Kensington Spring Dolls House Festival 2014...
Looking forward to the Kensington Spring Festival 2014...
Established in 1985 by Caroline Hamilton and Sue Atkinson, The Kensington Dollshouse Festival (formerly the London Dollshouse Festival) has become the top international show for quality dolls' houses, miniatures and models. In 2005, Charlotte Stokoe took over the organisation of the Festival, and has introduced other events alongside the main show, including workshops, tours to places of interest, free children's activities and free talks from Dollshouse experts.
Visitors travel to London from Japan, USA and Europe to attend the Festival every year and there are over 175 crafts people exhibiting, many of which also come from abroad. 95% of all the items for sale are hand made and you will see an awe inspiring array of miniatures and have the chance to talk to the artisans who create them. This is not just an exhibition for collectors, it is a day out for everyone, of all ages, and you are sure to find everything you need for your dolls house, model or project.
Travelling to the Event
All the information below is provided by the fair organisers and we strongly advise that you check details with them before you travel
Kensington Town Hall is centrally located, 3 minutes walk from the the nearest tube station or bus stop.
By Tube: The nearest tube station is High Street Kensington (Circle and District line). www.tfl.gov.uk or the Kensington Dollshouse Festival website for more details.Notting Hill Gate (Central Line) is the next closest station and is approximately 5-10 minutes walk from the Town Hall. Please check the Transport for London website
By Bus: Bus routes 9, 10, 27, 28, 49, 52, 70, 328, 452 and C1 all stop at Kensington High street.
By Train: The Circle line runs directly from Paddington, Kings Cross/St Pancras, Victoria and Liverpool Street main line train stations. From the Circle line see the tube directions above.
By Car: From High Street Kensington, look out for the large P for parking sign on a central traffic island at Camden Hill Road junction. As soon as you have turned right into Philimore Walk you turn left down the car park ramp.
The parking charges at the Town Hall Car Park are currently:
Up to 1 hour: £4.00
Up to 2 hours: £8.00
Up to 3 hours: £12.00
Up to 4 hours: £16.00
Up to 6 hours: £24.00
Up to 8 hours: £32.00
Up to 10 hours: £40.00
Up to 25 hours: £44.00
Overnight Rate (6pm - 9am): £4.00
Sunday Rate (9am - 6pm): £6.00
Street parking on single yellow lines or meters free after 6.30pm Mon - Sat or all day Sunday.
Festival Opening Times and Ticket Prices
Further details will be confirmed as they become available from the organisers