The best weekend food markets
While Broadway Market is clogged with whippet-walkers, busking indie bands and buggies, Netil Market (just a gourmet loaf's throw away) is an altogether more sedate affair. On top of 15 permanent shops - including a florist, a barbershop, a jewellers and plenty of street food vendors - there's around 15 additional market stalls every Saturday. These offer a microcosm of Broadway Market with food, crafts and bric-a-brac. It’s the brainchild of a local creative community based nearby at Netil House which has focused on giving space to local designers.
Venn Street was pedestrianised by Lambeth Council in 2012 in a conscious effort to gentrify this corner of Clapham, and the weekly market is now open every Saturday 10am-4pm. Traders include Perry Court Farm for fresh produce, Dorset-based Portland Scallop Co. for fish and shellfish caught by day boats, and Une Normande à Londres for French cheeses and charcuterie. There are also several places to choose from for brunch, lunch or a drink and a snack. Venn Street makes an admirable effort to engage with the local community by supporting school events and projects.