Only one more sleep to go before the Yarnporium this weekend! We are so excited to welcome you all to London and our amazing vendors and designers who are joining us this weekend.
Some quick tips and last-minute details for you before you head to the venue this weekend:
Venue Location and Hours and City Navigation
The Yarnporium is being held at King's College London, The Strand, WC2R 2LS. The closest tube stations are Temple, Charing Cross or Waterloo - all of which are a short walk away. King's College is located right next door to Somerset House, and if you enter through the cobblestone path connecting Somerset House and King's you'll see the entrance to the Yarnporium right there.
Please note that the Yarnporium will not be open until 10am on either Saturday or Sunday so you will need to queue outside! (see where that big red star is on the map? just outside there!)
If you're unfamiliar with London, we highly recommend the Citymapper app, which is ace for getting around the city!
Tickets and Access
We will have two queues at the Yarnporium outside before the doors open at 10am. One for ticket holders and one for people waiting to buy tickets.
IF YOU ALREADY HAVE ALREADY PURCHASED YOUR TICKET YOU MUST BRING THE PAYPAL RECEIPT PRINTED OUT TO HAND IN TO US. WE WILL PROVIDE YOU WITH A WRISTBAND FOR ACCESS TO THE YARNPORIUM.
If you do not already have a ticket we will have a separate queue at the door for people wishing to purchase tickets. Please note that to keep the queue moving quickly we will not be accepting cards and only cash payments will be accepted.
Food and Money
There is a cafe upstairs from the Yarnporium Great Hall that will be open on the SATURDAY ONLY from 11am to 3pm. There is a seating area here should people wish to have a rest or a knit and natter. Regrettably the cafe is not open on the Sunday and the seating area will not be available.
There are lots of lovely cafes and pubs along the Strand and nearby and a Pret is on the corner just down from the venue at Waterloo Bridge.
There is no bank machine on site however there are plenty in the area. As not all vendors may accept cards you may want to make sure you have extra cash with you to cover any purchases.
If you have registered for a workshop that begins at 9am, please enter through the front of the building on the Strand and make your way to the Great Hall entrance area. One of our volunteers will get you checked in for your class and provide you with a wristband for access to the marketplace.
Please review the workshop description to make sure you bring all materials necessary for your class. Materials are not provided unless specifically stated in the workshop description.
We will have a limited supply of printed Show Guides to hand out on both Saturday and Sunday. Or, you can plan your attack in advance by downloading your copy from our website here! The Show Guide also has class schedules, as well as Meet the Designer times and stand info for all of our exhibitors.
Share Your Pics!
We anticipate running around like crazy on the weekend so we'll be living vicariously through all of your images on Instagram and social media. Please use the hashtag #Yarnporium! Keep your eyes peeled too for Sarah from Crafts from the Cwtch who will be taking over our Instagram feed for the weekend!
Phew! It's going to be a great weekend! We look forward to seeing you!