In 2010, Brockley was heartbroken. The Shop on the Hill was closed and locals were left with limited sources of fresh food. Lucky for them, professional photographer and local resident Toby Allen came along with a plan: to set up a market where visitors could buy their weekly share of fresh food and have the best brunch in town.
Toby wanted to focus on quality and locality. He approached Lewisham Council and Lewisham College in 2011 and found support to complete his vision. By Autumn of that year, Brockley Market was a reality. It all started with 19 food stands selling meat, fish, fruit and vegetables.
Today, the market offers locally sourced products, plants and flowers, ice-cream, artisan bread, charcuterie, a coffee to die for, and a wide range of choices for breakfast and brunch. Brockley Market is easy to reach from Lewisham, New Cross and Deptford. It provides fresh, quality produce for over 32,00 residents and it keeps on growing.
East London Lines took a tour of Brockley Market to find out more about what’s being delivered, and here’s what we… savoured.
If burritos are not your cup of tea, there’s always fresh pasta, schnitzel, fishdogs, ice cream, tea, and Spanish delicacies.
No need to worry about the munchies, Brockley Market’s got you covered. If burger is your middle name, then try Mother Flipper if you haven’t already.
East London Lines spoke with one satisfied Brockley Market customer:
Brockley Market is situated in the Lewisham College car park every Saturday from 10am to 2pm.