One of London’s oldest and best-loved market streets Lower Marsh was founded in 1850 and features some of London’s most fascinating independent shops and other treasures in a growing and eclectic community.
During the week you will find a fantastic array of street food traders and purveyors of fresh produce, gifts, jewellery and all sorts of useful household items., while on Saturdays throughout the year, we hold our Flea and Handmade Market.
In 1984 Lambeth council designated Lower Marsh and it's immediate surroundings a conservation area in recognition of its special character.
Lower Marsh Street pre-dates all the buildings now present. It is shown in the de la Feuille survey of 1690 as a lane lined with cottages and small holdings crossing Lambeth Marsh, on an almost identical alignment. The opening of Waterloo Bridge in 1817 brought cheap development land for the expansion south of central London. The Marsh was drained, and soon covered with rows of small houses, wharves and workshops.
The current buildings on Lower Marsh Street represent many different phases of development and several styles. Amongst the diverse buildings are some interesting examples of early nineteenth century vernacular architecture, continuing the Georgian vernacular patterns and layouts of the eighteenth century. Good examples of shop-fronts from different eras are present on the street and courts and alleyways and some original paving can still be seen on streets off to the sides. This variety gives the area great character, enhanced by the market.
Market opening times (Closed today)
- Fleas & Car Boots
- Street Food
- Traditional Retail Markets
- Antiques, Retro & Vintage
- Arts, Crafts & Handmade
- Fashion & Lifestyle
- Food & Drink
- Health & Beauty
- Home & Living
- Jewellery & Accessories
- Plants & Flowers