​​​​​​​North End Road Autumn Festival

We held our traffic-free North End Road Autumn Festival Saturday 24 September, and everyone was invited!

More than 15,000 residents came along to on the day to take part in the fun-filled, family friendly, car-free day, complete with food, music, street entertainers and a wide variety stalls selling everything from courgettes to cushions.

Interested in seeing the fun for yourself? Take a look at our Flickr folder of the day.

If you came along and perused the stalls, we’d love to know what you thought of the festival. Please fill in our short feedback survey to share your thoughts on how we can improve our next seasonal market.

Read more about what the festival entailed  

  • When: Saturday 24 September,10am to 5pm 
  • Where: North End Road, Fulham, SW6 
  • Tube: Fulham Broadway, West Brompton and West Kensington 

There’ll be live music including Battle of The Bands, street entertainment,120+ stalls and much more.  

Shop... arts, crafts, jewellery, vintage, candles, home accessories, fashion and gifts. 

Eat... street food from around the world plus fresh produce. 

Enjoy... live bands, DJ’s, street theatre and children's workshops. 

Stop by… at our regular market traders for your fresh fruit and vegetables  

Live music will take place at five locations on North End Road from Lillie Road to Vanston Place.

The festival will extend to Jerdan Place with a Fulham Fringe Zone providing an array of multi sports, live music and entertainment.

A global feast

Doing what North End Road does best, the festival will have a whole world of street food on offer, with more than 120 stalls for visitors to choose from.

From churros by Cinnamon and Sugar to Korean street food by Food Gangnam Style, Ethiopian food by Taste of Ethiopia London, Greek souvlaki wraps by Little Greece UK, and organic hot dogs and burgers from Pick’s Organic Farm, there’ll be something for everyone.

If you’d like to sit while you eat, there’ll be benches and designated seating areas throughout.

Live music and entertainment programme

  • Street entertainment
    Man dressed as a ranger with wide brim safari hat and khaki shirt carrying a baby dinasour.
    Image caption: Baby Dinosaurs

    Baby Dinosaurs

    Four cute new-born baby dinosaurs have hatched out of a giant dinosaur egg and you can meet them!  Meet baby Triceratops, baby brontosaurus, baby Raptor and baby Ankylosaurus at the junction of Tourney Road and North End Road.

    Natural Ink Screen Printing Drop In

    Just one of the many street stalls providing free fun and exciting activities. 
    Come and try silk print screening with natural inks.  Aged 6 and upwards. From 10am to 4pm.

    Street entertainers

    Look out for the wonderful and varied street entertainers who will be walking up and down the length of North End Road for the duration of the festival.

    A woman on stilts dressed in a waitress outfit pushing a 3 tier trolly laden with cakes.
    Image caption: Tea Lady

    Tea Lady - 11.30am, 1pm, 2.30pm, 3.30pm

    A woman in a dress and head dress adorned with autumnal leaves holding 4 glass balls.
    Image caption: Enchanted Autumn

    Enchanted Autumn - 11am, 12.30pm, 2pm

    Two very jolly looking older women riding shopping trollies.
    Image caption: Grannies

    Grannies - 12 noon, 1.30pm, 3pm

    Two men with large beards on stilts wearing bright yellow souwesters and matching waterproofs and huge wellington boots, one of the me is carrying a bucket of fishing nets..
    Image caption: The Fishermen

    The Fishermen - 11am, 12.30pm, 2pm

    Two women with flowers in their long curly hair, wearing  taffeta and silk gowns, one in copper tones and one in blue tones.
    Image caption: Enchanted Girls

    Enchanted Girls - 12 noon, 1.30pm, 3pm

    Two people in puppet costumes as the characters Hodman and Sally, a sweet, short, old couple carrying huge sacks on their backs.
    Image caption: Hodman and Sally

    Hodman and Sally - 11.30am, 1pm, 2.30pm

  • Coomer stage - Battle of the Bands 
    Battle of the Bands
    Logos of organisations supporting the Battle of the Bands: H&F Council, ILEC conference centre, IBIS hotels and Kennedys seafood restaurant
    The Battle of the Bands contest, sponsored by the Ibis Hotel in Lillie Road, will run throughout the day with the winners being announced at 5pm.

