Flea, London’s coolest hunting ground for treasures and pre-loved artefacts, has a new home at London Bridge’s Vinegar Yard. Just a stone’s throw away from London Bridge Station on St Thomas Street, Flea is a conscious and sustainable shopper’s dream with a mix of retail pop-ups and a weekly market. From 2nd March, 2019 the charming community at Flea bring you a wonderful mix of vintage coats, dresses, furniture, ceramics and, the holy grail of any market wander, antiques, vintage brocante, ceramics, signage, artworks, spectacles, books, magazines and vinyl. Combine your visit to the market with all-day brunch and a drink from Vinegar Yard’s street food stalls and bar. Vinegar Yard is open all week from 11 am, expanding at the weekend to include market traders. Traders include: Eclectic Ray, Hartex Clothing, Rust & Dust, Smoking Gun Vintages, Hartex Clothing, Hot Haveli, Vintage Paradise, Doc Cotton, Love Menu Art, Atomium Books and Dinos. Flea Vinegar Yard St Thomas Street London SE1 3QX
Location: Courage Yard, Shad Thames Dates: 2nd June & 11th August, 10am-4pm FREE TO ATTEND Give your weekly shop an artisan upgrade at Shad Thames’ newest pop-up market – Provisions. Landing at Courage Yard on 2nd June and 11th August, 10am-4pm, Provisions will be the perfect opportunity to stock up on all the essentials – namely seasonal fruit and veg, freshly baked bread, cakes and biscuits, raw honey, delicious cheeses, deli goods, locally-roasted coffee, condiments, sauces and seasonings, craft spirits, olives, spreads and marmalade, ice cream, oysters and more! Provisions will be championing local, independent traders, producers, farmers and makers in order to showcase the very best of what London has to offer and bring it to your kitchens. In addition, local favourites Bermondsey Bees will be joining in for a special ‘Meet the Beekeeper’ pop-up, featuring a glass display hive containing a local honeybee colony from their Bermondsey Street rooftop. The educational experience will give visitors the chance to see their local honeybees at work, learn about their role in London and beyond, try on a bee suit and get a hands on experience with a smoker (unlit), beeswax and propolis! Bermondsey Bees’ multi-award winning raw honey, handmade beeswax candles and their new book ‘Planting for Honeybees’ will also be on sale in the Provisions market. As a nod to the history of an area previously known as ‘London’s Larder, Provisions will also be a part of this year’s London Festival of Architecture which takes place across London during the month of June. The full festival line-up will be published here.
Get ready for late night shopping as Borough Market opens its gates for an evening of cheese on December 7th. Over 20 of Borough Market’s renowned cheesemongers will be ready and waiting to waft an array of exquisite cheeses under your nose. Visitors will have a chance to chat to cheese experts and producers about their craft and find something unique to take home to feature on this year’s Christmas cheeseboard. The night will also play host to Francis and Bronwen Percival, renowned author’s of new book Reinventing the Wheel: Milk, Microbes and the Fight for Real Cheese. They’ll be doing two engaging talks at the demonstration kitchen, the first all about cheese and milk microbes, and the second on farming and cheese flavour. A little later traders will be competing in the ‘cracking of the parmesan wheel’, a head-to-head competition with trader Bianca e Mora. The competition will be fierce – not to be missed!