North Cross Road always had one or two odd and interesting shops but it is now becoming a bit of a mecca for those in the area to visit on a Friday or especially a weekend. Here, you will find a melting pot of vintage, designer, junk, vinyl, CDs, galleries, food, café culture, welcoming pubs and coffee houses...somewhere to spend a relaxing Saturday lunchtime!
The market is not large yet but it’s one to keep an eye on. Over the years it has fluctuated but I would say it is now growing into an interesting place to spend an hour or so in. There are a number of quirky shops that are well worth a visit. The best part of the road to visit is the portion between Lordship Lane and Fellbrigg Road.
If you start from Lordship Lane you can pop into the Palmerston GastroPub on the corner. On this side of the road there is a quaint little shop which looks as though it has been set up in an old garage. This sells household items fit for ‘country living’, on the opposite side of the road you’ll find proper market stalls selling a combination of clothes and food!
There are some lovely boutiques and small shops selling jewellery and gifts, cards and novelty items, a pet shop, whole food cakes, and fresh juices can be had and you can even pick up some fried mango! Vintage furniture and ‘knickknacks’ can be acquired from ‘Grace and Favour’ and ‘Willow’, a fish van, a hog roast and cafés like ’Pretty’s’ are filled with people chatting and a nice hum from the area. The Blue Mountain Café is here, so you can rest your feet after visiting ‘Stella b’ for some shoes or the retro sweetshop ‘Hope and Greenwood’. Just beyond Felbrigg Road on the right is a lovely little nursery with plants, rabbits, and friendly service.
If you live a short journey away it is worth making the trip, Lordship Lane is close by if you need banks for a quick cash top up! North Cross Road is in Southwark SE22, the nearest station is East Dulwich Rail which is only a short and pleasurable walk up Lordship Lane toward Goose Green. Busses 40, 176, 185 use the Lane and others P13, 37, 484 are not far but turn at Goose Green.
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