Curated and organised by Handmade in Britain since 2007, Handmade Chelsea is an established high-end craft and design fair that celebrates the very best of British craftsmanship. Featuring over 100 of the most exciting international and UK-based designer makers who work across a wide range of disciplines – from glass and ceramics, jewellery and fashion, prints and textiles, to sculpture and wood – Handmade Chelsea has unique, eye-catching craft to suit all tastes.

This year, Handmade Chelsea will take place in the form of a dual-model. For the first time ever, those wishing to take part in our event will be able to do so both in-person at the beautiful Chelsea Old Town Hall and/or digitally through our dedicated online platform.

 

Handmade Chelsea Fair

  • Friday 12 – Sunday 14 November 2021
  • Held in the iconic Chelsea Old Town Hall 
  • Shop for unique handmade items across the Christmas gift-buying period.
  • Meet designer-makers face-to-face and commission bespoke items.

 

Handmade Chelsea Online

  • Wednesday 17 – Sunday 21 November 2021 
  • Held on a customised and easy to use platform
  • Interact with exhibitors, watch live demonstrations, attend talks programs, and shop for unique products from anywhere in the world.

Date & Location

12 - 14 November 2021

Thursday: Opening times TBC
Friday/Saturday: 11am - 6pm
Sunday: 11am - 5pm

Chelsea Old Town Hall, King’s Road, Chelsea, London SW3 5EE, UK

Information Coming Soon

Handmade Chelsea

Opening Hours and Days

Friday 12 November – Saturday 13 November: 11am – 6pm

Sunday 14 November: 11am – 5pm

Tickets

Tickets will be available from September 2021

Venue

Chelsea Old Town Hall, King’s Road, Kensington and Chelsea, London, SW3 5EE

How to Get There

London Underground

Take the Circle or District Line to Sloane Square. Walk across Sloane Square and straight down the King’s Road (passing Peter Jones Department Store on your right hand side). Chelsea Old Town Hall is approximately a ten-minute walk down the King’s Road, on the left hand side immediately opposite the lower end of Sydney Street. You may also take a bus via the routes listed below.

Alternatively, you can take the Piccadilly or Circle and District Line to South Kensington. Walk south on Old Brompton Road, followed by a left turn. Continue down Old Brompton Road (passing Bela Bartok Memorial on your left hand side) for approximately 5-minutes. Turn right on Fulham Road, followed by a left turn down Sydney Street. Continue down Sydney Street for approximately 6-minutes (passing The Royal Marsden School and Royal Brompton Hospital). At the end of Fulham Road, turn left onto Sydney Street, followed by a left turn onto King’s Road where Chelsea Old Town Hall is located.

Local Bus Routes

Bus numbers 49 or 211 (Alight in the King’s Road at Chelsea Old Town Hall and the lower end of Sydney Street). Alternatively catch bus numbers 11, 19, 22, 211 or 319 from Sloane Square/King’s Road.

Car Parking

Chelsea Old Town Hall has 3 parking bays, 2 are provided for Main Hall hirers and 1 for Small Hall hirers. There is a small public car park (35 spaces) at the lower end of Sydney Street that operates Mon–Sat from 07:00–19:00. On-street parking is permitted at metered bays in nearby side streets.

Handmade Chelsea Online

Opening Hours and Days

Wednesday 10 – Sunday 14 November 2021

Opens Wednesday 10 November 2021 at 11am until Sunday 14 November at 6pm

Register

Registration to attend the online fair will open in September. 

Why Exhibit ?

Handmade Chelsea Fair

“In a lovely Victorian hall, this is the go-to gift emporium. Meet 100 designer-makers, happy to explain their art or craft, to sell on the spot or take special orders” – Barbara Chandler, Evening Standard, Handmade in Britain VIP guest

“I made some nice sales during the show and have had some lovely follow up which often happens with jewellery. As usual it was a very well organised and a great supportive atmosphere.” – Susi Hines, Handmade Chelsea 2019 exhibitor

“I felt delighted by the number of people interested in my craft and skills, and so pleased by the number of galleries and high-end boutiques present who quickly offered potential business. I had a wonderful time. Handmade in Britain was not only a four day event, but a lifetime event!” – Remy Dubibe, Handmade Chelsea 2019 exhibitor

2019 in Numbers

  • Received over 3000 visitors.
  • Was featured in major publications such as The Evening Standard.

Benefits of exhibiting

  • Be part of  a renowned contemporary craft and design fair in the heart of affluent London.
  • Benefit from a marketing and PR campaign targeting an extensive audience.
  • Gain fantastic exposure and meet new buyers, press and industry contacts. 
  • Be part of a very high-quality and visually-pleasing event.
  • Engage, interact, and sell on a face-to-face basis

Handmade Chelsea Online

“The event was able to hold onto the one on one personal experience of visiting a craft fair by opening up conversations and studio tours with the artists and allowing visitors a look behind the scenes at the processes and talents involved.” – Dani Crompton, Handmade Chelsea Online 2020 Exhibitor

“It was truly ‘interactive’ giving us the opportunity to chat with customers and share new ideas. The live sessions were especially good; enabling a creative window into our studio where we could share our making process and showcase our new collection, as well as answering questions.” – Tamara Williams from RubyKite, Handmade Chelsea Online 2020 Exhibitor

“I got orders during the show, and certainly have increased orders on the Handmade Online platform since.”
Helen Chatterton, Handmade Chelsea Online 2020 Exhibitor 

2019 in Numbers

  • Reached over 2.44 million people.
  • Received over 17000 visitors from 80 countries.
  • Live sessions and workshops watched by over 1445 people.

