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Bermondsey Market

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Address: Long Lane and Bermondsey Street | Bermondsey Square, London SE1, England
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(011) 44-171-351-5353

Known as the New Caledonian Market, this outdoor market is filled with a...

Known as the New Caledonian Market, this outdoor market is filled with a hodgepodge of items such as silverware, paintings, furniture and a variety of old and unusual objects.

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Fascinating place, but it's shrunk a lot over the years, so it doesn't take long to go round the stalls. That said there are a lot of interesting items for sale of better than... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
David C
Stavanger, Norway
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Stavanger, Norway
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Fascinating place, but it's shrunk a lot over the years, so it doesn't take long to go round the stalls. That said there are a lot of interesting items for sale of better than average quality. Plenty of places to eat in the area. We found a great breakfast place (Al's Cafe) in Bermondsey Road.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bermondsey market is antique lovers well kept secret. It operates only Fridays from very early until 1-2pm, with a small but quality selection of dealers selling antiques of all types (lots of antique jewelry). Worth getting up early for the chances of finding a rare and affordable antique. Be sure the visit the nearby Borough market after.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited antique market on a Friday morning , not as big as I'd hoped but some real nice stalls. Picked up a few bargains and enjoyed meeting the quirky stall owners

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Stockholm, Sweden
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

If there is a sunny morning this is a very nice antique market to visit. The place is not very big, but that means you can look at everything. There seems to be a lot of experts visiting, too, which indicates that the sellers know abot their wares. Found a nice set of cookie cutters from the 1920s which I... More 

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Caythorpe, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017

The write ups we had seen suggested that this was a busy market. Regrettably on the day we visited 29th December there were not many stalls and what was there was pretty poor. I would suggest it may be worth a visit when more stalls are on site, but that is difficult to guess when that would be.

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Brooklyn, New York
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Reviewed 12 August 2016

Couldn't wait to get to Bermondsey Antique market. Not what I expected. There were some antiques, but a whole lot of vintage items. Lots of silver flatware, lots of tea cups and china. The jewelry was a huge disappointment. Mainly vintage costume jewelry. Some gems, silver, and gold, but very little. Even had cheap Indian and African stuff. Very little... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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Reviewed 11 August 2016

Bermondsey is a Friday market. It used to be a huge market with many dealers and customers coming from far and wide. However, we were very disappointed to find that it's now only in a small square with a vastly reduced number of stalls. There were a few good antiques dealers but overall the market was a disappointment.

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 17 June 2016

Although this market is now but a shadow of its former self, it is one of the only places where you can still come and find a true bargain. Whilst one had to arrive at 4am with a torch back in the "old days" nowadays come at a leisurely 8am and enjoy the few antiques dealers who still show up... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 1 June 2016

I did the Bermondsey Beer Mile and the Market one glorious Saturday in early May. We went for the craft brew, we stayed for the good eats. I had the crab mac and cheese grilled cheese, and it was as good (and decadent) as it sounds, but it sopped up the beer and allowed me to continue into the afternoon.... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 May 2016

Only a leisure ten minute walk from London Bridge tube station is the little treasure of Bermondsey Market. Cocooned amongst some private flats and Hotels with Restaurants it reminds me a a a nice medieval enclosed space with old cobblestones. Opens on Friday morning with some forty stalls well stocked with antiques and curiosities,it is worth a visit to browse... More 

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Even before the arrival of the instantly iconic Shard, the riverside scene in Southwark had moved well beyond any up-and-coming phase of development. For quite some time, locals and out-of-towners alike have loved browsing the boutiques of Bermondsey High Street, foraging through the bounteous stalls at centuries old foodie haven Borough Market, and flocking to the banks of the Thames to enjoy some of Britain's biggest attractions such as Tate Modern and Shakespeare's Globe. Despite Southwark's many popular draws, instant calm can be achieved easily by turning down almost any side street. For more urban buzz, a quick stroll across famed bridges like the pedestrianized Millennium Bridge or the ever photogenic Tower Bridge yields access to the very core of Central London. And with London Bridge Station as this neighbourhood's main transportation hub, getting across town (or to anywhere in England for that matter) is a relative breeze.
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