Monday, 29 October 2012


Chatsworth Rd Market in Lower Clapton, Hackney is an easy and serene affair perfect for those that like to ease gently into Sunday morning. Chatsworth Road is Broadway Market, for the over 30's. Plenty of coffee and wholesome food cafes, but without the pubs and intensity. The bonus is that Chatsworth doesn't seem to be victim to Broadway prices.

There are many places to take breakfast or brunch. With all the yummy food stalls you can either east out or buy and run back home! Creperie du Monde is a great place to meet friends and indulge. Choose from yummy sweet and savoury crepes, waffles and omlettes. On the menu is the "French Favourite" crepe with nutella with banana.

Also popular is the bakery stall on Chatsworth Road Market. Local queue for freshly bakes breads, pastries, flans and cakes. We can vouch for the Danish Pastry and the French Flan is excellent!

Another take home bake can be bought at Bamber Brothers, tasty scrumptious cheese cake.  White Choc Oreo might be your thing?

If you appreciate a good jam, London Borough of jams are serving up their much loved preserves. Raspberry and lavender is sweet and fragrant.

Isle of Olives also have a delicious honey collection. Deeney's Scottish Flavour served us an awesome bacon, cheese and haggis sandwich with mustard and onion relish.

Long live vintage at Thea's Vintage Store, really love this shop. It's a little gem! Kids are welcome at Chatsworth Rd Market and it has a great family atmosphere. Born Again Kids Wear  and Nixie will keep the little ones looking good.

Pop-up art, music and community space, locally known as The Dentist, 33 Chatsworth Road, is an interesting shopfront for Chatsworth's creative community. The space has just been home to an avid Chatsworth promoter, is Norweign photographer Jørn Tomter who has been exhibiting his 


33 Chatsworth Road is an influential space creative showcase. With more live music in the horizon I'm sure the cool-kids will follow! More art can be found at Chatsworth Palace Arts Centre is another important creative space, where you can find the Mini-Yeah-Yeah-Yeah Market.

There  plenty of characters to be found at Chatsworth Road Market, like Ash Green Organics. Charming man selling his fresh produce to the locals. It's certainly refreshing not to see at Sainsbury's local or Tesco Metro here. It does seem to keep local people in touch with local produce.

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Thursday, 11 October 2012

Festive Markets in London

YES it's that time again! The season to be jolly is looming and us savvy market folk like to be kept in the know about where the best Christmas markets in London are. 

Whether you want to do your Christmas shopping or find a market to stall at, London has some fantastic festive markets lined-up for the winter season. 

Here is what we recommend so far!

Winter Sundays, Nov 18-Dec 23rd, Portobello Road Market. Running from Lancaster Road to Cambridge Gardens. A festive themed winter market with plenty or arts and craft stalls. Perfect for finding original gifts. Running for 6 weeks with approx 40 stalls. Want a stall? 

East Street Christmas Markets, Nov 23rd - Dec, East Street, Southwark. 
Watch the lights go on for the market launch on Nov 23rd. Lots of festive events planned. including a cockney themed market taking place on Dec 6th, 7th & 8th. 

                                                  Boutique de Noel, 14 & 15 November 2012
Kensington Town Hall, London W8 7NX
Shopping with a conscience! At the Junior League of London's annual charity fundraiser. Stalls selling toys, antiques, jewellery, gifts and more.

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Southbank Christmas Market, 16th Nov-24 Dec, Southbank, London.

A hugely successful Christmas market beautifully with an idyllic London backdrop. Stalls set in little huts up the river. A big hit with visitors to London and tourists. 

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WOW! Vintage & Craft Christmas Fair, Glenmore House, Surbiton KT6 4BN
Spread over two floors of the stunning 'Glenmore House.' Findunique Christmas gifts for adults and children. Supporting The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity.

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The Kensal Flea Christmas Flea, The Paradise, Kensal Green, London. Sat Nov 27th

Eat, drink, shop and be merry! Plenty to fill your Christmas stockings with, set in the cosy Paradise Pub.

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Festive Feast Indoor Market at Clisshold House, Stoke Newington, December 7th & 8th.

Mulled wine and minced pies and plenty of festive stalls. Stall priced at just £25.  

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A festive market with entertainment for the whole family. Unique gifts, great stocking fillers and Santa and live reindeer. Promises to be quite a spectacle! 

Belgravia Christmas SundayDecember 02 2012, 12pm-5pm Elizabeth Street and Pimlico Road (City of London)

Elizabeth Street and Pimlico Road will be transformed into a winter wonderland, booming with festivities: handmade craft stalls, fairies, balloon modellers, choirs, brass bands and delicious food and drink.


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Kensington Red Cross Market, November 28 2012, 10am-4pm Kensington Town Hall (Kensington and Chelsea)
 Why not go try something different? Shopping with a difference? Shopping for a cause? Interest you show your support by visiting the vast stalls at this years Red Cross market.

Christmas themed scandanavian market, November 23 2012, 10am-6pm, Albion Street Rotherhithe (Southwark)
The Scandinavian Christmas Market is the perfect location to pick up some unique Christmas gifts for your family and friends, with stalls selling homeware to gifts with some tasty food.
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* Special thanks to Effy Williams for collating the research.