Deptford Market

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Most of Deptford Market is your standard south/east London fare: three-pack pants, timber wolf fleeces, Duracells and lighters. Halfway down its length,

though, is a distended gut of impacted crap, presided over by two tennis umpires up stepladders who take money, dispense change and guard against pilfering. There’s a brisk turnover of domestic breakables and massive accretions of video cassettes that never seem to move – a Monument Valley of the VHS age. Haggling can be hit and miss: friends have witnessed stallholders smash items if they think barterers are taking the piss.


Venue name: Deptford Market
Address: Douglas Way
Deptford High Street
Opening hours: 9am-5pm
Transport: Rail: New Cross

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  • Markets and fairs Until Sunday July 5 2020
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Eric Black

The Deptford high street part of the market has some lovely stallholders that have been there for donkeys years. OK the variety of goods isn't great but it's still worth a stroll. Deptford has a wonderful maritime history which needs to be highlighted. Now the anchor has been removed this at least stops the 'drunks' hanging off of it so visually aids the market. Of course the whole street is undergoing road construction so they are trying. Unfortunately there is a downside & that's the section outside the Albany Theatre... it's like a Zombie free for all that drags the whole place down. In conclusion, give it a try and make your own mind up... it's many things but not pretentious.