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Opening Dates and Times:
Week One: 28 Sept – 3 Oct
Week Two: 5 – 10 October
10.30am – 6pm Daily
10.30am – 3.30pm Sundays
St Paul’s (2-minutes walk)
Mansion House (6-minute walk)
Bank (7-minute walk)
City Thameslink (9-minute walk).
Bike-hire is available on Cheapside.
Several bus routes stop near St Paul’s Cathedral – see tfl.gov.uk for details.
Entrance and Exit
Please enter the Fair via our Foster Lane entrance. Please be aware that there may be a queue to regulate numbers within the building.
You will need to show your ticket on arrival. Please try to arrive within you allocated entry time. Your timed entry is valid for two and a half hours and admittance after the stated time may not be possible.
Disabled access to the Hall is via a street level lift on Carey Lane bringing users up to the Ground Floor. Anyone requiring this service should ring the bell by the doorway on Carey Lane and Hall or Security staff will come to assist as required.
From there a second lift goes from the Ground Floor to the Public Rooms on the first floor. A disabled toilet is situated beside the Ground Floor lift on the Ground Floor.
If you or anyone you live with has COVID-19 symptoms, or if you have recently been in contact with someone who has COVID-19, we ask that you please postpone your visit to the Fair.
NHS Covid Pass
To ensure the safety of exhibitors, staff and guests, all visitors will be asked to show proof of double vaccination or negative lateral flow test to gain entry to the Hall. UK-based visitors can use their NHS Covid Pass and international visitors, the equivalent from their country of origin. The vaccine card is not acceptable proof of vaccination.
You can get a digital version using the NHS App or NHS website. You can download it as a PDF, access via the app on your smartphone, or get it sent to you in an email. For a step by step video guide on how to get your covid pass click here.
- downloading the NHS App – you must be registered with a GP surgery in England to use the app.
- using the online NHS COVID Pass service
You will need an NHS login to use these services. You’ll be asked to create one if you do not have an NHS login already.
If you’ve had your vaccine in the UK, your pass lasts for 30 days, but the 30 day period refreshes every time you log in.
If you’ve had a negative PCR test or rapid lateral flow test, your pass is valid for 48 hours after a negative result.
You can get an NHS COVID Pass letter sent to you in the post. This shows you’ve been vaccinated against COVID-19. It does not show COVID-19 test results.
You should get the letter within 5 working days.
You can use your letter at venues in England where you need to prove your COVID-19 status 2 weeks after you have been fully vaccinated.
You do not need to be registered with a GP surgery or have an NHS login for this.
You can get a letter by:
requesting a COVID Pass letter online
calling 119 (if you are overseas you need to call +44 151 905 0119 – you will be charged according to your carrier’s rates) – do not call if you’re travelling in more than 4 weeks’ time.
Additional Covid-safe measures
Timed ticketing will be in place at this year’s Fair to manage visitor numbers to the Hall and ensure you have the best experience possible. Please be aware of the timings to help support other visitors and staff.
Contact-free temperature checks for all visitors, exhibitors and staff will take place as you enter the Hall. If you show a temperature higher than 38 degrees, you and your party may be unable to enter the Fair.
An official NHS QR code will be displayed on arrival for you to check in with the NHS COVID-19 App. The data you provide will be held securely for 21 days after the date of your visit and will only be shared with NHS Test and Trace if requested, to help prevent the spread of coronavirus.
We will be operating reduced cloakroom facilities during the Fair. Please only bring one small bag per person, if possible.
Please take care of yourself and others by keeping a safe distance from people in the Hall during your visit. Wearing a face covering is now a personal choice, for the safety of other visitors and our staff, please continue to wear a face covering if you can.
We ask you to use the hand sanitiser provided as you enter the Hall. Sanitiser can also be found throughout the building. Goldsmiths’ Hall is sanitised and professionally cleaned on a regular basis by our on-site cleaning team.
Further information can be found in our privacy notice.
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