Benefits of exhibiting

  • Sell to an international audience of craft-lovers.
  • Be part of an extensive international digital marketing campaign to raise the online profile of your business.
  • Tap into Handmade in Britain’s extensive online community (over 126,200 followers across social media channels).
  • Receive guidance and support from the Handmade in Britain team to set up your online selling page.
  • Once the fair is over, easily transfer your products to continue selling on Handmade in Britain’s online store.

Download our Information Pack for more information.

APPLY

EXHIBITING WITH US | Handmade Chelsea 

Before you apply using our online form below please familiarise yourself with:

INFORMATION PACK
Open, view and download your information pack about joining Handmade Chelsea 2021 as an exhibitor.Click here to open >>

Applying to exhibit takes a maximum of 20 minutes. In order to complete successfully our short online application form, please have ready the following details about you and your work:

  • Your business contact information
  • 25-30 words about you and your collection (third person)
  • Four professionally photographed pieces and one example of a previous stand display

We recommend using Google Chrome or Firefox to complete the application form, rather than Internet Explorer or Safari. If you are experiencing any issues submitting your form, please check you have uploaded all of your images at the required size and completed all compulsory fields

Contract

If you wish to be considered, it is essential that you complete and return your Contract  otherwise your application will be deemed incomplete and we will be unable to proceed further

Download the Handmade Chelsea 2021 Exhibitor Contract here
Download the Handmade Chelsea 2021 Artisan Food Contract here

Please return completed contract in pdf with terms & conditions by email to [email protected] or [email protected]

Application Form

Handmade Chelsea FAQs

Tickets will come on sale in September. To be informed of when tickets will be available, subscribe to our mailing list.

Yes, throughout the days of the fair you will be able to purchase tickets from us at the venue.

If you require a carer to attend the fair with you, you are eligible for one complimentary carer ticket. Carer tickets can be reserved online once tickets go on sale. Please note that you must provide proof of disability on collection of your tickets through one of the following:

  • Attendance Allowance or Carer’s Allowance letter of award
  • Incapacity Benefit books, or a letter notifying the recipient that the benefit has been awarded Incapacity Benefit or Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
  • A valid Blue Badge
  • In the case of visual impairment, a registration card known as the BD8 or a Certificate of Visual Impairment (CVI)
  • A local authority registration document which is local to the attraction where it is being submitted 
  • Credability’s Access Card

The fair will take place at Chelsea Old Town Hall

Handmade Chelsea strives to be all inclusive and open to everyone. The event is accessible to visitors in wheelchairs and those with other disabilities.

Yes, there will be a cloakroom available for you to store your coats and small bags.

There is a lovely cafe on site that will have a selection of snacks and drinks available. We ask that you refrain from bringing your own food and drink into the venue.

There are several cash points around the venue, however we do accept card payments as well.

Handmade Chelsea Online FAQs

Wednesday 10 – Sunday 14 November 2021

Registrations will open in September.

You do not need any special software to take part in a virtual event. All you will require is a phone, tablet or computer with a good internet connection. We recommend using a Chrome browser where possible, and making sure that you have installed the latest software updates required for your device and internet browser ahead of the event. You will not be visible or audible, and you don’t need a headset or microphone.

Attendance to the the online fair is free.

Absolutely! The beauty of having an online fair lies in the fact that anyone from anywhere in the world can attend.

We are currently able to make deliveries to the following countries:

Mainland UK: Everywhere

UK Highlands & Islands: Everywhere

Europe: Ireland, Belgium, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Denmark, France, Germany, Monaco, Greece, Portugal, Italy, Spain, Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Cape Verde, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Finland, Georgia, Gibraltar, Greenland, Hungary, Iceland, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Macedonia (Republic of), Malta, Moldova (Republic of), Montenegro, Norway, Poland, Romania, Russian Federation, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and Ukraine.

USA & Canada: Everywhere

Asia: Brunei Darussalam, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Macao, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam

Other: Australia, New Zealand

Delivery charges vary from item to item and are displayed within the individual product listing. These charges are set by the exhibitors themselves.

We have a live chat function on each of our exhibitors’ profile pages, simply send them a message there to chat about getting a bespoke product made.

Exhibitor FAQs

To successfully complete our short online application form, have ready information about you and your work; your business contact information, 25-30 words about you and your collection (third person), 4 professionally photographed product images & 1 previous stand image.

There is no separate application fee. However, if you are successful you will be required to pay a participation fee.

Click the link here and follow the instructions in order to submit your online application.

We will send our decision within one week of our deadline. If your application is successful we will send you a Welcome email, if your application is unsuccessful, we will send you a short feedback.

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