Waltham Forest Community Hub
(Asian Centre Building)
18A Orford Road, E17 9LN
Walthamstow Central (Tube/Rail), Walthamstow Queen’s Rd (Rail)
Walthamstow’s E17 Village Market has seen a few management changes over the last year or so, but is now run by the traders and for the local community who have taken this friendly little market to their hearts.
One of the organisers is Kostas who runs the very popular Greek Café stall offering delicious hellenic delicacies. He is joined every Saturday by an excellent indoor plant and cacti stall, the hot dog stand with the great name ‘Walthamstow Dogs’, a carefully chosen and displayed selection of kid’s toys and books from a stalled trading as 'The Every Space', and some good food and drink stalls including the lads offering delicious Chai tea and one specialising in freshly made Cypriot street food. The offering is completed by a jam stall, locally made fudge and a young couple specialising in delicious low or no carb snacks – all of which offered free tastings.
This is probably one of London’s smallest markets, but it is friendly and located on the charming Orford Road, with lots of independent shops, some great cafés and the world famous God’s Own Junk Yard, just around the corner. It is also within ten minutes walk from the massive Walthamstow Market, so you could shop for cheap basics at one of the country’s biggest markets and then come here to relax and enjoy a very different vibe.
this in a feature taken from our forthcoming book:
by Andrew Kershman