Copeland Gallery, Copeland Road, SE15 3SL
Train: Peckham Rye, Queen's Road Peckham
Open: 11-6pm on occasional weekends (see website for details)
This regular event is the largest vintage market in south London and much loved by the good people of Peckham who flock here for collectable home wares, vintage clothing and oddities. One of the market's great attractions is the location just opposite Peckham Rye station, amid a complex of old industrial buildings that once housed a cricket bat factory, but now serves as a social hub with bars, a cinema and several interesting independent businesses including SeaBass Cycles.
On market days you will find about 70 traders offering a great selection of vintage and nearly-new clothing, 20th Century furniture, ceramics and glass ware from the practical to the collectable, antique luggage, vinyl, old and reproduction posters, as well as the occasional oddity such as the large plastic deer head that took pride of place on a recent visit.
One interesting stall holder specialises in vintage wooden radios which have kept their classic looks, but are updated with digital radio and wi-fi. The market is organised by the same people that run Hackney Flea Market and many of the great stalls you can find at their other events in Stoke Newington and Dalston, also trade here.
Peckham Salvage Yard takes place on occasional weekends, but this gives it a sense of occasion and always ensures a great atmosphere and lots of visitors. The closest place to relax with a drink is The Nines just outside the yard, but there are quite a few eateries in the Bussey Building just around the corner.
this in a feature taken from our forthcoming book:
by Andrew Kershman