Kew Village Market is the winner of the People’s Choice Award 2020

We’re thrilled to tell you that Kew Village Market – run as it is entirely by volunteers – is officially the public’s favourite business in the borough of Richmond! In a hotly contested category of this year’s Richmond Business Awards, with the long list of nominees reduced to a shortlist of five, Kew Village Market was declared the winner of the People’s Choice Award – to general jubilation!

The judges paid particular tribute to the quality and variety of the stalls, and Anne Newton, Richmond Chamber of Commerce CEO and Chair of the Richmond Business Awards Panel, says: ‘This People’s Choice Award category was judged by the general public and Kew Village Market won that vote against a very competitive field. Huge congratulations from us all at the Chamber of Commerce – a well deserved win!’

David Linnette, Chair of Kew Village Market Committee, says: ‘This award means more to us than any other because we’ve won it through the votes and support of all our customers, Kew residents and visitors alike, our wonderful stallholders, local musicians and stalwart band of volunteers. The trophy belongs to us all!’

WANTED - we are looking for a Stall Administrator

Wanted - we are looking for a Stall Administrator for the market.

If you are interested in joining our team of volunteers (or know someone else who might be interested), please contact Christine@kewvillagemarket.org or use our contact form to get in touch.

On the first Sunday of every month* between 10 am and 2pm

What makes Kew Village Market so special? Is it the lovely leafy setting? The particular mix of stalls selling quality food and beautiful crafts? The great live music from local bands? All these and more add up to a monthly community event which residents, visitors and stallholders alike say is absolutely their favourite market – the very best.

With the village streets closed to traffic, on the first Sunday of every month (except January), around 45 independent traders set up their stalls, many of them award-winning and all of them loving what they sell, whether it’s craft beer or charcuterie, hand-knits or herbal infusions, perfect pies or pottery... And with great street food on hand the market has become quite the place to hang out for lunch, listening to the bands in the sunshine-yellow music marquee and meeting friends and neighbours.

Two-thirds of our stallholders sell food and most are with us every month while the craft stalls tend to be more occasional. To help you plan your shopping, a week before each market here you can find a list of the month’s stalls.  And if you’re interested in taking a stall pitch yourself all the details are here.

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They’re playing our song.

We’re grateful to our marvellous medley of musicians not only for bringing the party spirit to the market each month but also for their support of our charity fund-raising.  Two of our favourite bands, Those In Favour and The Orchard Jazz Quartet have written and performed songs about Kew Market - enjoy.

Those in Favour

The Orchard Jazz Quartet

You can buy Kew Village Market – Taste The Music, our compilation CD of great music from favourite local bands, from the KVM stall on market Sundays, with all the profits going to local charities. Or you can now download it any time from Amazon or iTunes.

Best family cooks in the Country - Now it's official!

The Little Indian Kitchen has long been prized by Kew curry lovers. Now KVM stallholder Lorna, her sister Bobby and sister-in-law Monika have been crowned the best family cooks in Great Britain as winners of BBC2s The Big Family Cooking Showdown. ‘Every dish surprised us with amazing flavours,’ said judges Rosemary Shrager and Giorgio Locatelli. ’Everything was cooked from the heart.’ Here’s Lorna with the winner’s chopping board – not the most glamorous of trophys but no less prized for that… Huge congratulations to Lorna and her family from all her friends and customers at Kew Village Market.

Run by Volunteers & supporting local Charities

Kew Village Market is run entirely by local volunteers and all our operating profits are donated to local good causes. Thanks to the support of residents, visitors and stallholders over £75,000 and rising, has been given to neighbourhood charities since the market was launched in 2011.  To find out more, or perhaps to nominate a worthy cause, visit our charity page. And if you know of, or play in, a local band that fancies a spot in the KVM limelight, see our music page.

We hope you enjoy visiting Kew Village Market as much as we enjoy organising it.

Can you help us?

As KVM goes from strength to strength we really need more volunteers to make it happen – if you can spare a couple of hours each month do let us know at the stall or email admin@kewvillagemarket.org. We need help not only with the advance planning and admin but also on market day itself with the set-up and/or breakdown, or traffic marshalling, or roadying for the band.  Hi-vis vest, your own whistle and a friendly atmosphere go with the job...

Market dates for 2020

* Please note that there is no market in January

  • 2nd February 2020
  • 1st March 2020
  • 5th April 2020
  • 3rd May 2020
  • 7th June 2020
  • 5th July 202
  • 2nd August 2020
  • 6th September 2020
  • 4th October 2020
  • 1st November 2020
  • 6th December 2020

If you have a question about the market please have a look in our FAQ or get in touch using this contact form.

Help spread the word

The success of the market really depends on people attending it to support their local businesses and charities, so do please let all your friends know about KVM and also follow us on Facebook and Twitter.  The best way to keep up to date with the market plans is to sign up for our newsletter below:

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Kew Village Market brings Kew to life and people together’

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