Picture the scene: it’s a Sunday morning and you’ve woken up feeling a little bit worse for wear. Your stomach is rumbling but you don’t quite know what you fancy. You’re about to give up and order your fifth takeaway of the week, and then you remember that one of London’s most-loved parks transforms into a bustling food market every Sunday and it’s jam-packed with delicious seasonal produce and street food stalls. If anything is worth jumping out of bed for on a Sunday morning, it’s this.
Established back in June 2017 and initially launched as a six month summer project, Victoria Park Market is now a vital organ of Tower Hamlets and has Londoners flocking across the city to get a piece of the action (or the pie, or the pizza, or the cake… you get the idea).
The market is run by the Good Market Company who are committed to creating food markets that combine high quality produce with companies making a positive social impact. Essentially, everything you find at the market is good for your taste buds and your conscience – what more could you ask for?
This thriving Sunday market unites some of the best local businesses and suppliers in east London and you can rest assured that whatever it is that you’re craving; you’ll find it here. From cheese and charcuterie to burgers and burritos; there’s something for even the fussiest of eaters to enjoy. It really is a foodie wonderland so if you’re going to take anything away from reading this article, let it be this: go with an empty stomach or you’ll regret it.
Located on a pedestrianised street called the Nightwalk (that runs between Bonner Gate and Gore Gate), Victoria Park Market is open every Sunday from 10am-4pm so you can spend a full six hours munching and meandering your way through everything the market has to offer.
Victoria Park is a beloved spot to locals and with its lovely lakes, picture-perfect pagoda, brilliant bandstand and gorgeous greenery; it’s not difficult to see why some have dubbed it the most beautiful park in London (as a stalwart south-west London girl, I’m not so sure about this but I’ll let them have their moment for now).
Spend a lazy Sunday morning strolling around this marvelous market and then enjoy an afternoon soaking up everything Victoria park has to offer; Sundays in the city don’t get much better than that.
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