The East London line is hosting a variety of events over the next week, from fancy cuisine to experimental grub, from thrifty flea markets to creative craft fairs.
So face the bitter cold with zeal and get involved with what’s going on in your borough – the hot water bottle will still be there when you get home!
November 8 & November 9
Hawker House, 38-50 Pritchards Road, E2 9AP
Free before 8pm, £3 after.
This night market affair will take place at Singapore-themed Hawker House. Expect a wide array of street food from some of London’s finest traders, chefs and restaurants.
November 9, 11am-6pm
Abney Hall, 73a Stoke Newington Church St, N16 0AS
Find pre-loved gems at this all-day shopping fair. It features vintage clothing and linens, second hand books, records and jewellery.
November 9, 12pm-5pm
The Hoxton Hotel, 81 Great Eastern Street, London, EC2A 3HU
Support independent brands and their goods while sipping on cocktails and listening to the live DJ.
Two Hungry Bees – Eat Vietnamese
November 9, 7pm-11pm
Catford Canteen, Ground floor of Catford Centre, 28 Winslade Way, SE6 4JU
Two Hungry Bees, food entrepreneurs, will be taking over Catford Canteen to serve their deliciously authentic Vietnamese cuisine.
East London Lines' Catford Canteen article.
November 13, 11am-2pm
Ground floor of Catford Centre, 28 Winslade Way, SE6 4JU
This quirky wonderland will provide a hearty brunch and informal atmosphere for mums to bond. Pre-school children and babies are welcome.
November 8 12pm-7pm & November 9 11am-7pm
Ely’s Yard, The Old Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane, London, E1 6QL
Sample some tasty treats from the pioneers of culinary creativity and innovation and reveal some sensational food to your taste buds. Many artists will also be displaying their work at the Experimental Food Society.
(Carl Warner, Food Landscape Artist)
Exhibition launches November 9 – June 2014, 10am-5:45pm
V&A Museum of Childhood, Cambridge Heath Road, E2 9PA, 10am-5:45pm
View artist Guy Tarrant’s display of items that were confiscated from school children in the launch of this quirky exhibition.
November 9 & 10, 11am-6pm
Old Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane, London, E1 6QL
With over 100 craft-enthusiasts showcasing their wears, get involved with their workshops teaching you how to sew, cross-stitch and patchwork quilt.
November 11, 12 & 13, 7am-6pm
Surrey Street, Croydon, CR0 1RG
This traditional market that has been around since the 13th Century offers a lively day-time experience. Pick up fresh food, fruit and flowers, and maybe even some clothing bargains.
November 7, 2pm-5:45pm
Centrale Croydon, 21 North Street, Croydon, CR0 1TY
Get little ones excited about Christmas by taking them down to the shopping centre for a family afternoon. Let them meet their favourite cartoon character Peppa Pig at this festive light switch-on at 5:30pm.