Move over, Dalston. Something exciting is happening south of the river. The railway arches next to Deptford station are being transformed into an independent market beneath the restored Grade II-listed carriage ramp, London’s oldest surviving railway structure. Deptford Market Yard officially opens its doors in October, but the first stalls will be appearing over the next few weeks.
There are 15 vendors (with more to be announced) including boutique homeware shop Win & Ruby, African clothing stalls Gita’s Portal and Be London, ethical hair salon The Box and party pop-up Little Nan’s, which will be serving up its signature cocktails in teapots. And, because no self-respecting London market is complete without it, there’s a seriously tasty street food line-up: Mama’s Jerk, Frankie Goes to Bollywood and The Cheese Truck among others.
Also look out for Circus Fit, where you can try your hand at using silks, hoops, ropes and a trapeze. Just make sure you swing by there before stuffing your face with all that street food, or it could get messy.
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