by Immy Smith
Tucked away in South London is North Cross Road; a street just off Lordship Lane that’s peppered with independent shops, and a mere skip away from bucolic Dulwich Village.
The market, in its short but sweet history, has had something of a reboot in recent years and, gaining in popularity, it’s now firmly on the map as a weekend destination. True, it might not have the same street cred as some of the heavy-weight markets elsewhere in the city, but it makes up for its modest size by creating a real sense of community spirit that attracts punters from near and far.
Eclectic really is the word to describe the mix of stalls open for business. There’s a little bit of everything, from rails of vintage clothing wafting in the breeze, vibrant screen-printed T-shirts designed by Laika57, vintage and upycled home treasures from Dolly Did It, plus plants galore from Cade Street Nursery. Elsewhere along the street, local shops like Rye Books and the Jeannie Avent gallery provide a moment of calm away from the bustle of a busy market day.
You’re bound to build up an appetite just considering all the shopping opportunities and you’re in luck. There’s a heady mix of smells wafting between the stalls, from herb-laced Vietnamese báhn-mì sandwiches from Viet Van, delectably crispy churros from Agua Na Boco, a table-top sized pan of tartiflette rustled together by Tartiflette London and door-wedge slices of homemade cakes from The Tartlettes.
Go armed with plenty of tote bags.
NOTE: North Cross Road Market is open from 8am-5pm, every Friday and Saturday. You can find out more HERE.
North Cross Road Market | North Cross Road, East Dulwich, SE22 9ET
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