The Big Market Is Bringing 70 Different Stalls To Peckham Levels This Weekend

Love a market? Of course you do, you’re a Secret London reader. And if there’s a few things we know about Secret London readers, it’s that you all love great food, incredible bars, and checking out London’s best markets. Just like we do. Oh, and trains. Y’all love trains. Well, let us put an upcoming event this weekend on your radar, as we tell you all about The Big Market.

an advertising banner for The Big Market, a yellow and green banner with information on it and graphics of some of the items they sell at the market
Credit: The Big Market

Hitting Peckham Levels this weekend, on Sunday October 2, The Big Market is set to be one of those brilliant one-stop-shop destinations where you’ll find virtually anything for anyone. Organized by Owain Jones, who also owns Cigarette Records, a record shop in Catford, The Big Market has plants, pickles, posters, clothes, ceramics, food, records, vintage, and everything in between. Basically, if you’re searching for a gift for someone, and you can’t find something here, you might as well just give up!

What is The Big Market? (And how big is it, really?)

Two people sat behind a stall at The Big Market, the table has various goods for sale on it
Credit: The Big Market

First popping up back in May, with a 40 traders, The Big Market originally attracted over 3,000 shoppers. And in the months since, it has grown with awareness, consideration, and particular attention to curation. There’s a focus on making the market more eco conscious and ethical. In support of that, the market prioritizes 2nd hand products, reusable items, and businesses using recycled or upcycled materials.

two people sat behind a gingham clad stall for BOE STUDIOS
Credit: The Big Market

Across the 70 traders, it’s hard to overstate how diverse the offerings at The Big Market will be. From niche products to those with mass appeal, just wandering around the stalls is a joy in itself. Keep your eyes out, in particular for Fleur De Tresor‘s handmade jewellery making use of hand-pressed flowers from around South London, and HAZ‘s colourful selection of products from independent designers to make you and the world feel better. Like Me For Me‘s multicultural kids toys and literature is also not to be missed. And you know organizer Owain will be bringing plenty of heat from Cigarette Records.

It’s not just about shopping, though, as there will also be food and drink traders scattered around. Got to keep the strength up to carry all the shopping back home after all! And there may even be the chance to get a Tarot reading done. You’ll just have to find out for yourself.

Shoppers wandering around a market
Credit: The Big Market

The Big Market will run from 12 PM until 5 PM, and is absolutely free to get in. Regardless of if you’re looking ahead to the holidays, buying a birthday present for a friend, or browsing for yourself (or all of the above) they have you sorted. Can’t make this Sunday’s session? No worries, as they’ll be returning for a Winter Market on Saturday, November 26, and Sunday, November 27. Head to their socials to get a closer look at some of the traders who’ll be there on the day, and find out more about the event.