We got to Brockley Market for the first time yesterday and I’m so glad we did. It’s not as well known as the famous Borough or Broadway Markets, but it’s a real gem with really high-quality food and a great atmosphere. It was a Time Out winner for 100 Best Cheap Eats in London and I can see why.
We opted for delicious food from Sub Cult who are serious when it comes to all things sandwiches. They pride themselves on soft American deli-style sub rolls, freshly baked to a secret bagel-brioche dough recipe for consistency. My sub was loaded with mouth-watering bacon, chipolatas and truffle mayo, while Iain went for calamari, pork shoulder, crackling and parsley and lemon sauce. Massive thumbs up from both of us.
Make sure you get there early as it’s only open 10am-2pm on Saturday. It also says cash only on the website but every stall I went to had card machines which was so handy. The coffee from Browns of Brockey is not to be missed too.
How to get there:
We took the overground to New Cross Gate and it was about a 15 minute walk to the carpark where the market takes place.
Address: Lewisham College Carpark, Lewisham Way, London SE4 1UT
Time for more exploring?
What was a great surprise is how close it is to Greenwich. We were able to walk to the markets there and continue on our quest for curiosities and more food of course. We got a ferry back to Embankment and used our contactless cards, again so handy. To sum it it, one of the best days I’ve had out wandering London boroughs in a long time!