After the success of last year’s ‘Merry & Bite’, the event returns this year with a double day event. The Courage Yard’s Christmas ‘Provisions’ market will be on Friday 7th December 10.30am-3.30pm and Saturday 8th December 11am-4pm. On Friday, head along for ‘Merry & Bite’, the street food market serving warming local food, perfect for a winters lunchtime. Grab a hot patty from PattyMan, a comforting bowl of soup from Ladle, a delicious salt beef sandwich from The Bull and Brisket or even a few glasses of mulled wine. On Saturday artisan market, Provisions will return with a Christmas twist. Find provisions and even more tasty treats as you indulge in Christmas merriment with over 25 stalls to browse. Read more >>
Friday 30 November 11am – 7pm Saturday 1 December 10am – 5pm Sunday 2 December 10am – 5pm Come and join in this popular event with fabulous stalls, music and seasonal refreshments at Southwark Cathedral. Stalls include; Roz Lowe Ceramics – Hand made pots for the home and garden. Dandelion Silver – Jewellery made from vintage sterling silver cutlery. The Moon Up Above – Sculptured narrative jewellery using silver, bronze and copper. Inspired by the natural world. Cherubim Kids – Baby and children’s clothes, tut’s, baby-suits, hats, booties and bibs. Rainbow Cushions – Appliqued silk cushions, bags, purses – some made from upcycled fabrics. Silver Gem Gifts – A broad range of quality scarves, hats and gloves in a variety of styles and fabrics. Susan Crame Ceramics – Porcelain ceramics, tableware including vases, bowls, jugs, trinket bowls. Glazes are pastel shades of green, blue and lemon. Country Essentials – Hats and accessories, scarves, snoods, capes, ponchos. Kissing Princes – Bespoke hand-made jewellery with a fairy-tale twist. Emma Crossley Makes – Handmade buttons, knitting accessories, hand-sewn project bags, novelty skirts and aprons as well as sterling silver and resin jewellery. Peter Noy Woodturning – Handmade wooden bowls, pens, vases, clocks and tealights amongst other gifts made by hand. Jamface Chilli Jam – Delicious home-made chilli jam. Chapman’s Aromatics – Aromatic products made with herbs and essential oils to include soap, bath salts and melts, foot and hand creams. Victory Soaps – Soaps and art packaging includes specially themed gift sets. All Fired Up – Handmade Dichroic glass jewellery, scarves, beeswax hand and skincare products. Ian Anderson – Spectacle cases with classic, fun and avant garde designs. Upper Glass – Hand-made glass Christmas decorations and bowls, plates and other giftware. Fused glass, copper-foiled glass and lead panels. Peak Jewellery – Sculptural sterling silver jewellery inspired by mountain landscapes. Khamis Elzeki – Handmade jewellery of European origin. Phoebus Jewellery and Photography – Artisan jewellery and original photographs. Milenka Designs – Children’s gifts, aprons, personalised bookmarks and door hangers, soft toys and lots more. Portssonachan Hotel – Treat yourself to a break in this beautifully located Scottish hotel. Catcuddles Sanctuary – Hand-made cat inspired gifts. All funds help go back to ur sanctuary looking after unwanted cats in SE London. Seasonal Music There will be choirs performing in the Cathedral on the Saturday afternoon; Bermondsey Voices, Clapham Chorus, Borough Market Choir and the Welsh Chapel Choir.
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!
Join StreetFoodMarkets at the Courage Yard on 8th December for their seasonal street feast Merry & Bite. The pop-up event will take place over Friday lunchtime, 11:30am-3pm, at the recently refurbished destination, located off Shad Thames next to Tower Bridge. Feast on global cuisines from 13 of London’s most sought-after street food traders, including the likes of Chalana Steak Wraps, BellyNBao and Comptoir Gourmand. Everyone will be catered for with veggie, vegan and gluten-free offerings on the day. For those who are partial to a festive tipple or two, The Gin Craze will be bringing their converted horsebox bar – making this the perfect place to eat, drink and be merry. The event will also feature an artisan market made up of 20 stalls inside the pavilion at Courage Yard. Expect to find gourmet cheeses, olives, bread, teas, preserves and sweet treats to stock your cupboards with just in time for the party season. Plus, some of London’s top independent makers will be showcasing the ultimate gifts – consider your Christmas shopping sorted! FREE Courage Yard, Shad Thames, SE1 2NJ www.courageyard.com @CourageYard
Borough Market will be filled with the look, sounds, smells and tastes of Christmas this festive season! To give shoppers as much time as possible to soak up the atmosphere they’ll be extending their opening hours. Check the dates and times below to see when they’re open. Christmas is an extra special time at Borough Market. With the historic arches decked out in beautiful decorations, the sound of bells and Christmas carols in the background, the scent of mulled wine in the air and, crucially, a plethora of seasonal produce to choose from – it’ll be hard not to get into the spirit. In what has become a Christmas tradition at the Market, they will be extending opening hours to allow shoppers more time to stock up on gifts and food for the Christmas dinner table. Their traders have sourced the best ingredients and treats from around the world and would be only too happy to advise on what to get. It will also be worth making the trip for the numerous events and demonstrations taking place throughout the month. Check the times below so you don’t miss out. Weds 06 Dec 10.00 – 17.00 (Switching on the Christmas lights 18.30) Thurs 07 Dec 10.00 – 16.00 (Evening of Cheese 18.00 – 21.00) Fri 08 Dec 10.00 – 18.00 Sat 09 Dec 08.00 – 17.00 Sun 10 Dec 10.00 – 16.00 Mon 11 Dec 10.00 – 17.00 Tues 12 Dec 10.00 – 17.00 Weds 13 Dec 10.00 – 20.00 (Late night shopping) Thurs 14 Dec 10.00 – 17.00 Fri 15 Dec 10.00 – 17.00 Sat 16 Dec 8.00 – 17.00 Sun 17 Dec 10.00 – 16.00 Mon 18 Dec 10.00 – 17.00 Tues 19 Dec 10.00 – 17.00 Wed 20 Dec 10.00 – 20.00 (Late night shopping) Thurs 21 Dec 8.00 – 20.00 (Late night shopping) Fri 22 Dec 8.00 – 18.00 Sat 23 Dec 8.00 – 17.00 Sun 24 Dec 10.00 – 16.00 Mon 25 Dec Closed Tues 26 Dec Closed Wed 27 Dec 10.00 – 17.00 Thurs 28 Dec 10.00 – 17.00 Fri 29 Dec 10.00 – 18.00 Sat 30 Dec 08.00 – 17.00 Sun 31 Dec 10.00 – 16.00 Mon 01 Jan Closed