A Floating Market Is Taking Over The Barges Along The Grand Union Canal

This summer, Paddington Central is launching a floating market, where local produce will be sold out of barges.

For five days only (29 August – 2 September), Paddington Central’s canalside will be transformed into a bustling market, with barges turned to floating market stalls, all selling food and drink, including artisanal and organic produce from local farmers.


Wander along the Grand Union Canal and browse the stands, both on board the barges and from stalls along the towpath. You can expect to see goods such as fresh bread, cheese and charcuterie being sold, as well as fresh fruit, veg and flowers. There’ll also be street food, because no London market would be complete without it.


There’ll be all sorts of wonderful products and vendors contributing to the lineup, including: stunning arrangements from Freddie’s Flowers; lovely local honey from the Local Honey Man; organic fruit and veg from The Onion Barge; pretty, plant-powered home fragrances from McKinley and Paget; and fresh bread from Bread Winners, a bakery that empowers refugees into employment.


Many of Paddington Central’s local retailers will also be getting involved in the fun, so get ready to try samples from the likes of Lords of Poke, Coco di Mama, Darcie & May Green, Smith’s Bar and Grill, etc.


There’ll be live music to get you dancing, and lots of refreshments to keep you hydrated. Get yourself a drink from M Wines, Crazy Dave Cider, or local canal-cruising restaurant London Shell Co.‘s pop-up sparkling wine bar.

For more information, head to Paddington Central’s website

After more canalside adventures? Check out London’s lovely cafés, restaurants and pubs beside the water.

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