Whether you fancy filling up on street food, rummaging through vintage clothes or stocking up on fresh fruit and veg, weekends were made for wandering around London's markets. Here are three to visit this weekend.
Head to Peckham this weekend for three days of live music, art, open studios and creative workshops, where even the car park has been given a spruce up with reclaimed materials and plants donated by the RHS. At Reclaimed Rye The Crust Conductor will be providing pizza, Lion City Kitchen will be serving up Singaporean street food or get your jerk chicken fix from south London locals Drums & Flats. If you’re thirsty, flag down a craft beer from the graffiti-covered beer cab courtesy of the London Beer Factory, or surprise your taste buds with Guarapo, a drink made from sugar cane juice. On Saturday, browse vintage clothing while sipping on an organic Eccles coffee, while on Sunday you can learn how to make a terrarium with the Nunhead Gardener or munch on street food while being serenaded by the Owl Parliament Choir.
Peckham Festival. Copeland Park, 133 Copeland Rd, SE15 3SN. Sat Sep 8–Sun Sep 11. Free.
Alongside the usual community stalls, kids entertainment, and face painting antics, there will be live music from Mercury Prize nominee The Comet is Coming and you can learn about a pre-hipster Hackney with local historian Norman Jacobs. But what's the food situation? Expect award-winning nosh from street food stall regulars Hoxton Beach, Souvlaki Street, Deeney’s, Pie Cart, Sugarshack, Hanoi Kitchen, FD Events and Makatcha. Booze is provided by Brew By Numbers with L’Epicerie56 in charge of cocktail creation.
Chatsworth Road Market, Chatsworth Road, E5. Sat Sep 10. Free.
Fancy a free breakfast muffin? All you need to do is join the queue at Hampstead Market at 10am with this form in hand. Mike Norledge, the guy behind the popular Primrose Hill market is giving away 100 breakfast muffins at the opening of his new regular market located behind the Everyman Cinema in Hampstead. Expect quality produce laid on by 45 artisan producers, street-food traders and award-winning farmers. If you're planning a dinner party or you're just really into good-quality grub you can pick up organic veg from Wild Country Organics, raw milk and butter from Hook & Son, and fresh sourdough bread from Olivier’s Bakery; plus if you get peckish on your route, Muffin Man’s muffins and Sub Cult’s subs will curb the hunger pangs. At tomorrow's launch there will also be live jazz, face-painting, balloon animals, 1,000 helium balloons and a food scavenger hunt quiz for children.
Hampstead Parochial School, Holly Bush Vale, NW3 6TX. Sat Sep 10. 10am-3pm every week. Free.Share the story