The Rookery Market
Over the past few years, several local markets have sprung up in Streatham. The Railway on Greyhound Lane was one of the first to provide space to a handful of local stall-holders who set up shop outside the pub twice a month to sell pastries, bread, cakes, meat and fish to local residents.
Sadly, it no longer runs, but several of the stall-holders – including Streatham’s favourite cake-baker, Kerry Wren – have taken their stalls up the road to the new Rookery Market on Streatham Common.
The market is run by the Friends of Streatham Common and the Streatham Co-Operative and stalls are set up nearby the common’s popular Rookery Café. It’s a short walk from the A23 and the 109, 118, 250, 50, 249, and 60 bus routes. It’s also very walkable from both Streatham Common and Streatham rail stations.
The first Rookery Market opened its first stalls back in September 2018. It was such a success, that more than 40 stall-holders are now gearing up for a bumper Christmas market and fair on 9 December 2018.
If you’re after fresh-cut flowers and hand-made bouquets, pop to see Rebecca Mays; Rebecca will also be sharing her floristry skills at a wreath-making workshop.
You can pick up seasonal fruit or sip on juices whizzed up by our Kent neighbours, Cherry Berry Co, or top up your carb count with sourdough bread and fresh bakes from Bread Bread Bakery’s wood-fired oven in Brixton (run by Bridget Hugo of Franco Manca fame).
Legendary Leigham Court Road fishmonger Fish Tale will be on hand to serve fresh and smoked fish and accompaniments, while Choc Eloise will be selling indulgent Belgian chocolates – handmade in the heart of South London!
There are hot and cold drinks on tap too: try the craft ales from the Inkspot Brewery located just metres away on the common, or warm up with an Estate Office coffee as you toast marshmallows.
There’ll also be carols by candlelight and local musicians performing at the Buskers’ Corner (previous turns have included folk singer Bity Booker), as well as other creative activities including decoration-making sessions and a sewing workshop for kids.
And no Streatham event would be complete without an appearance from Chris & Co at Turnstyle Records, who will be hauling crates of second-hand vinyl up the hill, and spinning some favourite tunes – although we’re confident it won’t be Slade or Shaking Stevens!
Entrance fee £2 for adults (Christmas market only).