It’s really 3 markets in one – the stalls on the high street sell everything from fruit, vegetables and fresh fish to fabrics, bedlinens and fashion. Turn onto Douglas Way to discover the second hand and bric a brac market or pick up some hot food from around Giffin Square.
Established in 1872, Deptford market started life as a cattle market to serve Smithfield's meat market. From 1893 the cattle were gone, but by then – just as today – the market sold everything you could possibly want. Deptford's markets are much more than doing a weekly shop, it's a chance for the community to catch up, have a chat and bag a basket full of bargains. To find out more about the markets visit Lewisham Council’s markets page