Model Market

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Last year the makers of Street Feast brought their night-time street food party to an abandoned 1950s covered market in Lewisham. Foodies of south east London loved it so much that it's back in 2015, serving delicious portable dinners from the likes of Rola Wala, Mother Flipper and SmokeStak. Booze comes in all sorts of varieties, most notably alcoholic slushies and shandies served from an old hair salon. Find a spot among the outdoor and indoor eating spaces, or head up to the rooftop to catch the evening sun.

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A welcome addition to the Lewisham scene, Model Market brings a vibe hitherto unknown to the neighbourhood. It is genuinely cool, and showcases the multicultural diversity of Lewisham.

A perfect place to hang out in the sun, with a cocktail (if you don't mind paying North-of-the-river prices in the South), or a glass of wine from the more reasonably priced and rather charming record shop/wine bar Winyl.

Spontaneous dancing circles form around the fire pits, and there is a greater sense of community than in the larger markets. However, the smaller scale also means that less choice is available, and unlike its Shoreditch and Dalston counterparts, Lewisham's Model Market is yet to establish itself as a gourmet destination. Here is to hoping that it will!

Shahina Ali

Curiously located behind the parking lot of Lewisham Shopping Centre, this market is very easily missed if you don’t know where you’re going! Entry was £3 after 7pm which is the better time to go as it didn’t really pick up until 9pm. The drinks were kinda expensive given the setting but the Pina Colada slushies served in a giant hollowed out pineapple were great! Mixed bag of brownies from the SE Cakery were a delicious sweet treat after Mama’s Jerk Chicken with rice and peas. Also, the Mother Flipper Double Candy Bacon Flipper burger was IMMENSE. Music and atmosphere was chilled with an eclectic group of people hanging around chatting and dancing by fire pits, yeah you heard me … fire pits! And if they aren’t your thing, you can pop up to the roof terrace section which runs a one in one out policy.