The best farmers’ markets in London
Located in Lewisham College car park, this friendly weekly market makes a great place to pick up some quality groceries. The focus is on locally-sourced seasonal food, whether that’s a joint for your Sunday lunch, your basic supply of fresh fruit and veg, or cakes, artisan breads, cheese and charcuterie for a special occasion. Highlights include organic meats from Jacob’s Ladder, free-range poultry from Fosse Meadow, organic veg from Wild Country Organics and excellent Spanish cheeses and chorizo from Flavours of Spain.
This award-winning monthly food market puts on regular events and performances to keep its punters happy, but really it's all about the edibles. 26 farmers and producers run stalls selling everything from Portuguese custard tarts to venison and wild boar sausages. The market runs on Maple Road from 9am-1pm on every third Saturday of the month.
We Built This City
London souvenir shops have never been cool. They’re usually the home of sharp-elbowed tourists, barging their way through aisles of wind-up London buses, unofficial royal memorabilia and Lil’ Wayne vests. Until now... We Built This City is the kind of gift shop you're happy to take your cousins to when they come to visit. After a successful stint in a pop-up venue, it's returned to Carnaby for the long haul, selling a selection of curated pieces from London artists inspired by the city around them. Red, white and blue are banned. Artists regularly drop in for live sessions, and you'll find art and design workshops in store, too. East London artist Camille Walala has even given the shop a super cool graphic look both inside and out. Put down the Kate and Wills tea towel, drop the Harry Styles mask and give We Built This City a go.
Venue says: “London-inspired gifts, souvenirs and artwork curated by 250+ artists, designers and makers. Find us at 56b Carnaby Street and online.”