About Us

About Urban Makers

Urban Makers was founded in Bow, East London, by two designer friends Ilka Dickens and Julia Redgrove. Since 2015 we have been hosting makers markets, pop-up shops and creative workshops in London.

You can find us at Old Spitalfields Market on Wednesdays and on the last weekend of every month. We also host seasonal makers markets at the Ecology Pavilion, Mile End Park.

We believe in nurturing creative people with unique businesses, dreams and ideas. We have curated a range of gifts which are not only beautiful but ethical and made with care for the environment. Every time you buy from us you can be rest assured that you are supporting an independent small business which in turn helps our economy where it needs it most.

Our Urban Makers Shop is now open at 347 Roman Road E3 5QR.

Want to sell with us online? Apply here

Please see our events page for upcoming markets and workshops and how to apply. Read our FAQs here 

Julia and Ilka

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Christmas Reed Diffuser Workshop

Christmas Reed Diffuser Workshop with Roots By VanL  Enjoy a relaxing afternoon at our Christmas Reed Diffuser workshop at the Urban Makers Christmas market, where you will learn the basics of perfumery. Saturday December 9th 2 – 3.30pm  Urban Makers Christmas Market – Ecology Pavilion Mile End Park MAP BOOK HERE This workshop will smell […]

Christmas Candle Making Workshop

Christmas Candle Making Workshop with Old Bexley Soap and Candle Co  Learn the art of candle making in a fun, relaxing, and engaging workshop led by Paula, the expert behind Old Bexley Soap & Candle Co. In this step-by-step class, you’ll discover the secrets to blending, pouring, and setting your very own Christmas Candle. Whether […]

Top 10 tips for preparing for a Makers Market or Show

Thank you Lelloliving for allowing us to share this insightful piece. Lelloliving, have a background in setting up stands; from craft stalls at makers markets to major shows & design fairs. They’ve tried it all (and made some mistakes along the way!) Here are their top 10 tips for being properly prepared & standing out […]

Be A Small Business Success – Part 2

By Gabrielle Taylor – The Brand Curator  How to follow through with the tips from part 1 BE ORGANISED Now this could be easy or hard depending on your personality, but some organisation is essential for a successful business. So, my advice is to find a method that works for you and embrace it, whether […]

Be A Small Business Success – Part 1

By Gabrielle Taylor –   The Brand Curator  I love the beginning of a new business, but I know even with amazing skills or fabulous products, starting up a brand or managing a business, can feel overwhelming. From logistics to creative there are many areas to build and a whole host of skills required to […]

Urban Makers Summer Market

Urban Makers are returning to the Ecology Pavilion Mile End Park, to host our annual Summer market. Fifty different  designers  will be joining us each day selling everything from homeware, jewellery, art, candles, toys, clothing and accessories. All sustainable and ethical. June 24th and 25th 2023 Opening times 11 – 5pm – free entry  Good […]

Candle making workshop at Urban Makers Summer Market

Join Luxury Soy Candle business Brûler in this exclusive candle making workshop at the Urban Makers’ Summer Market. The Ecology Pavilion Mile end Park  June 25th 14.30 – 17.00 Ever wondered how you make a candle? Or looking for something different to do with your weekend? Why not join us in this candle making workshop […]

African Tote Bag Decorating Workshop

African Tote Bag Decorating Workshop with Eileen Wedderburn June 25th 11 – 2pm at the Urban Makers Summer Market  The Ecology Pavilion, Mile End Park E3  BOOK HERE Join us for an exciting afternoon of creativity and culture at our African Tote Bag Decorating Workshop! This event is perfect for anyone who loves African-inspired fashion and wants […]

Patch embroidery workshop

Come to this embroidery workshop hosted by Gini Bean at the Urban Maker Summer Market, Mile End Ecology Pavilion! June 24th 2 – 4pm at the Urban Makers Summer Market  The Ecology Pavilion, Mile End Park E3  BOOK HERE The Thrival Library is a collection of tools, or things, we use to survive and thrive in […]

Soap Making Workshop with Roots By Van L

Enjoy an introduction to the process of traditional soap-making from start to finish. June 24th 11 – 2pm at the Urban Makers Summer Market  The Ecology Pavilion, Mile End Park E3  BOOK HERE Whether you’re looking for a satisfying new craft to enjoy or you want to make some personalised gifts for your loved ones, […]

Beginner Punch Needle Workshop

Treat yourself to a creative experience with The Modern Crafter and learn how to punch needle at their workshop on Sunday 25th June from 11am until 1pm. You will learn how to punch needle one of their Summer punch needle patterns from Watermelons to Pineapples, Sunsets and Monstera Plants! The Modern Crafter is run by sisters Rachel […]

Garden in a Teacup workshop

Struggling to find that perfect gift for a family member or dear friend? Looking for a unique present for somebody who seems to have almost everything already? Wed, 30 November 2022, 16:00 – 18:00 GMT Location: Mezzanine floor, next to The Loft Bar Old Spitalfields Market 16 Horner Square London E1 6EW Join my Garden in a […]