Local Outdoor Markets
Local outdoor markets
Round-up of the best local outdoor markets in south west London and Surrey
Markets are the perfect way to shop, with outdoor locations catering to our current want for safer shopping experiences. You’re being kinder to the world by cutting down on air miles and the amount of plastic-wrapped supermarket produce we consume, while participating in a restoration of the community spirit that is all too often lost in our busy lives. This guide to our favourite local food markets in south west London and Surrey will point you in the direction of high quality goodies, exciting street food and, who knows, a pantry alternative you’d otherwise never have considered.
Local outdoor markets are a great way to enjoy your local community, shop local and support small businesses. Many of the local markets in south west London have stalls selling produce from nearby farmers, freshly cooked food, fruit and veg and local goodies. Check individual pages (linked) for the latest restrictions and opening times and dates during lockdowns.
Love Wimbledon’s Monthly Market – Currently Closed.
This market showcases the best of Wimbledon’s fabulous food and crafts scene. Your senses will be transported all over the world with the wide array of global street foods on offer, as well as baked goods and sweet treats, and gorgeous handmade crafts. This is one of our favourite local markets now open. It has grown since its humble beginnings in 2013, and provides a valuable opportunity for local producers to display their newest creations. Come down to the Piazza to catch up with members of the community and support our independent businesses in the heart of Wimbledon.
Every first weekend of the month; 11am-6pm; The Piazza, Wimbledon Town Centre.
Richmond’s Duck Pond Foodies Market
Duck Pond market is located in Heron Square over-looking the Thames. Enjoy the beautiful view and soak up the vibrant atmosphere while sampling some of the gourmet food on offer. Whether you are at the market to do your weekly fruit and veg shop, or there for the food vendors serving delicious hot meals, you can be sure you’ll get sustainably produced food with social responsibility at its heart.
Saturday 11am-4pm, Sunday 10.30am-4pm; masks to be worn and hand sanitiser to be used at each stall.
Duke of York Square Fine Food Market
Not your typical farmers’ market, this Chelsea-based market was started by Partridges in 2005. The market gives independent producers and family businesses the opportunity to trade in an affluent part of town, and city dwellers can escape the bustle of Sloane Square and recharge after a long day of shopping. The difficult part is deciding between a cream-filled doughnut from Cake Hole, or an authentic Sicilian dessert from Casa Cannoli. If savoury is what you’re after, the market offers plenty including a handmade sushi stall, Aki Maki, where the stall-holders expertly prepare the rolls right in front of your eyes.
Every Saturday from 10 am–4 pm; located just off the King’s Road, Chelsea.
Southfields Farmers’ Market
Every Saturday, St Michael’s Primary School transforms to host the weekly Southfields Farmers’ market where you can pick up fresh fruit and vegetables, baked treats and organic fish, dairy and meat. Seize the day and get down for an early start at 9am and soak up the weekend buzz.
Every Saturday; 9am-1pm; Wimbledon Park Primary School. They’re open rain or shine, and kindly ask you to shop alone and leave your loved ones at home to allow space for everyone shopping.
A popular, charming farmers’ market taking place down the backstreets of Wimbledon Village and the High Street. Head to the surgery car park and you’ll find stalls and stands offering a bounty of fresh and organic fruit and vegetables. Reduce your waste, eat healthy and mingle with the community while picking up some tasty treats sourced from local producers.
Every Sunday; 10am-3pm; Wimbledon Village Surgery car park.
Venn Street Market
This famous Clapham street was pedestrianised by Lambeth council in 2012, providing the perfect setting for a local weekly market. Unsurprisingly, the market has grown rapidly since then, and is now the centre of Clapham Common’s dynamic community. The market is known for its friendly traders who are passionate about delivering freshly sourced, seasonal goods at a fair price. The market largely resembles a traditional English farmers’ market, selling all the essential meats, cheeses, baked goods and fruit and veg. However, you will also notice some modern touches as the market is very much in touch with Clapham’s young, hip population.
Every Saturday; near Clapham Common tube station. New opening hours 10am – 3pm and 4m distancing between stalls to allow for social distancing.
One of the oldest farmers’ markets in London, the Barnes Farmers Market is situated in the picturesque heart of the town. Find everything from award-winning organic and free range meats, fish, fruit and vegetables, bakery products and cheese.
Every Saturday; 8.30am-2pm; Essex House Surgery
Wimbledon Park Primary School Market
A thriving weekly market in the school grounds of Wimbledon Park Primary School, taking place every Saturday morning. The market sells a wide range of produce from farms from up and down the country and families and children are encouraged to get involved.
Every Saturday; 9am-1pm; Wimbledon Park Primary School. The market kindly asks you to shop alone and leave your loved ones at home to allow space for everyone shopping.
Kingston Historic Market
A historic market dating back generations, Kingston’s daily offering of fruit, veg, fish and meat would have appeared much the same centuries ago. Head along and walk in the footsteps of history, with the earliest account of a market at this site dating back to the 1200s.
Every day; 10am-5pm; Kingston Ancient Market Place.
Tolworth Market – Currently Closed
First in Tolworth Market returns to Tolworth Broadway from Sunday 6 September from 11am – 3pm. Come and find tasty treats and beautiful crafts by local traders. A fun, family event, this is a chance to stock up on beautiful products and tasty treats and support local traders, and support your local community.
Tolworth Market hopes to return on March 21 2021, 11am-3pm.