Lower Marsh, which sits just south of Waterloo Station, has been home to a street market since the mid-19th century. Now Westminster Artisans have been commissioned to run Lower Marsh Market for a 1-year pilot in a bid to increase shopping on the iconic road. (Trivia: Lower Marsh is regularly used as a filming location, most recently appearing in ‘One Day’ with Anne Hathaway; it’s also the base for photography project People I Didn’t Know.) From this week, the market will open every Wednesday to Friday, with late nights on Thursdays. Find fashion, bric-a-brac and food stalls like Calf knits, Fifi’s Vintage, Farbar’s Toys, Fratelli Formaggio, Jences Paella, Dulce Kitchen and Nandi Nandi (chapatti cakes of excellence), to name a few. This week’s special launch event on Thursday October 6 (5.30-7.30pm) includes face painting, live music from Bowjangles, free food tasters and giveaways, and a ‘design your barrow’ competition. Head on down with all the family and support this admirable community initiative.
For info, see lowermarshmarket.co.uk.