Lots of reasons to visit Peckham this weekend
Enjoy your Christmas Shopping along a 15min jaunt in Peckham and Nunhead - Saturday 13th of December with Pexmas, Crafty Fox Market, LOIS, Peckham Market and £3 Christmas Bazaar!
Peckham and Nunhead host a Christmas craft bonanza of fun, food and frolics on Saturday 13th December. Skip Oxford Street and head straight to Peckham to support some of the most talented independent designers in London. This is a unique opportunity to get all of your festive shopping done in one weekend, in person and locally.
Eat, Shop and Sing on Holly Grove with Pexmas!
Pexmas’ annual festive outing returns with something for everyone! EAT: 15 favourite street food traders, including: Banh Banh, The Cheese Truck and Pigger and Better. Bar with local brews and Pexmas’ legendary Mulled Wine.
SHOP: 70+ stalls of gifts, decorations, treats! Foodies, designer/makers and treasure hunters including: Georgia Bosson, Shop Eastern Block and London Terrariums. SING: Choirs and songbirds pop up across the day. Some collecting for their chosen charities. Including Nunhead Community Choir, The Pop Up Choir and Dulwich Folk Choir.
When: Sat 13 Dec, 11am-7pm Where: Holly Grove Park, SE15 5DF
Please visit: pexmas.com / @pexmas
Still have a few pounds left in your pocket? Visit £3 Christmas Bazaar
The Venice Biennale meets the W.I. Sitting somewhere between a church Christmas Fete and an art show, this innovative new concept in festive season shopping was born out of a desire to inject Christmas spirit and feel good fun into the Christmas market. Everything is £3 or under.
Offering all the best bits of a Christmas fair with an artsy twist, as well newcomer No More Landfill Bring and Buy, healthy hot food from The Phoenix Deli and entertainment including Strawberry Thieves Choir, Nunhead Community and the Salvation Army Band (it’s Christmas afterall!). Who said art was no longer affordable?!
When: Sat 13 Dec, 12-6pm Where: Nunhead Salvation Army, Nunhead Green
Bellenden Road Christmas Market is back for another year!
Lots of festive food and drinks stalls; plenty of activities for youngsters including face painting, edible tree decorations and Christmas card painting; vintage and bric-a-brac stalls and Fathe Christmas giving out chocolate treats at Melange.
And, hot off the press, Pre - Loved Peckham will be back with vintage and high quality second hand clothing from 12.00 to 3.00pm at Bellenden Old School (corner of Maxted and Bellenden).
Swing by LOIS on Choumert Road
A visit to the crafty haven that is LOIS is always worthwhile. Shop a carefully selected range of handmade gifts and treats. Check out LOIS's '5 simple rules' of festive gifting on her blog if you are in need of some guidance.
Stop for lunch at Peckham Market (Saturdays 10-2pm)
Hungry? Find local produce and street food at Peckham Market (Peckham Academy - Entrance Lyndhurst Way / Bellenden Rd).
Visit Crafty Fox Market at the Bussey Building on Saturday 13th and again on Sunday 14th December - 50+ different traders each day
Featuring: 100 unique, carefully selected stalls (50+ per day). Browse the listings:
Guest curator, Supermarket Sarah will be setting up a wonder-wall, showcasing her top picks from the markets and there will be live art in the courtyard by Sophie Stephens. The bar will be serving up festive drinks, while DJs spin an eclectic mix of tunes.
Guests can also make paper decorations with the team from Betty and Walter, learn block printing with Nancy Straughan, make a bunting necklace with Lucie Ellen (Sat only) and get creative with Afro-Retro and their stash of traditional Ugandan materials (Sun only).
When: 13th & 14th December (12-6pm)
Where: CLF Art Café, in the Bussey Building, 133 Rye Lane, Peckham, SE15 4ST (opposite Peckham Rye Station).