Homegirl London’s Market Snoop: Flea Vintage Market. If you’re a lover of second hand goods and markets get yourself down to the Flea Vintage Market at Flat Iron Square in London SE1. You will find plenty of places to grab a bite to eat and friendly stall owners selling industrial lamps, vintage maps, second hand clothes and jewellery. Flea at Flat Iron Square is a fabulous Saturday and Sunday market so make sure you visit!
Flea Vintage Market Stalls
The market stalls will vary from week to week which keeps things interesting. You’ll find a good selection of vintage clothing, handbags, shoes and jewellery which is perfect for any dandy guy or decadent girl who loves dressing up in authentic fashion.
You’ll also discover a selection of vintage maps, posters and printed material at stalls like Molly and Harlequin. They also create unique gifts and cards from original vintage pieces.
If you’re a fan of industrial objects head to the Cool Stuff Across The Pond stall. Here you can buy vintage lamps and pendant lights. You might also be able to pick up an original anatomical poster.
For more vintage gems check out the Simple Honest Goods stand. They had a fantastic assortment of items including a German Worldmaster accordion, enamel tea pot and coffee pots, anatomical man, tongue and meat press and sliding meat scales.
Artist Noel Bensted was showcasing a stunning selection of Moroccan rugs. He lives part time in Fez so brings back pretty wool Berber varieties to sell in London.
This market also includes artisan makers. For example, Helen Smith makes Eco Antique Tea Cup Candles. She scours flea markets to buy British tea cups and saucers and fills the cups with premium organic essential oil scented candles. Once you’ve finished with the 100% pure soy candle, you can use the beautiful cup. You even get a hand-written history of where your cup originates from.
Vintage Eco Candles
Where to Eat at the Flea Vintage Market
You will find a fine selection of street food vendors, restaurants, food trucks and bars here. All that shopping for vintage goods will certainly make you hungry. You can grab a pastry and cup of coffee from the Burnt Lemon Bakery. I tried the cinnamon bun which was warm and delicious. For sweet or savoury buttermilk pancakes you will be in heaven at Where The Pancakes Are. Slurp some ramen at Tatami Ramen or be virtuous with veggies from Savage Salads. There are plenty of tables, benches and deck chairs so you can sit down and enjoy your food in comfort.
Flea Vintage Market Information
Flat Iron Square
Flat Iron Square occupies 40,000 square feet of space. This includes seven railway arches and Devonshire House which is a Grade II listed building. The focus is mostly on food, drink and entertainment. Flea at Flat Iron Square is hosted on Saturdays from 11am until 6pm and Sundays from 10am until 5pm (originally just a Sunday market but now open on Saturdays). The address is Flat Iron Square, London SE1. The Bankside location is close to The Shard and Borough Market. It’s part of the new Low Line which is a walking route along the base of a rail viaduct in Bankside. This takes you through London Bridge, Waterloo, Blackfriars and Elephant and Castle. To find out more visit the Flat Iron Square Website.
Author: Homegirl London. Photographs: Homegirl London. Thanks: Homeboy for visiting with me (although he sat down in a deck chair and snoozed!).