Another bank holiday has finally arrived and as we’re approaching further levels of normality you might be wondering how to best utilise your long weekend! We have done the leg work and come up with a list of activities to inspire your weekend fun.
There is an abundance of markets around London and many have re-opened in the last few weeks, here’s some of our favourites;
Hackney vegan village and night market
Hackney vegan village is taking place over 1st and 2nd May. If you head to bohemia place you can browse around food stalls, artisan fashion, upcycling and many other stall options from 11-6pm.
Bohemia Place night market is also a good call for great evening vibes and from 30th April to 7th May they’re running a Vegan night special. So, whether plant-based is life or you’re open to trying some delicious meat and dairy-free street-food inspired goodies this is the choice for you.
Both events are free with walk-in possibilities but booking an online ticket will guarantee your entry on arrival. You can do this directly through the bohemia place website.
Columbia Road Flower Market
Columbia road flower market is a Sunday morning paradise for beautiful visuals, wholesome wondering and the possibility of leaving with a stunning selection of cut flowers or plants. You can head down any time from 8am to browse all the lovely options but be prepared to battle crowds as locals and tourists alike descend on the narrow streets.
Their basic website links you to twitter and facebook pages which give updates and more information on the events.
Greenwich market is open 7 days a week from 10am-5:30pm and has a brilliant range of food, fashion, antiques and craft stores run by independent traders and merchants. Their website gives a great breakdown of all of the traders working on site so you can eye up some of your favourites to look out for on your visit.
Portobello road market
If you’re on the look out for antiques, fruit and veg, second hand goods, hot food or new trinkets then you’ll want to head down to Portobello road market to get your fix. Opening hours are listed on their website and you can see a division breakdown of the various options that will be available on each day so you know that when you visit there will be a good selection of your favourites.
Camden market is one of the best known in London and it’s not a difficult guess as to why this is the case. A central hub of culture and trend, the market is full to the brim with some great picks to grab and plenty of food and drink spots to keep yourself well replenished. Opening times and more information detailed on their website.
Amongst the multi-variety markets around London there are also many farmers markets that you can enjoy over the weekend. These community-feel stands sell top quality local produce so you can picks up some delicious staple items along with some too good to resist treats. London farmers markets online breakdown all of the available choices including Wimbledon, Pimlico and Balham.