Lower Marsh Market


Located on the site of Lambeth Marsh, first recorded in 1377AD, Lower Marsh Market is one of London’s oldest market streets. Officially used as a market street since the mid-nineteenth Century, today Lower Marsh Market is a bustling South London spot, loved by locals and relatively undiscovered by tourists. Throughout the week from 10am-5pm, the market offers scrumptious street food and more from an array of regular stalls. On Saturdays the market is opened up to a hand-picked selection of artisan traders specialising in high quality fresh produce. It also makes room for a fascinating flea market for experienced traders or indeed anyone who fancies renting a stall.


Friendly, vibrant and varied, Lower Marsh Market is a fantastic spot to get to know the local area, discover delicious street food, shop the many tempting independent shops which line the street and find brilliant bargains, vintage furniture, fresh flowers, cool local crafts and high quality produce on Saturdays. There are even opportunities to get involved in the market yourself, with regular "Make, Do & Mend" workshops and "Urban Gardening" events popping up every month.

If you’re feeling peckish at Lower Marsh Market, you’ll be spoiled for choice by the sheer range and quality of street food available at this essential South London market. Stop by dressd to enjoy "beautiful, healthy food that does not compromise on flavour". The creation of friends Cressida and Anthony, dressd focuses on "bringing some innovation and modernity to dressings. The concept is that we offer a selection of healthy, colourful and delicious salads that will help to showcase our dressings". Pick up a bottle and something healthy and tasty from their yummy stall.


It would perhaps be easier to answer: "what can’t I do near Waterloo?" than to list the huge array of great things to do near Waterloo and close to Lower Marsh Market. From museums to underground mini golf, this is a busy, bustling and all round brilliant corner of London, conveniently located right next to well-connected Waterloo station.

Visitors keen to get their museum fix in the area are spoiled for choice. From the Florence Nightingale Museum which tells the story of the world’s most famous nurse, and the London Dungeon which mixes history with spectacle, to the small but perfectly formed Garden Museum, there’s a lot to discover close to Lower Marsh Market.

Arts lovers, too, will find a veritable smorgasbord of entertainment options in the area. The well-known arts hub which is the Southbank Centre (combining the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Royal Festival Hall and Hayward Gallery) is a thriving home for art, music, poetry, dance, comedy and theatre, while the National Theatre, the Young Vic and The Vaults all contribute to the vivid and buzzing arts scene near Waterloo.

For a cinematic treat, visit the ODEON BFI IMAX, or for real life panoramic views take a spin on the London Eye. Nature lovers can enjoy close personal encounters with underwater creatures at London Aquarium, while those keen to venture further afield can hop on a city cruise along the Thames from right next to the London Eye.

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