THINGS TO DO IN BERMONDSEY
MALTBY STREET MARKET
A small but bustling market underneath the railway arches in Bermondsey. Offering fresh produce, including bread, cakes, meats, and cheeses. Popular sellers include Monty's Deli sandwiches and St John Bakery's sourdough and fresh filled Doughnuts.
The Kernel Brewery is also open during market time. The market is open Saturdays between 9 am-4 pm and Sundays 11 am-4 pm.
Peter Layton's London Glassblowing is a hot glass studio focussed on the creation and display of contemporary glass art. The studio has a reputation as one of Europe's leading glassblowing workshops.
Shortwave is a 52 seat independent cinema and café based in Bermondsey Square. Screening the best of art-house cinema, recent releases, alongside hosting festivals and previews for independent emerging filmmakers.
FASHION AND TEXTILE MUSEUM
The Fashion and Textile Museum is a cutting edge centre for contemporary fashion, textiles, and jewelry in London. Founded by iconic British designer Zandra Rhodes, the centre showcases a program of changing exhibitions exploring elements of fashion, textile and jewelry as well as the Academy which runs courses for creative students and businesses.
Situated in the heart of Bermondsey Village, in a building designed by Mexican architect Ricardo Lagorreta.
BERMONDSEY SQUARE ANTIQUES MARKET
What started in 1855 as a place to trade with impunity (stolen goods) is now a busy weekly Bermondsey Square Antique Market, where you can find much loved second-hand and historic objects.
Stalls start to line the square (formerly the site of Bermondsey Abbey) at 4 am, trading starts at 5 am. Among the furniture, silver, jewelry, china, and glass from Georgian, Edwardian, and Victorian times are photo albums full of postcards, paintings, and walking sticks with the silver handle well worn by years of service.
The market attracts dealers from all over the area and is a mecca for serious collectors.