Greater London has been, and still is, home to a wealth of covered, outdoor and street markets. Many markets keep trading as they offer something unique and punters move from one to another for different types of goods.
Markets in London have their origins in the middle ages and ancient charter; to serve the population of the city. Over the years some have migrated to wholesale markets serving specific market segments, for example vegetables, meat, fish etc.
Today’s markets are regulated by the City and the 32 London borough councils, any many are now general markets serving all sorts of goods.
Wimbledon has a fine tradition when it comes to outdoor markets and there has been traders on the streets of Wimbledon for centuries, selling different wares and goods.
The market takes place in a green and leafy school playground with plenty of space for kids to explore. The market is firmly established as a local destination for terrific food, usually there are over twenty stalls with an extensive range of produce and very knowledgeable farmers and producers to help you decide what to purchase.
March House Farm have the largest selection of free range rare breed meats on the market and if you are famished try one of their beef or lamb Hetties. Local Grange Nurseries sell some excellent home-grown flowers and there are many other stalls with similar top notch produce. Also there is organic produce and meat available too from Galileo Farm and Wild Country.
The best kept secret of the market is the huge park; Durnsford Rec, which is right behind the market with swings, slides and boulders so a great place for the kids to run wild.
Every month on the piazza in Wimbledon there is a market taking place from March to November. At the market you can enjoy southwest London’s best Hot-Dogs, Khanage Award Winning Curry and many other regular favourites.
Over twenty stalls descend on The Piazza during weekends throughout the year. Each market is slightly different with the best stallholders selling delicious hot and cold foods, gifts, original art, accessories, books, children’s toys, homeware and more.
Taking place on the picturesque Wimbledon Common on June 17th, is the Wimbledon Village Fair 2017. It is the largest free outdoor event in South London.
The Fair caters for shopaholics, foodies and families alike with its huge range of entertainment including food villages, shopping areas, children’s zones and performances.
Some of the events taking place; jousting, a dog show, live music, food villages, children’s & adventure villages, raffle draws and of course many stalls offering all manner of goods.
Leave your car at home and relax while Elite Car Service takes you to and from these events. No need to find parking and you can enjoy a drink or two whilst going from stall to stall.