On the first Sunday of every month, West Norwood is transformed into a rural market town for the family-friendly and food-orientated community market, West Norwood Feast.
We love it because... You'd never know this small area would be so transformed! West Norwood is identified by it's main road which runs from Tulse Hill roundabout, towards the grand St Luke's church, and the fork split heading towards Crystal Palace. At West Norwood Feast, the whole area is dotted with small markets, while the central church area is totally taken over - with lots of families! They have different stalls and events each month so check their website for more details.
We spotted... The market is separated into different sections. The Retro Village, a Family Hub (with some lifestyle bits and pieces, at the leisure centre), the Food Fair (at the church), an Artisan market at the Tulse Hill end, with a range of local crafts and homewares, plus 'Fresh 'n' Green' - full of food produce stalls like beautiful French cheeses and local Gipsy Hill herbs. Plus, a few market stalls selling beers and cocktails - that's always handy!
Top tip... The Food Fair at the church does get really busy - but it has a great atmosphere! When we were there, the local Rock Choir came out to entertain the crowds with a few songs, and there's loads of families picnicing on the grounds tasting the fair's tasty treats. Make sure you walk the full length of the area so you don't miss any of the markets at either end of West Norwood.