The Classic Car Boot Sale

This ain't no basic boot sale!
Type: Placemaking & Events
Date: 2013 - present

Next event 30th September & 1st October 2023, King’s Cross, London.

The Classic Car Boot Sale is a classic car-lover’s delight, a vintage shopper’s dream and a true mecca for curated secondhand. This event assembles the finest vintage fashion, accessories and homewares traders from across the country and gathers them all in one location, to trade from out of the boots of their vintage vehicles.

Since 2011, The Classic Car Boot Sale has popped up in multiple locations but in recent years, we’ve found it’s London home for our biannual event at Kings Cross. Every edition sees over 150 vintage vehicles and traders joined by thousands of shoppers, collectors, vinyl lovers and petrol heads, for a family-friendly celebration of all things vintage, collectable and up-cycled. The event brings 20 thousand visitors to this fantastic site whilst it continues to undergo exciting and thoughtful regeneration.

As well as buying and selling, this event hosts a show-stopping display of classic cars, London’s finest street food vendors, live vinyl DJs and our very own clothing repair shop, creating an exciting, immersive vintage experience.

Since 2020, we’ve also gathered a cohort of charity retailers as part of The Classic Car Boot Sale. This ‘charity shop zone’ takeover in Coal Drops Yard started to become an event in its own right and so we thought it was about time to give it a name and an identity. Charity Super.Mkt was born and developed from a market-style biannual pop-up to stints in major shopping centres around the UK. You can read more about Charity Super.Mkt here.

We’ve previously held Classic Car Boot Sales at the Southbank, The Olympic Park and Hastings, and plans are afoot for it to pop up in other UK cities.