A damn fine farmers’ market held in the park surrounding north London landmark Alexandra Palace.
Alexandra Palace Farmers’ Market ranks among north London’s finest for fresh produce. Taking place most Sundays from 10am-3pm, locals flock here for fruit and veg from Kent, pressed fruit juices, rare-breed meats and sausages, top-quality fish, organic bread, cakes and biscuits, relishes and sauces, and handmade pies. There's a decent selection of street food, too, including pancakes, pastries, vegan Indian food, Chinese dumplings and even Guadalupian cuisine.
Because it takes place in the leafy park surrounding Alexandra Palace, this market doesn’t need to pack its stalls super-tightly. There’s a relaxed, villagey vibe and you can peruse while holding a latte without worrying about shunts and spillages. Some temporary seating is provided for market-goers, though on a pleasant day you might prefer to have a picnic in the park.
You’ll find the market near the park’s Muswell Hill entrance. If you have access to a car, there’s loads of free parking on site. If you’re coming on public transport, the W3 bus passes nearby and Alexandra Palace railway is a short stroll away. Turnpike Lane and Bounds Green are the nearest tubes, though you’ll need to allow for a brisk 25-30 minute walk from each. Which, as it happens, is perfect for working up an appetite.
Top Tips: Definitely check the website before setting off. The farmer’s market doesn’t take place every single Sunday, and it moves to nearby Campsbourne School when there’s an event on at Ally Pally. Nick Levine
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|Venue name:||Alexandra Palace Farmers' Market|
off Muswell Hill
|Opening hours:||Sun: 10am-3pm|
|Transport:||Rail: Alexandra Palace rail, then W3 bus|
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Time out could do with fact checking a little more thoroughly. The market alternates locations, check website for full info
Sad to see that Alexandra Palace Trust have effectively banned hot food from the thriving market, just four hot food stalls allowed as of today. Much of what makes this market so great has been culled for no reason. No more curries, no Bokits, no pies, no scotch eggs, no gyoza, no spring rolls etc etc...
If you want to complain contact the trust who have made this decision http://www.alexandrapalace.com/about-us/our-people/
A great farmers' market with a wide selection on offer but you can't beat the ridiculously good served up by rainforest creations. Healthy food has never tasted so good. Cannot recommend enough.
They have things I now can't live with such as raw organic milk, delicious Guinness cakes, sourdough bread, bokit, fried calamari, true free range eggs and chickens and the list goes on!!!
All the vendors are terrific, such good quality ingredients and it keeps getting better. Also, it's such a friendly vibe: people, kids, dogs; it brings people together which is just what a neighbourhood market should do.
A really great range of produce and providers at this market. The perfect place to pop into in preparation for Sunday lunch. Be warned though, it does occasionally move locations!
I feel lucky to have this amazing market near us to visit on Sundays. Full tasty international food and products and packed by friendly visitors, it's where you want to spend your Sunday! My husband and I normally get our lunch there and buy some fresh local produce for the week. Not to forget a couple of slices of freshly baked cakes for our afternoon tea later! And guess what, even our dog can accompany us visiting the market! Perfect