnie Kray (whose former cells you can now enjoy a cocktail in at the Shoreditch venue), Oscar Wilde, Mick Jagger, John Lenon, Christine Keeler and Keith Richards. Since the Old Street Courthouse closed in 1996, it has also become a popular film location, providing the backdrop for shows like Luther and Spooks.
The beautiful building is Grade II listed and inside the Baroque features have been beautifully preserved to set the scene for a day of vintage shopping. Not to mention you’re right on the doorstop of one of London’s most vibrant, stylish and creative neighbourhoods.
We also hope you’ll pop into the Courthouse’s elegant brasserie serving brunch, afternoon tea and cocktails in between browsing fabulous fashion, textiles, books and more! A wide selection of exotic teas are on offer, as well as scones with jam and clotted cream, and a choice of pastries and desserts (who could resist a Blackcurrant Eaton Mess?!)
If you have something to celebrate, why not make a whole day out of it and take your new vintage outfit for a spin by booking the hotel’s private bowling lanes for you and your friends. Or spend the night and relax in the spa with a heated indoor pool, sauna, steam room, fitness centre and treatment rooms.
When summer arrives, we’ll be unwinding after a long day at the fair on the rooftop terrace bar, with panoramic views of the London skyline, and the hotel’s signature jail-themed cocktails.
For our international visitors, or those looking to treat themselves, you can make your trip to Clerkenwell Vintage Fashion Fair this February that bit more convenient by booking your stay at the hotel for a discounted price including breakfast when you quote *CLERKENWELL17*. Guests of the hotel also get free entry to the fair. With our next edition taking place during London Fashion Week, you’ll be 20 minutes from the shows, and just a few steps from the best vintage the capital has to offer!
So, make sure you have a note of our new details and don’t miss out on the vintage event everyone is talking about. Clerkenwell Vintage Fashion Fair takes place on 19th February 2017, 11am – 5pm at Courthouse Hotel, 335-337 Old Street, EC1V 9LL.
We’re expecting a busy day for our first fair at the Courthouse Hotel, so skip the queues and book your ticket in advance, here.
*Please note an additional £15 surcharge applies for double occupancy to cover breakfast*