IN A NUTSHELL
Located in fashionable Brixton in South London, Brixton Market is a friendly and thriving spot with a strong community ethos which welcomes both locals and visitors alike. Home to everyday, seasonal fruit and vegetables, alongside a diverse array of street food vendors, fashion and music, this is a wonderfully eclectic market - a "must-visit" spot for anyone who wants to experience a true flavour of South London at its best.
Founded in the 1870s, there has been a thriving market in Brixton for almost 150 years, welcoming new communities as they arrived in the area. Today, the Caribbean heart of Brixton is well represented by the produce and foodie treats on offer, while its multicultural population has a fantastic diversifying impact on the delicious offerings and assorted stalls and stores of the market.
ABOUT THE MARKET
Whether you want to watch an Ethiopian coffee ceremony or hunt for vintage fashion, you'll find what you're looking for – and much more – at Brixton Market. Run by a Community Interest Company, the market exists to "benefit the wider social fabric" of the area.This is part of what makes the market such a fascinating, diverse and exciting place, with new traders given a warm welcome and plenty of support to get up and running.
Honey Bee & Tea is one vendor which has thrived in Brixton's supportive market, selling an array of deliciously sweet raw honeys and speciality loose teas in dozens of tempting varieties. French & Grace is another trader flourishing at Brixton Market, serving up their unique blend of Middle Eastern flavours and rustic British style to market-goers in search of real soul food.
Blogger Giulia Mulè of Mondomulia is a local and a particular fan of the market: "Brixton Market is one of the most exotic, eclectic and unusual markets in London today.The mix of old and new, local and international have really turned Brixton into an exciting culinary destination".
Giuila's favourite Brixton Market hidden gem is Shawl Cafe: "you can watch a traditional Ethiopian coffee ceremony and taste freshly roasted coffee mixed with sugar and ginger. The lady who owns the shop sits under a canopy on Brixton Station Road, roasting green coffee beans over hot coals in a brazier."