    10.30am - Blousey (Art rock)

    11.15am - Clay Soldiers (Stoner grunge)

    12pm - Menaura (Ambient rock)

    1pm - Don’t wake the Neighbours (Rock)

    1.45pm - Castlecombedrive (Anthemic rock)

    2.30pm - Edna Louise (Neo soul mixed with jazz, funk and disco)

    3.30pm - Funk Remedies (Funk and fusion)

    4.15pm - IDoris (Mummycore riotpop kitchenpunx)

    5pm - Battle of the Bands winner announcement and presentation 

  • Sedlescombe stage
    Hammersmith & Fulham Council

    10.30am - Layla Mai Knight (Feel good tunes to emotional ballads)

    11.15am - Punching Preachers (Rock Soul)

    12.15pm - ZHL String Ensemble (Classical, Jazz, Pop) 

    1.15pm - Punching Preachers (Rock Soul)

     2.15pm - Vibez Groovers (Reggae, Ska, Motown) 

    3.15pm - ZHL String Ensemble (Classical, Jazz, Pop) 

    4.15pm - Vibez Groovers (Reggae, Ska, Motown)

  • Shorrolds stage
    Hammersmith & Fulham Council

    10.30am - ZHL String Ensemble (Classical, Jazz, Pop)

    11.15am - Georgie Price (Pop Rock Drum and Bass)

    1pm - Roots FM UK DJ Piper (Smooth Sounds)

    3pm - Choice FM UK DJ Boots (Soul, Motown and Disco classics)

  • Jerdan Place stage
    Discover Fulham - Fulham Bid logo
    (Jerdan Place, Fulham, by St John’s Church, North End Road)

    11.15am - Fulham brass band (Brass band)

    12.10pm - Urban play dance (Dance troupe)

    12.45pm and 13.20pm - Fulham fest piano trio (Classical music)

    2pm - F45 fitness (Fitness demo)

    2.35pm - Ruth (Gospel Singer)

    3.10pm - Sj Dance (Dance School)

    3.45pm - Interrupt The Routine (Interractive comedy sketch)

    4.40pm - London school of samba (Samba dance and music)

    Street acts

    11am to 4pm - Face painting 

    11.30am, 12 noon and 12.30pm - Bubble inc (Bubble Wizard)

    1pm, 1.30pm and 2pm - Circus workshop (Interactive circus tricks for kids)

    4pm, 4.30pm and 5pm - Circus workshop (Interactive circus tricks for kids)

  • Lillie stage
    Earls Court Development Company
    10am to 10.45am - Cat Elliott (singer/ songwriter)

      11am to 11.45am - Vince Spade Magician

      12pm to 12.45pm - Samba do Chapeu (Brazilian band)

      1pm to 1.45pm and 3pm to 3.45pm - CSI (Steel band)

      2pm to 2.45pm - Dankira (East African dance group)

      4pm to 5pm - Queera Lynn

      In front of and around the Lillie stage you will find:

      • deckchairs on a grassed area
      • kids games such as Giant Jenga
      • Queen Bee with her spinning glass orb
      • a giant see-saw
      • Hammersmith Community Gardens doing bulb planting in pots with children
      • a pedal bike powered fruit smoothie maker
      • Community Hub stand.

    Traffic arrangements for 24 September  

    The autumn festival is part of the council’s popular series of traffic-free seasonal events which are helping to revitalise our high streets. 

    North End Road will be closed to traffic and diversions will be in place between Lillie Road and Dawes Road from 5am to 8pm.

    Vehicle access to all side roads for residents via Walham Grove and Dawes Road.  

    No vehicle access to North End Road from Anselm Road, Armadale Road, Epirus Road, Eustace Road, Haldane Road, Halford Road, Racton Road, Coomer Place, Tournay Road, Sedlescombe Road or Shorrolds Road.  

    Stewards will supervise resident access to and from Coomer Place via Racton Road. 

    Haldane Road which will become a two-way street during the event.

    An emergency gate on Ongar Road will be left open to allow access to Lillie Road. 

    Bus routes 28 will be diverted via Lillie Road and Dawes Road. 

    Resident parking restrictions will remain in place.


    The following map shows road closures, diversions and resident access for the event.

    North End Road map showing street closures for the autumn festival

    Any questions?

    If you have any questions about the North End Road Autumn Festival, please contact Sonia Gorniak on sonia.gorniak@lbhf.gov.uk or 020 8753 5585.

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