The best new markets in London
Feeling fed up with Borough? Too many crowds at Columbia Road? Try one of the many fresh new offerings on the market
Fri May 2 2014
Every week sees a new carpark or playground re-purposed into a new neighbourhood market. But how to find your latest local? Consult our guide to the newbies setting up stall with foodie fairs, vintage fashion fleas and bric-a-brac markets offering plenty of shopping and snacking inspiration.
The best new weekend markets
A new monthly market has emerged in Putney and it aims to shine a light on emerging and established talent while supporting the local arts industry.
The market that spawned Sir Alan Sugar’s business success via a shampoo stall is back. Over 50 percent of traders live in the surrounding postcode areas, making the market a truly local affair.
All farms selling at this market are either organic or biodynamic. Born out of the Crystal Palace Transition Town scheme, the market runs on two key concepts, cutting carbon emissions and building community resilience.
Fashion Sunday is a new event that aims to give independent talent the opportunity to reach their audiences without coughing up huge figures for physical retail space.
Offering goods and produce that aren’t readily available in the local vicinity, Harringay Market has become something of a community hub.
When you roll out of bed with a hangover, Herne Hill provides the perfect pick-me-up. The vibe is chilled-out, gastronomic window-shopping – for as long as your rumbling stomach can hold out, anyway.
Lower Marsh Market is rapidly expanding, after starting as a weekday foodie strip to service the Waterloo community with street eats for office workers.
Now weekly, the Real Food Market features around 40 food and drink producers selling seasonal produce directly to the public. There's a focus on sustainably and ethically produced food, and the market proudly supports small producers and independent traders.
A small affair, South Kensington Farmers market is FARMA approved, meaning all produce on the market has been grown, raised or caught directly from the nursery, farm or fisherman.
Village Green is a young weekly Sunday market in the heart of Hackney. Its smattering of stalls include an array of hangover-worthy food and twee vendors selling everything from pickles to prints.